As you are comfortably able you are invited to stand
where indicated *.
GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE “In Thee Alone, O Christ, My Lord” Pachelbel
Pastor: Bend your knees! Bow your heads! The Lord, great and merciful, is
People: The Lord, great and merciful, is here!
Pastor: Open your hearts to God. Open your arms to God's embrace .For the
calls you by name and claims you as his own.
People: O Jesus, we exalt you.
Hymn “His Name is Wonderful” #174
CHIMES AND BRINGING FORTH THE LIGHT
*PROCESSIONAL HYMN “How Great Thou Art” #77
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The obedience God requires is not just what we say with our mouths,
but what we do with our lives.
People: Faith expressed through prayer must also be expressed
through the way we live.
Leader: God's word is clear: Sinners who repent will find God's mercy before
praying people who do as they please.
People: We desire to put our faith into practice by living in obedience
to God's will.
Almighty and most merciful Father, whose mercy
is without end toward those who respond in obedience to your word: Convict us
of our shallow faith when we profess with our lips, obedience which we are
unwilling to put in practice; that we may find mercy and grace to atone for our
sins. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.
INTROIT “He Is Lord” #177
Prayers of the People
Hymn of Prayer “Fill My Cup, Lord” #641
Prayer Response “Fill My Cup, Lord” #641
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Leader: O Lord, open our eyes, our ears, our minds, and our hearts;
People: That we might behold wondrous things out of your word.
CHORAL RESPONSE “Thy Word” #601 Refrain only
FIRST LESSON Exodus 17: 1-7
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
*GOSPEL ACCLAMATION “Alleluia” #186
The Lord be with you,
And also with you.
A reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.
Glory to You, O Lord.
*THE GOSPEL IS READ Matthew 21: 23-32
*GLORIA PATRI #70
SERMON “We Are Them” Reverend Russel Shuluga
INVITATION TO THE OFFERING
THE LORD’S OFFERING
OFFERTORY “O Lord, Look Down From Heaven, Behold” Pachelbel
*THE DOXOLOGY #95
Bless these gifts, O Lord, and through them let us show forth your glory. Amen.
Pastor: Be forever blessed,
People: Forever loved,
Pastor: Forever cradled in God's arms,
People: Forever called by name.
Pastor: Go, knowing God's grace,
People: Sharing God's peace,
Pastor: Living God's justice,
People: Bearing God's blessing to all.
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE “Danish Amen” #898
*RECESSIONAL HYMN: “O Jesus, I have Promised #396 V. 1 & 4
*POSTLUDE “Blessed Jesu, at Thy Word” J.S. Bach
“WE TAKE THE LIGHT OF JESUS INTO THE WORLD”
Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
Pastor: Reverend Russel Shuluga
Pastor’s email: Pastor@mifflinave.org
Church office: (412) 731-2511
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Russel’s contact information: Phone (412) 735-5072
WELCOME Visitors: WE ARE GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US!
If you do not have a permanent church home, please consider joining us.
May God bless your experience in worship with us today.
We are here to serve, so please let us know how we might better serve you.
If this is your first time at Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church,
· You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request Cards located in pew and placing them in offering plate or give them to greeter prior to the service.
· If you need any assistance, or help locating restrooms or the water fountain, please see a greeter/usher.
· Junior Church will be held in the Whitney Room after the Children’s Sermon.
· Adult Sunday School resumes every Sunday at 9:45AM. No refreshments will be served.
· No Nursery available today.