Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
I will ask the Father, and he will send another Companion, who will be with you forever. This Companion is the Spirit of Truth, whom the world can’t receive because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. You know him, because he lives with you and will be with you.
—John 14:16–17 ceb
♫ Here I Am to Worship (lyrics)
♫ The Eye of the Storm (lyrics)
Reconciliation with God
The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. But everyone who calls on the Lord’s name will be saved.
—Joel 2:31–32 ceb
… In Christ you are forgiven.
R Thanks be to God!
♫ Red Letters (lyrics)
Sharing the Peace
… The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
R And also with you.
Time with Young Disciples
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it,
the world and its inhabitants too.
—Psalm 24:1 ceb
Prayers of the People and 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 sins,
as we forgive those who sin 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.
♫ Sovereign Over Us (lyrics)
Scripture Acts 2:1–21 ceb
1 When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. 4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak.
5 There were pious Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered. They were mystified because everyone heard them speaking in their native languages. 7 They were surprised and amazed, saying, “Look, aren’t all the people who are speaking Galileans, every one of them? 8 How then can each of us hear them speaking in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; as well as residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the regions of Libya bordering Cyrene; and visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism), 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the mighty works of God in our own languages!” 12 They were all surprised and bewildered. Some asked each other, “What does this mean?” 13 Others jeered at them, saying, “They’re full of new wine!”
14 Peter stood with the other eleven apostles. He raised his voice and declared, “Judeans and everyone living in Jerusalem! Know this! Listen carefully to my words! 15 These people aren’t drunk, as you suspect; after all, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning! 16 Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your young will see visions.
Your elders will dream dreams.
18 Even upon my servants, men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will cause wonders to occur in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
20 The sun will be changed into darkness,
and the moon will be changed into blood,
before the great and spectacular day of the Lord comes.
21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
… This is the Word of the Lord.
R Thanks be to God.
♫ Since Jesus Came Into My Heart (lyrics + music)
Blessing & Sending
♫ The Family of God (lyrics)
Music in this bulletin is used by permission, CCLI # 615,085, unless specified otherwise. Other materials are reprinted by permission from the Book of Common Worship (© 1993 Westminster John Knox Press), the United Methodist Book of Worship (© 1992 The United Methodist Publishing House), and/or The Worship Sourcebook (© 2004, CRC Publications). Except where noted, Scripture quotations are used by permission from the Common English Bible (CEB) © 2011 Common English Bible.