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Waiting for the Spirit

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people.

Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.

(The worship video will be live as soon as possible, at least by early Sunday morning.  Meanwhile, you can read the materials below and enjoy the placeholder view.)

Worship Liturgy

GATHERING

Welcome

Ringing the church bell

Opening Song:  “O Day Full of Grace, 627“ ELW 649

Apostolic Greeting 

Prayer of the Day 

 WORD 

Children’s Message: WH

First Lesson    Acts 2:1-21

                          Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Alleluia 

Gospel            John 20:19-23   

Message        Pr Netsie Griffith

Message Hymn –  “Spirit of Gentleness” ELW 396, 1,4

Blessing of the Graduates

Graduating Senior Videos

Prayer of the Faithful  “For the Healing of the Nations,” Briehl/Becker

Lord’s Prayer (Sung in Korean with English translation)

Peace 

SENDING

Final Blessing

Dismissal 

Prayer of the Day

O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Readings & Psalm

Acts 2:1-21
Filled with the Spirit to tell God’s deeds
Numbers 11:24-30 (alternate)
The Spirit comes upon the elders of Israel
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104:30)
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Varieties of gifts from the same Spirit
Acts 2:1-21 (alternate)
Filled with the Spirit to tell God’s deeds
John 20:19-23
The Spirit poured out
John 7:37-39 (alternate)
The Spirit will provide living water
While we wait for the Spirit, watch the osprey parents.

Follow-up 

 Oh, you gifted-for-a-purpose person, you! 

Kids Tell the Story: Pentecost

 

 

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

Rick Steves – Commencement Address for the class of 2020

A Rick Steves Commencement Address for the class of 2020

A Rick Steves Commencement Address for the class of 2020: Caught up in and inspired by the positive joy of graduation season, I’ve produced a message for any schools or families or grads that might like a few stories from the road to add to their graduation festivities. This is my gift to grads everywhere as they make 2020 a springboard to a life well-lived. (And anyone can share or use this 14-minute address as they like if so inspired.) Bottom line: Bon Voyage, class of 2020 as you embrace both the challenges and the delights that lie ahead!

Posted by Rick Steves on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass
through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.” (Isaiah 43)

ELCA Young Adult Ministry – connecting with the many shapes of young adult faith

Lutheran Service Year Programs, Young Adult Justice Network, Spirituality & Formation, ELCA Youth Gathering Volunteers, Federal Chaplains Ministry, Outdoor Ministry, Campus Ministry, ELCA Colleges
& Universities, Seminaries
What if all our gifts form a prism manifesting God’s ways of loving and renewing the world?
You really are God’s good gift for a world in need…and it’s not all up to you…

Diana Butler Bass – Pentecost, Prejudice, and Pandemic

     

 

“Pentecost this year is not as much party as protest…”

ELCA reaffirms commitment to combat racism and white supremacy

Ecumenical Call to Common Prayer

“…Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.
Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world:
a people who pray, worship, learn, break bread, share life, heal neighbors,
bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit…
unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,
that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
(Ecumenical Call to Prayer for the Power of the Spirit among the People of God)
What if all our gifts form a prism manifesting God’s ways of loving and renewing the world?
You really are God’s good gift for a world in need…and it’s not all up to you…

Offerings of Thanksgiving

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Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!

Acknowledgments:

We thank the following for today’s flowers: Stan and Dorothy Miles

Liturgy and Hymns, Arr. © 1955 Augsburg Publishing House, admin. Augsburg Fortress.. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS000406.

“Spirit of Gentleness,” Text and music © 1978 James K. Manley, Used by permission, CCLI License #1496662 

“O Day Full of Grace,” arr. David Cherwin, video and arrangement used by permission of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Text copyright 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Those with OneLicense subscriptions are asked to kindly report your use. ©2020 Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. All rights reserved.“For the Healing of the Nations”, used by permission, Text: Susan Briehl, © 2009, Augsburg Fortress, All rights Reserved, Music, John D. Becker © 1987,, GIA Publications, Inc.,. 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. “Our Father,” David Haas © 1986, GIA Publication, Inc., All rights reserved, Used by permission. One License.Net # A-706744

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