Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday: the birthday of the church. On this day in the church calendar, we stop to recognize the event that led to the Apostles being filled with the Spirit of God and the work of Christ that continued through the lives of Jesus’ followers. The Spirit of God brought a special unity in that moment through the gift of tongues given to the disciples and the salvation of thousands of people upon hearing the Gospel of Christ proclaimed. It was indeed a birthday to remember.
The scriptures for this Sunday are found here:
Order of Service
Call to Worship
Leader: By sending down a confusion of languages, the Most High scattered the nations. By distributing the tongues of fire, God calls all peoples into unity.
People: In harmony we glorify the Holy Spirit.
Leader: In the sound of a mighty wind rushing from the heavens, the Most High trumpets good news over the earth. And those who once cast nets to fish in the sea now cast your Word to fish among people.
People: We worship and glorify the Holy Spirit. May the Savior who opens the gates of paradise open our hearts to wisdom and truth.
Open Up the Heavens
Reading of the Scriptures
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Prayer of Petition
This is My Father’s World
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Prayer of Confession
Our God, we come in humility, confessing who and what we are. We are often unresponsive, for we are afraid. When your Spirit speaks, we turn deaf ears, for we fear what you might call us to do. When your spirit touches our lips, we close our mouths, embarrassed to speak your Word. When the wind of your Spirit blows, we close the windows of our hearts, afraid the breeze will disrupt our ordered lives. When the fire of your Spirit touches us, we quench the flame afraid of the new life it might bring. Forgive us, O Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
O Great God
from Pastor Bob and Pastor Scott
The Lord is My Salvation
Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of the this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 10:00am followed by our morning message from one of our pastors. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.
If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourselves with the music.
We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.