TODAY we are the church at worship in our own homes on this Day of Pentecost!
Come Holy Spirit!
When you are ready to worship:
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Now is the Time to Worship
Video: Welcome and Introduction to the Day
VIDEO and JOIN IN: THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM
All may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at baptism as we begin:
Alleluia! Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are raised with him to new life. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.
We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning you created us in your image and planted us in a well-watered garden. In the desert you promised pools of water for the parched, and you gave us water from the rock. When we did not know the way, you sent the Good Shepherd to lead us to still waters. At the cross, you watered us from Jesus' wounded side, and on this day, you shower us again with the water of life.
We praise you for your salvation through water, for the water of baptism, and for all water everywhere. Bathe us in your forgiveness, grace, and love. Satisfy the thirsty, and give us the life only you can give.
To you be given honor and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
VIDEO AND SING ALONG: Canticle of Praise
Cantor: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Worthy if Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. Power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and blessing and glory are his.
Refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation: Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
Final refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God, for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia. Alleluia.
VIDEO AND SAY (Prayer of the day):
O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Video: Children’s Word
Video: First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
VIDEO AND READ ALONG RESPONSIVELY: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
24How manifold are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
25Yonder is the sea, great and wide, with its swarms too many to number, living things both small and great.
26There go the ships to and fro, and Leviathan, which you made for the sport of it.
27All of them look to you to give them their food in due season.
28You give it to them; they gather it; you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
29When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
30You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; and so you renew the face of the earth.
31May the glory of the LORD endure forever; O LORD, rejoice in all your works.
32You look at the earth and it trembles; you touch the mountains and they smoke.
33I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being.
34May these words of mine please God. I will rejoice in the LORD.
35bBless the LORD, O my soul. Hallelujah!
Video: Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Video: Gospel - John 20:19-23
Video: Sermon – There Will be Fire!
VIDEO & SING ALONG – Hymn of the Day: “You Are Mine”
I will come to you in the silence, I will lift you from all your fear. You will hear my voice, I claim you as my choice. Be still and know I am here.
I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see. In the shadows of the night, I will be y our light. Come and rest in me.
Refrain: Do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine.
(Sing with accompaniment) I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who dwell in shame. All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my name. Refrain
I am the Word that leads all to freedom, I am the peace the world cannot give. I will call your name, embracing all your pain. Stand up, and walk and live! Refrain
VIDEO & JOIN IN: THE NICENE CREED
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Video: PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE …Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer
Video: THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven…
Video: Musical offering
How to give your offering now
Your friends and fellow members are sharing their gifts and talents to help us worship in this virtual setting. Through all that we are, all we say and all we do we endeavor to make Christ known. Please consider your contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. Send your offering through one of these 4 convenient methods: Mail your check to church // Use your bank website “send-payment” feature // Go to PLC website www.peacelutheranlz.com and click on “make a donation” // Download and use the app we recommend: https://www.vancopayments.com/egiving/church-app
VIDEO AND JOIN IN: OFFERING PRAYER
Merciful God, our ordinary gifts seem small, but you make of them an abundance,
just as you do with our lives. You have fed us with your Word for service in your name. In the strength of the risen Christ we pray. Amen.
Video: Receive the blessings of the Spirit:
May the enthusiasm of Spirit leap incessantly within you that you may live a vibrant life.
May the warmth of Spirit's fire be extended through your concern and care for all those who need your love.
May the blaze of Spirit's courage enable you to speak the truth and to stand up for respect, dignity and justice.
May the undying embers of Spirit's faithfulness support you when you feel dry and empty.
May the strength of Spirit's love sustain your hope as you enter into the pain of our world.
May the clear light of Spirit's guidance be a source of discernment and decision-making for you.
May Spirit's patient endurance be yours while you wait for what is unknown to be revealed.
May the steady flame of Spirit's goodness within you convince you every day of the gifts for good that you’ve been given.
May the joyful fire of Spirit dance within you and set happiness ablaze in your life.
May you be mindful of the Eternal Flame within you. May you rely on this Source of Love – the Holy Spirit – to be your constant ally and steady guide. AMEN.
Adapted from “Blessing for Pentecost by Joyce Rupp in her book
Out of the Ordinary (2009).
VIDEO AND SING ALONG: “Spirit of Gentleness”
Refrain: Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free; Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.
You moved on the waters, you called to the deep, then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep; and over the eons you called to each thing: “Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.” Refrain
You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand, and you goaded your people with a law and a land; and when they were blinded with idols and lies, then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes. Refrain
You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill, then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still; and down in the city you called once again, when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind. Refrain
You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes. From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams; our women see visions, our men clear their eyes. With bold new decisions your people arise. Refrain
Christ is risen, just as he said. Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
So much gratitude for everyone who has contributed to our worship today and in recent weeks. The young and old, readers and musicians, and the technical help from a growing circle of Peace people is making this possible. Find all of this week’s announcements on PLC website:
Allison Hearst, Office Admin: email@example.com
Deacon Tracy Katschke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Dale Ziemer: email@example.com