May 31, 2020 Worship Service
4th Sunday of Easter Worship Service on May 3rd at 10 a.m.
I will launch this service at around 9:30 a.m.
These Services will be provided by Zoom again. The Zoom password that you will need if asked: 762034
We will be holding Sunday Church Services this way until further notice.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Brandon, MB
Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 ZOOM Worship Service -
Welcome and Announcements
1. We will be forwarding information for our June 14th online communion service.
2. You can call Pastor Laurel at 1-204-727-8928
3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A moment of silence
Let us begin
Thanksgiving for Baptism (Setting #1 – ELW pg 97)
(All may make the sign of the cross, the sign marked at baptism, as the presiding minister begins.)
P. In the name of the Father, nd of the +Son and the Holy Spirit...Amen
P. Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism...... through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
HYMN: ELW #401 - Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading (5 verses)
1 Gracious Spirit, heed our pleading,
fashion us all anew.
It's your leading that we're needing,
help us to follow you.
Come, come, come, Holy Spirit, come.
Come, come, come, Holy Spirit, come.
2 Come to teach us, come to nourish
those who believe in Christ.
Bless the faithful, may they flourish,
strengthened by grace unpriced. Refrain
3 Guide our thinking and our speaking
done in your holy name.
Motivate all in their seeking,
freeing from guilt and shame. Refrain
4 Not mere knowledge, but discernment,
nor rootless liberty;
turn disquiet to contentment,
doubt into certainty. Refrain
5 Keep us fervent in our witness;
unswayed by earth's allure.
Ever grant us zealous fitness,
which you alone assure. Refrain
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.
L. In peace, let us pray to the Lord
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the church of God,
and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For this holy gathering, for all who offer in our gathering their worship and praise,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Help, save, comfort and defend us, gracious Lord.
Lord, have mercy. Amen. Amen.
Prayer of the Day
P. The Lord be with you.
C. And also with you.
Let us pray: O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Readings and Psalm
First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
(Pentecost was a Jewish harvest festival that marked the fiftieth day after Passover. Luke portrays the Holy Spirit being poured out upon the disciples before the gathered and astonished people assembled in Jerusalem for the festival. Filled with the Spirit, the disciples were able to witness to the power of Christ’s resurrection.)
When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] 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.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ ”
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
24 How manifold are your | works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full | of your creatures.
25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, with its swarms too man- | y to number,
living things both | small and great.
26 There go the ships | to and fro,
and Leviathan, which you made for the | sport of it.
27 All of them | look to you
to give them their food | in due season. R
28 You give it to them; they | gather it;
you open your hand, and they are filled | with good things.
29 When you hide your face, | they are terrified;
when you take away their breath, they die and return | to their dust.
30 You send forth your Spirit, and they | are created;
and so you renew the face | of the earth.
31 May the glory of the Lord en- | dure forever;
O Lord, rejoice in | all your works. R
32 You look at the earth | and it trembles;
you touch the mountains | and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long | as I live;
I will praise my God while I | have my being.
34 May these words of | mine please God.
I will rejoice | in the Lord.
35b Bless the Lord, | O my soul.
Hal- | lelujah! R
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
(Paul is helping the Corinthians understand the relationship between our God-given unity and Spirit-created diversity. The Spirit creates the unity of faith and gives all Christians diverse gifts for the common benefit of all. We need one another’s diverse spiritual gifts because the same Spirit has given them to each person for the common good.)
No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Word of God. Word of Life. Thanks be to God.
Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,* and kindle in us the fire of your love. Alleluia.
THANKSGIVING FOR THE WORD for Pentecost Sunday (Adapted by Rev. Erik Parker)
Let us pray.
* Praise and thanks to you, God of breath and fire, for in Christ the Word you made a new creation: you spoke the gospel to all nations through the disciples of old and you speak again through your disciples today. For your Word set on Fire, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
* Through the Word incarnate, you joined with all creation to proclaim the Good News: you met the disciples behind locked doors, you were revealed on the road to Emmaus, and you began a community rooted in Easter and formed in your image. For your Word set on Fire, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
* Through Christ the Word who walked among us, you showed us the way of life: You shepherd your sheep through the dark valleys, you prepare a place for us in the dwelling of God, and you intercede to the Father for our sake. For your Word set on Fire, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
* Send your Spirit of Resurrection, O God; meet us in the voices of many nations: breathe your spirit on us, remind us of your call to proclaim the good news to all and open us up to our neighbour in need. Born anew in the Spirit through your Word, O God, transform us into the Church - the Body of Christ; through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory forever. Amen.
Gospel: John 20:19-23
(The risen Jesus appears to his disciples, offering them a benediction, a commission, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.)
The Holy Gospel according to St. John -- Glory to you, O Lord.
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
Here ends the Gospel -- Praise to you, O Christ.
HYMN: Gracious God, We Will Not Gather (tune of ELW #712 Lord, whose love...)
Tune: BEACH SPRING 184.108.40.206 D ("God Whose Giving Knows No Ending")
used with permission of Carolyn Winfrey Gillett - May 29, 2020 (text)
1. Gracious God, we will not gather, side by side, this Pentecost.
How we long to be together, crowded close, beneath the cross!
Still we join our hearts with others, trusting in your love and grace.
We are here — your sons and daughters — praising you in every place.
2. In our houses and apartments, in the rooms where people stay,
in the midst of this pandemic, God, we worship, sing and pray.
People from each land and nation, in each language that we use,
grieve the need for separation, yet, united, share Good News.
3. As we're distant from each other in the midst of so much fear,
may your churches all remember: By your Spirit, you are here!
Long ago, the wind came blowing; flames of love and boldness spread.
Soon the church went out proclaiming: "Christ is risen from the dead!"
4. Peter preached what Joel had promised: In the most uncertain times,
you give dreams and visions to us; you send great and wondrous signs!
By your Spirit, give us courage! May your Church unite to be
bearers of your Good News message to your world community.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen
Prayers of Intercession
Each petition concludes "Lord, in your mercy." you respond, "hear our prayer."
(used by permission of Augsburg Fortress)
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
Merciful God, our ordinary gifts seem small for such a celebration,
but you make of them an abundance,
just as you do with our lives.
Feed us in word and Spirit for service in your name,
in the strength of the risen Christ. Amen.
L) The peace of Christ be with you all
C) And also with you
Hymn: ELW 396 - Spirit of Gentleness
Refrain: Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.
1 You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
and over the eons you called to each thing:
"Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings." Refrain
2 You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand,
and you goaded your people with a law and a land;
and when they were blinded with idols and lies,
then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes. Refrain
3 You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill,
then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;
and down in the city you called once again,
when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind. Refrain
4 You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes.
From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;
our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.
With bold new decisions your people arise. Refrain
May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead
raise you to new life, fill you with hope,
and turn your mourning into dancing.
Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless you now and forever.
Christ is risen, just as he said.
Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!