8:30 Order of Worship

May 31, 2020

pentecost sunday

Sermon: Pastor Clay Smith

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prelude

for the beauty of the earth
(W. Oquin)

 

God calls us to worship

Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who gives us life and love in Christ by his Spirit.
Let us worship God through the Spirit of our risen Lord.
Amen!

we praise god

rejoice, the lord is king
(Text: Charles Wesley, 1744; Tune: John Darwall, 1770)

Rejoice, the Lord is King,
your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing,
and triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail,
he rules o'er earth and heav'n;
the keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus giv'n.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God's right hand
till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command,
and fall beneath his feet.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Our Lord, the Judge, shall come,
and take his servants up
to their eternal home.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

we pray for god to help us worship

Christ is risen! 
He is risen indeed!
He died for us that we might live for him.

god calls us to confess our sin

from Galatians 5:13, 16; James 4:10

For freedom Christ has set us free.
Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge the sinful nature.
Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

we confess our sin

Father of love, you have poured out your Holy Spirit upon us
to make your church a worldwide family
united in love by your saving power in Christ.
But we confess that we resist and grieve your Spirit
for we have not loved as you have loved us.

We have broken the bond of unity and peace in your Spirit,
dividing your church with factions and loyalties
that focus on difference more than our unity in Christ.
Our wounds fester unforgiven,
and we bear grudges that devour us with bitterness.
And so the ugly darkness of our sin
hides the light and glory of your truth and healing power.
Lord, have mercy on us.

(personal prayers of confession)

Father, help us find true unity and peace in Jesus. By your Spirit, help us do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you, so that our unity in love and truth may show the world that you are real and that your strong, steadfast love and mercy break down every wall of division that hinders your mission to reconcile us to you and to each another in Christ.

god declares our forgiveness
from ephesians 2:13-14; Romans 8:1-2

In Christ Jesus, you who were once far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace and has reconciled us to God in one body through the cross. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
 
For all who have turned from sin in sorrow and look to God for mercy, this is God’s gift. In Jesus Christ, God loves you, God forgives you, God accepts you, and God rejoices over you as beloved daughters and sons.
Hallelujah, Amen!

We praise god

let us love and sing and wonder
(Text: John Newton, 1774; Tune: Laura Taylor, 2001 © 2001 Laura Taylor Music)

Let us love and sing and wonder.
Let us praise the Savior's name.
He has hushed the law's loud thunder.
He has quenched Mount Sinai's flame.
He has washed us in his blood.
He has washed us in his blood.
He has washed us in his blood.
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord who bought us,
pitied us when enemies,
called us by his grace and taught us,
gave us ears and gave us eyes.
He has washed us in his blood.
He has washed us in his blood.
He has washed us in his blood.
He presents our souls to God.

Let us wonder grace and justice.
Join and point to mercy's store.
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
justice smiles and asks no more.
He who washed us in his blood.
He who washed us in his blood.
He who washed us in his blood
has secured our way to God.

Let us praise and join the chorus
of the saints enthroned on high.
Here they trusted him before us.
Now, their praises fill the sky.
"You have washed us in your blood!
You have washed us in your blood!
You have washed us in your blood!
You are worthy Lamb of God!"

god instructs us in scripture reading

Acts 2:1-13

 

 

god instructs us in preaching

Jesus joins the separated
Rev. Dr. Clay Smith

 

we offer ourselves in gifts and song

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spirit, working in creation
(Text: John Richards, 1978; Tune: Roland H. Prichard, 1830)

Spirit, working in creation,
bringing order out of strife,
come among God's gathered people,
giving harmony and life.
Spirit, speaking through the prophets,
so the voice of God was heard,
come, inspire, alert your people
to today's prophetic word.

Spirit, coming from the Father
as a dove upon our Lord,
come upon your chosen people,
may your blessings be outpoured.
Spirit, driving to the desert
even God's Anointed One,
come to us in trial and testing,
that God's will in us be done.

Spirit, breathed on the disciples,
giving peace where there was fear,
come among us, touch us, send us,
making Jesus' presence near.
Spirit, bringing freedom, blessing,
help to poor, and health to lame,
come, anoint us, that such wonders
may be done in Jesus' name.

Spirit, taking breaking, making
bread and win our heavenly food.
Come, and take us, break us, make us,
live Christ's life in us renewed.
Praise and glory Holy Spirit,
for your love on us outpoured,
giving honor to the Father,
and proclaiming Jesus Lord.

we offer our service to god's church

ONCC, Scott Smout

 

we pray for the church and the world

(prayers for the church and the world)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 

psalm 67
(Text: trans. James McGranahan, 1890, alt.; Tune: (verses) Henry Smart, 1836; (chorus) Ryan Fogelsong, 2010 © 2010 Resolved Music)

O God, to us show mercy
and bless us in your grace,
and cause to shine upon us
the brightness of your face,
so that your way most holy
on earth may soon be known,
and unto ev'ry people
your saving grace be shown.

Let all the peoples praise you,
let all the nations sing;
in ev'ry land let praises
and songs of gladness ring;
for you will judge the peoples
in truth and righteousness,
and on the earth all nations
will your just rule confess.

CHORUS
So lead on, lead on King of heaven.
My light and my salvation,
Your faithfulness endures.
O lead on! Lead us to Your kingdom.
Through joy or tribulation,
we follow You. We follow You alone.

Let all the peoples praise you,
let all the nations sing.
Then earth, in right abundance,
to us her fruit will bring.
The Lord our God will bless us,
our God will blessing send,
and all the earth will fear him
to its remotest end.

CHORUS

God blesses us and sends us out

And all God's people said...Hallelujah! Amen.

doxology
(Text: Thomas Ken, 1709; Tune: Louis Bourgeois, Genevan Psalter, 1551)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly hosts;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen, Amen, Amen.

postlude

toccata
(A. Mailly)

 

Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #100150