Worshiping Together in Different Places – An online worship experience on Pentecost Sunday (Year A)

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Welcome to worship for Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020.

During this time of worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion – whatever you have available will be sufficient.

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Gathering Song        Ven, Espíritu Divino (Come, Divine Spirit)        Música Católica 

For best results, enable Closed Captioning on the video

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Lighting of the Community Candle

Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip.  The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.

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Acknowledgement of Land

(an act towards reconciliation)

For thousands of years, First Nations people have walked on this land; their relationship with the land is at the center of their lives and spirituality. We are gathered on the traditional territory of the Coastal Salish and Puyallup people, and we acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the ages.

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A Musical Gift from the College of Regional Ministers (Disciples of Christ)
Santo, Santo, Santo (Holy, Holy, Holy); How Great Is Our God (Lo Grande Que es Dios)

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A Pentecost Message
Terri Hord Owens, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Minister and President 

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

You can find all of the lectionary readings for Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020, here: (https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=47)

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 Scripture reading        Acts 2:1-21  (The Message)

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Children’s Moment of Wonder
Pentecost Sermon
        Guest Preacher Karen Ferguson

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AFFIRMING

Song for Reflection and Offering       
A Change Is Gonna Come
by Sam Cooke        Brian Owens & Thomas Owens (father and son)

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Invitation to Offering

We have a number of ways to participate and contribute when you are unable to attend worship in person:

You can make a one-time donation, or manage ongoing giving on our website at https://fccpuyallup.com/donate.

You may choose to use the GivePlus Mobile App.  Simply download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play, and then search for “First Christian Church” using our zip code: 98371.  Through the app you can also set up one-time or ongoing giving from your phone.

Or, you may send checks via the Postal Service by mailing to: First Christian Church, P.O. Box 516, Puyallup, WA 98371.

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Stewardship Moment        Release the Fire        The Work of the People

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

Prayers of the People  /  Communion

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Closing Benediction        (written by Joanna Harader, Spacious Faith)

As you go forth from this moment,
may the wind of the Spirit startle your senses
and blow through your life;
may the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.
And may the blessing of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.  Amen.

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Closing Song        Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)        George Harrison

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Don’t forget to email a photo of yourself wearing red today so we can add it to our online Pentecost photo album!  Email to webmaster@fccpuyallup.com

See the beginning of our photo album here.
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Guest Preacher: Karen Ferguson; Welcome: Robin Crabb; Elders: Kelli Kays & Barbara Stroud; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Terry Forslund; Prayers of the People Video: Mike Herbert; Special Music: Wei Chan; Video: Pam Chan

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