Easter Worship

May 24, 2020

10:00

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PRELUDE – Jennifer Brown

 

WELCOME – Pastor Tucker

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

w/ INVOCATION

 

Stop and Listen!!  

Can’t you hear the wind?

Come, Holy Spirit; come!

Listen and look closely!

Can’t you see the dancing flames?

Come, Holy Spirit; come!

Can you hear the message 

of God in the language of your heart?

Come, Holy Spirit; come!

Beloved, God is calling us

from the exile of our shutdown!

Come, Holy Spirit; fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in us the fire of Your love.  Send forth Your Spirit and we shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth.  Come, Spirit come!  Renew us!  Revive us!  Re-form us!  And lead us to worship!  Amen!!

 

SINGING OUR PRAISE

I am the church!  You are the church!

We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus, all around the world!

Yes, we’re the church together!

 

The church is not a building;

The church is not a steeple;

The church is not a resting place;

The church is a people.

I am the church!  You are the church!

We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus, all around the world!

Yes, we’re the church together!

 

We’re many kinds of people,

With many kinds of faces,

All colors and all ages too

From all times and places.

I am the church!  You are the church!

We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus, all around the world!

Yes, we’re the church together!

 

At Pentecost some people

Received the Holy Spirit

And told the Good News through the world

To all who would hear it.

I am the church!  You are the church!

We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus, all around the world!

Yes, we’re the church together!

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

 

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

 

I believe 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, died, and was buried.  He descended to the dead.  On the third day, He rose again.  He ascended to heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father.  From there, He will come to judge the living 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!

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

w/ THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

Our Father in heaven: Holy is Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  Lead us away from the time of trial and deliver us from evil for the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and forever.  Amen!

 

SINGING OUR PRAISE

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart

 

Spirit of God, Descend upon my heart

Wean it from sin, through all its pulses move.

Stoop to my weakness, mighty as You are,

And make me love You as I ought to love.

 

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies, 

No sudden rending of the veil of clay,

No angel visitant, no opening skies;

But take the dimness of my soul away.

 

Teach me to love You as Your angels love,

One holy passion filling all my frame:

The fullness of the heaven-descended Dove;

My heart and altar, and Your love the flame.

 

SCRIPTURE

Acts 2 (various)

 

When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force — no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.

There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongues being spoken, they were thunderstruck. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out what was going on, and kept saying, “Aren’t these all Galileans? How come we’re hearing them talk in our various mother tongues?

14-21 That’s when Peter stood up and, backed by the other eleven, spoke out with bold urgency: “Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine o’clock in the morning. This is what the prophet Joel announced would happen: “In the Last Days,” God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people:

 

SERMON

A Spirit – Filled Church

 

A Spirit – Filled Church is P________!

 

A Spirit – Filled Church is P________!

 

A Spirit – Filled Church is P________!

 

A Spirit – Filled Church is P________!

 

SINGING OUR PRAISE

Victory in Jesus

 

I heard an old, old story

How a Savior came from glory

How He gave His life on Calvary

To save a wretch like me.

I heard about His groaning,

Of His precious blood’s atoning,

Then, I repented of my sins

And won the victory!

 

O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever

He sought me and bought me

With His redeeming blood

He loved me e’re I knew Him

And all my love is due Him.

He plunged me to victory

Beneath the crimson flood.

 

I heard about a mansion

He has built for me in glory

And I heard about the streets of gold

Beyond the crystal sea,

About the angel’s singing

And the old redemption story

And some, sweet day I’ll sing up there

The song of victory.

 

O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever

He sought me and bought me

With His redeeming blood

He loved me e’re I knew Him

And all my love is due Him.

He plunged me to victory

Beneath the crimson flood.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

9AM – Morning Prayer

545 @ 5:55

8PM – Evening Prayer

 

10AM Next Sunday

Parking Lot Service

Bring a chair

 

A WORD ABOUT GIVING

Please continue to give following 

our social distancing guidelines:

E–Giving through the Church’s Website;

Mailing though the USPS; or

Placing your gift in the Office door.

 

BENEDICTION

Go forth in the Spirit of Peace;

May our unity shine for Christ!

Go forth in the Spirit of Power;

May our ministry touch the world!

Go forth in the Spirit of Purity;

May our holiness attract others!

Go forth in the Spirit of Passion;

May our zeal for Christ be seen!
Amen.  Alleluia!! 

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