Bulletin for June 4

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 

PRELUDE  In silence, please pre­pare your heart for wor­ship.

                         Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BuxWV 199 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

PASTORAL GREETING               Acts 2. 1–4

INTROIT                                          Over­whelmed                                           Alleluia Choir

Michael Weaver and Phil Wick­ham

CALL TO WORSHIP

One:     Lis­ten, can you hear the wind?

All:     Come, Holy Spir­it; come!

One:     Look, can you see the danc­ing flames?

All:     Come, Holy Spir­it; come!

One:     Can you hear the mes­sage in a lan­guage you can under­stand?

All:     Come, Holy Spir­it; come!

One:     Do you see the visions? Can you dream the dreams?

All:     Come, Holy Spir­it; come!

One:     Come let Pen­te­cost become real in our lives this morn­ing. Come and wor­ship     our God who sends the Spir­it to touch us and trans­form us into Pen­te­cost

peo­ple.

OPENING PRAYER

Spir­it of God, we long to be open to your pres­ence in our church and in our lives. Fill us with your wind and fire, that we might be enlivened again. Help us hear the words as if for the first time, that they might touch us anew.  Give us visions and dreams of what you long for in your cre­ation, that we might begin to live them into real­i­ty. Come, Spir­it; come into our wor­ship, into our church, into our very selves. Amen.

* HYMN No. 539                          O Spir­it of the Liv­ing God

CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (11:00)

Sophia Rose Fon­se­ca, born Feb­ru­ary 29, 2016 to Jen­nifer & Corey Fon­se­ca

HYMN No. 611 (11:00)         Child of Bless­ing, Child of Promise

WITNESS         The Gift of Red Bird                               Mary­beth Ingalls

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER  No. 473               Lead me Lord

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM                                               Tes­ti­fy to Love                                           Alleluia Choir

Paul Field, Henk Pool, Ralph Van Manen & Robert Riek­erk

OFFERING OUR GIFTS & OURSELVES TO GOD

                      Eye of the Storm — Bryan Fowler & Ryan Steven­son Alleluia Choir

 

* PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070      He Is Exalt­ed

* PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

* FELLOWSHIP CHORUS                   He Is Here  

THE WRITTEN WORD                Acts 2. 5–6, 12–21, 32–33

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

When have you found a cir­cum­stance you did not plan for that you could wit­ness for Christ?

When have you expe­ri­enced an empow­er­ing from God to wit­ness?

SILENT PRAYER and CONFESSION

O God, giv­er of the Spir­it, we sit sur­round­ed by red and hear the amaz­ing sto­ry of Pen­te­cost this morn­ing. But we’ve heard it so many times before. It is so famil­iar; we’ve ceased to be amazed and sur­prised or filled with excite­ment. For­give us for our com­pla­cen­cy. Blow us out of our com­pla­cen­cy. Let the flames of pas­sion dance in our lives. Inspire us with visions and dreams. Help us appre­ci­ate each gift you give us. Help us be tru­ly Pen­te­cost Peo­ple.

THANKSGIVING FOR THE BREAD AND WINE

SHARING IN HOLY COMMUNION with God and one anoth­er

All are wel­come to take of the bread and wine of Holy Com­mu­nion, no mat­ter your back­ground, expe­ri­ence, or belief. Since we are all one in Christ, the ush­ers shall serve first the bread and then the cup to us where we sit and we shall take Com­mu­nion togeth­er. Bas­kets are pro­vid­ed in the pews to receive your used cups.

* HYMN No. 2119                       Where the Spir­it of the Lord Is

THE BLESSING and SENDING

*BENEDICTION SONG Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE Fan­ta­sia super Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 651 — J S Bach

Please join us in the Fel­low­ship Hall fol­low­ing our wor­ship for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments