PIONEER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Our buildings are closed, but not our church!
WORSHIP IS HAPPENING!
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.
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
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)
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
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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