905 Mifflin Avenue
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith
Our goal is to be a welcoming and inclusive
church for all people.
December 22, 2019
*Those that are able are invited to stand
-Gathering Into Worship-
Welcome and Announcements
Visual Call to Worship
Old Testament Scripture Isaiah 7:10-16
*Hymn “The Days are Coming, Said the Lord” See Screen
Tune of UMH #218
-BECOMING THE CHURCH THROUGH WORD-
Lighting the Advent Candle Christina Nelson & David Tabor
New Testament Scriptures Matthew 1:18-25
Message TRUST 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 “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” (x2) UMH #204
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.
-Responding to God’s word-
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
Offertory “Mary Did You Know” Brenda Lordon and Rebecca Spencer
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 “The King of Glory Comes” TFWS #2091
*Chorus “The King of Glory Comes” (Refrain) TFWS #2091
The King of Glory comes, the nation rejoices.
Open the gates before him, lift up your voices.
South Avenue and Mifflin Avenue Churches make up the WILKINSBURG CHARGE.
Not only do we “share” Pastor Kelly, we work together to do ministry in our community and with each other.
South Avenue Church worships Sundays at 10am
Mifflin Avenue worships Sundays at 11:15am
Folks are encouraged to attend whichever worship service is most convenient for them.
Later this month, South Avenue and Mifflin Avenue Churches will come together for a combined worship service on Sunday, December 29th at 10:30am at Mifflin Avenue.
Sam Shannon (Amy Cook's father) - brain tumor
Annie (Viehland’s friend) – intestine surgery and rehab
Angela (Travis's cousin) - brain tumor surgery
Larry Viehland - fall/upper arm injury/ sling 6 weeks
Ginnie-continued recovery from injury
Maureen (Barbara Thaw's friend) - leukemia
David Morton (Carolyn’s friend) – treatment for liver and lung cancer
DS Dawn Hand
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi
All those who struggle during the holiday season
Families & Friends - safe travels for the holidays
Victims of gun violence - locally and nationally
Migrant families at our border
Mifflin Avenue Church