May 20, 2018               Pentecost

ORDER OF SERVICE

The Common Service (also found on page 15 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 479, Jesus, Your Boundless Love to Me

 

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.(sung)

 

FIRST LESSON

Ezekiel 37:1-14 (printed on back of worship folder)

The Lord asks Ezekiel, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Without God’s Spirit, though there nay be physical life, there can be no spiritual life. With God’s Spirit, what is dead is made alive.


 

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 51b (also found on page 87 of the hymnal)

 

 

SECOND LESSON

Acts 2:1-21 (printed on back of worship folder)

Luke records the spectacular outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Peter’s stirring sermon proclaims that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”


 

VERSE OF THE DAY
Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.

 

GOSPEL

John 14:25-27 (printed on back of worship folder)

Jesus tells the disciples not to be afraid, because he will send the Holy Spirit, the counselor.


 

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 176, Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord

 

SERMON

Ezekiel 37:1-14
The Spirit Shows us What God Sees

 

DISTRIBUTION HYMN

As many verses of the following hymn will be sung as time permits.

Hymn 295, Dearest Jesus, We Are Here

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 293, God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage