905 Mifflin Avenue


                                                                         Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith




Our goal is to be a welcoming and inclusive

church for all people.



- Gathering into worship - 

*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


Visual Reflection                      Kids Talk Christmas


Prophet’s Call                                                                                                            Isiah 63:7-9


*Call to Worship

One:  Praise the Lord!

All:  Praise God from the heavens.

One:  Young men and women alike, old and young together!

All:  Let us praise the name of the Lord, whose name alone is exalted above earth and heaven.  Alleluia!


*Opening Hymn                “Angels from the Realms of Glory”                        UMH #220


*Opening Prayer

Eternal God, by the birth of Jesus Christ you gave yourself to the world.

Grant that, being born in our hearts, he may save us from all our sins, 

and restore within us the image and likeness of our Creator,

to whom be everlasting praise and glory, world without end. Amen.


*Chorus                         “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Refrain)                       #220

Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ the newborn King.


What’s in your Christmas Pensieve?


--Reflecting on the Story–


Christmas Hymn Sing



Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                                                                            Matthew 2:13-23




  - Offering our prayers -

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the

Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Prayer Hymn                                   “Star-Child”                                    TFWS #2095


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer


- Sharing our blessings -


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes


*Doxology                                 “Emmanuel, Emmanuel”

                     Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel.

                 God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.


*Prayer of Thanksgiving


- Taking the Word to the World -


*Closing Hymn                     “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”                                          #251


*Visual Benediction                     Good News


*Chorus                          “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” (Refrain)                                #251




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.




Joanne (Judy’s sister) – 4th surgery for detached retina

Sam Shannon (Amy Cook's father)  - brain tumor

Annie (Viehland’s friend) – intestine surgery and rehab

Angela (Travis's cousin) - brain tumor surgery

Ginnie-upcoming surgery

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






December 29, 2019