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Order of Worship Service—May 31, 11am —Pentecost Sunday (Printable PDF Link)
PRELUDE: There Is a Balm in Gilead Thomas Keesecker
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN: Glory to God# 66 Every Time I Feel the Spirit
…..Add a 3rd stanza: Now my Lord does, just what he said
…..Loves those low down , sees all are fed
CONFESSION OF SIN (repeat as in wedding vows)
We have been empty, let us be filled.
We have been lost, we need to be found fast.
We have been asleep, may we awaken soon
We have been blind. Please!— let us see.
We have sinned. We seek forgiveness.
We have been sinned against. Let us now forgive.
We have lived in silence about violence.
Let us create new community.
The Holy Spirit searches the heart,
Goes down deep!
To bring healing!
To all souls. Amen.
HYMN: Glory to God Halle, Halle, Hallelujah (sing twice)
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 104:24-34 Acts 2:1-21 Joshua Stark
SUNG RESPONSE: Glory to God#821 My Life Flows On How Can I Keep from Singing
SERMON: Pentecost: A Story of Awakening
CHORAL ANTHEM: The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land), Neal Long & Emily Davidson on Piano
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: with prayer requests by people on Facebook
(read by Deanna. You can also email prayer requests to info.westportpresbyterian.org during Deanna’s office hours)
The Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE: Glory to God#792 There is a Balm in Gilead -Modified as follows:
Sing revised refrain first: “There is a Balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole. There is a Balm in Gilead to heal the suffering soul.
Then sing stanza 1…
Then sing revised refrain once again…
OFFERTORY SOLO: I Never Saw a Moor Text: Emily Dickinson; composer, Richard Pearson Thomas, Megan Dobbs, soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION (repeated as in wedding vows)
Holy Wind who makes all winds that blow—
Gusts that bend the saplings low,
Gales that heave the sea in waves,
Stirrings in the mind’s deep caves—
Aim your breath with steady power
‘Cross Planet Earth, this day, this hour.
Raise, renew the life we’ve lost,
Strong Spirit God of Pentecost.
–adapted from Thomas Troeger poem