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May 31, 2020 Pentecost



P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.

Entrance Hymn: Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling ELW #582 vs 1+3

Prayer of the Day:

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Perplexing, Pentecostal God, you infuse us with your Spirit, urging us to vision and dream. May the gift of your presence find voice in our lives, that our babbling may be transformed into discernment and the flickering of many tongues light an unquenchable fire of compassion and justice. Amen.

The Readings and The Sermon:

Acts 2:1-21

John 20:19-23

Sermon: Pastor Rice

Hymn of the Day: Spirit of Gentleness ELW #396 vs 1, 3+4

Prayers of Intercession and The Offering:

P: Uplifted in the presence of the Holy Spirit, and by the promised hope of healing and resurrection, we join the people of God in all times and places in praying for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

A brief silence.

We call on your spirit of unity, giving thanks for our different vocations. Activate and utilize the diverse gifts present throughout the whole church and within this congregation, that they reveal your love for all.

We call upon your spirit of life, blowing through all of the cosmos, breathing energy into all things. Heal with your breath your creation. Restore rivers and oceans, forests and wildlife, and especially your people who face pandemic, disease, loneliness and fear. Be with those who long for comfort in these dark and frightening times.

We call on your spirit of wisdom and truth. Grand courage and knowledge to world and national leaders in making difficult decisions. Guide scientists, medical personnel and first responders as they care for your people. Give us sight that in times of division we might see all people as your beloved children.

We call on your spirit of hope. Embrace all in despair. Walk with those in financial danger. Feed those who can't buy food. Shelter those on the verge of homelessness. Bring order in the midst of chaos.

We call on your spirit of healing. We remember our neighbors and for those in this congregation who cry out in pain and who face trauma, illness, bereavement and fear. Restore broken bodies and fractured souls. Break into locked rooms with renewal. Draw us together even in our isolation.

With bold confidence in your love, almighty God, we place all for whom we pray into your eternal care; through Christ our Lord.


Holy Communion and Sending:

The Lord’s Prayer composed and sung by Dana McCoy and members of the Anacortes Lutheran Church Choir:  Jerry Bongard, Bob and Virginia Dusenbury, Daryl Holst, Laurie Julius-Carver, Goodie Lorentzen, Anita and Leah and Jeanie McCoy, Carol Olsen, Pat Pemberton, Jeff Radke, David Verrall and De Wedell.

P: The lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give God thanks and praise.

P: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord's face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the countenance of our God rest upon you, now and forever, and give you peace. Amen.

Sending Hymn: God of Tempest, Go of Whirlwind ELW #400 vs 1+4

P: The Spirit of the living God is blowing through our world. Go in peace, Christ is with you.

C: Thanks be to God.

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