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Online Worship Resource for May 31, 2020

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Use this as a resource to guide you through worship on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Time of Confession

Chris Griggs, Senior Pastor

Call to Worship

Leader: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,
Darkness was over the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

All: Centuries before Jesus walked among us,
the Spirit of God was promised to him,
so that he would bring justice to the nations.

Leader: Jesus sent the Spirit of truth to teach us and give us peace.

All: At Pentecost the Spirit came, as the rush of violent wind and tongues of fire.
That same Spirit is among us now.  Let us worship God!

Sing Praise to God

Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries and Hannah Sedlacek

Fall Afresh | by Jeremy Riddle

Spirit of the Living God | by Audrey Assad

Choral Anthem

Panis Angelicus | by Ce’sar Franck, arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen

Latin:
Panis angelicus, fit panis hominum.
Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum.
O res mirabilis manducat Dominum,
Pauper, pauper, servus, et humilis.

Translation:
Angels’ Bread is made the Bread of man;
Living Bread from Heaven, the end of all imaginings;
Oh, dear and lofty gift! The body of God will nourish
Even the poorest, lowliest servants.

Prayers of the People

Bell Choir Offertory

Alleluiah! | by J. Wayne Kerr

Text for meditation:
Alleluia, alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia!

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Pentecost Video

Based on Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord.

Participants:
Lauren Alcock – Spanish

Jim Blanche – Italian
Hassell Bullock – Hebrew
Jennifer Eldersveld- English
Beverly Hancock – German
David Profitt – Afrikaans
Kathryn Profitt-  Portuguese
Andrew Sedlacek – Japanese
Hannah Sedlacek –  Mandarin
Pete Vlasses – Greek

Message

Receive the Holy Spirit | Jonathan Hancock, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Scripture Reading: 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, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

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

14 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. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 “‘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.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Invitation to Reflection

Spirit of the Living God | by Audrey Assad

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