Worship Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020

THE GATHERING

Gathering Music: Hymn #300 “We Are One in the Spirit” ~ Pastor Scott

Welcome and Announcements

Zoom Coffee Fellowship following worship in the church’s Zoom Room, Monday mornings at 8:00 AM and Friday mornings at 8:00 AM. There will not be a Session meeting tomorrow, June 1st. Next Bible Study: Monday June 8 at 10 AM via Zoom.

Pastor Scott’s blog: https://scottrick.wordpress.com contains each week’s online order of worship, past and present sermons, reflections, poetry, Christian education and spiritual formation resources.

Prelude:

Call to Worship 

Wind of God, who awakened creation and stirred dry bones to life:

Sweep through our homes and our lives and enliven our worship.

Breath of the Wind, who descended as tongues of flame and gave birth to the church:

Sweep through our homes and lives and ignite our hearts.

Wind of God, who guides our ministry and equips us for service:

Sweep through our homes and our lives and empower our witness.

Prayer of the Day    

Holy God, like a rushing wind your Spirit moved upon the first disciples on the day of Pentecost, and like a purifying fire your Spirit seared their hearts and minds with the message of salvation. Send your Spirit upon your church in this time and place, stir up our courage, and rouse us for prophetic witness, that we may join with them to proclaim to the world your mighty deeds of power in Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hymn #289 “On Pentecost They Gathered”

Invitation to Healing

The Spirit of God helps us in our times of struggle, interceding with sighs too deep for words. Trusting in Christ, let us lift up our failures to God.

Prayer Seeking Wholeness

Loving God, we want so much to cast all our cares on you, but we are afraid.  Our world is in turmoil, our livelihoods have been shaken with global insecurity, and we do not know how to trust you. Humble us and heal our hearts; help us to be diligent servants of the Servant, for it is in His name we pray, Amen.

Hymn #288 “Spirit of the Living God” (“Santo Espiritu de Dios”)

Assurance of God’s Presence and Offering a Sign of Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. The Lord be with you! And also with you! Please share a sign of peace.

Hymn #591 “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!”

Celebrating Joys

Today let us dedicate our One Great Hour of Sharing and our Pentecost offerings, lifting them up for the Lord’s work. Please make out your checks to First Presbyterian Church and send to: PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA  98650 with either “One Great Hour of Sharing” or “Pentecost Offering” in the Memo line. We will send both on to the Presbytery this week.

Sung Response Hymn #66 “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

Holy Triune God, bless us with a word of life from your Spirit this day to restore, support, and strengthen us as we seek to be one with you.  Amen.

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Gospel Reading: John 20:19-23

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Bible Story for the Young at Heart: Acts 2:1-21

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Reflection:Together in One Place?By Rev. Dr. Scott T. Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection.

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn #291 “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”

Affirmation of Faith: John 4:24

God is spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and truth.

Intercessory Prayers of the People

Call and response: “Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers.”

The Lord’s Prayer

Page 35 (p.40, Español) Glory to God Hymnal; “…debts…debtors…”

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the worlds’ goods yet refuses to help a sister or brother in need? …let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” (1 John 3:16-18)

Even though we are not meeting in our buildings, the church still has expenses totaling around $1900 a month. With true generosity of heart, please make checks out in the amount of your normal tithe or offering to: First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. We thank you for your continued commitment and support of our ministry:

Trout Lake Presbyterian Church Mission Statement:

Living our faith dedicated to all God’s people through worship and action.

Trout Lake Presbyterian Church Vision Statement:

To provide a place for people of faith to be enlightened, renewed and challenged to go into the community and world to serve others by meeting physical and spiritual needs.

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication

O loving God, everything that is given to us rains forth out of the abundance of your love, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless the gifts of time, talent, and treasure that our lives hold as we lift them up to you, for it is in Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

SENDING

 Closing Hymn: #539 “ We Will Go Out with Joy”

Charge:

May the love of the Holy Triune God – Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Spirit – abide with you forever.  Alleluia!

Blessing:

Now go forth in Jesus’ name, remembering his new commandment to love one another, just as he has loved us. Amen.

Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Lyrics found on the inside front cover of the TLPC Glory to God hymnal.

Questions for Reflection

What prophetic word for the community has God given to you? In what ways do you struggle with conflicts between your way of life and the prophetic word God would have you proclaim to others? How are the acts of God manifest in your life and witness?

Household Prayer: Morning

Spirit of God, source of life, refresh my spirit, reshape my desire, and re-create my heart, that I may show forth your enduring glory; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Spirit of God, you sustained me during the work of day; sustain me as I rest this night. Let my evening meditations be pleasing to you, that I may rise in the morning to rejoice in your goodness. Awake or asleep, I will sing your praise while I have being; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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