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  • Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020

    11:00 am service

    GATHERING IN GOD’S PRESENCE Opening Voluntary We Pray Now to the Holy Ghost Dietrich Buxtehude Call to Worship Trust in the Lord and do good. May the Lord give strength to the people! Hymn 539 O Spirit of the Living God FOREST GREEN O Spirit of the living God, thou light and fire divine, descend upon thy church once more, and make it truly thine. Fill it with love and joy and power, with righteousness and peace; till Christ shall dwell in human hearts, and sin and sorrow cease. Blow, wind of God! With wisdom blow until our minds are free from mists of error, clouds of doubt, which blind our eyes to thee. Burn, winged fire! Inspire our lips with flaming love and zeal, to preach to all thy great good news, God’s glorious common-weal. So shall we know the power of Christ who came this world to save; so shall we rise with him to life which soars beyond the grave; and earth shall win true holiness, which makes thy children whole; till, perfected by thee, we reach creation’s glorious goal! Greeting and Passing of the Peace The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

  • LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD Prayer of Illumination Anthem Psalm 104 Hal H. Hopson Scripture Lesson Acts 2:1-21 The Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God. Sermon Happy Birthday Rev. Mark Ralls Moment of Reflection Be Thou My Vision Daniel S. Pinkston

    RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

    Hymn 405 Seek Ye First SEEK YE See ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Allelu, alleluia! Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened unto you. Allelu, alleluia!

  • Affirmation of Faith I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen Gloria Patri GREATOREX

  • Pastoral Prayer The Lord’s Prayer 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen Presentation of Our Gifts and Offerings Offertory Anthem Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me arr. K. Lee Scott Gracious Spirit, dwell with me, I would gracious be; Help me now thy grace to see, I would be like thee; And, with words that help and heal, thy life would mine reveal; And, with actions bold and meek, For Christ, my Savior, speak. Truthful Spirit, dwell with me, I would truthful be; Help me now thy truth to see, I would be like thee; And, with wisdom kind and clear, thy life in mine appear; And, with actions brotherly, Speak Christ’s sincerity. Holy Spirit, dwell with me, I would holy be; Show thy mercy tenderly, Make me more like thee; Separate from sin, I would And cherish all things good, And whatever I can be Give him who gave me thee. Mighty Spirit, dwell with me, I would mighty be; Help me now thy power to see, I would be like thee; Against all weapons hell can wield, be thou my strength and shield; Let thy word my weapon be, Lord, Thine the victory.

    Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me, arr. K. Lee Scott

    Copyright 1984, Augsburg Publishing House, All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-734965

  • Doxology OLD 100TH

    GATHERING IN GOD’S PRESENCE Hymn 555 Forward Through the Ages ST. GERTRUDE Forward through the ages, in unbroken line, move the faithful spirits at the call divine; gifts in differing measure, hearts of one accord, manifold the service, once the sure reward. Forward through the ages, in unbroken line, move the faithful spirits at the call divine. Not alone we conquer, not alone we fall; in each loss or triumph lose or triumph all. Bound by God’s far purpose in one living whole, move we on together to the shining goal. Forward through the ages, in unbroken line, move the faithful spirits at the call divine.

  • Dismissal with Blessing Choral Response Create in me a clean heart, O God. Open my eyes to see. Help me to choose the better part, And hide myself in Thee. Closing Voluntary Maestoso Hermann Schroeder Serving Today Senior Pastor—Rev. Mark Ralls, Associate Pastors—Rev. Christy Sharp, Rev. Jeremy Morris Director of Music—Michael S. Brannon Readers—Grace Lee Oakman, Jim Hendershot, Dee West, Don Youmans, Brendan Rich, Clint Holt, Ken Perkins, Mary Grace Mullinix Clarinet—Terre Eberly Singers—Desiree Anderson, Hannah Anderson, Craig Etheridge, Jennifer Gompf, Barbara Hora, Sandie Salvaggio-Walker, Dennis Sanders, Jean Werdelin, Don Youmans Sound Technician—Jason Gardner Altar Flowers The flowers are given by Kelly Case in honor of the 100th birthday of Kelly’s grandmother, Sue Nicholson. Sue was the organist for First United Methodist Church for over 15 year.

    Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-734965. All rights reserved. First United Methodist Church 204 Sixth Avenue West Hendersonville, NC 28739 828.693.4275 — www.fumchvlnc.org

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