Pentecost Sunday (Year C)

Sentences, adapted from Psalm 104

The glory of the Lord shall endure forever! 
May the people of God rejoice in creation!

Women: Those who look upon earth shall tremble. 
Men: Those who touch the mountains shall sing. 
Youth: We shall praise God forever!

The Lord has gathered the faithful from the ends of the earth. 
May the people of God rejoice forevermore!

Women: Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord! 
Men: Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord! 
Youth: Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!

Call to Confession, adapted from Romans 8:22-27

We have received life through the Spirit of God compelling us to future glory. In this, we know the Spirit of God intercedes for us and helps us in our weakness. Together may we confess what the Lord has already heard.

Prayer of Confession

Spirit of the Living God, 
All nations, tribes, and tongues belong to you. 
All glory, honor, and praise are due your name. 
Therefore, we confess that we have been a divided people— 
Mother from child, Brother from sister, And neighbor from friend. 
Have mercy on us and send your power upon the church, 
That we may know, once more, that you have 
Baptized us in one baptism, one faith, one Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
Tear down the walls of hatred and the towers of sin in our lives. 
May your Spirit descend upon our lives and make us holy and one. 
In the name of your son, Jesus Christ, we pray. 
Amen.

Assurance of Pardon, from Romans 8:14, 17

"For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God...and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ."

Prayer for Illumination

Triune God, 
Discern in our hearts 
The will you would have us desire, 
The love you would shape in our world, and 
The grace that will enable us. 
Amen.

OR

Sung Response: "Spirit of the Living God"

Hymns and Songs of Praise Suggestions

"Bind Us Together" 
"Soaring Spirit Set Us Free" 
"Spirit of Mercy, Truth, and Love" 
"Breathe on Me Breath of God" 
"Spirit of the Living God" 
"Let It Rise"

Written by Katherine Lee Baker