May 28, 2023 PENTECOST – CONFIRMATION
SUNDAY! 10:00 AM
We extend a warm welcome to
all who gather here.
We pray that the service will
offer you peace, comfort, and substance to feed your soul.
The Community Gathers
Meditation “Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple.
and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet.” ~ N.T. Wright
of Preparation – Let us prepare our hearts and minds for worship.
Introit “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” African American Spiritual
Call to Worship
have come here to sing of God’s awesome Spirit.
People: We have come as a people of faith and
offer praise and thanks to God, the Lord of life.
Leader: Fill our hearts now, great God, with the
fruits of your wondrous Spirit.
ALL: May we be filled with love, joy and
peace. May we live in kindness, goodness and gentleness with all living
*Opening Hymn “This Is the Day” #257
of Invocation (unison)
Holy Spirit, Breath of God, stillness settles around us like
a fragrant bouquet. Peace dwells within us like a gentle, flowing river. This
new day, this radiant light is your gracious gift to us.
O Wind and Breath of God, you send your dove of peace to
bring a season of calm and a time of reflection. You come yourself to renew the
earth, to reveal joy and to reshape hope.
O Wind and Breath of God, fill our lungs with the breath of
joy. Fill our hearts with gratitude and lift our voices in praise. Amen.
of Baptism of Ava Morin
Mother: Catherine Morin
Godmother: Susan Martins
The Word of God to Us
Reading of Scripture Acts 2:1-21 (NT, p.103)
*Hymn “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” #220
The Celebration of Confirmation
Introduction of the Confirmands: Mentors:
Lucas Edstrom Hal
and Wesley Wiggins-Mehlman, and
Abbie Seymour Norma
Gorham and Joan Sonneborn
Anthem “African Pentekoste” by David Lantz
Solo: Delaney Clifford, Congas: Will Sawyer,
Block: Jamie Beals, Shaker: Peggy Blood
We Respond to God’s Word
The Community at
Sharing our Prayers
Our Lord’s Prayer (unison)
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
Offering Our Gifts to God
Praise God from whom all
blessings flow. Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above ye heavenly hosts, Creator, Christ, and Spirit.
*Closing Hymn “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” #108
*Indicates to please stand if you are able.
The prayer shawls in the
sanctuary are here to be shared. They have been blessed
in their making and in our
worship. If you know someone that is in need of comfort and prayer, please
share a shawl with them.
Rev. Scott Cousineau,
Kris Galasyn, Director of Christian Education
Jacqueline Savage, Director of Music
William Sawyer, Pianist
Cameron Wiggins-Mehlman, Acolyte
Mary Coyne, Nursery Care Provider