39A – Day of Pentecost

38A - Easter 7A40A - Trinity Sunday
 
See also my post from 2014 here …
 
CALL TO WORSHIP (from Ps. 104:33-35)
Come and worship the God of all creation
I will sing to the LORD all my life
and celebrate my God with music as long as I live.
Come and worship the God who gave you breath
May my meditation please the LORD,
as I have delighted in the LORD God.
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
Hallelujah! 

ADORATION AND CONFESSION (from Psalm 104:1-9)
Great and gracious Lord God
arrayed in glory and majesty,
we praise you and bless you.
Creating God,
you stretched out the heavens like a tent
and set your dwelling place over the water
You are carried on the clouds, and on the wings of the wind;
the winds are your messengers, and flaming fire your servants.
You set the earth on its foundations,
never to be moved.
The deep waters covered even the mountains,
but at your voice they fled,
coming to rest where you had appointed,
beyond the boundary you set,
never to cover the earth again.
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
O LORD, my God, you are very great.
Your works are many and varied
and in wisdom you have made everything. 

Loving God,
in our human condition you know who we are, and what we are;
you know our awkwardness with ourselves, with each other,
and with you.
(a time of silence)
help our unbelief;
give us the boldness, by the presence of your Spirit,
to believe in your possibilities for us,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION (from Ps. 104:24-31)
O LORD, how many things there are that you have made!
In wisdom you have made them all; 
the earth is filled with your creatures. 
And there is the sea, vast and stretching in all directions,
teeming with creatures beyond number;
living things both small and great. 
Ships go there, and the largest of creatures which you fashioned to play in it.
All of them look to you in hope 
&to give them their food as they need it 
You give to them, they gather it up;
You open your hand, their needs are more than satisfied. 
You hide your face, they are terrified;
You take away their breath, they die 
and revert to the dust from which they came. 
You send forth your breath; they are created;
and you give new life to the land. 
You look at the earth and it trembles.
You touch the mountains and they pour out smoke.
May your glory endure forever, LORD God;
may you find joy in all that you have made. LORD God, your love for us is everlasting . . .
For our eagerness to see what is wrong with our world,
when we might have embraced change in our own lives
Lord have mercy.
For our eagerness to help others pick up the broken pieces in their lives,
when we might have sat down and wept with them.
Christ have mercy.
For our eagerness to trust our own endeavours
when we might have waited on your Spirit,
Lord have mercy.
Lord God, forgive us and renew us.
In the name of Christ. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.


A CREATIVE MOMENT 
Click here for some ideas for worship at Pentecost gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) originally published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR PENTECOST
Numbers 11:24-30 (alternative reading)
Come, Spirit blest, our hearts inspire TIS 425 AHB 331
Forth in your name, 0 Lord, I go TIS 571 AHB 480
Acts 2: 1-21
O breath of life, come sweeping through us TIS 409 AHB 322
A prophet-woman broke a jar TIS 696
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing TIS 387 SA 18
Christians lft up your hearts TIS 423
Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire TIS 396 AHB 308
Come, Holy Spirit, come! inflame our souls TIS 422
Come down, O Love divine TIS 398 AHB 310
Come, Spirit blest, Creator, come TIS 397 AHB 309
Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one TIS 411 AHB 328
God has spoken by his prophets TIS 158 AHB 92
Great God, your Spirit, like the wind TIS 416 SA 41
Holy Spirit, come, confirm us TIS 413 AHB 327
Lord God, the Spirit blest TIS 404 AHB 317
Now we come, our heavenly Father TIS 462
O Spirit of the living God TIS 405 AHB 318
O breath of life, come sweeping through TIS 409 AHB 322
Praise the Spirit in creation TIS 415
Spirit divine, attend our prayers TIS 406 AHB 377
The sounds in God’s world all agree TIS 176
Your words to me are life and health TIS 430 AHB 337
Psalm 104:24-34,35b
All things bright and beautiful TIS 135 AHB 70
Did you ever see a kookaburra laugh TIS 175
For the beauty of the earth TIS 137 AHB 77
For the fruits of all creation TIS 168 SA 37
Joyful, joyful we adore you TIS 152
Let all creation dance TIS 187
Praise the Lord, 0 my soul TIS 65
Sing a new song, sing a new song TIS 166 AHB 102
This is my Father’s world TIS 149 SA 87
Where wide sky rolls down and touches re TIS 188
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
A prophet-woman broke a jar TIS 696
All praise to our redeeming Lord TIS 442 AHB 367
Christ, from whom all blessings flow TIS 440 AHB 364
Come, Holy Spirit, come TIS 422
Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our gu TIS 524 AHB 442
Far beyond our mind’s grasp TIS 542 SA 30
Holy Spirit, ever dwelling TIS 410 AHB 323
Like the murmur of the dove’s song TIS 419
Made in God’s likeness, moved by the Spirit TIS 671 SA 65
So God loved the people of the world TIS 241 SA 78
We are your people, Lord, by your grace TIS 468 SA 90
Where the Spirit is, there’s freedom TIS 421
John 20:19-23
Breathe on me, breath of God TIS 407 AHB 320
Christ is alive, with joy we sing TIS 393
Come, God’s people, sing for joy TIS 391 SA 26
God! When human bonds are broken TIS 683
Holy Spirit, go before us TIS 420
In suffering love the thread of life TIS 177
Light’s reddening dawn gleams through th TIS 360 AHB 276
Loving Spirit, loving Spirit TIS 417
My daughters and my sons hear tell TIS 363
Now let us from this table rise TIS 530 AHB 450
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408 AHB 321
Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his TIS 466 AHB 402
John 7:37-39 (alternative Gospel reading)
As the deer pants for the water TIS 703
Fill my whole life, O Lord my God TIS 596 AHB 515
O let the Son of God enfold you TIS 655
Jesus Christ is waiting TIS 665
Refresh my heart, Lord TIS 744

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