Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
“Where Faith and Life Meet”
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith
January 15, 2017
-Gathering into worship-
*Those that are able are invited to stand
Opening Isaiah 49:1-7
*Hymn “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” #103
*Prayer of Illumination
We would see Jesus in the Scripture story.
Open our ears, God, and open our hearts.
Take every barrier to your Spirit’s teaching.
Give us your Word, God, and pour out your Truth. Amen.
*Chorus “Spirit of the Living God” #393
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Getting to Know You
“When did you first learn about Martin Luther King Jr.?”
Anthem “God Is A Spirit” Choir
-Reflecting on the Story-
Scripture John 1:29-42
Hymn “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” #344
You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.
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 faith-
Chorus “Alleluia” #186
-Responding to God’s Word-
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Faithful God, you powerfully bring your saving help to all who cry in pain.
You have drawn us into this church to be nurtured and to work together to offer encouragement and help to others. We are grateful that you enrich us with gifts of your Spirit and tangible resources to use for your will in the world.
We devote ourselves anew to your service through Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we pray. Amen.
*Hymn “I Love to Tell the Story” #156
*Chorus “I Love to Tell the Story” (Refrain) #156
I love to tell the story, ‘twill be my theme in glory,
to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.