39B – Day of Pentecost

38B - Easter 7B40B - Trinity Sunday
 
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, 2012.


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


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
 
God of all grace,
in you is hope which has endured throughout every age.
In that hope we remember before you now
those we have named on our lips and in the silence of our hearts.
Help us bring consolation to those known to us
whose hope is lost; who feel cut off completely,
return to our memory those whom we have forgotten
and be present to those who have no-one …
      (The Prayers of the People continue)


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

PENTECOST – YEAR B
   
God sends us his Spirit to befriend and help TIS 412 AHB 324
In great thanksgiving TIS 632 SA 49
O Holy Sprit, enter in TIS 400
Veni, Sancte Spiritus [Taize] TIS 752
Where the Spirit is, there is freedom TIS 421
Acts 2:1-21
A prophet-woman broke a jar TIS 696
Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire TIS 396 AHB 308
Come holy Spirit, come! TIS 422
Father, Lord of all creation TIS 631 AHB 567
Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord TIS 411 AHB 328
Great God, your Spirit, like the wind TIS 416 SA 41
Holy Spirit ever dwelling TIS 410 AHB 323
Like the murmur of the dove’s song TIS 419
O Spirit of the living God TIS 405 AHB 318
Spirit, divine, attend our prayers TIS 406 AHB 377
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Breathe on me breathe of God TIS 407 AHB 320
Come, O God of all the earth TIS 181
Loving Spirit, loving Spirit TIS 417
O Breath of life, come sweeping through us TIS 409 AHB 322
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
Let all creation dance TIS 187
Morning has broken TIS 156 AHB 91
Sing a new song, sing a new song TIS 166 AHB 102
Sing praise and thanksgiving TIS 107 AHB 25
This is my Father’s world TIS 149
Where wide sky rolls down and touches red sand TIS 188
Romans 8:22-27
By your kingly power,O risen Lord TIS 386 AHB 306
Hark the glad sound ! the Saviour comes TIS 269 AHB 197
Lord God, the Spirit blest TIS 404 AHB 317
O God of every nation TIS 621
Praise the Spirit in creation TIS 415
There’s a spirit in the air TIS 414
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Christ is alive, with joy we sing TIS 393
Come, Spirit blest, Creator, come TIS 397
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove TIS 402 AHB 311
Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413 AHB 327
Lord God, the Spirit blest TIS 404 AHB 317
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God TIS 401
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408 AHB 321
O love how deep, how broad, how high! TIS 194 AHB 6
Spirit of truth, essential God TIS 426 AHB 332
Your words to me are life and health TIS 430 AHB 337

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