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"Prophesy in the Camp"

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020

THE GATHERING

Meditation: "Come, Great Spirit!" from The Work of the People

Song: "People Get Ready"

 

GREETINGS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • We are expecting an announcement Monday, June 1, from Holston's COVID-19 Task Force regarding the reopening of church facilities.

 

BLESSING BUCKET

  • This Sunday's Blessing Bucket offering is designated for the Annual Conference Mission Offering, which benefits Holston ministries that are a response to the Opioid Addiction Crisis. You can include that special offering in your usual giving manner during this pandemic, but please sure and note it is for the Blessing Bucket.

 

SHARING OF PRAISES AND CONCERNS

  • Please see the Circle of Prayer in the Green Sheet.

WORSHIP INVOCATION

Holy God, help us to be present in worship this day, even as you are present.

 

CENTERING MOMENT 

“Spirit of the Living God”

Daniel Iverson

 

Spirit of the Living God,

Fall fresh on me.

Spirit of the Living God,

Fall fresh on me.

Melt me, mold me,

Fill me, use me.

Spirit of the Living God,

Fall fresh on me

 

© 1963 Birdwing Music

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CALL TO WORSHP: Bonnie West

One: Like the wind that stirred the waters of creation,

All: God is moving in the world.

One: Like the holy fire burning in the desert,

All: God is living in the world.

One: Like the wind that drove back the waters of Exodus,

All: God is acting in the world.

One: Like the song welling up in the mouth of King David,

All: God is singing in the world.

One: Like the breath that stirred up dry bones in the valley,

All: God is gathering in the world.

One: Like the angel filling Mary’s body with light,

All: God is loving in the world.

One: Like the cries of the Christ child to be fed in the night,

All: God is coming into the world.

One: Like the dove resting on the baptized Messiah,

All: God is christening the world.

One: Like the healing that comes from the hands of the Savior.

All: God is mending life in the world.

One: Like the voice of the Teacher in the ears of the crowd,

All: God is speaking in the world,

One: Like the last choking breath of a man on a cross,

All: God is dying for the world.

One: Like the silence that covers the tomb in the garden,

All: God is waiting for the world.

One: Like the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead,

All: God is rising in the world.

One: Like the breath of the Christ on the skin of disciples,

All: God is breathing on the world.

One: Like the fire that falls on the Day of Pentecost,

All: God is giving life to the world

 

© 2003 Jonny Baker and Doug Gay; "Alternative Worship: Resources from and for the Emerging Church," Baker House Publishing, Grand Rapids, Mich.; pp132-133

 

OPENING PRAYER

 

SONG 

“Holy Spirit”

Bryan Torwalt and Katie Torwalt

 

There's nothing worth more that will ever come close

No thing can compare You're our living hope

Your Presence

 

I've tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves

Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone

In Your Presence Lord

 

Chorus

Holy Spirit You are welcome here

Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere

Your glory God is what our hearts long for

To be overcome by Your Presence Lord

 

Bridge

Let us become more aware of Your Presence

Let us experience the glory of Your goodness (Lord)

 

© 2011 Capitol CMG Genesis

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PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION: Glenda Eastridge

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Numbers 11:24-30

 

SONG

“Let the River Flow”

Darrell Evans

 

Let the poor man say,

"I am rich in Him."

Let the lost man say,

"I am found in Him."

Let the river flow.

 

Let the blind man say,

"I can see again."

Let the dead man say,

"I am born again."

Let the river flow.

Let the river flow.

 

Chorus

Let the river flow.

Let the river flow.

Holy Spirit, come;

Move in power.

Let the river flow.

 

Bridge

Let the river flow (let the river flow).

Let the river flow (let the river flow).

Let the river flow (let the river flow).

Let the river flow.

 

© 1995 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing.

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NEW TESTAMENT READING

Acts 2:1-21

 

THE MESSAGE: Pastor Buzz Trexler

Prophesy in the Camp”

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS

Offertory: “Pour Out Your Spirit, Lord"

Doxology: Old 95

 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Amen.

 

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

God of wind, word, and fire, we bless your name this day for sending the light and strength of your Holy Spirit. We give you thanks for all the gifts, great and small, that you have poured out upon your children. Accept us with our gifts to be living praise and witness to your love throughout all the earth; through Jesus Christ, who lives with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever. Amen.

 

No. 408, The United Methodist Book of Worship; Don E. Saliers

 

THE 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 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, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

CLOSING SONG/TAKING OUT THE LIGHT 

“Forward Through the Ages"

Frederick Lucian Hosmer and Arthur S. Sullivan

 

Forward through the ages, 

In unbroken line,

Move the faithful spirits 

At the call divine.

 

Gifts in diff'ring measure, 

Hearts of one accord,

Manifold the service, 

One the sure reward;

 

Chorus

Forward through the ages, 

In unbroken line,

Move the faithful spirits 

At the call divine.

 

Wider grows the kingdom,

Reign of love and light;

For it we must labor,

Till our faith is sight.

Prophets have proclaimed it,

Martyrs testified,

Poets sung its glory,

Heroes for it died.

 

Chorus

Not alone we conquer,

Not alone we fall;

In each loss or triumph

Lose or triumph all.

Bound by God’s far purpose

In one living whole,

Move we on together

To the shining goal!

 

Chorus

 

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BENEDICTION

 

SENDING FORTH 

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE ...

Whether you label yourself a "Christian," or are uncertain whether you believe in anything any more, you are welcome to worship at Green Meadow United Methodist Church. Single, married, partnered, divorced, gay, rich, poor, USAmerican, or immigrant, you are welcome here. Burned out on religion -- whether organized, or disorganized -- bedraggled and hungover, addicted or in recovery, just out of jail, you are welcome here. Have no idea about Holy Communion, hymnals, or when to stand or sit? Don't worry, the pastor didn't either when he first stepped into a United Methodist Church as an adult -- and he was welcomed, too. 

We're glad you're here! 

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. Our mission is to be an open gathering place to nurture Christians in training who, equipped by the Holy Spirit, go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ.

A MISSIONAL CHURCH

Whether it's building mission kits for flood victims, sending food buckets to Zimbabwe, working with Family Promise of Blount County, helping the Salvation Army's lunch ministry, or gathering peanut butter for the Community Food Connection, "Meadow Folk" are engaged in the missio Dei ... God's mission of love.

SUNDAY ACTIVITIES

Sunday mornings at Green Meadow are, in a way, much of what you would expect when you come to a United Methodist Church: we gather for Sunday School and we worship together. We also share a breakfast once a month, and in months where we have a fifth Sunday, we have a potluck dinner.

ABOUT US

We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. 

CONTACT US

1633 Louisville Road

Alcoa, TN 37701

Phone: 865-982-5800

Email: greenmeadowpastor@gmail.com

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