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

*Opening Prayer


                           -BECOMING THE CHURCH THROUGH WORD-


Lighting the Advent Candle                                                  Christina Nelson & David Tabor                                                   


New Testament Scriptures                                                                        Matthew 1:18-25

                                                                                                                                         Luke 1:26-8

Children’s Sermon


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


*Offering Prayer

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