Pentecost Year C

Pentecost Year C

Pentecost Year C

June 9th 2019

Acts 2:1-21/ Psalm 104:24-34, 35b/ Romans 8:14-17

Call to Worship

One: When deceit rules the realm,

Many: Let our prayers be as of fire.

One: When destruction becomes normal,

Many: Let our prayers be as of fire.

One: When we cannot stop our children from killing our children,

Many: Let our prayers be as of fire.

One: When the clinking chains of fear come to defy the Christ and drag us back into captivity,

Many: Let our prayers be as of fire.

All: Come, Holy Spirit, common source of our fire and our faith.  Arc through us, vibrate the very story of God’s liberation through our bones so we might not lose hope.

Prayer of Confession

One:

The Psalmist celebrates the Lord’s manifold works, the fullness of creation, the diversity of it.  Who but God could imagine the krill and the whale?  That one could feed the other? Who but God could imagine the whole complexity of the ecosystem keeping the whole ocean alive?  Let us pray with confidence this day that the God of all living things great and small has given us complex minds to ponder it all and a Holy Spirit to guide us

Many:

Lord of fire and wind, we celebrate the coming of your Spirit with this simple confession.  Where you created diversity; we work at sameness.  Where your Apostles spoke of you in every tongue, so all could hear; we speak one way, our way, and claim it as the only way.  Forgive us, Creator God, for our lack of imagination and curiosity at your manifold works, the fullness of creation, the diversity of it.  Help us to find our humble place in the ecosystem and ponder it all with the guidance of your Spirit.

Silence… Amen.

Offering Idea

I was planning on writing an invitation to the offering and a prayer of thanksgiving using the idea of giving and gathering from verses 27-30 of Psalm 104 but ran out of time to work it out.  I thought I would give the idea to you all to run with if you wanted.  I’d love to see what you create with it.  Leave it in a comment here or post it on instagram or facebook tagging me and using the hashtag #liturgicaltype

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