Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

Where Faith and Life Meet



Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith




February 5, 2017




-Gathering into worship-

*Those that are able are invited to stand




Opening                                                                                                   Isaiah 58:1-9a


*Hymn                                  “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”                                   #405


*Prayer of Illumination

We would see Jesus on the mountain teaching, with his disciples listening, gathered around,

while birds and flowers and sky above are preaching the blessedness which simple trust has found.

So open our eyes and our ears and all our senses, and shine in our hearts that we may know your Word and your righteousness and follow where you lead. 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.




 If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?”



Hymn                                         “This Little Light of Mine”                                                #585


Children’s Sermon                      Salt & Light


Anthem                                       Brother James’ Air                                             Choir


-Reflecting on the Story-


Scripture                                                                                                             Matthew 5:13-20


Sermon                                  Righteousness Abounding                              Pastor Kelly



Affirmation of Faith     “World Methodist Social Affirmation”                                 #886


The Great Thanksgiving                                                                        *See Back of Insert


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.)


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.


-Responding to God’s Word-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

Prayer of Thanksgiving


*Hymn                            “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”                                  #569




*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.