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Bulletin for 5/23/2021

May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday


Invocation


Scripture: Psalm 104


1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty, 2 wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent, 3 you set the beams of your[a] chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your[b] chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, 4 you make the winds your[c] messengers, fire and flame your[d] ministers.

5 You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken. 6 You cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. 7 At your rebuke they flee; at the sound of your thunder they take to flight. 8 They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys to the place that you appointed for them. 9 You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills, 11 giving drink to every wild animal; the wild asses quench their thirst. 12 By the streams[e] the birds of the air have their habitation; they sing among the branches. 13 From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

14 You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use,[f] to bring forth food from the earth, 15 and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart. 16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. 17 In them the birds build their nests; the stork has its home in the fir trees. 18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the coneys. 19 You have made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. 20 You make darkness, and it is night, when all the animals of the forest come creeping out. 21 The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. 22 When the sun rises, they withdraw and lie down in their dens. 23 People go out to their work and to their labor until the evening.

24 O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great. 26 There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

27 These all look to you to give them their food in due season; 28 when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. 29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 30 When you send forth your spirit,[g] they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works— 32 who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke. 33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. 35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Praise the Lord!


“Fill this House”


Holy spirit, come and fill this house up. Let Your love fall like a fire, consume us, Lord. Come, Lord, Jesus, let Your rain fall on us. In Your presence, come and change our hearts to Yours We've come to bring glory. We've come to bring faith. We've come to bring honor to Your holy name. We've come to dance. We've come to sing. We've come to encounter Jesus, our king. Holy spirit, come and fill this house up. Let Your love fall like a fire, consume us, Lord. Come, Lord, Jesus, let Your rain fall on us. In Your presence, come and change our hearts to Yours. Living fire, come and overflow to our desire, You and You alone. Living fire, come and overflow to our desire, You and You alone. Living fire, come and overflow to our desire, You and You alone. Living fire, come and overflow to our desire, You and You alone. Holy spirit, come and fill this house up. Let Your love fall like a fire, consume us, Lord. Come, Lord, Jesus, let Your rain fall on us. In Your presence, come and change our hearts to Yours.


*RL-85.* COME OVER US

(Bertram Sluys. © 2018 Bertram Sluys)


CHORUS: Holy Spirit come over us As you did long ago on Pentecost

Holy Spirit come over us and fill our hearts we pray


1. Send your wind that blew a path through the Red Sea

When Moses led your people from out of slavery

Send your wind as when it touched the disciples

Announcing you among them, from fear it set them free


CHORUS: Holy Spirit come over us As you did long ago on Pentecost

Holy Spirit come over us and fill our hearts we pray


2. Send your fire as from a bush that was burning

To Moses you commanded go out and speak your words

Send your fire that sat upon the disciples

And set ablaze in each one a passion for your words


CHORUS: Holy Spirit come over us As you did long ago on Pentecost

Holy Spirit come over us and fill our hearts we pray


3. Send your words of praise as on the disciples

In languages of peoples to them unknown and new

Send your words of praise upon us your people

In new ways we will praise you that all may know of you


CHORUS: Holy Spirit come over us As you did long ago on Pentecost

Holy Spirit come over us and fill our hearts we pray


END: And fill our hearts we pray And fill our hearts we pray


Scripture: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


15 26 “When the Advocate[a] 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. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

16 “I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God. 3 And they will do this because they have not known the Father or me. 4 But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate[a] will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about[b] sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11 about 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. 13 When 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. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns


Scripture: Acts 2:1-21


2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 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. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

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

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

17 ‘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. 18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. 20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. 21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’


“The Comforter Has Come”


O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found, Wherever human hearts and human woes abound; Let ev'ry Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound: The Comforter has come!


The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav'n, the Father's promise giv'n; O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found The Comforter has come!


The long, long night is past, the morning breaks at last, And hushed the dreadful wail and fury of the blast, As o'er the golden hills the day advances fast! The Comforter has come!

The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav'n, the Father's promise giv'n; O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found The Comforter has come!


Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings, To ev'ry captive soul a full deliverance brings; And through the vacant cells the song of triumph rings; The Comforter has come!


The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav'n, the Father's promise giv'n; O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found The Comforter has come!


O boundless love divine! How shall this tongue of mine To wond'ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine! The Comforter has come!


The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav'n, the Father's promise giv'n; O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found The Comforter has come!


“He Abides”


1. I’m rejoicing night and day As I walk the narrow way, For the hand of God in all my life I see; And the reason of my bliss, Yes, the secret all is this: That the Comforter abides with me.


Refrain: He abides, He abides; Hallelujah, He abides with me! I’m rejoicing night and day As I walk the narrow way, For the Comforter abides with me.


2. Once my heart was full of sin, Once I had no peace within, Till I heard how Jesus died upon the tree; Then I fell down at His feet, And there came a peace so sweet; Now the Comforter abides with me.


Refrain: He abides, He abides; Hallelujah, He abides with me! I’m rejoicing night and day As I walk the narrow way, For the Comforter abides with me.


3. He is with me everywhere, And He knows my every care; I’m as happy as a bird and just as free; For the Spirit has control; Jesus satisfies my soul, Since the Comforter abides with me.


Refrain: He abides, He abides; Hallelujah, He abides with me! I’m rejoicing night and day As I walk the narrow way, For the Comforter abides with me.


4. There’s no thirsting for the things Of the world—they’ve taken wings; Long ago I gave them up, and instantly All my night was turned to day, All my burdens rolled away; Now the Comforter abides with me.


Refrain: He abides, He abides; Hallelujah, He abides with me! I’m rejoicing night and day As I walk the narrow way, For the Comforter abides with me.


Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14


37 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3 He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath[a] to enter you, and you shall live. 6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath[b] in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

7 So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath:[c] Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath,[d] and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11 Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”


Message: Pastor Ryan

“What Does This Mean”


Benediction


Weekly budgeted need: $3,578.00

Monthly budgeted need: $14,312.00

May giving received to date: $ 12,624.00.00

(This includes May 9, 2021 giving total of $2,576.00)


Giving received May 16, 2021


Tithes and Offerings $5,423.00

Building Fund 985.00

Faith Promise/Missions 110.00

Sunday school 20.00

Teens 10.00

Food Pantry 15.00

Total $6,563.00



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