Worship This Week on Sunday on line.

First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro,  GA  Pastor, The Rev. Meg Jackson Clark 

Sermon Preview for 5/31/20

The Bilbe recounts many times how the Holy Spirit has descended to the people of God. That Spirit is still at work today providing us with many gifts to make us one in our time of worship. Please share this video with your friends on Facebook and invite them to join us at our on-line worship service here on this page.

Posted by First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro GA on Thursday, May 28, 2020

This Week in Worship:  We are following state recommendations and not holding worship in our church this Sunday Morning.    Please plan to join us on line.  Service this Sunday can be viewed at  11 AM .  The Sunday Service can be viewed by going to this site www.facebook.com/fpcgreensboroga.org on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM.  Or you can come here and we will give you a link to the recorded video service for this week. 

First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro

May 31, 2020 Pentecost: The Gifts of the Spirit

Music Director: Dr. Jean Gómez; Elder Assisting: Meg Marshall

Pastor: Rev. Meg Jackson Clark

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Meg Marshall

CALL TO WORSHIP
It is Pentecost Day and God’s Spirit has been poured out on all flesh.
The Holy Spirit has given birth to the church and sustains us in our life together.
Today is a day for dreams and visions.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with new vitality in our worship and service.

PRAYER
O God, send forth your Spirit, and renew us and your church.
Take away the tiredness of our souls amid the chaos of our lives we pray.
Open our ears to hear your Word and to receive the message the Spirit has for the church today.
May your Spirit move within and among us, and enable us to be one even while we are apart.
Empower us to share your good news in our daily lives, and inspire us to gratitude for the Spirit’s many gifts. Amen.

THE GIFT OF BREATH
SCRIPTURE Psalm 104:24-34 Meg Marshall
REFLECTION
SUNG RESPONSE Holy Spirit, Come to Us
Holy Spirit, come to us, Holy Spirit, come to us. (repeat)

THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS
SCRIPTURE John 20:19-23 Stephanie Brown

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Risen Lord,
You breathed the Holy Spirit upon your disciples long ago, enabling them to be forgiven and to forgive.
We confess that too often we hold on to guilt for the ways we have fallen short, refusing to accept your grace.
We have hung onto resentment for those who have harmed us or our loved ones,
believing they are not deserving of your grace.
Lord, send your Holy Spirit upon us this day, that we might be able to release our guilt and resentment,
and receive and offer your unfailing grace.

SUNG RESPONSE Spirit of the Living God
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. (repeat)
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

ASSURANCE OF GRACE
The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness,
and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
THE GIFT OF COMMUNITY

SCRIPTURE Acts 2:1-21 Meg Jackson Clark & Spencer Hinds
REFLECTION

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH from “A Brief Statement of Faith” FPCG Elders
We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life.
The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor,
and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the Church.
The same Spirit who inspired the prophets and apostles rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture,
engages us through the Word proclaimed, claims us in the waters of baptism,
feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation,
and calls women and men to all ministries of the church.
In a broken and fearful world the Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing,
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in Church and culture,
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives,
even as we watch for God's new heaven and new earth, praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” Amen

THE GIFT OF UNITY IN DIVERSITY

SCRIPTURE 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 Steven Brown
REFLECTION

SUNG RESPONSE We are One in the Spirit
We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord;
we are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord, and we pray that all unity my one day be restored:
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love; yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

OFFERING
You are invited to offer yourself and your resources in gratitude to God.
(You may mail in your monetary contributions to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 26, Greensboro, GA 30642.)

DOXOLOGY
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Come, Holy Spirit, come;
Enter our lives, free us from fear and give us strength to carry on.
Come, Holy Spirit, come:
Give us power to be the church. Impart your many gifts upon us, and renew our life together.
Come, Holy Spirit, come.
Bind us closer together, as we rejoice with one another’s joys and weep with one another’s sorrows,
which we bring before you now...
Come, Holy Spirit, come:
that all may be one in Christ, source of all true unity, who is with us today and always,
and in whose name we pray, saying...

THE LORD’S PRAYER (in Spanish & English) Jean Gomez & Meg Jackson Clark

ANTHEM I Will Come to You

BENEDICTION
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Alleluia! Amen!

Announcements for our Church

Coming Up:
Online worship continues through June 7. Session will discuss future dates on June 2.
May 31, 10 a.m. Sunday School on Zoom - a look at the Scriptures for the coming week.
May 31 Pentecost - A celebration of the Spirit. Virtual Luncheon & Hymn Sing following worship. Please send the titles of
a few of your favorites to jeangomezf@gmail.com.
Look for Zoom links to our activities in your email.

 

Continue Praying For:

Andrea Thompson
Bill Corry
Bill and Verley Dotson
Brooke Manning-Hinds
Bruce Porter
Chris Penna
Chuck Thorp
David Blough
Harrison Marcus
Johnnie Satterfield
Kenneth Pressley
Susie Pressley
Lori Howerton
Marcus Pinson
Sam Marshall
Nation & World Leaders
Veterans & Military Members

Let us remember our church members and friends: As we offer intentional prayer, let us pray for:

Bob and Jeanie Wheeler