905 Mifflin Avenue
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith
Our goal is to be a welcoming and inclusive
church for all people.
December 1, 2019
*Those that are able are invited to stand
-Gathering Into Worship-
Welcome and Announcements
Visual Call to Worship
Old Testament Scripture Isaiah 2:1-5
*Hymn “Here’s a Promise We Can Count On” See Screen
Tune of UMH #229
-BECOMING THE CHURCH THROUGH WORD-
Lighting the Advent Candle
New Testament Scripture Matthew 24:36-44
Message PEACE Rev. Kelly Smith
-Offering our prayers-
You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.
Prayer Hymn “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” UMH #196
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, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
- Celebrating the sacrament -
Hymn “As We Gather at Your Table” TFWS#2268
Remembering the gift of Jesus in the Bread and Cup
-Responding to God’s word-
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
To give electronically from your mobile device visit donate.mifflinave.org
God of mercy and hope, we bring our gifts this morning as we prepare our lives for the gift of the Christ Child. We come reflecting on his past coming to a poor family of refugees, born as they spent the night in a stable in Bethlehem. We know there are gifts to come, although we don’t know when he will return, and so we live in that hope. As we dedicate these tithes and offerings to you, we long for him to be born in our hearts again, this year, in this holy season. In the name of the one who came to save us, we pray. Amen.
*Closing Song “Soon and Very Soon” UMH #706
*Chorus “Soon and Very Soon” (verse 1) UMH #706
Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King (x3)
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We are going to see the King.
TODAY is United Methodist Student Day—
one of the six church wide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church,
which provides scholarships and grants for United Methodist students.