Worship Bulletin for June 9, 2019

SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2019

Pen­te­cost Sun­day 

PASTORAL GREETING

PRELUDE

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

CHORAL INTROIT

As We Gath­er by Mike Fay & Tom­my Coomes

CALL TO WORSHIP 

L: Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire, let us thine influ­ence prove; source of the old prophet­ic fire, foun­tain of life and love.

P: God, through the Spir­it we shall know if thou with­in us shine, and sound, with all the saints below, the depths of love divine. 

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

God of wind, word, and fire, we bless your name this day for send­ing the light and strength of your Holy Spir­it. We give you thanks for all the gifts, great and small, that you have poured out upon your chil­dren. Accept us with our gifts to be liv­ing praise and wit­ness to your love through­out all the earth; through Jesus Christ, who lives with you in the uni­ty of the Holy Spir­it, one God, for ever. Amen.

HYMN #422 Jesus, Thine All-Vic­to­ri­ous Love

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #328 Sure­ly the Pres­ence of the Lord

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE             Rev. Can­dace Lawrence

CHORAL ANTHEM

Come, Holy Spir­it  by Jean Anne Shaf­fer­man  Zeke Gon­za­lez, con­ga drum

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #334 Sweet, Sweet Spir­it

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERTORY

Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist — Johann Pachel­bel

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #94

Praise God, from Whom All Bless­ings Flow

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND CONSECRATION (uni­son)

Almighty God our heav­en­ly Father, we offer our­selves and these gifts to your ser­vice in the Church and in the world. Send your Holy Spir­it into our hearts that we may be direct­ed and con­trolled accord­ing to your will, led into all truth, defend­ed from all sin, and enriched in all grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE WRITTEN WORD Acts 2:1–21

When the day of Pen­te­cost came, they were all togeth­er in one place. Sud­den­ly a sound like the blow­ing of a vio­lent wind came from heav­en and filled the whole house where they were sitting.They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that sep­a­rat­ed and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spir­it and began to speak in oth­er tongues as the Spir­it enabled them. Now there were stay­ing in Jerusalem God-fear­ing Jews from every nation under heav­en. When they heard this sound, a crowd came togeth­er in bewil­der­ment, because each one heard their own lan­guage being spo­ken. Utter­ly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speak­ing Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native lan­guage? Parthi­ans, Medes and Elamites; res­i­dents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cap­pado­cia, Pon­tus and Asia, Phry­gia and Pam­phylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; vis­i­tors from Rome (both Jews and con­verts to Judaism); Cre­tans and Arabs—we hear them declar­ing the won­ders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and per­plexed, they asked one anoth­er, “What does this mean?”

Some, how­ev­er, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fel­low Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; lis­ten care­ful­ly to what I say. These peo­ple are not drunk, as you sup­pose. It’s only nine in the morn­ing! No, this is what was spo­ken by the prophet Joel:

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spir­it on all peo­ple.

Your sons and daugh­ters will proph­esy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my ser­vants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spir­it in those days, and they will proph­esy. I will show won­ders in the heav­ens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and bil­lows of smoke. The sun will be turned to dark­ness and the moon to blood before the com­ing of the great and glo­ri­ous day of the Lord. And every­one who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

 • What expe­ri­ences have you had of the Holy Spir­it?

 • What do you need to do to live in the pow­er of the Holy Spir­it?

HYMN #465 Holy Spir­it, Truth Divine

MESSAGE Invi­ta­tion to the Par­ty                 Rev. Can­dace Lawrence

HYMN # 539 O Spir­it of the Liv­ing God

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

POSTLUDE

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