Service to Celebrate Pentecost
Revelation: God Making Himself Known to Us
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-21
Adoration: Exalting Our Glorious God
Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King
Prayer of Praise
Pentecost Doxology (Tune: LYONS)
All glory to God, whose love reigns supreme,
Whose word of salvation is ever our theme;
We praise the Son’s merit, the Father’s free grace,
The gifts of the Spirit to Adam’s lost race. Amen.
Confession: Lifting Contrite Hearts up to the Lord
Scripture Reading: John 14:8-17
Silent Prayers of Repentance
Corporate Prayer of Confession
who sent the promised Holy Spirit
to fill disciples with willing faith:
We confess that we resist the work of your Spirit among us,
that we are slow to serve you
and reluctant to spread the good news of your love.
God, have mercy on us.
Forgive our divisions
and by your Spirit draw us together.
Create in us a desire to do your will
and be your faithful people
for the sake of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Propitiation: God Declaring Forgiveness
Declaration of the Good News: Romans 8:14-17
Hymn: For Your Gift of God the Spirit (Tune: ODE TO JOY)
For your gift of God the Spirit,
pow’r to make our lives anew,
pledge of life and hope of glory,
Savior, we would worship you.
Crowning gift of resurrection
sent from your ascended throne,
fullness of the very Godhead,
come to make your life our own.
He who in creation’s dawning
brooded on the lifeless deep,
still across our nature’s darkness
moves to wake our souls from sleep,
moves to stir, to draw, to quicken,
thrusts us through with sense of sin;
brings to birth and seals and fills us
saving Advocate within.
He, himself the living Author,
wakes to life the sacred Word,
reads with us its holy pages
and reveals our risen Lord.
He it is who works within us,
teaching rebel hearts to pray,
he whose holy intercessions
rise for us both night and day.
Father, grant your Holy Spirit
in our hearts may rule today,
grieved not, quenched not, but unhindered,
work in us his sovereign way.
Fill us with your holy fullness,
God the Father, Spirit, Son;
in us, through us, then, forever,
shall your perfect will be done.
Proclamation: God Speaking through His Word
Supplication: Praying for the Church & the World
Intercessory Prayer Jonathan Dent
Commission: God Sending Us Forth to Serve Him
Pastoral Welcome & Announcements Jonathan Dent
Pastoral Charge and Benediction