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Order of Service

May 28th, 2023


Welcome and Announcements

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

All: And also with you

Celebrant: This is the day the Lord has made

All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it 


See How Great a Flame Aspires

See how great a flame aspires,

kindled by a spark of grace.

Jesus’ love the nations fires,

sets the kingdoms on a blaze.

To bring fire on earth he came,

kindled in some hearts it is;

O that all might catch the flame,

all partake the glorious bliss!


When he first the work begun,

small and feeble was his day;

now the Word doth swiftly run,

now it wins its widening way;

more and more it spreads and grows,

ever mighty to prevail;

sin’s strongholds it now o’erthrows,

shakes the trembling gates of hell.


Saints of God, your Savior praise,

who the door hath opened wide;

he hath given the word of grace,

Jesus’ word is glorified;

Jesus mighty to redeem,

who alone the work hath wrought;

worthy is the work of him,

him who spake a world from naught.


Saw ye not the cloud arise,

little as a human hand?

Now it spreads along the skies,

hangs o’er all the thirsty land.

Lo! the promise of a shower

drops already from above;

but the Lord will shortly pour

all the spirit of his love.

Teach Us Your Ways

Teach us Your ways, teach us Your ways

As we learn from one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us Your ways


Teach us to give, teach us to give

Give ourselves for one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us to give


Teach us to weep, teach us to weep

Let us weep with one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us to weep


Hallelujah, hallelujah

Let us learn from one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us Your ways


Fire in the Hole

You can tell them in the country, tell them in the town

The miners down in Mingo laid their shovels down

We won't pull another pillar, load another ton

Or lift another finger till the union we have won


Stand up folks, let the bosses know

Turn your buckets over, turn your lanterns low

There's fire in our hearts and fire in our soul

But there ain't gonna be no fire in the hole


Oh, daddy died a miner and grandpa, he did too

I'll bet this coal will kill me 'fore my working days is through

When a hole is dark and dirty, an early grave you'll find

I plan to make a union for the ones I leave behind


Stand up folks, let the bosses know

Turn your buckets over, turn your lanterns low

There's fire in our hearts and fire in our soul

But there ain't gonna be no fire in the hole

There ain't gonna be no fire in the hole



Acts 2:1-21, 42-47:

When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire alighting on each one of them. 4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

5 There were pious Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered. They were mystified because everyone heard them speaking in their native languages. 7 They were surprised and amazed, saying, “Look, aren’t all the people who are speaking Galileans, every one of them? 8 How then can each of us hear them speaking in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; as well as residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the regions of Libya bordering Cyrene; and visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism), 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the mighty works of God in our own languages!” 12 They were all surprised and bewildered. Some asked each other, “What does this mean?” 13 Others jeered at them, saying, “They’re full of new wine!”

14 Peter stood with the other eleven apostles. He raised his voice and declared, “Judeans and everyone living in Jerusalem! Know this! Listen carefully to my words! 15 These people aren’t drunk, as you suspect; after all, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning! 16 Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
   Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
   Your young will see visions.
   Your elders will dream dreams.

18 Even upon my servants, men and women,
       I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
       and they will prophesy.

19 I will cause wonders to occur in the heavens above
   and signs on the earth below,
       blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.

20 The sun will be changed into darkness,
   and the moon will be changed into blood,
       before the great and spectacular day of the Lord comes.

21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.


42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything. 45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. 46 Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. 47 They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.


Leader: This is the Word of God for the people of God

All: Thanks be to God


"A Body in the Spirit is a Body That Can't Be Controlled" by Kevin Georgas

Prayers of the People 

(After each prayer the leader will say “We pray to the Lord” and in response everyone will say, “Lord, hear our prayer.”)


Corporate Confession: God, we have sinned in thought and word and deed, in what we have done and what we have left undone. We are hurt and anxious and grieved because of what others have done or left undone for us. We lament the powers of this world that subject us to sin and death, and confess our participation in their schemes. We pray that new creation would come on earth as it is in heaven, reviving our hearts, restoring lost communion, and giving us the vision of your glory. 


Consolation: Friends, in Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven, your wounds healed, and the Powers of this world defeated 


All: Thanks be to God 


The Lord’s Supper


Celebrant: Friends, come now to the table, to receive with thanksgiving what by the power of the Holy Spirit we also give to one another, God’s grace. 


All: Lord, in these acts we remember that we need each other to know you. We all have gifts to offer and we all have needs that we cannot meet on our own. Let us give as we are able and receive as we have need. Let this table be a level place, where valleys are lifted and mountains laid low, where we share in communion with one another and with you. 


Words of Institution (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) 



Praise God from who all blessings flow 

Praise God all creatures here below 

Praise God in heaven you choirs above 

The Triune Lord, source of all love 


Every Ditch and Valley

Every ditch and valley shall be raised up 

Every hill and mountain be made low 

Every rugged place will be made flat 

Everybody shall see the glory of the Lord 



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