May 20, 2018

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am


I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land.
Then you will know that I the L
ORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD. (Ezekiel 37:14)

God Gathers Us for Worship



Prayer of Preparation

* Opening Hymn: Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth (# 237)

* Call to Worship: Psalm 104   

L:   How many are your works, O LORD!

P:   In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

L:   These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.

P:   When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.

A:   Pour out your Spirit on us, O God.  Make us new creatures.  Send us into the world to announce the good news: The crucified One is Lord!

* God’s Greeting

* Mutual Greeting

* Songs of Praise:        Send Us Your Spirit (# 228)

 Jesus Is Our King (# 602)

* Prayer of Invocation

Children’s Sermon

Children ages 3-7 are invited to Children’s Worship

as we sing May the Peace of Christ Be with You  (# 949)

May the peace of Christ be with you.

May the love of Christ dwell deep in your heart.

May the spirit enlighten your way.

May you walk in the comfort of God’s care.

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Hebrews 4:14, 16

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: Hebrews 10:10, 12-14

God’s Will for Our Lives: Hebrews 10:19-25


We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 (pg. 771)

Psalm 104: We Worship You, Whose Splendor Dwarfs the Cosmos
(# 11, v. 1, refrain, v. 5-6, refrain)

Epistle Reading: Romans 8:22-27 (pg. 800)

Gospel Reading: John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 (pg. 765)

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message: The Spirit of Truth

We Respond with a Feast of Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: Church of God, Elect and Glorious (# 252)

* Confession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed (Our Faith, pg. 13)

Offerings:        The Ministries of Hessel Park Church

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Prayer of Great Thanksgiving

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

With joy we praise you, gracious God,

      for you have created heaven and earth,

      made us in your image, and kept covenant with us—

      even when we fell into sin.

We give you thanks for Jesus Christ, our Lord,

      who by his glorious resurrection

      overcame the power of sin and gave us new life.

Therefore we join our voices

      with all the saints and angels and the whole creation

      to proclaim the glory of your name:

* Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (# 538:4)

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea;

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

You are holy, O God of majesty,

      and blessed is Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord,

      whom you sent to save us.

He came with healing in his touch

      and was wounded for our sins.

He came with mercy in his voice

      and was mocked as one despised.

He came with peace in his heart

      and met with violence and death.

By your power he broke free from the prison of the tomb,

      and at his command the gates of hell were opened.

The one who was dead now lives.

The one who humbled himself is raised to rule over all creation,

      the Lamb upon the throne.

The one ascended on high is with us always, as he promised.


We give you thanks that at his last supper, the Lord Jesus took bread,

      and when he had blessed it, he broke it and said,

      “This is my body, which is for you;

      do this in remembrance of me.” And he gave it to his disciples.

In the same way, he took the cup after supper and said,

      “This cup is the new covenant in my blood;

      do this in remembrance of me.”

With thanksgiving we offer our very selves to you

       to be a living and holy sacrifice,

      dedicated to your service.


Praise to you, Lord Jesus:

Dying you destroyed our death,

rising you restored our life.

Lord Jesus, come in glory.

Prayer of Invocation

Invitation to the Sacrament

Congregation in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord has prepared his Table for his church.  All who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation are now invited to join with Christ in this holy supper.  We come with gladness.  Thanks be to God!

The Communion

Prayer of God’s People

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn: Thuma Mina (# 945)

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Thanks be to God.  Alleluia!

May God the Father, who led his children through the wilderness,

Christ, the Son, who conquered death,

And the Holy Spirit, whose breath gives life to all,

Bless you and guide you in the way everlasting,

Keep you and bring you to your eternal home.

Alleluia!  Amen.