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


*Opening Prayer

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?


Children’s Sermon


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.


*Offering Prayer


-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;

he plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.




Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith