Gathering Music: #300 “We Are One in the Spirit” ~ Pastor Scott
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude: “Joyful, Joyful ,We Adore Thee” arr. John Purifoy
Call to Worship
God declares: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
The young shall see visions.
The elders shall dream dreams.
Both men and women shall prophesy.
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
shall be saved.”
Let us pray together:
Prayer of the Day
Gracious God, you come among your people as One who fashioned all things, who, face-to-face, revealed your knowledge of our lives, and whose presence brings assurance and hope. Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love so that in hearing and seeing the gifts of this life, we may know the way to live in thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Hymn of Praise #289 “On Pentecost They Gathered”
Invitation to Healing
Whatever good we may have done is nothing compared to the righteousness of Christ. Whatever wrong we may have done is nothing compared to the grace of God. With faith in Christ’s righteousness and confidence in God’s grace, let us submit to God.
Prayer of Wholeness
Holy and Merciful God, we do not know how to pray as we ought, and we know too well our constant failures to do as you have commanded and to hold fast to your word. Forgive us for the divisions we nurture, guide us to your way, keep us in your care, and lead us into faith. We trust your word that the Spirit of truth will show us all things and grant us courage and peace. Please continue in silent prayer
Hymn of Reflection: “Waiting for Spirit, Come” ~ Arr. Scott T. Crane; May 2021
Assurance of Pardon and Passing of the 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. Please share a sign of peace with those with whom you are worshiping.
Hymn of Response #591: “Halle, Halle, Halle” Chorus 2x ~ Pastor Scott
Celebrating Joys and where we have seen God at work
Song of Response: “The ‘Thank you, God’ Song” ~ Pastor Scott
Prayer of Illumination:
Holy Spirit, come again. As long ago you inspired, astonished, and confused the people, come to us now to fill our ears with the sound of your breath, fill our eyes with the brilliance of your presence in each other, and fill our hearts with your good Word. Amen.
“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”
Second Reading: Acts 2:1-21
“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”
Gospel Reading: John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15
“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”
Sermon: “TL 5-23-2021 Pentecost” ~ Pastor Scott Crane
Please spend several moments in silent reflection
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
Hymn: #515 “I Come with Joy”
Affirmation of Faith: ~ Adapted from the Confession of 1967
Jesus Christ is God with humankind. He is the eternal Son, who became human and lived among us to fulfill the work of reconciliation. He is present in the church by the power of the Holy Spirit to continue and complete his mission. This work of our Trinitarian God is the foundation of all confessional statements about God, humanity, and the world. Therefore, the church calls all people to be reconciled to God and to one another.
Intercessory Prayers of the People
Call and response: “Lord, in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers.”
The Lord’s Prayer “…debts…debtors…”
Invitation to Present Our Offerings with Thanksgiving
The Holy Spirit was sent to increase our compassion and to make us glad to spread good news by caring for those in need. May you enter into the discipline of giving as a work of the Holy Spirit within you.
Members, friends, and guests: Thank you for your commitment and your generosity during this past year! Your continued tithing practice and stewardship of our life together is precious. You can send checks made out to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650.
Offering of Thanksgiving: Hymn # 288: “Spirit of the Living God”
Minute for Mission: Update feeding TL Families with Children, PCT Trail Angels
Prayer of Dedication:
God of mercy, we give you thanks for all that your bounty creates. The gifts we bring today acknowledge our debt to you and our intent to relieve others of their burdens. Bless what we offer and bless those who will be shown deeds of power through them; in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Closing Hymn #539 “We Will Go Out with Joy”
The Holy Spirit has come to inhabit this world with freedom, truth, and understanding. You are not alone. May God keep you and make your prayers bear fruit.
Jesus did not leave us without hope but sent the Holy Spirit to nurture faith and love in this world. Live this vision in all that you do: respond to rancor with kindness, be patient where there is pain, and let your dreams become reality. And above all, deep peace of the running wave to you.
Friends, this worship has ended; let our service begin!
Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Questions for Reflection
How many ways and through which persons you are shown new paths for your life? How do you watch for startling nudges or sudden epiphanies? How best can do you listen for and recognize signs from God that signal the need to let go of something pressing so that you can hear the Spirit’s guidance? When you do heed the Spirit, how do you know when it’s right? How can you give thanks?
Household Prayer: Morning
God of newness and delight, you greet your world again with light and life. I awaken to your presence behind, before, beneath, above, and within me. I thank you for another day and ask only that you keep me so firmly in your care that I can move gracefully through all I have to do. Guard my family, my friends, and all my brothers and sisters in faith. Let me be a peacemaker today; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
Good and Holy One, you have led me through this day of many encounters to the time when I may close my eyes and dream. I thank you for the people you have sent my way today, for the work I have had to do, for the food, shelter, and safety you have given. I pray that people everywhere may have all necessary comfort and nourishment and that I may lie down in peace, resting in the trust that you are watching over all creation. I pray this in the name of the One who made Earth, called the children to come, and blows through our days with wisdom. Amen