we’re glad you can join us for worship!
We would love for you to let us know you’re here. This worship guide is meant to be a companion to the Livestream service. You can join us live at 11am on Sunday morning, or watch the recorded service later, following along with the words to hymns, etc. in a separate window or on your phone, or print this guide out if you like!
We will partake in Communion at the end of today’s service. We encourage you to prepare your elements before the service begins at 11AM if you would like to participate.
CALL TO WORSHIP: “Pentecost” (Malcolm Guite, Sounding the Seasons, Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year)
Today we feel the wind beneath our wings,
Today the hidden fountain flows and plays,
today the church draws breath at last and sings,
as every flame becomes a tongue of praise.
This is the feast of Fire, Air and Water,
poured out and breathed and kindled into Earth.
The Earth herself awakens to her maker,
translated out of death and into birth.
The right words come today in their right order
and every word spells freedom and release.
Today the gospel crosses every border,
all tongues are loosened by the Prince of Peace.
Today the lost are found in His translation
whose mother-tongue is love, in every nation.
HYMN #229: “Let Every Christian Pray”
V. 1 Let every Christian pray, this day and every day, come, Holy Spirit, come! Was not the church we love commissioned from above? Come, Holy Spirit, come!
V. 2 The Spirit brought to birth the Church of Christ on earth to seek and save the lost: God never has withdrawn, since that tremendous dawn, the gifts of Pentecost.
V.3 The Holy Spirit’s power can fit us for this hour: come, Holy Spirit, come! Instruct, inspire, unite and make us see the light: come, Holy Spirit, come!
SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 2
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
praise Him all creatures here below,
praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Whether you’ve been coming to Tabernacle for years, or just recently started worshiping with us online, we are glad you’re here, and invite you to participate in other opportunities for fellowship and discipleship as well! There are several groups meeting regularly that are open to newcomers, and our Community Ministry is actively serving neighbors on a weekly basis. The Soul Care Project is a digital series that that you can follow along with at your own pace. It offers a weekly theme promoting practices to help us care for our souls by connection with ourselves, God, and the world. We encourage you to the final installment of the podcast and interact with the resources available on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.