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.?”


Children’s Sermon

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.