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11:00 a.m.                                                  May 15, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:


Welcome and Concerns of the Church


s  Passing the Peace


s Hymnbook: "Open My Eyes, That I May See”  #390

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship (Joel 2:28-29)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  The word of the Lord to the prophet.

People:  Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

Leader:  Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Ever-loving God, you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples creating bold tongues, open ears, and a new community of faith.  We confess that we hold back the force of your Spirit among us.  We do not listen for your word of grace, speak the good news of your love, or live as people made one in Christ. 

Have mercy on us, O God.  Transform our timid lives by the power of your Spirit, and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faith people, doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  In his name we pray.  Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Tim. 1:15).

People:  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).


s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 104:24-33

s Choose a Hymn

Second Reading: Acts 2:1-6


Sermon: "Holy Hurricane"


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Breathe on Me, Breath of God”  #235

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



Today is Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit gave life to the Church.  The first Christians became a family “of one heart and soul” (Acts 4:32, NRSV).  We, too, can be in union with one another if we allow the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts.  Welcome to all!


Session Meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.


Our Wednesday Bible Study has finished the study of Moses, and will take a break for the summer.  Bible Study will resume in the fall.


Next Saturday, May 21, is Clean-up and minor maintenance day to prepare for homecoming.  If you did not help us last Saturday, we are offering you another chance this Saturday.  Clean-up begins at 8:00 a.m.


HOMECOMING, June 5.  Rev. Billy Barron will be the featured speaker.  We will have dinner after Morning Worship.  Invite everyone you know.  Bring everyone you can.


The WOC is having a baby shower for Elizabeth Gibson on Sunday afternoon, May 29, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Ladies Parlor.  All of the ladies of the church are invited.


Next Sabbath is Trinity Sabbath.


Psalm 104:24-33


24  O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

25  Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great.

26  There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

27  These all look to you to give them their food in due season;

28  when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

29  When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

30  When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.

31  May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works--

32  who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.

33  I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.



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