Recorded Worship Service for May 19, 2024
Pentecost






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Today’s Readings and Hymns:
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1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14But 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. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

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‘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.
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Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
    and they shall prophesy.
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And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
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The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
    before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
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Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ ”


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How manifold are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
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Yonder is the sea, great and wide, with its swarms too many to number,
living things both small and great.
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There go the ships to and fro,
and Leviathan, which you made for the sport of it.
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All of them look to you
to give them their food in due season.
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You give it to them; they gather it;
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
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When you hide your face, they are terrified;
when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
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You send forth your Spirit, and they are created;
and so you renew the face of the earth.
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May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
O Lord, rejoice in all your works.
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You look at the earth and it trembles;
you touch the mountains and they smoke.
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I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will praise my God while I have my being.
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May these words of mine please God.
I will rejoice in the Lord.
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Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Hallelujah!


22We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


15:26[Jesus said,] “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

16:4b“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”



Come down, O Love divine;
seek thou this soul of mine
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near;
within my heart appear
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

Oh, let it freely burn,
till worldly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity
mine outward vesture be,
and lowliness become mine inner clothing—
true lowliness of heart,
which takes the humbler part,
and o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the pow’r of human telling;
no soul can guess Love’s grace
till it become the place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.



O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
in ev’ry need you bring us aid,
proceeding forth from heaven’s throne,
from God, the Father and the Son;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
increase our faith in our dear Lord;
unless your grace the pow’r should give,
none can believe in Christ and live;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
make us to love your sacred word;
the holy flame of love impart,
that charity may warm each heart;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
enlighten us by that same word;
teach us to know God’s radiant love,
lead us to Christ who reigns above;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.



God of tempest, God of whirlwind,
as on Pentecost descend!
Drive us out from sheltered comfort;
past these walls your people send!
Sweep us into costly service,
there with Christ to bear the cross,
there with Christ to bear the cross!

God of blazing, God of burning,
all that blocks your purpose, purge!
Through your church, Christ’s living Body,
let your flaming Spirit surge!
Where deceit conceals injustice,
kindle us to speak your truth,
kindle us to speak your truth!

God of earthquake, God of thunder,
shake us loose from lethargy!
Break the chains of sin asunder,
for earth’s healing set us free!
Crumble walls that still divide us;
make us one in Christ our Lord,
make us one in Christ our Lord!

God of passion, God unsleeping,
stir in us love’s restlessness!
Where the people cry in anguish,
may we share your heart’s distress.
Rouse us from content with evil;
claim us for your kingdom’s work,
claim us for your kingdom’s work!




Worship Leaders: Pastor Colleen Cox, Madison Werner

Music: Christopher Hoster (organ and piano), Senior Choir, Donnasue Thompson and Robin Lilarose (flute)



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