Welcome to worship for Pentecost Sunday!
Today we celebrate the birth of the church in wind and flame and word. Happy Birthday and blessings to you and your household on the gift of another day to live and love in God’s care.
Today we celebrate all sorts of things, including the collaboration we have enjoyed for over a year, planning and recording online worship together. We have counted on the Holy Spirit to guide us through all the changes and uncertainties and developments as we have navigated our way to being church in a pandemic! We are grateful that you have shared in this journey with us and we hope you will continue to deepen your own faith journeys with us in whatever way the Spirit calls to you.
Prayer By Sara Dunning Lambert
ignite within us a fiery passion
for your mission in the world today.
Warm us by the Spirit’s dancing tongues of flame,
that we may feel your kindling blaze within,
urging us to do your greater good.
Make us wholly present to experience a new birth,
and awaken possibilities within us
to share your love in the world.
In this love and abundance,
we come to celebrate your harvest—
a harvest bearing the first fruits of the Spirit
Show us how to use these gifts,
as we listen for your truth
in the gentle breeze of your Spirit. Amen.