Day of Pentecost
May 31, 2020
Pastor: Ralph Wrightstone Bulletin . Insert . Photos Music Director: Travis Oaks
Last Sunday we celebrated Christ's Ascension at the end of 40 days with his disciples following his Resurrection. Today we celebrate the day, 10 days later, when his disciples, gathered together, received "the gift my Father promised...the Holy Spirit" that empowered them to go forth, as a body, to fulfill the Great Commission...to carry the gospel message "to the ends of the earth".... Thus, at the end of the 50 day Season of Easter, on Pentecost, this day is also celebrated as the Birthday of the Church, the body of Christ.
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For those unable to attend the services at the church, a new service will be available here online before 10:00 am each Sunday morning, using the same program as the on-site service. So you may "gather" here for an "Early Service" at 10:00 or the traditional service at 11:00...actually it will be available here at any time all week. We hope that you will find it a refreshing place to come into God's house.
NOTE: Each part of the service consists of an audio file and, for most, a Link to a pdf file of "projection slides". Click on the symbol to play the audio file under a separate browser tab or in a new window. Then select the "Bethel 05/31/20 Service" browser tab or return to this window to open the Link to the "slides". It is best to stop the playing of one Audio segment and close its tab or window before starting another.
Thank you for coming. Our prayer will be that we will soon gather again for worship in Bethel's Sanctuary, but intil then we'll be here for you on Sunday morning.
- . Slides - Welcome and Announcements
- Opening Hymn
. Verse - Every Time I Feel the Spirit (UMH 404)
There are many hymns in our song books suitable for this day and we've provided some here that you may want to add to your personal service. Take your time. We'll wait for you.
. Verses - Hymn: Spirit of Faith Come Down (UMH 332)
. Verses - Hymn: We Are the Church (UMH 558)
- . Slides - Call to Worship, Apostle's Creed and Gloria Patria
- - Old Testament Reading: Numbers 11:24-30
......consider following along with a favored translation of your own.
- Special Music
- Holy Spirit, sung by Tenesa and Travis
- - Youth Message: "Are You Filled with the Holy Spirit?" (05:49)
......Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
......use your own favored translation to follow along.
- . Slides - Pastor's Thoughts, Prayers and Lord's Prayer (12:05)
- - Message: "Overview of the Book of James" (12:01)
- Closing Hymn:
. Verse - Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place (UMH 328)
- . Verse - Closing Chorus: "Bind Us Together" & Benediction
Please let us know of any problems you have with or suggestions about this site by sending an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org". If you have any announcements or prayer concerns you would like included next week you may contact Pastor Ralph Wrightstone directly at: 850-591-9785