May 20th Bulletin
May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday
(Portions of the service that are in BOLD are to be said by all.
All points marked * those who are able are invited to stand.)
Gathering Song VU #375 – “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
One: Come; sing a new song of worship.
All: Come; sing a new song of praise.
One: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.
All: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.
One: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.
All: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.
One: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory
All: and the glory was given to the people.
One: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us. Sing praises!
All: We sing praises, indeed!
* Opening Hymn MV #142 – “Oh, a Song Must Rise”
Prayer of Approach and Confession
Spirit of truth whom the world can never grasp, touch our hearts with the shock of your coming;
fill us with desire for your disturbing peace;
and fire us with longing to speak your uncontainable word.
You call us to be your voices in this world and we stay silent.
You call us to be your hands in this world and we keep them hidden.
You call us to be your feet in this world and we go our own way.
When we meet those who are doubting and say nothing,
When we meet those who need your touch and do nothing, forgive us.
When we are called to take up your cross and carry nothing, forgive us.
Breathe life into us, bring freedom to our lives that we might declare with heart and soul and voice that you are God.
We pray in the name of the Spirit which comes on wind and flame. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Passing of the Peace
Hymn VU #376 – “Spirit of the Living God”
& Scripture Reading: Acts 2: 1-21
Philippians 4: 4-7
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
THANKS BE TO GOD!
Meditation – “To be enflamed by God!”
(a quiet time for your personal reflection and prayer)
Anthem – “Here We Stand, Lord”
* Offering / Response (VU# 542)
We give you but your own,
What-e’er the gift may be,
All that we have is yours alone,
We give it gratefully.
Pastoral Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer
* Closing Hymn MV #48 – “I Can Feel You Near Me God”
* Commissioning / Benediction
Send us out in the power of your Spirit, Lord!
May our lives bring Jesus to the world.
May each thought and word bring glory to your name.
Send us out in Your Spirit, Lord, we pray.
Patrick Woodbeck, Student Minister Laura Steidl, Music Director Heather Karavas, Office Administrator Myrna Hagues, Organist
June Kaan, Liturgist Gina Grant, Custodian
Welcome Ministry: Janice Loiselle, Beverly Baker, Lenore Floyde