A Simplified Order of Worship April 31, 2020 - The Day of Pentecost

Call to Worship

We will sing to the Lord as long as we live.

  We will sing to God while we have being.

God sends forth the Spirit, and all is made new.

May the glory of the Lord endure for ever!

Opening Prayer

O God, in the burning fire of your love you were pleased to send the Holy Spirit on your disciples:

   Empower us to be grounded in unity, that, evermore living in you we may be found both steadfast in faith and active in your work; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                                    [Gelasian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Prayer For Illumination                                                                                                         Rachel Stones

Lord, open our hearts and our minds by the power of your Holy Spirit that, as the scriptures are read and your word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today.

First Lesson                                                       Acts 2:1-21

                                                                  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Hymn                                                             “Holy, Holy, Holy”✝

Psalm                                                           Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Hymn                                                            “O Breath of Life” ✝✝

Gospel Lesson:                                                 John 20:19-22

                                               L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message:                                               “Receive the Holy Spirit”                        Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                              “Now Thank We All Our God” ✝✝✝

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who

sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering           [Click here to go to our online giving page]

Offertory                                         “We Give Thee But Thine Own” ✝✝✝✝

Prayer of Dedication


Song of Blessing: “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers - Also join us for fellowship on zoom at 11:00

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Music Notes: To the best of our ability to check, all music is either Public Domain or used by permission. No congregational music is with special arrangements.

✝ “Holy, Holy, Holy” Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Hills, CA

✝✝ “O Breath of Life” Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Hills, CA

✝✝✝ All Saints Anglican Church of San Antonio. (The sparkling chiming sound is not handbells, but a device called a “Zimblestern,” a mechanical device, which when turned, on rotates and strikes several small bells resulting in this sound. This one seems particularly prominent).

✝✝✝✝Recorded live at Trinity Methodist Church Penang on April 12, 2009