May 31, 2020 – Spirit

Bulletin: Bulletin-Cover-053120

Tolling of the Hour

Means of Grace

Welcome and Announcements

*Songs of the Gathering

Thou Christ of burning cleansing flame
Thou Christ of burning cleansing flame Send the fire Thy blood bought gift today we claim Send the fire today
God of Elijah hear our cry Send the fire And make us fit to live or die Send the fire today To burn up ev’ry trace of sin To bring the light and glory in The revolution now begin Send the fire today
Send the fire– Send the fire– Send the fire
Send the fire today
To make our weak hearts strong and brave Send the fire
To live a dying world to save Send the fire today
Oh see us on Your alter lay We give our lives to you today
So crown the offering now we pray Send the fire today
Send the fire– Send the fire– Send the fire
Send the fire today
Look down and see this waiting host And send the promised Holy Ghost
We need another Pentecost Send the fire today
Send the fire– Send the fire– Send the fire
Send the fire today
Send the fire– Send the fire– Send the fire
Send the fire today– Send the fire today– Send the fire today
Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go (St Margaret)
O Love that wilt not let me go I rest my weary soul in Thee I give Thee back the life I owe That in Thine ocean depths its flow May richer fuller be
O Light that followest all my way I yield my flickering torch to Thee My heart restores its borrowed ray That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day May brighter fairer be
O Joy that seekest me through pain I cannot close my heart to Thee I trace the rainbow through the rain And feel the promise is not vain That morn shall tearless be
O Cross that liftest up my head I dare not ask to fly from Thee I lay in dust life’s glory dead And from the ground there blossoms red Life that shall endless be
Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain

Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples creating bold tongues, open ears, and a new community of faith. We confess that we hold back the force of your Spirit among us. We do not listen for your word grace, speak the good news of your love, or live as people made one in Christ. Have mercy on us, O God. Transform our timid lives by the power of your Spirit, and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faithful people, doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Moments with the Children

Scripture Readings

Old Testament Numbers 11:24-30
Gospel Acts 2:1-21

Sermon Spirit
The Rev. Elizabeth Boulware Landes

*Affirmation of Faith

The Apostle’s 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 and the 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.

Offering of Gifts

Offertory Song

*Doxology

Prayer
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Song of Sending

God Be With You till We Meet Again
God be with you till we meet again By His counsels guide uphold you With His sheep securely fold you God be with you till we meet again
God be with you till we meet again When life’s perils thick confound you Put His arms unfailing ’round you God be with you till we meet again
Till we meet till we meet Till we meet at Jesus’ feet Till we meet till we meet God be with you till we meet again
Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain

*Benediction
*Postlude

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