Worship Bulletin

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. They are,
       individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet.” ~ N.T. Wright


Welcome and Announcements

Moment of Preparation – Let us prepare our hearts and minds for worship.

Introit                                                     “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”     African American Spiritual

Call to Worship          
Leader: We 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 creatures.

*Opening Hymn                                   “This Is the Day”                                                    #257

Prayer 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.

The Celebration of Baptism of Ava Morin
            Mother: Catherine Morin
            Godmother: Susan Martins
The Word of God to Us

The 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
Roland Poirier
            Abbie Seymour                                                Norma Gorham and Joan Sonneborn

Anthem                                          “African Pentekoste”                               by David Lantz III
                                     Solo: Delaney Clifford, Congas: Will Sawyer,
                                    Wood Block: Jamie Beals, Shaker: Peggy Blood

                                                      We Respond to God’s Word

The Community at Prayer
Sharing our Prayers 
Silent Prayer                          
Pastoral Prayer
            Our Lord’s Prayer (unison)
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.

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.

*Prayer of Dedication

*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, Senior Minister
Kris Galasyn, Director of Christian Education
Jacqueline Savage, Director of Music
William Sawyer, Pianist
Cameron Wiggins-Mehlman, Acolyte
Mary Coyne, Nursery Care Provider

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