Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am

May 15, 2016                                                                     Pentecost

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! The Holy Spirit comes to bless us.

Order of Service

Divine Service 1, page 15 in the front part of the blue supplement

Opening Hymn

Come, Oh, Come, Life Giving Spirit, #181

Prayer of the Day

Holy Spirit, God and Lord, come to us this joyful day with your sevenfold gift of grace. Rekindle in our hearts the holy fire of your love that in a true and living faith we may tell abroad the glory of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Father, one God, now and forever. Amen

First Lesson

Genesis 11:1-9

When God created mankind, there was only one language. The sinful pride of the people was evident in their plan to build a tower that would make a name for them. But God confused the people and scattered them throughout the world by giving them different languages.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 51b, page 87 in the front part of the hymnal

Second Lesson

Acts 2:1-21

On Pentecost, the confusion at Babel is reversed as the disciples receive the Holy Spirit and are given the ability to speak in other languages. God gave them this gift that they might share the gospel with people from every nation. This is the beginning of the end times as prophesied by Joel.

Gospel Lesson

John 15:26,27

The Holy Spirit, who comes to us, proceeds from the Father, and the Son. He testifies to the work of Jesus and brings us to faith.

Hymn of the Day

Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord, 176

Sermon

Genesis 11:1-9Progress with Care

Hymn

Christ High-Ascended, #558

Closing Hymn

We All Are One in Mission, #566