Digital Bulletin: May 31 (Pentecost)

SONG #2274: Come All You People
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Come all you people,
come and praise your Maker;
Come all you people,
come and praise your Maker;
Come all you people,
come and praise your Maker;
Come now and worship the Lord.
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WELCOME
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SONG #315: Every Time I Feel the Spirit
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Every time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
Yes, every time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
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Upon the mountain, when my Lord spoke,
Out of God’s mouth came fire and smoke.
Looked all around me, it looked so fine,
Till I asked my Lord if all was mine.
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Every time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
Yes, every time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
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Jordan River, chilly and cold,
It chills the body but not the soul.
There is but one train upon this track;
It runs to heaven and then right back.
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Every time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
Yes, every time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
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THE GATHERING
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1: 1-2)
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, upon many waters. (Psalm 29: 3)
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3: 8)
The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare; and in God’s temple all cry, “Glory!” (Psalm 29:9)
When you send forth your Spirit all living things are created; and you renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:30)
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it. (Psalm 24:1)
I baptize with you water; but one more powerful than I is coming who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. (Luke 3:16)
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. (Psalm 29: 7-8)
Gathered by God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, let us worship together!
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SONG #319: Spirit
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Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
Blow through the wilderness,
Calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
Stir me from placidness,
Wind, wind on the sea.
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You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
Then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
And over the eons you called to each thing;
“Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”
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Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
Blow through the wilderness,
Calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
Stir me from placidness,
Wind, wind on the sea.
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You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand
And you gifted your people with a law and a land;
And when they were blinded with idols and lies,
Then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.
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Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
Blow through the wilderness,
Calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
Stir me from placidness,
Wind, wind on the sea.
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You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill,
Then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;
And down in the city you called once again,
When you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.
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Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
Blow through the wilderness,
Calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
Stir me from placidness,
Wind, wind on the sea.
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You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes.
From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;
Our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.
With bold new decisions your people arise.
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Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
Blow through the wilderness,
Calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
Stir me from placidness,
Wind, wind on the sea.
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THE MESSAGE
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RESPONSE
For the Word of God in scripture,
For the Word of God among us,
For the Word of God within us,
Thanks be to God.
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INVITATION TO ACTIVE DISCIPLESHIP
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SONG #129: Come, O Spirit
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Come, O Spirit, dwell among us,
Come with Pentecostal power;
Give the church a stronger vision,
Help us face each crucial hour.
Built upon a firm foundation,
Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone,
Still the church is called to mission
That God’s love shall be made known.
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We would raise our alleluias
For the grace of yesteryears;
For tomorrow’s unknown pathway,
Hear, O God, our humble prayers.
In the church’s pilgrim journey
You have led us all the way,
Still in presence move before us,
Fire by night and cloud by day.
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Come, O Spirit, dwell among us,
Give us words of fire and flame.
Help our feeble lips to praise you.
Glorify your holy name.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Three in One: what mystery!
We would sing our loud hosannas
Now and through eternity.
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INVITATION TO CONFESSION
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TIME OF SILENCE (full 30 seconds)
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PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving and merciful God, you know our hearts and you know our lives. We confess to you those things which cause separation, which cause pain, which cause distress, and which break down relationships. And we confess our part in those things. In humility and hope, we ask for your help: to do better, to reconcile, to heal, to soothe, to build up. We pray these things so that we may be fully able to love you and neighbor, and better follow the Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
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SUNG RESPONSE: Rain Down
Rain Down, rain down,
rain down your love on your people.
Rain Down, rain down,
rain down your love, God of life.
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WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Sisters and brothers, hear this good news and see the grace of God: You are forgiven. You are free to go and live in the light of love.
Thanks be to God.
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SUNG RESPONSE: Glory to God Whose Goodness Shines on Me
Glory to God, Whose goodness shines on me
And to the Son, whose grace has pardoned me
And to the Spirit, whose love has set me free
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen.
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World without end, without end Amen
World without end, without end Amen
World without end, without end Amen
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen.
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PRAYERS OF THE DAY
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayers.
Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
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SONG #316: Breathe on Me, Breath of God
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Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.
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Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.
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Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.
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Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.
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CHALLENGE AND BLESSING
And all God’s people said: Alleluia! Amen.
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POSTLUDE

Biblical texts are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
All music used in this worship service is printed, projected, and streamed with permission through ONELICENSE, License #A-730261. All rights reserved.
Liturgical texts are either original, or adapted from the 2018 Book of Common Worship, published by Westminster John Knox Press.


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