Order of Worship June 14th, 2020, 2nd Sunday After Pentecost

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Text for hymns are below each hymn.  Click on the hymn hyperlink to view sheet music version.

Prelude: Gregory Dixon, Pianist/Music Director
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Greeting: Phillip Jefferson                                                   
Opening Prayer: Phillip Jefferson
“Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.” (Book of Common Prayer, TEC, 1979)

Opening Hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing  #400-R
1. “Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace.
Streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love.
2. Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come.
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God.
He, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.
3. O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.”
Scripture Reading: Michael Lester
Joel 2:1, 27-29
Reading: Phillip Jefferson
Psalm 8
Prayer of Confession: Phillip Jefferson
“Dear God, we lower our heads before you and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are yours. Sometimes we carry on our lives as if there was no God and we fall short of being a credible witness to You. For these things we ask your forgiveness and we also ask for your strength. Give us clear minds and open hearts so we may be a witness to You in our world. Remind us to be who You would have us to be regardless of what we are doing or who we are with. Hold us to You and build our relationship with You and with those You have given us on earth. Amen.”

Hymn of Preparation: Breathe on Me, Breath of God #420-R
By Edwin Hatch and Robert Jackson
1. “Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew,
That I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.
2. Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,
Until with thee I will one will, to do and to endure.
3. Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,
Till all this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.
4. Breathe on me, Breath of God, so I shall never die,
But live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.”

Scripture Reading: Michael Lester
Acts 2:1-18, 22-24, 36-38
Message: “Winds of Change” by Michael Lester

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Phillip Jefferson

Please use the post your prayer requests and praises during the offertory.
Offertory: Down to the River to Pray #3164 – Worship & Song Hymnal                                 
Prayer after receiving: Michael Lester
Closing Hymn: Revive Us Again #123 – Cokesbury Hymnal
By John Jenkins Husband and William Paton Mackay
1. “We praise Thee, O God! for the Son of Thy love,
for Jesus who died and is now gone above.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Revive us again.
2. We praise Thee, O God! for Thy Spirit of light,
Who has shown us our Savior, and scattered our night.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Revive us again.
3. All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain,
Who has borne all our sins, and has cleansed every stain.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Revive us again.
4. Revive us again; fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled with fire from above.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Revive us again.”
Announcements: Lorri Bingham
Dismissal with blessing: Michael Lester
“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with every good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13: 20-21)

Postlude: Gregory Dixon, Pianist/Music Director

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