- Gathering into worship –
*Those that are able are invited to stand
Welcome and Announcements
Introit “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” Choir
*Call to Worship
One: On the Day of Pentecost, the disciples were gathered together in an Upper Room.
Many: They were waiting for a sign from God.
One: At the sound of a mighty rushing wind, the Holy Spirit descended upon them.
Many: Like tongues of fire, the Holy Spirit rested on each one of them.
One: That day the disciples were changed forever.
Many: When the Holy Spirit touches us, we can never be the same.
One: God comes to us in the presence of the Holy Spirit that we might be enabled to do God's will in the world.
Many: Change us, Lord, that we might
feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Set our hearts on fire for you, not just today, but every day.
*Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” UMH #577
*Hymn “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” UMH #334
- Meditation on God’s Word -
Children’s Hymn “We Are the Church” (verses 1,2,5) UMH #558
Scripture Acts 2:1-21
Message EMPOWERED by a Loving God Rev. Kelly J. Smith
Hymn “Spirit Song” UMH #347
Silent Prayer/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer
- Sharing Our Blessings –
Offering our Gifts and Tithes
*Doxology “Glory to God” TFWS #2033
Glory to God, glory to God, glory in the highest! (repeat)
To God be glory forever! (repeat)
Alleluia, Amen! (repeat)
Loving God, in the midst of the clamor of the world, we hear you speaking to our spirits, urging us and encouraging us to use the gifts you have so graciously bestowed on each one of us. As we present our tithes and offerings to you this morning, help us to make the connection between the faithfulness you require and the blessings you bestow. In the name of your Son, our Savior, we pray. Amen.
- Taking the Word to the World -
*Hymn “As a Fire is Meant for Burning” TFWS #2237
*Hymn “We Are the Church” (refrain) UMH #558
I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we’re the church together!
Please join us immediately after worship for a special
PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR
church birthday celebration!!!
Richard – heart cauterization
Joseph (Robert Morris’ brother) – died in a car accident
Pastor Kelly’s Family – grandfather passed away
Kilkenny Family and Friends – Mary Elizabeth (Liz) passed away
Maureen (Barbara Thaw’s friend) - leukemia
Donna (Carolyn’s friend) – recovery from brain tumor surgery
David Morton (Carolyn’s friend) – treatment for liver and lung cancer
Lynn (Carolyn and Marilyn’s sister) and her husband – he is suffering from dementia
Mifflin Avenue Church
The United Methodist denomination
Our goal is to be
a welcoming and inclusive
church for all people.
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith
June 2, 2019