May 28, 2023 – Back to the Garden


Welcoming – Pastor Ross

Prelude – Revive Us Again ‐ Arr. Faye Lopez


When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 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… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2: 1‐2,4)

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn – O Spirit of the Living God – #539

Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – The Fragrance of Christ – #2205

Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda

Special Music – Every Time I Feel the Spirit – Juan Hernandez

Scripture – Genesis 3:8, Acts 1:8; 8: 9‐11, 18‐23 – Cheryl Carls

Offering – Pastor Ross

Hymn of Preparation – Spirit Song – #347

Message – Back to the Garden ‐ Rev. Joe Gosha

Closing Hymn – There’s A Spirit in the Air – #192

Benediction & Response

Postlude – Fanfare on “Rise Up O Church of God” ‐ Arr. McKibben

Thank you for worshiping with us!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!

Genesis 3:8 Acts 1:8, 8:9-11, 18-23 New Revised Standard Version

8 They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

9 Now a certain man named Simon had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great.

10 All of them, from the least to the greatest, listened to him eagerly, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.”

11 And they listened eagerly to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.

18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,

19 saying, “Give me also this power so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God’s gift with money!

21 You have no part or share in this, for your heart is not right before God.

22 Repent therefore of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

23 For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and the chains of wickedness.

It’s always been God’s desire to dwell with us.  God was present with Adam and Eve in the garden, and present on earth in the person of Jesus.  Now God is present, thus (temporarily) fulfilling our longing for eternity, through the Holy Spirit living inside of us, which is as had been promised.

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