Order of Worship for Pentecost Sunday                                                      May 23, 2021


Prelude                               “Prelude from Suite no. 4 in E flat”                          J. S. Bach
                                                          Tom Tatton - Viola

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, who by the mystery of this day’s festival sanctifies your Church in every race and nation:
  Shed abroad throughout the world the gift of your Holy Spirit, that the work begun at the first preaching of the Gospel may now also be extended to believing hearts;
  Through Jesus Christ our Lord who with you and the same Spirit lives and reigns, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn                                          “Spirit of Faith, Come Down”                                        #332
Prayer Before the Word   

First Lesson                                           Acts 2:1-21

Psalm                                             Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Children’s Time   

Gospel                                      John 15:26-27, 16:4b -15

Message                                  “In Their Own Language”                   Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                    “Spirit of God”                                                     #2117

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                    Beth Crizer
    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 online giving]

Offertory                            “Down to the River to Pray”
                        Spiritual and Ken Mederna, arr. By Mary McDonald    

Prayer of Dedication
Hymn                                       “As a Fire Is Meant for Burning”                                   #2237


Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.
Song of Blessing:     “Shalom to You”   

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Tom Tatton - Viola
Jora Landis and Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Marian Kaser - Reader
Tom and Maureen Upton and  Beth Crizer - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing


Children's TIme

On this day of the Birth of the Church, we celebrate all the many ways to say, "God is Love!"