Pentecost Readings

CALL TO WORSHIP

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Come and worship God the Father.

He raised the Jesus from the dead by the Holy Spirit,

to reign at his right hand in majesty.

And he makes us his royal priesthood to reign with him!

Glory to God in the highest!

Come and worship God the Son.

He poured out his life unto death for us.

And he rose again to pour out his Holy Spirit upon us!

Glory to God in the highest!

Come and worship God the Holy Spirit.

He breathed life into creation in the beginning,

and brings our broken, dead world back to life again.

And he brings us into one body in Christ

with love that breaks through all barriers

of tribe and tongue, culture and color!

Glory to God in the highest!

Let us worship God through the Spirit of our risen Lord.

Amen!

CONFESSION OF SIN

Our exalted Lord Jesus,

you poured out your Holy Spirit upon your church

to fill us with new life and power to love you and serve you.

We confess that we resist and grieve your Spirit,

rejecting the truth of your word that he illumines for us,

refusing to glorify you as he directs us.

We love the way of death and slavery to sin

rather than true freedom and life in your Spirit;

we act in hatred, immorality, and anger

and not in the righteousness, peace, and joy of your Spirit.

Have mercy on us, and forgive us all of our sins.

Renew us and lead us by your Holy Spirit,

so that we may be filled with all life and power that you have promised to us.

–Michael A. Farley

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