May 19, 2024 – Caught Up in the Spirit

Welcome – Pastor Linda

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart – #500

Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer – Pastor Stuart

Prayer Song – Spirit of the Living God – #393

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Stuart

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Special Music – Blessed Assurance – Tiffany Steinweg

Scripture – Acts 2:1-13 – Janet Riddiough

Offering – Pastor Stuart

Hymn of Preparation – Breathe on Me Breathe of God – #420

Message – Caught Up in the Spirit

Closing Hymn – Take My Life, and Let It Be – #399

Announcements – Pastor Stuart

Benediction & Response – Lead Me, Guide Me – #2214

Postlude – Come, God, Creator, Holy Ghost – Bach

Acts 2:1-13 – New Revised Standard Version

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5 Now there were devout Jews from every people under heaven living in Jerusalem.

6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.

7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”

12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Pentecost is a major Jewish celebration of the harvest, giving thanks for the Torah and committing oneself in service to God. Pentecost is called Shavout (Shav-oo-ut) and is a feast of the harvest cycle in which dairy products are consumed. At the time of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, faithful Jews gathered in Jerusalem for Pentecost in even greater numbers than the crowds of Passover held 50 days earlier. Streets were packed with the Jewish faithful from all over the known world.

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