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Prelude on “Forest Green”

Arranged by Tracey Craig McKibben
Tune: Forest Green
by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Chris Warner, Organist




Pastor Angie

*Call to Worship

Noelle Russell

Leader: In rushing wind and tongues of fire . . . 
All: the Church is born.
Leader: In courage found and faith renewed . . . 
All: the Church gains strength.
Leader: In visions seen and dreams made real . . . 
All: the Church blesses the world.
Leader: In hopes rekindled and fears released . . . 
All: the Church leads the way.
Leader: In rushing wind and tongues of fire . . . 
All: Come, Holy Spirit, come.

*Opening Hymn

O Spirit of the Living God

Text: Henry Hallam Tweedy; Tune: Forest Green, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams

© Public Domain | CCLI # 3888252

1 O Spirit of the living God,
thou light and fire divine,
descend upon thy church once more,
and make it truly thine.
Fill it with love and joy and power,
with righteousness and peace;
till Christ shall dwell in human hearts,
and sin and sorrow cease.

2 Blow, wind of God! With wisdom blow
until our minds are free
from mists of error, clouds of doubt,
which blind our eyes to thee.
Burn, winged fire! Inspire our lips
with flaming love and zeal,
to preach to all thy great good news,
God's glorious commonweal.

3 Teach us to utter living words
of truth which all may hear,
the language all may understand
when love speaks loud and clear;
till every age and race and clime
shall blend their creeds in one,
and earth shall form one family
by whom thy will is done.

4 So shall we know the power of Christ
who came this world to save;
so shall we rise with him to life
which soars beyond the grave;
and earth shall win true holiness,
which makes thy children whole;
till, perfected by thee, we reach
creation's glorious goal!

The First Scripture Reading

Acts 2:1-21

Children's Moments

Pastor Angie

Jesus Loves the Little Children

George Frederick Root and Clare Herbert Woolston

© Public Domain | CCLI Song # 58415

Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Morning, evening, day and night,
They are precious in His sight -
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Prayer Requests / Prayers of the People

Feel free to text Pastor Angie at (614) 309-6645 with any prayer requests.

The Offering

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Offertory Music

Offertory on “Beach Spring”

Arranged by Tracey Craig McKibben 
Tune: Beach Spring 
by B. F. White (1800-1879) 

Prayer of Dedication

*Praise Time

As a Fire Is Meant for Burning

Text: Ruth C. Duck; Tune: Beach Spring, B. F. White

© 1992, GIA Publications, Inc. 

1 As a fire is meant for burning
with a bright and warming flame,
so the church is meant for mission,
giving glory to God's name.
Not to preach out creeds or customs,
but to build a bridge of care,
we join hands across the nations,
finding neighbors everywhere.

2 We are learners; we are teachers;
we are pilgrims on the way.
We are seekers; we are givers;
we are vessels made of clay.
By our gentle, loving actions
we would show that Christ is light.
In a humble, listening Spirit
we would live to God's delight.

3 As a green bud in the springtime
is a sign of life renewed,
so may we be signs of oneness
'mid earth's peoples, many hued.
As a rainbow lights the heavens
when a storm is past and gone,
may our lives reflect the radiance
of God's new glorious dawn.

Draw the Circle Wide

Words: Gordon Light; Music: Mark A. Miller

© 2008 Abingdon Press | CCLI Song # 5897430

Draw the circle,
draw the circle wide.
Draw the circle,
draw the circle wide.
No one stands alone,
we'll stand side by side.
Draw the circle,
draw the circle wide. (x2)

Draw the circle wide,
draw it wider still.
Let this be our song:
no one stands alone.
Standing side by side,
draw the circle,
draw the circle wide. (x2)

Chorus x1
Bridge x1

Draw the circle,
draw the circle wide.


*The Gospel Reading

John 15:26-16:15


We Didn't Start the Fire

Pastor Angie

*Closing Hymn

Faithful God, You Sent Your Spirit

Text: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette; Tune: Nettleton

© 2008 Carolyn Winfrey Gillette | 

1 Faithful God, you sent your Spirit
Long ago at Pentecost.
You gave life and said to share it,
All as one, beneath your cross.
May we see your wondrous blessing
When your people everywhere
Work together, all confessing
Faith that binds us, faith to share.

2 God of hope, you daily nurture
Those who seek to follow you.
You're not bound by any culture;
You love rich and poor ones, too.
In an ever-changing nation,
May your churches welcome in
Every child of your creation,
Giving hope to all again.

3 God of love, may we in worship
Welcome our diversity.
May we reach in trust and friendship
To the poor and refugee.
May we see Christ in the stranger,
Breaking bonds of hate and fear.
By your Spirit, may we offer
Glimpses of your kingdom here.

*Benediction and Sending Forth

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George Blake 

Chris Warner

We encourage parishioners to remain seated and enjoy the talents of our organist during the Postlude.

Invitation to Holy Communion

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.


Unison Prayer of Confession

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Words of Forgiveness

Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.


The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

…the prayer continues 

…And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

…the prayer continues 

…in union with Christ’s offering for us we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

…the prayer continues

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and for ever. Amen.

And now, with the confidence of being children of God, let us pray:


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Receiving the Bread and Cup


Unison Prayer after Communion

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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