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Sermon: “A Rushing Mighty Wind”
Theme: God’s gift of renewal and healing is poured out on God’s people as they worship and learn to trust in God’s power over their own strengths.
Purpose: We will celebrate Pentecost by seeking to envision God working through us in new ways.
Scriptures: John 7:37-39 “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.” The Holy Spirit is offered to all who want to be filled with living water.
Acts 2:1-21 The coming of the Holy Spirit, Peter speaks to the crowds of Jesus, the Savior.
How is God moving us from being in our isolated fear and small expectations to bringing a message of renewal and transformation to the world today? What is the new movement of spreading God’s hope and peace that is happening now? How do we allow God’s grace to change us from thinking in small and restricted ways to seeing greater possibilities and opportunities for sharing God’s grace? What is God calling us to envision for our world today?
Description for Sunday May 31, 2020
Liturgist: John Neville
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Glory to God Hymnal #289 “On Pentecost They Gathered”
TEXT: Jane Parker Huber, 1981; © 1981 Jane Parker Huber (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)
MUSIC (MUNICH 220.127.116.11.D): Neuvermehrtes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693; adapt. Felix Mendelssohn, 1847
Prayer of Adoration
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Organ Solo: “Vater Unser im Himmelreich” (Our Father in the Heaven Who Art) – J.S. Bach
Organist, Kris Bartelt
Sending Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #291 “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”
TEXT: James K. Manley, 1975, alt.; © 1978 James K. Manley
MUSIC (SPIRIT, Irregular): James K. Manley, 1976; © 1978 James K. Manley
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