June 5, 2022 Pentecost Liturgy

June 5, 2022 9:30am Sunday Morning Worship Service, Pentecost Sunday
Holy Spirit Activate! By Rev. David Petty
Our scripture reading is from Acts 2:1-21 
The Sanctuary Choir will be singing, The Heavens are Telling by Joseph Haydn
This is a Communion Sunday. Our communion table is open to everybody and is always nonalcoholic.
 
 
Gathering
Greeting                     
Rev. David Petty
 
Prelude                      
Stephanie Shorden
*Call to Worship        
CLM Twinkle Gordon
Leader: Pentecost- an ORIGINAL celebration...BUT FAR FROM ORDINARY!
People: A Holy Spirit WELCOME........
Leader: Come into our Hearts Today.
People: Come into our Lives to Stay.
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made.
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
 
*Gathering Song      
Be Thou My Vision 
UMH #451 
WORDS: Ancient Irish; trans. by Mary E. Byrne, 1905;
versed by Eleanor H. Hull, 1912, alt.
Alt. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House
1. Be thou my vision,
O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me,
save that thou art.
Thou my best thought,
by day or by night,
waking or sleeping,
thy presence my light.
 
2. Be thou my wisdom,
and thou my true word;
I ever with thee
and thou with me, Lord;
thou and thou only,
first in my heart,
great God of heaven,
my treasure thou art.
 
3. Great God of heaven,
my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys,
O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart,
whatever befall,
still be my vision,
O Ruler of all.
 
Mystery Box             
Rachel
 
Prayer
 
Invitation to Prayer               
Rev. David Petty
 
Prayer Song   
Spirit of God, Descent Upon My Heart     
v. 3 UMH #500
WORDS: George Croly, 1867 (Gal. 5:25)
3. Hast thou not bid me
love thee, God and King?
All, all thine own, soul,
heart and strength
and mind.
I see thy cross; there
teach my heart to cling.
O let me seek thee,
and O let me find!
 
Pastoral Prayer, Silent Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer        
Pastor Donnie Sturgill
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those to trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory forever. 
 
Prayer Response       
Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart    
v. 4 UMH #500
WORDS: George Croly, 1867 (Gal. 5:25)
 
4. Teach me to feel that
thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles
of the soul to bear.
To check the rising
doubt, the rebel sigh,
teach me the patience
of unanswered prayer.
 
Giving Back
 
Invitation to Offering                      
CLM Twinkle Gordon
Offertory       
The Heavens are Telling 
Joseph Haydn
The Sanctuary Choir   
Prayer of Thanks & Dedication                
Rev. David Petty
*Doxology     
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow            
UMH #94
 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia!  Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
 
Message
 
Scripture Reading    
Acts 2:1-21     
CLM Twinkle Gordon
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every people under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Fellow Jews and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit,
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
 
Prayer for Illumination                   
 
Message          
Holy Spirit Activate!       
Rev. David Petty
 
          Sending Forth
 
Communion Hymn  
Let Us Break Bread Together         
v. 1 UMH #618
WORDS: African American spiritual (Acts 2:42)
1. Let us break bread together
on our knees, (on our knees)
let us break bread together
on our knees, (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees
with my face
to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy
on me. (on me)
 
Communion             
 
*Sending Hymn       
Every Time I Feel the Spirit            
UMH #404
WORDS: African American spiritual (Rom. 8:15-17)
Refrain
Every time I
feel the Spirit
moving in my heart,
I will pray.
Yes, every time I
feel the Spirit
moving in my heart,
I will pray.
 
1. Upon the mountain,
my Lord spoke,
out his mouth
came fire and smoke.
All around
me looks so shine,
ask my Lord
if all was mine.
 
Refrain
Every time I
feel the Spirit
moving in my heart,
I will pray.
Yes, every time I
feel the Spirit
moving in my heart,
I will pray.
 
2. Jordan river
runs right cold,
chills the body,
not the soul.
Ain’t but one
train on this track,
runs to heaven
and right back.
 
Refrain
Every time I
feel the Spirit
moving in my heart,
I will pray.
Yes, every time I
feel the Spirit
moving in my heart,
I will pray.
 
Announcements       
Pentecost Potluck, Mission Medical, New Giving Site, CleanUp Day
 
Benediction              
Rev. David Petty
Postlude                     
Stephanie Shorden
                                        Acknowledgements: All music used by permission. CCLI & CVLI #2706588
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