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.
Gathering Song Ven, Espíritu Divino (Come, Divine Spirit) Música Católica
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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.
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.
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)
A Pentecost Message
Terri Hord Owens, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Minister and President
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)
Scripture reading Acts 2:1-21 (The Message)
Children’s Moment of Wonder
Pentecost Sermon Guest Preacher Karen Ferguson
Song for Reflection and Offering
A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke Brian Owens & Thomas Owens (father and son)
Invitation to Offering
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.
Stewardship Moment Release the Fire The Work of the People
CELEBRATING & BLESSING
Prayers of the People / Communion
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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