Bulletin for May 29

Day of Pentecost

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Ken Cook, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The Day of Pentecost is here:
People: the day when the flames of faith dance in our hearts.
Leader: The Day of Pentecost is here:
People: the day when our babbling speech becomes the Good News for the world.
Leader: The Day of Pentecost is here:
People: the day when compassion is seared into our souls.
Leader: The Day of Pentecost is here:
People: let the people of God rejoice. Alleluia!

*HYMN No. 498 Child of Blessing, Child of Promise

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Feel the Spirit of God moving in your soul.
Listen to the Spirit speaking to you of hope and wholeness. Trust the promises God has made that new life is our inheritance. Join me as we open ourselves to God’s healing Spirit, as we pray, saying,
People: Spirit of God: you come, aflame with new life, but our apathy threatens to douse your passion; you come, on fire with love, yet we limit our affections to a select few; you come, surging with new dreams and new hopes, but we still cling to the old ways of living; you come, glowing with the vision of the kingdom, yet we close our eyes to your future. Forgive us, Spirit of Truth, forgive us. Come to us, anew, this day: to shatter our hardened hearts with your tenderness; to set our souls on fire with your love; to send us into a world which aches for the new joy, the new hope, the new life offered in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: With a gentle breeze God enflames our spirits; with a strong wind, God reminds us of our need to forgive and be forgiven. Like a cleansing storm, God takes away our past, revealing the fresh, new life which is ours.
People: Awakened, refreshed, renewed, made whole: now we can dance with the wind, singing our praises to the One who gives life to all. Thanks be to God. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Samantha Anne Lankford

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 129 Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE
John 15:26-27 New Testament Page 110 in pew Bible
Romans 8:22-27 New Testament Page 158 in pew Bible

SERMON
HOW IS YOUR SPIRIT?
by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

COVENANT FOR THOSE UNITING WITH THE CONGREGATION
Barbara Ellen Fox Pursley and Giles Carter “Sonny” Fox

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

THE EUCHARIST
Invitation
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
Communion of the People
Lord’s Prayer
Blessing

*HYMN OF RESPONSE NO. 510 Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please Stand

Please join us for a reception in the Fellowship Hall honoring Our Newly Baptized and Newest Members.
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As we pray today we will be remembering Clover Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC and its 323 members

PLEASE NOTE that YOGA Classes have been discontinued for the summer.

RECENT MEMORIALS
Given in memory of Mrs. Valerie Wikoff by Sam and Camille Dunlap
Given in memory of Mr. Boyce Kirk by Betty Broome
Given in memory of Mr. Boyce Kirk by Terry and Genie Graham

DONATIONS to the Mother’s Day Offering for the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina make still be made today.

FOUND – a pair of gold-framed bifocals in a dark green case. See Pat Oglesby

A MESSAGE FROM THE STRENGTHENING COMMITTEE: Please visit vanwyckpc.com to see 1. our weekly bulletins, 2. our church calendar 3. May’s prayer list

GREETERS AND USHERS: Toug Brunson and Carol Johns

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