Worship for 6-7-2020

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It’s another beautiful day in the Fingerlakes as we continue to celebrate Pentecost. Enjoy the sun shine and cooler temperatures today. This is our virtual service for FPCU. You will see that this post looks similar to a bulletin but with media. Please worship along with Pastor Dan and music from Joe Pepper. We are grateful today for Samantha Heinle, who serves as liturgist all the way from Houston, Texas.

Pastoral Welcome and Church Announcements


*Call to Worship


*HYMN#93 “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”

#93 - Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God,
With all that is happening around us, forgive us if we become afraid. Confronted with the dangerous pandemic: we fear catching the virus; the souring economy: we are concerned we might lose our way of life; and with revelations on systemic racism, we are afraid of what is inside of us. We turn to you. We thank you for your Spirit of comfort and truth. May it remind us of the things that Jesus taught, inspire our imaginations so that we might have a vision for your presence and future among us, and strengthen us to abundant life, standing strong in the love of your only begotten Son in whose name we pray. Amen.
Gospel Reading


John 16:12-15 The Message (MSG)

12-15 “I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’

Special Music 



New Testament Reading

Acts 2:14-15, 22-24, 32-33, 36-42

14 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. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.

22 “You that are Israelites,[a] listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth,[b] the One attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know— 23 the One, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law.

 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at[g] the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you both see and hear.

36 Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah,[h] this Jesus whom you crucified.”

37 Now when they heard Peter’s sermon, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers and sisters,[i] what should we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” 40 And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Sermon “No Need to Feel Embarrassed”*


*HYMN #66 “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”

#66 - Every Time I Feel the Spirit


Pastoral and Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

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; Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.

Call for the Offering

Offertory Music

*HYMN #606   “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


Prayer of Dedication

HYMN#765  “May the God of Hope Go With Us”

#765 - May the God of Hope Go with Us


The Benediction

Sending Hymn “Go Now In Peace”

Go Now In Peace


*Attributions “Call to Worship reprinted from Fire and Bread; Invocation reprinted from Fire and Bread, Ruth Burgess; Unison Prayer of Dedication reprinted from Fresh Winds of the Spirit, Book 2.” “Every Time I feel De Spirit” used with permission by Connie Fredericks Malone. https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/letter-birmingham-jail


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