- Gathering into worship –

*Those that are able are invited to stand




Welcome and Announcements


Introit                              “All Creatures of Our God and King”                                       Choir                                          


*Call to Worship

      God has set this day before us,

      A day set apart, a day of rest and praise.

      God has set our lives before us,

      A span of years in which we love, and learn, and serve.


*Hymn                                   “I Love to Tell the Story”                                             UMH 156


*Opening Prayer

      God of Limitless Love- Your love washes over us like ocean waves, powerful and relentless. Your love comes to us in what we see in creation, what we taste in the food that sustains us, what we hear in the words of hope and encouragement that we know is your voice speaking through others. We offer our gifts this morning, hoping that they will be used to show the world that we are yours by our love and not our judgment. May the world know we belong to you by seeing compassion, not condemnation; by seeing love expressed in hope and healing. In Christ, we pray, Amen.


- Meditation on God’s Word -


Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                                                                         Psalm 148

                                                                                                                                      John 13:31-35


Message                              Marked By the Love of God                                Deborah Webb


Hymn                        “”There’s Something About That Name”                            UMH #171


Silent Prayer/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer


- Sharing Our Blessings –


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


*Doxology                           “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (Refrain)                                 UMH #140

Great in thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed thy hand hath provided;

great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


- Taking the Word to the World -


*Hymn                                      “Joy in the Morning”                                        TFWS #2284



      God of love, you have marked us with the seal of your Holy Spirit.  You have displayed the ultimate example of love in Jesus Christ.  Empower us to embody love for God and neighbor in all that we do and say.  Amen.


*Hymn                                       “Joy in the Morning” (verse 3)                          TFWS #2284

There’ll be love and forgiveness everywhere,

there’ll be love and forgiveness everywhere,

and the way of the Lord will that day be restored,

there’ll be love and forgiveness everywhere.






Mifflin Ave Church wants to say THANK YOU to Deborah Webb, Lay Leader from South Ave UMC, who leads worship this morning in Pastor Kelly’s absence.

This weekend, Pastor Kelly was attending the UM Forward Leadership Summit on behalf of our conference and Reconciling Ministries Team.

For more information about this movement, please visit the website at








905 Mifflin Ave.



Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith




May 19, 2019