May 31, 2020 Virtual Worship for Pentecost

The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, Ohio

Pastor Karen Crawford

Liturgists: Matt and Sarah Swigert

Musicians: Caroline Heading, Alice Hoover, and Mark Wagner

Prelude: We Now Implore the Holy Ghost by Dietrich Buxtehude (Alice Hoover, Organ)

We Now Implore the Holy Ghost by Dietrich Buxtehude

Greeting/Announcements: Pastor Karen

Pastor’s Greeting for Worship on Pentecost, Birthdays and Anniversaries

Introit: Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song (A Capella Choir and Handbells)

Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song, by Carl P. Daw, Jr.; arr. by Karen Reinhard

Opening Sentences/Gathering Prayer: Matt and Sarah Swigert

Wind of God, who awakened creation and stirred dry bones to life—

sweep through this space and enliven our worship.

Wind of God, who descended as tongues of flame and gave birth to the church—

sweep through this space and ignite our hearts.

Wind of God, who guides our ministry and equips us for service—

sweep through this space and empower our witness.

Matt and Sarah Opening Sentences and Gathering Prayer

Hymn 128 On Pentecost They Gathered by Jane Parker Huber (Alice Hoover, Organ)

On Pentecost They Gathered by Jane Parker Huber

On Pentecost they gathered Quite early in the day, A band of Christ’s disciples, To worship sing, and pray. A mighty wind came blowing, Filled all the swirling air, And tongues of fire aglowing Inspired each person there.

The people all around them Were startled and amazed To understand their language, As Christ the Lord they praised. What universal message, What great good news was here? That Christ, once dead, is risen To vanquish all our fear.

God pours the Holy Spirit On all who would believe, On women, men and children Who would God’s grace receive. That Spirit knows no limit, Bestowing life and power. The church, formed and reforming, Responds in every hour.

O Spirit, sent from heaven On that day long ago. Rekindle faith among us In all life’s ebb and flow. O give us ears to listen And tongues aflame with praise, So folk of every nation Glad songs of joy shall raise.

Call to Confession/Prayer/Assurance of Pardon: Pastor Karen

Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon for Pentecost

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us. We rejoice in the gifts you have given us. Yet, we confess, we do not always use them to glorify you. For using the gifts of your Spirit for selfish gain instead of using them for the common good, forgive us, O God. For thinking too little of ourselves, not trusting that you have given us gifts for your service, forgive us, O God. For believing some gifts to be better than others, ignoring how we each build up the body of Christ, forgive us, O God. Spirit of the Living God, melt us, mold us, fill us again with your power and use us for your work so that our lives may glorify you. Amen.

Hymn 322: Spirit of the Living God, by Daniel Iverson

Spirit of the Living God, Invitation Music

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me; Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Time with Children

Message for Children and Youth on Pentecost

Praise Song: Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here, by Bryan and Katie Torwalt

Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here, sung by Abigail, Nathan and Peta

There’s nothing worth more That will ever come close, nothing can compare.
You’re our living hope. Your presence, Lord.I’ve tasted and seen, of the sweetest of loves Where my heart becomes free And my shame is undone. Your presence, Lord.

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your Glory, God, is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by your presence, Lord.

There’s nothing worth more That will ever come close, nothing can compare.
You’re our living hope. Your Presence Lord. I’ve tasted and seen, of the sweetest of Loves
Where my heart becomes free, and my shame is undone. Your presence, Lord.

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your Glory, God, is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by your presence, Lord.

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your Glory, God, is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by your presence, Lord.
Your presence, Lord.

Let us become more aware of your presence. Let us experience the Glory of Your Goodness. Let us become more aware of your presence. Let us experience the Glory of Your Goodness. Let us become more aware of your presence. Let us experience the Glory of Your Goodness.

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your Glory, God, is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by your presence, Lord.

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.
Your Glory, God, is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by your presence, Lord.
Yeah, Holy Spirit, you are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your Glory, God, is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by your presence, Lord.

Prayer for Illumination and 1 Cor. 12:3b-13: Matt and Sarah Swigert

Prayer for Illumination and 1 Cor. Reading for Pentecost

Soloist: As the Wind Song: Sarah Heading, with Caroline Heading on Piano

As the Wind Song, Glory to God hymnal 292, , Music by Swee-Hong Kim; Lyrics by Shirley Erena Murray

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21, Pastor Karen

Holy wisdom, holy word. Thanks be to God!

Acts 2:1-21 for Pentecost, Pastor Karen

Message: All Together in One Place, Pastor Karen

All Together in One Place, Message for Pentecost

Hymn 315: Every Time I Feel the Spirit, African-American Spiritual, sung by Cardinal Chorale

Cardinal Chorale singing Every Time I Feel the Spirit

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.

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]

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]

Affirmation of Faith (From the Confession of 1967, 9.20)

God the Holy Spirit fulfills the work of reconciliation in human life. The Holy Spirit creates and renews the church as the community in which people are reconciled to God and to one another. The Spirit enables people to receive forgiveness as they forgive one another and to enjoy the peace of God as they make peace among themselves. In spite of their sin, the Spirit gives people power to become representatives of Jesus Christ and his gospel of reconciliation to all.

Matt and Sarah: Affirmation of Faith for Pentecost

Invitation to the Offering, Pastor Karen

Invitation to the Offering

Offertory: Breathe on Me, Breath of God by Edwin Hatch

Traditional music by Robert Jackson, Arr and new chorus by Phil Naish, Sung by Steve Green

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication/Lord’s Prayer

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication and Lord’s Prayer with Pastor Karen

Great God, to you we give our thanks; your steadfast love endures forever. With gratitude we bring our gifts to you. Bless us and our gifts, that our lives and our resources may be a source of healing and hope, of joy and justice in our world. 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.

Hymn: Breathe on Me, Natalie Grant

Breathe on Me, Natalie Grant

In humble adoration
I kneel before Your throne in brokenness I seek Your face alone.
Above You there’s no other
Who’s able to restore my soul, come and make me whole.
And breathe on me, power of God come in and change me.
You are all I need, Holy Spirit, breathe on, breathe on me!
I will say of the Lord He is my strong tower, my rock and my fortress
In whom I trust in times of the storm, and in tribulation,
You are my source of help and my salvation! Breath of God, restore my soul.
I will say of the Lord He is my strong tower, my rock and my fortress
In whom I trust in times of the storm, and in tribulation,
He is my help and my salvation! Breath of God, restore my soul.
You are all I need, Holy Spirit. Breathe on me; You are all I need, restore me, Holy Spirit.
Breath of God, breathe of life, breathe on me.
I need you Jesus to breathe on, breathe on me.

Charge/Benediction

Benediction for Pentecost

Postlude: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Mark Wagner, Piano

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing by Charles Wesley, Setting by Gail Smith

Published by karenpts

I am the pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton, Ohio since January 2019. Come and visit! God's love is here for you!

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