February 9, 2020

The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany




- Gathering into worship - 


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


Call to Worship

(Based on Psalm 112)

Leader: Praise the Lord!

People: Happy are those who fear the Lord.

L: Happy are those who delight in the Lord’s Commandments.

P: The generation of the upright will be blessed.

L: The righteous will be remembered forever.

P: Their hearts are secure in the Lord.

L: They will not be afraid.

P: Let us praise the Lord!



*Hymn of Praise                         “Come, Thou Almighty King”                          UMH #61         


*Opening Prayer


- Meditation on God’s word -


Children’s Sermon                                                                                              Kim Viehland


Scripture                                                 Matthew 5:13-20





*Hymn of Preparation           “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”                      UMH #277                                                       


Message                                                “NaCl”                                   Rev. Dai Morgan



*Hymn of Response                “This Little Light of Mine”                         UMH #585


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 and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.



- blessings to share –



Offering Prayer


Offering our Gifts and Tithes



- Taking the Word to the World -


*Hymn of Thanksgiving      “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”                       UMH #402

                                                                      (verses 1-3)




*Departing                                 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”                       UMH #402

                                                                         (verse 4)







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.





Our goal is to be a welcoming and inclusive

church for all people.





905 Mifflin Avenue


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith