Our buildings are closed, but not our church!


Worship is happening each Sunday morning at 10:00 am. At this point there are two ways to join that worship service, online and by phone. This Sunday, May 31st, is Pentecost – please do not miss it.  

 Zoom Invitation 


Pastor Ginger Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

NOTE: This Invite has a new link & meeting ID, different than prior weeks.
Please use the info below to successfully access the service from now on.

        Every week on Sunday at 10 AM
        May 31, 2020

        June 7, 2020
        Jun 14, 2020 
        Jun 21, 2020 10:00 AM etc.

Join Zoom Meeting online

Meeting ID: 858 4997 7401

Join Zoom Meeting by phone
        +1-669-900-9128 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 858 4997 7401


Pioneer United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Order of Worship                 

Day of Pentecost
(For use in private worship at home, or in online/phone worship with others. If you want to talk or need a Bible, hymnals, Upper Room at home, please call Nancy Marchinek @ 530-320-7484 or Pastor Ginger @ 559-676-8719. )

**Please wear RED to worship as we celebrate Pentecost**
Prelude                                                                                   Qi Qing Thorp & David Thorp
                                                                                                         Piano & Viola Duet
Words of Welcome                                                                Pastor Ginger Foster

Gift of Music                                                                        Karen Kesler, Barbara & Don Hare
                                                                                                                  Bell Trio
                                                                                                                                        Opening Unison Prayer                                                       Carl Swain, Liturgist                                                           
Spirit of God,
We long to be open to your presence in our church and in our lives.
Fill us with your wind and fire, that we might be enlivened again.
Help us hear the words as if for the first time, that they might touch us anew.
Give us visions and dreams of what you long for in your creation,
That we might begin to live them into reality.
Come, Spirit; come into our worship, into our church, into our very selves. Amen.
Bells of Celebration
Welcoming the Children                                                                           Pastor Ginger Foster
Mission Moment (Video)                                         UMCOR
                                                             United Methodist Committee on Relief
Hymn of Response         “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is”           #2119 (black hymnal)
                                                                                                                    Sing twice
Offering Our Gifts & Lives to God
            Invitation to Give
 Offering Our Prayers to God
            Sharing Our Joys and Concerns
             Time of Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer
             Lord’s Prayer                    
 Hymn of Preparation                     “Spirit Song”                                      #347 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                                           Vs. 1 & 2
Scripture Reading                      Acts 2: 1-8, 11b-13                          Carl Swain, Liturgist                                                  
 Message/Reflection         “What Do You Do With Such a Gift?”          Pastor Ginger Foster
Reflection on the Scripture Passages/Questions for private worship at home:
 Wind, fire, noise, surprise, cacophony of languages, promises fulfilled, gifts given and received, and most of all the Spirit, the Holy Spirit –these are all parts of what make up the Pentecost experience, not only for the first-century church, but for us as well. Why and where were the disciples and others gathered all together? What were they waiting for? Describe their state of mind. What do you think they expected would happen next?  What actually happens? What was unexpected? How did the Spirit manifest itself in the faithful disciples? Do you think they truly understood all that was happening? What did they probably not understand?  “In our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power” – What does this mean? What will come next? That day, filled with the Spirit, Jesus’ followers became his witnesses.  How will they continue to be his witnesses? How are we to be Jesus’ witnesses today? What do we do with such a gift, the gift of the Spirit?
Closing Hymn                                 “Spirit of God”                            #2117 (black hymnal)
                                                                                                                     Vs. 1, 3 & 4


Leader1 :    May the Spirit of the living God continue to fall afresh on you,
                   As you go from this place.

Leader 2 and People:    Though we are now divided,
                   Remember that we are always one in Christ Jesus.


Leader1 :       Go and share unity in the Spirit,

Leader 2 and People:     As you live lives of wholeness and peace. Amen.    
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