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5/20/18

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.
— Acts 2:1-4 (The Message)

PRELUDE

INTROIT HYMN #281 Holy Spirit, Come to Us

CALL TO WORSHIP
Breath of God,
breath of life,
breath of deepest yearning,
Come, Holy Spirit.
Comforter,
Disturber,
Interpreter,
Enthuser,
Come, Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Friend,
Lamplighter,
Revealer of truth,
Midwife of change,
Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, come to us…
Holy Spirit, come to us…
Holy Spirit, come to us…
Holy Spirit, come to us…

HYMN #283 Come, O Holy Spirit, Come

GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOYS AND CONCERNS                            

OFFERING OF THANKSGIVING

Offertory   He Is Here with Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome       St. Andrew’s Choir   

Hymn #656 We’ve Come This Far by Faith

Dedication of the Heritage Fund Pledges

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE What’s Going on in Children’s Ministry? Slideshow

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Your Spirit is active and alive throughout time.
Story upon story in the Bible bear witness:
Your Spirit breathes life, provides wisdom, emboldens preaching,
strengthens prayer, interprets Scripture, leads mission, makes You known, infuses a community with the power of love and gentleness,
inspires creative strategies for reconciliation
and draws people into a deeper relationship with You.  
Your holy spirit is bold, energizing, kingdom revealing,
and daily at work, doing amazing and awesome things through ordinary people. Forgive us for not seeing, not feeling, not opening to, and not acknowledging your Spirit among, within, and through us.
Forgive us for neglecting or attempting to limit your imagination and dream
for our lives… and through our lives, for your church…
and through your church, for your world.
Restore our vision, we pray. Weave together the dreams you breathe
upon each one of us and strengthen our purpose, we pray.
Hear our silent confessions.
–Silence is kept–

ASSURANCE OF GRACE AND FORGIVENESS
We trust in God the Holy Spirit,
everywhere the giver and renewer of life.
The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith,
sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor,
and binds us together with all believers
in the one body of Christ, the church.
The same Spirit
who inspired the prophets and apostles
rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture,
engages us through the Word proclaimed,
claims us in the waters of baptism,
feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation,
and calls women and men to all ministries of the church.
In a broken and fearful world
the Spirit gives us courage
to pray without ceasing,
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,
to unmask idolatries in church and culture,
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced,
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
–A Brief Statement of Faith (PCUSA)

Hymn #448     Peace of God Be with You

PASSING OF THE PEACE

The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you.

SONG OF ILLUMINATION  HYMN #288 Spirit of the Living God

SCRIPTURE:  Acts 2:1-21 (The Message)

SERMON: Dream Weaver
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion
to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN #286 Breathe on Me, Breath of God

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 debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever.  Amen.

HYMN #66 Every Time I Feel the Spirit

CHARGE                  
BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE     

Indicates that those who are able, are invited to stand.

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