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Pentecost Sunday Bulletin, June 5, 2022

Updated: Aug 9



Veradale United Church of Christ

An Open & Affirming Congregation

Worshiping God in Christ – Welcoming All – Working for Justice & Peace

“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022 • 10:30 a.m.

10:20 Gathering and Prelude

Wayne Shull, Music Director

Charlie Salt, Acolyte and AV

Naomi Hanvey Facebook Monitor

Scotty Patton, Zoom Monitor

10:30am Worship begins:

God is still speaking. . . all the time!

All the time . . . God is still speaking!

Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ

*Hymn: “Every Time I feel the Spirit” 282 (NCH) public domain

Refrain:
Every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.
Yes, every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.

1 Upon the mountain, when my Lord spoke, out of God's mouth came fire and smoke.
Looked all around me, it looked so fine, ‘till I asked my Lord if all was mine. [Refrain]

2 Jordan River, chilly and cold,
it chills the body but not the soul.
There is but one train upon this track;
it runs to heaven and then right back. [Refrain]

Community Prayer

ALL: Love, love, love, love Christians this is our call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.

Prayers of Gratitude

ALL: Love, love, love, love Christians this is our call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.

Prayers of Concern

ALL: Love, love, love, love Christians this is our call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.

Silent Prayer

ALL: Love, love, love, love Christians this is our call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.

Lord’s Prayer

A Time of Offering

An Invitation to Share

Strengthen the Church Offering

Response

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. (repeat)

Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice. (repeat)

Dedication Prayer

Spirit of Truth, fill us with your light and life. Give to us clarity of speech, thought, and action that we may be the body of Christ in the world today. Bless all our gifts and offerings especially the gifts for Spokane Valley Partners. May all that we are and all that we have be a reflect of our practice of compassion and justice. We pray in the name and love of Jesus. Amen

Listening for God


Acts 2:1-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

‘In the last days it will be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.

Even upon my slaves, both men and women,

in those days I will pour out my Spirit;

and they shall prophesy.

And I will show portents in the heaven above

and signs on the earth below,

blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

The sun shall be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood,

before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.

Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

John 14:25-27, NRSV

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Message: “Do Not Be Afraid”

Silence

Communion

Pastor: Friends in Christ, we gather at our many tables mindful of the presence of God’s Spirit that is here with us. We seek to honor the request of Jesus given in the scripture. Of all the teachings Jesus gave to our ancestors, this is one he asked them and us to do that we might remember him.

When Jesus and his friends sat together at a Passover meal, Jesus took bread; giving God thanks and praise, he broke the bread. He gave it to his friends saying, “Take this all of you and eat of it. This is my body that is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

After the meal had ended, Jesus poured out the cup and again he gave God thanks and praise. He gave the cup to his friends and said, “Take this all of you and drink from it. This is the cup of the new covenant. Do this as often as you drink of it in remembrance of me.”

Let us pray.

All: Come, Holy Spirit come. Bless this bread and this cup and all who have gathered in your Spirit. Help us to remember that you have dwelt among us. Help us to dwell in the world today as living temples of your presence. Bless us to remember your teachings, commandments, and example. May we be renewed in this sharing. Amen.

Silence

Prayer of Thanksgiving


All: We thank you, God, for your presence as we remember the Living Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, you are among us still, in each of us, and in all of your creation. Bless us to more fully live as your people. Amen.

Announcements

Our Light moves into the World God Loves

Hymn “What does the Lord Require of you” CCLI license #11038266

1. What does the Lord require of you? What does the Lord require of you?

2. Justice, kindness, walk humbly with your God.

3. To seek justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.

Benediction

Postlude

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