Sunday, May 3, 2020

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8:45 & 11:00am…


First Presbyterian Church

“Called to Grow, Share, Serve”

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Pentecost Sunday

Welcome & Announcements                                                                                  Rev. Jeff Smith

Responsive Call to Worship                                                                                   Steve Marks      

Hymn of Praise                    Great God of Every Blessing  (Lyrics below)                   #694

Prayer of Confession                                                                                             Rev. Jeff Smith

Declaration of Pardon
          Leader:                Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel!
          All:                      In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  Thanks be to God!

Congregational Response                       Spirit of the Living God                                   #288

Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me;
Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, Fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me.

Passing The Peace                                                                                                Rev. Jeff Smith
                              You are encouraged to text one another and pass Christ’s peace.

Sharing with our Children                                                                                     Erin Fowler

Choral Anthem                                   Holy Spirit (Lyrics below)                           First Light Band

Listening to the Word of God                                        

                    First Reading:                Galatians 5:16-17; 22-25                           Will Sabillo
                    Second Reading:           Acts 2:1-13                                                 Steve Marks

                                        Leader:        The Word of the Lord.
                                        People:        Thanks be to God!

Word of God Proclaimed                     “Pentecostal Presbyterians”                     Rev. Jeff Smith

Affirmation of Faith                                Apostles’ Creed       

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer                                                         Will Sabillo

Responding as Faithful Stewards of God’s Good Gifts

Our Tithes and Offerings    As we give to the Lord, we encourage you to give one of two ways:

  • You may send a check directly to the church by mail: (131 Big Valley St. Boone, NC 28607)
  • You may go to and click on the “Giving” button, to give online

Offertory                                                    Burn Bright                                         arr. Marty Haugen   

Doxology                            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                                                                                            Rev. Jeff Smith

Going to Serve                                Light the Fire (Lyrics below)                        First Light Band

Being Blessed to Be a Blessing

Being Sent Into The World               


Holy Spirit

Verse 1
There’s nothing worth more that will ever come close

No thing can compare You’re our living hope
Your Presence Lord

Verse 2
I’ve tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves

Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone
Your Presence Lord

Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your Presence Lord

Your Presence Lord

Let us become more aware of Your Presence

Let us experience the glory of Your goodness
(3 X)

Chorus 2
Holy Spirit You are welcome here

Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overwhelmed by Your Presence Lord

Light the Fire

Verse 1
I stand to praise You

But I fall on my knees
My spirit is willing
But my flesh is so weak

(men)                             (women)
So light the fire              Light the fire

in my soul                       in my weary soul
Fan the flame                 Fan the flame  
Make me  whole             Make my spirit whole                                                                                          Lord You know               Lord You know
where I’ve been              where I’ve been

                      So light the fire
                    in my heart again

Verse 2
I feel Your arms around me

As the power of Your healing begins
Your Spirit moves through me
Like a mighty rushing wind