Marshall Presbyterian Church
May 23, 2021 Day of Pentecost
Carol Ann West, Pianist Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor
ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME
wELCOME AND aNNOUNCEMENTS
* CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Then I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
thus says the Lord.
All: Send down the fire of your justice!
One: Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
All: Send down the rain of your love!
One: Your old shall dream dreams, and your young
shall see visions.
All: Send down your Spirit; breathe life in your people!
One: In those days, I will pour out my Spirit.
All: And we shall be people of God!
* Opening Prayer
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #401 Gather Us In
CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples, creating bold tongues and ready ears. We confess that we ignore your Spirit among us; we are silent about you when we should speak, and listen to almost any voice but yours. We do not listen for your word of grace which invites us; we do not speak the good news of your love which invites others. Have mercy on us, O God …silence for individual prayers of confession…
Gracious God, transform our timid lives by the power of our Spirit. Fill us with a flaming desire to be a believing and witnessing people, doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Christ Jesus, our Savior, I declare to you the complete forgiveness of your sin. Be at peace because of God’s mercy.
All: Thanks be to God; Amen!
* Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
* PASSING THE PEACE
HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Special MUSIC: Purple Hymnal #157 I Danced in the Morning
prayer for illumination
New Testament: Acts 2:1-21 See bulletin
Epistle: Romans 8:22-27 ibid.
Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 ibid.
One: The Word of God for the people of God!
All: Thanks be to God!
time with young disciples
Message Rev. Melissa Upchurch
* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Progressively louder)
Equal with God: Jesus is Lord.
Emptied himself: Jesus is Lord.
Came as a servant: Jesus is Lord.
Found as a man: Jesus is Lord.
Humbly obeyed: Jesus is Lord.
Went to his death: Jesus is Lord.
Death on a cross: Jesus is Lord.
God raised him up: Jesus is Lord.
Gave him the name: Jesus is Lord.
Sent us his Spirit: Jesus is Lord.
Higher than all: Jesus is Lord.
Every knee should bow: Jesus is Lord.
All tongues confess: ‘JESUS IS LORD!’
* HYMN Red Hymnal #431 Shine, Jesus, Shine
SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS (See bulletin insert)
Prayers of the People
SHARING the Gifts of God
*Prayer of dedication and thanksgiving
Generous God, from your abundance you have freely given; now from our abundance we give you what is yours. Receive what we offer so that your world of
which you have not grown weary, and your glory
in which the world abides, may know more of your abundance. In Christ’s name we pray, amen.
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING AND LORDS PRAYER
One: May the God of Pentecost be with you!
All: And also with you!
One: People of Pentecost, open your hearts to
the Spirit moving in our midst.
All: We open them to the Breath of God which
fills us with hope and grace.
One: Daughters and sons of the Most Holy, offer your
joy to our God.
All: We tell the amazing story of Pentecost
in the language of every heart –
praise and thanksgiving to our God!
The minister continues…In the shadows of chaos…
we glorify your name, saying:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of spirit and truth.
All creation is made new by your grace.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes bringing hope to save us.
Hosanna in the highest!
The minister continues…Holy are you, God of beginnings…we tell of that faith which is ours:
The Spirit testifies that Christ died for us.
The Spirit bears witness that Christ was raised.
The Spirit proclaims that Christ will come again.
The minister continues…As Christ promised…Until that day, we pray as Christ taught us to pray:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
BREAKING THE BREAD
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNIO
One: God's glory has filled our hearts!
All: Lord, help us to empty ourselves for others.
One: Christ has given himself for us!
All: Lord, help us to give of ourselves to those in need.
One: The Spirit gifts us with new life!
All: Lord, help us to be a blessing to everyone we meet.
GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #539 We Will Go Out with Joy