Pentecost Sunday

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     

Pastor Bob Stewart

CALL TO WORSHIP HYMN: Surely the Presence

UMH Hymnal #328

Barbara Houser and Pastor Bob Stewart

CENTERING WORDS  (Acts 1, Luke 24)

Fill me with your Spirit, O Lord, your Holy Spirit, as I prepare my heart to worship you. Amen

EPISTLE LESSON

(Acts 2: 1-21)

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

 

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

 

 

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Spirit of the Living God

Pastor Bob Stewart

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

Pastor Bob Stewart

HYMN:      Spirit Song

UMH Hymnal    #347

Barbara Houser and Pastor Bob Stewart

 

 

 

 

GOSPEL LESSON          John 14: 8-17

MEDITATION   "ONE-ness"   Pastor Bob Stewart

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

Our lives have been blessed by many fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Let us share our harvests with you and your world.

Give as you are called and as you are able.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFERTORY

Spirit of God

TFWS #2117

Barbara Houser & Pastor Bob Stewart

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING    (Unison)

Sender of dreams, Spirit of truth, Giver of visions, accept these gifts and offerings, as evidence of the holy fire burning in our hearts. Amen.

COMMUNION HYMN

One Bread, One Body

UMH #620

Barbara Houser and Pastor Bob Stewart

GREAT THANKSGIVING

Come to the table as ONE in the BODY.

LORD'S PRAYER

HYMN:

Blessed Assurance

UMH #369

BENEDICTION (Responsive Reading)

Pastor Bob

In Romans 8:14, we are given this promise: For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. (NRSV) 

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are children of God. Loved and accepted by our heavenly parent, through the grace of Jesus Christ. Go out into this world, claiming and clinging to that love, which makes a difference in our choices and in our priorities. And may peace be with you, this day and always. Amen. Depart in Peace…Shalom!

 

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMV Hymnal    #431

Barbara Houser and Pastor Bob Stewart

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies and The Abington Worship Annual-2022