Week of May 31, 2020

  • Scripture - Acts 2:1-21
  • Reflection - Maureen McCartney
  • Prayers of the People - Kristin Woodburke
  • Music Offering
    • Congregational Singing: Give Me Oil in My Lamp
    • Hymn: Come, O Holy Spirit
    • Anthem: Holy Spirit, Come into Our Lives
    • Hymn: Pentecost Had Come
    • Benediction: Spirit God, Be Our Breath

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Reflection

Maureen McCartney

Reflection - Pentecost, May 31, 2020 (PDF)

Prayers of the People

Kristin Woodburke

Prayers of the People - May 31, 2020 (PDF)

Music Offering

Congregational Singing: Give Me Oil in My Lamp
Performed by Lindsay Kyle

Hymn: Come, O Holy Spirit
Performed by Stephen Cocks

1. 
Come, O Holy Spirit, set the Church on fire;  
Strike it as the lightning hits a posing spire.  
Burn away the structures and consume the sham  
Of our holy systems: Come, in Jesus’ name!

Refrain:  
Come, come, come, in Jesus’ name!  
Take our hearts by storm.  
All the world lies open:  
Pentecost is now!   (x 2)

2.
Blow away the cobwebs of our stubborn past.  
Come, send flying from us myths unfit to last.  
Wind of change, refresh us and disturb our calm;  
Teach us what true love is, take our hearts by storm.

Refrain

3.
Free us from the babble of our Babel mind;  
Spark in us a language all can understand.  
Lighten then our darkness, come and show us how  
All the world lies open: Pentecost is now!

Refrain

Anthem: Holy Spirit, Come into Our Lives
Performed by Stephen Cocks

Hymn: Pentecost Had Come
Performed by Stephen Cocks 

1.
Pentecost had come and in that time of grace,  
Jesus’ friends were gathered in a meeting place.  
Suddenly the Spirit came in wind and flame,
Sending men and women out in Jesus’ name.  
Spirit, come upon us, too! Give us gifts to share for you.  
We live in a world in need; send us where you daily lead!

2.
All around the city joy was in the air;  
People gathered in the streets from everywhere.  
Soon they heard some preaching and the news was good!
There, in every language, they all understood.  
Spirit, move through every land till all know and understand:  
Jesus died and rose it’s true! Now we have new life in you.

3.
Peter told the crowd to turn and be baptized;  
Thousands heard the words he spoke and changed their lives.  
Daily they sold what they owned to help the poor;
Day by day the church was growing more and more.  
Spirit, change the way we live. Teach us how to gladly give.  
Guide us, as we seek to be  
Faithful in our ministry.

Benediction: Spirit God, Be Our Breath
Performed by Stephen Cocks

1. 
Spirit God: be our breath, be our song.  
Blow through us, bringing strength to move on.  
Our world seems inward, defensive, withdrawn…  
Spirit God, be our song.

4.
Spirit God: be our breath, be our song.  
Blow through us, bringing strength to move on.  
Through change, through challenge, we’ll greet the new dawn…  
Spirit God, be our song.

 

Music statement:

"Give Me Oil in My Lamp". Words: Anonymous. Music: Traditional. Public Domain.

"Come, O Holy Spirit". Words: Fred Kaan 1972, rev. 1998; Music: Ron Klusmeier 2000. Words Copyright (c) 1972, 1998 Hope Publishing Co. Music Copyright (c) 2000 Ron Klusmeier, www.musiklus.comWords: One License #A-725403. 

"Holy Spirit, Come into Our Lives". Words & Music by Ken Canedo 1998. Words/Music Copyright (c) 1998 by Ken Canedo. Published by OCP Publications. One License #A-725403.

"Pentecost Had Come". Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, Copyright (c) 2010 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Music: Argentine Folk Melody (Public Domain).

"Spirit God, Be Our Breath". Words & Music by Bruce Harding 1997. Words & Music Copyright (c) 1997 by Bruce Harding, www.evensong.ca One License #A-725403.