Worship Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

May 31, 2020

Welcome to each and all.
We are very glad you are here.
We trust you will find something of substance to feed your soul in our morning worship. 
   

HYMNS WILL BE VISIBLE ON THE SCREENS

May 31, 2020                 Pentecost Sunday ~ “Children’s” Sunday                      10:00 a.m.
Welcome to each and all. We are glad you have come, and we trust you will find something to feed your soul.

The Community Gathers
Meditation     “Those who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music. That old adage is certainly true of those who walk to the beat of God's drum. When you take your cues from the Holy Spirit, you'll do some things that will make people think you're crazy. So be it. Obey the whisper and see what God does.” ~ Mark Batterson, Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God

Prelude                                     “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”                     Arr. Cindy Berry
                                       (In the setting of G.F Handel’s Prelude in G)                                  

Welcome/Announcements

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

Introit                                   “Jubilate Deo” Rejoice in God, Alleluia!                     Praetorius
                                                        Senior and Youth Choirs
                                                         Bells ~ Audrey Cabral

Call to Worship
            Let us celebrate the joy and hope of God’s Spirit here with us today.
As winds blow and storms rage, God is our strength and our refuge.
As floods rise and waves batter, God is our support and our comfort.
As wars kill and hatred abounds, God is our hope and our guide.
As greed reigns and cheating abounds, God is our help and our protector.
As prejudice remains and divisions flourish, God is our unity and our affirmation.
May God’s Spirit keep us ever safe and secure.
May God’s Holy Spirit be with us now, as we come to this time of worship, and celebrate the amazing power of God’s love.

Opening Hymn“Breathe on Me, Breath of God”                                      #220

Prayer of Invocation              
O thirst-quenching God, You are living water for our parched souls. Your Word satisfies our deepest need; your Presence gives hope to the dried-up, the burnt-out, the lifeless and the lost. So come, Holy Spirit. Strike the stone of our hearts with a jolt of pure grace, and let new life pour forth. Refresh our spirits with the limitless power of your mercy and love. Empower us to hear the good news, and to believe it and live it.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Children’s Message      A Celebration of our Christian Education Ministry          Kris Galasyn                                                                             
 The Word of God

Reading of Scripture                           Psalm 104:24-34, 35b                                     Peter Gray
                                                            Acts 1:1-21    

Message                                             “A Mighty Wind”                         Rev. Scott Cousineau

Anthem                                              “Jesus Loves Me”                          Arr. Michael Hassell
                                                       Senior and Youth Choirs
                                                         Bells ~ Audrey Cabral

We Respond to God’s Word
The Community at Prayer
            Sharing Our Prayers
            Silent Prayer
            Pastoral Prayer
Our Lord’s Prayer
            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.

Prayer Response             “O Lord Hear My Prayer”                                                       Taize`
                                        O Lord Hear my prayer, O Lord hear my prayer
                                        When I call, answer me
                O Lord hear my prayer, O Lord hear my prayer
                Come and listen to me

Offering Our Gifts to God
         Invitation 
Offertory                       
Doxology 
 Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
                         Praise God all creatures here below.
                         Praise God above ye heavenly hosts,
                         Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.    

Prayer of Dedication

Closing Hymn                               “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”                                      #439

Benediction
Benediction Response                            “Go in Peace”                                                    White
                                      Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you this day.
                                     Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you always.
                                     Celebrate and share the joy! Celebrate new life!
                                     Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you always.

Postlude                                  “Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us”                              Williams
Trumpet ~ Nancy MacNider



Rev. Scott Cousineau, Senior Minister
Kris Galasyn, Director of Christian Education
Jacqueline Savage, Director of Music
Sarah Heath, Cantor

Congregational Church
UCC, SACO MAINE


12 BEACH STREET | SACO, ME 04072


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