May 31 Bulletin

Pentecost

May 31, 2020

Prelude

Call to Worship 

One: Come, Holy Spirit. Inspire our hearts with your fiery presence!

All: Let your flame burn within us, stirring us to action.

One: Come, Holy Spirit. Energize our lives to work for God.

All: Let your wind of hope swirl around us, lifting and moving us from complacency.

One: Come, Holy Spirit. Pour your blessing on us.

All: Let your presence challenge us to proclaim God’s presence and love in everything we say and do.

 

Opening Prayer

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

Hymn                                       Breath on me Breath of God                         286 (vs. 1 & 4)         

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

O God, giver of the Spirit, you have challenged us to come alive again with your love and words of healing mercy. Forgive our hesitant witness and our complacent spirits. Help us to be agents of healing and hope for others. Challenge and inspire us to overcome our feelings of inadequacy and remind us that you have given us what we need to proclaim your Good News.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.

Prayer for Illumination

Old Testament Reading Numbers 11:24-30


Special Music                         Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing          

Gospel Reading John 20:19-23

Message                                

Hymn of Response               On Pentecost They Gathered              289 (vs. 1 & 4)   

Affirmation of Faith            Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand Of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Prayers of the People

Stewardship Moment

Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Blessings

Closing Hymn                        Spirit of the Living God                  288 (2 times)

Benediction