Our goal is to be a welcoming and inclusive church for all people.




905 Mifflin Avenue


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith






- Gathering into worship - 



*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                                                              

One:  Here in this place, there are no foreigners,

All:  for all are welcome in God’s house.

One:  Here in this worship, there is only acceptance,

All:  for love is the language of faith.

One:  Here in our lives, there are no divisions,

All:  for God dwells in each of us.

One:  Come, let us worship in unity and love.


*Hymn                                    “Help Us Accept Each Other”                                 UMH #560


*Opening Prayer


- Reflecting on God’s word –


*Kids Song                                          “Stop and Go”                                              *See Screen


Children’s Sermon                                                                                             David Morgan                                                              


Scripture                                                                                                                      Joshua 25:5

Matthew 20:26, 28

Ephesians 2:10


Sermon                                 Here I Am Lord, Send Me                         Pastor Kelly


Prayer Hymn                             “Come Away with Me”                                     TFWS #2202


Silent Prayer / Prayers of the People / Lord’s Prayer

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.)


-Responding to God’s Word-



Prayer of Thanksgiving

O God, Jesus taught that where our treasure is, there will our hearts be also.

In this hour, we come bringing our treasures—

all that we have and all that we are.

We come seeking your treasure—

treasure that does not fade, decay, or disappoint.

Share with us the treasure of heaven, that we may boldly share it with others. Amen.


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes


*Hymn                                          “Here I Am, Lord”                                         UMH #593


*Benediction for Lent


*Chorus                                        “Here I Am, Lord” (Refrain)                       UMH #593

Here I am, Lord.  Is it I, Lord?

I have heard You calling in the night.

I will go, Lord,  if You lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.







Next Sunday is the UMCOR Sunday   

For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special UMCOR Sunday offering, laying the foundation for UMCOR’s ministry of relief and hope.

Donations UMCOR receives through this offering help cover the costs of doing business. Gifts like yours make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects our donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.



South Avenue and Mifflin Avenue Churches make up the WILKINSBURG CHARGE. 

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.





Third Sunday of Lent


March 15, 2020