Pentecost Sunday. 8 & 10AM. In-Person / Online

Feel active vigor in these three words: Ascension, Pentecost, and Trinity.
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. What do you know about it? Is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit what you desire?

Your sanctuary is open for your participation in corporate worship at 8 & 10AM in a safe environment.
Between the two service, sprays a disinfectant registered on the EPA List N for use against COVID-19 virus.

Both services continue to be livestreamed https://www.facebook.com/LodiUMC
and are available on FM 103.5 channel at the locations within a half mile away from the church.
At the 10AM service, there will be baptism of Raylan Heintz. It’s a great joy to the whole church

Order of Worship
May 23, 2021

OPENING LITANY
Come, Holy Spirit,
Fill us.
Come, Holy Breath,
Live in us.
Come, Holy Wind,
Move through us.

Like a rushing wind, your Spirit moved upon the first disciples on the day of Pentecost,
and like a purifying fire, your Spirit seared their hearts and minds with the message of salvation,
O Holy God, send your Spirit upon your church in this time and place,
stir up our courage, and rouse us for prophetic witness, that we may join with them to proclaim to the world your mighty deeds of power in Jesus Christ. Amen.

HYMN OF ADORATION    We Enter Your Church
1 We enter your church, Lord, through welcoming doors.
We enter in, too, where you claim us as yours.
It’s here at the font that you offer a sign:
You tell us, “My children, you’re baptized! You’re mine!”

2 O God, you have called us, inviting us in;
You’ve made us your household and freed us from sin.
From youngest to oldest, we find in this place
Your waters of welcome, your family, your grace.

3 We’ve heard here your welcome and also your call;
Your Spirit inspires us to share Christ with all.
The life we receive here is life we can share;
We’ll carry your message of love everywhere.

To the tune of Cradle Son (“Away in the Manger”) Text: Copyright © 2003 by Carolyn Winfrey Fillette. Used with permission.

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS   Please share your prayer requests and joys. Type them in the comment section.

PASTORAL PRAYER

TIME OF DEDICATION    This is our commitment to following Jesus. Thank you for living your faith by sharing your gifts with God’s world through your church.
Doxology (United Methodist Hymn #94)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Prayer of Dedication
Almighty God, we have opened our hands to you, and our hands have been filled with good things by your grace. Receive the gifts we bring in gratitude for your care for us,
and help us to bless you with dedication of our lives;
through Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC     by Laura Pfeffer

TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES    “Happy Birthday, Church!”

SCRIPTURE READING     Acts 2     with a dramatic reading by three voices
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. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Continues…)

MESSAGE     Three Big Words (2): Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (10AM)     Raylan Heintz (born on October 8th 2019)
son of Bob / Katie Heintz, grandson of Harlow / Mary Heintz
with sponsors: Christy Dowding & Kristopher Nelson

SONG OF COMMITMENT     We Are the Church (United Methodist Hymn #558)
Refrain: I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we’re the church together!

1. The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple;
the church is not a resting place; the church is a people. (Refrain)

2. We’re many kinds of people, with many kinds of faces,
all colors and all ages, too, from all times and places. (Refrain)

3. Sometimes the church is marching; sometimes it’s bravely burning,
sometimes it’s riding, sometimes hiding; always it’s learning. (Refrain)

4. And when the people gather, there’s singing and there’s praying;
there’s laughing and there’s crying sometimes, all of it saying: (Refrain)

5. At Pentecost some people received the Holy Spirit
and told the Good News through the world to all who would hear it. (Refrain)

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

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