May 23 Pentecost Sunday Virtual Worship

Our YouTube version of our May 23rd, 2021 worship service is available by clicking HERE. We also have an audio version of the service available by clicking HERE. A bulletin for the service may be found HERE.  If you prefer the radio version for today’s service you can find it by clicking HERE.

Sermon:           New Life from the Holy Spirit

Theme:            Our source of strength and life is from the Holy Spirit who flows from God and not from our own demands or devices.      

Purpose:          We will set our egos aside for seeking guidance from God’s Holy Spirit.     

Scriptures:       Ezekiel 37:1-14  The Valley of Dry Bones.

                        Acts 2:1-21  The Holy Spirit and tongues of fire in the upper room.

Questions: How does the Holy Spirit give us energy and direction for serving God? What is the difference between relying upon our own capabilities and seeking direction from the Holy Spirit? How do we end up in “dry bone” situations where we feel defeated and overwhelmed? How do we speak to the dry bones a message of new life? What is God’s call for us in the future?

Description for Sunday, May 23, 2021

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
License A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066 and WORSHIPCast Streaming License. All Rights Reserved.

Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #286 Breathe on Me, Breath of God

TEXT: Edwin Hatch, 1878

MUSIC (TRENTHAM, SM): Robert Jackson, 1888

The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 Gloria Patri   
Public Domain   
Glory Be to the Father   
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)   

Sending Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #66 Every Time I Feel The Spirit
TEXT: African American spiritual
MUSIC (PENTECOST, Irregular): African American spiritual; arr. Joseph T. Jones, 20th cent.;
adapt. Melva Wilson Costen, 1989; © 1990 Melva Wilson Costen

Glory to God Hymnal #765 May the God of Hope Go With Us (verse only)
TEXT: Alvin Schutmaat, 1984
MUSIC (ARGENTINA with refrain): Argentine folk melody

Liturgist: Wendy Johnson

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