We are glad to have you worship with us!
Children are always welcome in worship; activity bags are available at the sanctuary entrances.
During the 9:30 a.m. worship, we offer a nursery for infants and toddlers, and
Discovery Zone for pre‑K to 12th grade following a Children’s Message.
Hearing devices and LARGE PRINT bulletins are available; our ushers are happy to assist you.
Please silence all devices during worship. (*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Sunday, May 24, 2015
PRELUDE Quiet time to prepare ourselves for worship. We light candles in honor of Jesus.
Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BuxWV 199 — Dietrich Buxtehude
CHORAL INTROIT Let Us Rejoice — John Yarrington Chancel Choir
GREETING Acts 2:1–4
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: It was confusing and astonishing –
All: A mighty wind blowing inside the house;
One: Tongues of fire that didn’t burn but brought to life;
All: Many languages spoken but everyone understood.
One: Bewildering and amazing!
All: Words only hint at the wonder of that day:
One: No words can contain the power of the Spirit who is still alive today –
All: Touching us with life,
One: Filling us with joy,
All: Causing us to sing.
*HYMN NO 57 O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
OPENING PRAYER (unison)
CHILDREN’S MOMENT The Gathering of Our Talents Pastor Alison
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
ANTHEM (9:30&11:00) Precious Lord Chancel Choir
Thomas A. Dorsey, Arr. by Jack Schrader
CALL TO REMEMBER and GIVE THANKS
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Seek the Lord — John Yarrington
REMEMBERING AND HONORING
For those who served and give their lives in the armed forces for the cause of justice and peace. A presentation of memorial flowers to This Is My Song sung by Nancy James
THE LORD’S PRAYER
PRAYER HYMN No. 426 Behold a Broken World
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Komm Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist — Johann Pachelbel
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070 He Is Exalted
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 431 Let There Be Peace on Earth
HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD Acts 2. 22 — 36
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
Why did God produce such a spectacle at Pentecost?
What is the point Peter wants the people to understand about current events?
How would you respond to people searching for answers for why we can’t fix our world?
A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
Perceiving the Signs of Wonder and Hope
GATHERING THE WATERS OF REPENTANCE, FORGIVENESS and HOPE
HYMN No. 2117 (FWS) Spirit of God
*As we sing our closing hymn, we ask those who brought water from a local source to come forward to empty their vessel into the baptismal font. A sample will be taken to Annual Conference as our contribution toward an act of repentance for the healing of relationships with Indigenous person, at 7 p.m.. Wednesday, May 27 at the OnCenter
THE BLESSING OF THE WATERS
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 651 — Johann Sebastian Bach
*Please stand as you are able
Estimate of Giving cards are available in your pews and at the entrances to the sanctuary where there are baskets to place your pledge to Christ’s work in the baskets at the altar rail.
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship
and refreshments following our worship