- Gathering into worship –

*Those that are able are invited to stand




Welcome and Announcements


Introit                                   Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”                                       Choir                                          


*Call to Worship

One: On the Day of Pentecost, the disciples were gathered together in an Upper Room.

Many: They were waiting for a sign from God.

One: At the sound of a mighty rushing wind, the Holy Spirit descended upon them.

Many: Like tongues of fire, the Holy Spirit rested on each one of them.

One: That day the disciples were changed forever.

Many: When the Holy Spirit touches us, we can never be the same.

One: God comes to us in the presence of the Holy Spirit that we might be enabled to do God's will in the world.

Many: Change us, Lord, that we might feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Set our hearts on fire for you, not just today, but every day.


*Hymn                                  “God of Grace and God of Glory”                               UMH #577               


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn                                         “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”                                            UMH #334


- Meditation on God’s Word -


Children’s Hymn              We Are the Church” (verses 1,2,5)                         UMH #558


Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                                                                       Acts 2:1-21


Message                             EMPOWERED by a Loving God               Rev. Kelly J. Smith


Hymn                                                “Spirit Song”                                                   UMH #347


Silent Prayer/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer


- Sharing Our Blessings –


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


*Doxology                                        Glory to God”                                                       TFWS #2033

Glory to God, glory to God, glory in the highest! (repeat)

To God be glory forever! (repeat)

Alleluia, Amen! (repeat)


*Offering Prayer

Loving God, in the midst of the clamor of the world, we hear you speaking to our spirits, urging us and encouraging us to use the gifts you have so graciously bestowed on each one of us. As we present our tithes and offerings to you this morning, help us to make the connection between the faithfulness you require and the blessings you bestow. In the name of your Son, our Savior, we pray. Amen.


- Taking the Word to the World -


*Hymn                             “As a Fire is Meant for Burning”                               TFWS #2237




*Hymn                                     “We Are the Church” (refrain)                              UMH #558

I am the church!  You are the church!  We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus, all around the world!  Yes, we’re the church together!





Please join us immediately after worship for a special


 church birthday celebration!!!



Richard – heart cauterization

Joseph (Robert Morris’ brother) – died in a car accident

Pastor Kelly’s Family – grandfather passed away

Kilkenny Family and Friends – Mary Elizabeth (Liz) passed away

Maureen (Barbara Thaw’s friend) - leukemia

Donna (Carolyn’s friend) – recovery from brain tumor surgery

David Morton (Carolyn’s friend) – treatment for liver and lung cancer

Lynn (Carolyn and Marilyn’s sister) and her husband – he is suffering from dementia

Mifflin Avenue Church

The United Methodist denomination




Our goal is to be

a welcoming and inclusive

church for all people.







Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith




June 2, 2019