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
Prophet’s Call Isaiah 60:1-6
*Call to Worship
Leader: Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
Men: Come into God’s presence with singing!
Women: Worship the Lord with gladness!
Leader: Remember that our God is the only God—
Women: the One who made us,
Men: the One who sustains us,
All: the One whose Spirit lives within us.
Leader: Let us enter God’s house with thanksgiving;
Men: and come into God’s presence with praise.
Leader: For God is good,
Women: with unfailing love that lasts forever,
All: and faithfulness that extends to all generations.
*Hymn “The First Noel” #245
* Unison Opening Prayer – adapted from the prayers of Ignatius of Loyola, 16th c.
Teach us, good Lord,
to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to labor and not to ask for any reward,
except that of knowing that we do your will.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give us only your love and your grace; that is enough for us.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray, Amen.
*Chorus “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Refrain) #220
Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ the newborn King.
--Reflecting on the Story–
Scripture Matthew 2:1-12
Message Fit For a King Rev. Kelly J. Smith
Silent Prayer / Prayers of the People / Lord’s Prayer
(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.)
- blessings to share –
The Great Thanksgiving and Communion
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
*Doxology “Bless Thou the Gifts” #587
Bless thou the gifts our hands have brought;
bless thou the work our hearts have planned.
Ours is the faith, the will, the thought; the rest, O God, is in thy hand.
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Taking the Word to the World -
*Closing Hymn “We Three Kings” UMH #254
*Chorus “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” (Refrain) UMH #251
Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
Go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born.
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.
January 5, 2020