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Pentecost Sunday

We Gather as the Body of Christ

PRELUDE              Erin Tellier

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS,

and FUNNY STORY

Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

(Acts 2)      Pastor Bob

In rushing wind and tongues of fire,

the Church is born through the power

of the Holy Spirit.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (Acts 2, John 14 & 15)

(responsive reading)  Linda Hamel-Liturgist

In rushing wind and tongues of fire…

          The Church is born.

In courage found and faith renewed…

          The Church gains strength.

In hopes rekindled and fears released…

          The Church leads the way.

In rushing wind and tongues of fire…

          Come, Holy Spirit, come.

      

HYMN:    Spirit of God

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2117

EPISTLE READING          Acts 2: 1-21

Linda Hamel

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION to PRAYER

Surely the Presence of the Lord

UMC Hymnal    #328

LIFTING THE PRAYERS FROM THE HEART

PASTORAL PRAYER

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

Hallelujah

We Attend to the Word

HYMN:  One Bread, One Body

UMC Hymnal    #620

GOSPEL READING    John 15: 18-27 NLT

This is the Word of God for the People of God

Thanks be to God, Amen

SPECIAL MUSIC    Draw the Circle Wide

Choir

MEDITATION          Pastor Bob

Open Hearts, Open Minds,

Open Doors

We Gather at Christ's Table

INVITATION to the OFFERING

   Pastor Bob

Let us give our gifts to God,

knowing that God has given everything to us.

Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY    Erin Tellier

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow

UMC Hymnal    # 94

BLESSING of the OFFERING

(Unison)    Pastor Bob

You have poured your Holy Spirit on us, O Lord, prompting us to help others – by sharing our time, our talents, and our treasures. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon these gifts, that they may help us to do your work in this community and around the world, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

COMMUNION  HYMN:

Hungry I Come    arranged by Craig Curry

Choir

GREAT THANKSGIVING

HOLY COMMUNION:

Come to the Table as ONE in CHRIST

LORD’S PRAYER

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

BENEDICTION    (Acts 2, John 15)

Responsive Benediction    Pastor Bob

In rushing wind and cleansing fire, go forth in the power of the living God.

   We go as children of God.

In courage found and strength renewed, go forth in the power of the eternal Christ.

   We go as heirs with Christ.

In visions born and dreams restored, go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit.

   We go as new creations in the Spirit.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMC Hymnal #431

DEPART IN PEACE...SHALOM!

POSTLUDE           Erin Tellier

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources:

Lectionary Liturgies and the Abingdon Worship Annual 2024.

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