May 20, 2018 Online bulletin Pentecost



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

One: Something was happening!The whole church was in one place, all together. There was a rush of wind.

All: There was fire coming down from the sky! 

One: Each one heard in their own language.

All : We all understood each other!

One : What was happening?

All : The church was born!

One : The Holy Spirit was given.

All : The church came alive in love!

One : Come, let us worship God.

*Opening Hymn

“This Is My Father’s World”             UMH 144

Opening Prayer 

Holy Spirit, blow through our hearts, our churches, and our communities with your all-consuming power. Turn our hearts to worship only you and transform our lives so we may speak the language of love not just with our lips, but with our lives. Amen.

Special Music  

Children’s Moment     Happy Birthday!

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

God of rushing wind and chaos, we celebrate the gift of your Holy Spirit today. We welcome the birth of your church. From a small household to today’s global village, we celebrate your church. May the reading of the Bible today of the ways your winds of change blow through us all. As we hear the scripture read and proclaimed, may we be inspired by your spirit to hear you and to follow you. Amen.

Scripture Reading  

Romans 8:22-27 

Message Alive In Love

Acts 2:1-21  

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

Spirit of God        TFWS 2117

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer


*Doxology UMH 94


*The Lord’s Prayer

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 who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn

“Sing With All the Saints of Glory” UMH 702              


*Benediction Response

Blest Be The Tie That Binds “ v. 1 UMH 557


UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack

NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible

OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible

*Please stand as able

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