November 20, 2016
*Those that are able are invited to stand
-Gathering into worship-
Welcome Gary Burdick, Lay Leader
*Call to Worship Luke 1:68-79
*Hymn “Blessed Be the God of Israel” #209
Holy God, through the generations you have spoken to us. You have sent voices crying out in the wilderness. You have sent the words of an overjoyed new father and an expectant mother. You have sent the assurance of a condemned man on a cross. Quiet in us any voice but your own that, by the power of your Spirit, we might hear the words you speak to us today. Amen.
*Chorus “Glory Be to the Father” #70
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn Sing
What are you most grateful for in your life?
Anthem “Sing to the Lord of Harvest” Choir
-Growing through the word-
Scripture Luke 23:33-43
Message Rev. Kelly J Smith
Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
-Sharing our blessings-
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” #95
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, the heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
-Taking the word to the world-
*Closing Song “Victory in Jesus” #370
*Chorus “Victory in Jesus” (Refrain) #370
O victory in Jesus, my Savior forever!
He sought me and bought me with his redeeming blood;
he loved me ere I knew him, and all my love is due him;
Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
“Where Faith and Life Meet”
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith