Welcome to Sunday Worship on the Web May 31
Call to worship
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
24 So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied—but did not do so again.
26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp. 27 A young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ aide since youth, spoke up and said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!”
29 But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” 30 Then Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
by: Nancy Gowler
Come, Holy Spirit,
the one who sang a new melody as God’s Creation rose from Chaos, who wept at the dark shadow of a cross, and who danced early in the morning, at the opening of an empty tomb,
Come, Holy Spirit,
the one who could not be contained by wind, or flame, or breath, the one who blesses the Church with courage, peace, and love. Come, Holy Spirit, to us, who gather this day with trembling hands and uncertain hearts.
Teach us to sing a new song and to dance with reckless abandon.
Here in this gathering of believers, as you did with those so long ago, breathe on us now.
Breathe on us,
blowing away our fears and our hesitations.
Breathe on us,
transforming our hard-heartedness into passion-filled lives.
Breathe on us,
for we need peace, peace that only you can give.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
7 observations about the Holy Spirit from Acts 2
The Holy Spirit is for those who wait
The Holy Spirt rests on people
The Holy Spirit fills his children with love.
The Holy Spirit is a fire that convicts us of our sin and gives us conviction on what we need to do.
The Holy Spirit gives particular gifts to particular people
The Holy Spirit is undoing the curse of sin and redeeming us back to the people we are meant to be
The Holy Spirit leads us to praise and glorify Jesus
-Prayer meeting June 2 @ 7:30 at the church! Come join us as we bring our praise, sins and requests to the Lord.
- Sunday School is beginning again on Sundays at 10:00am. Let's meditate together on God's word and discuss how his word impacts us today.
- Saturday June 13 Spring Clean Up!
- I have had a number of people ask how we can still donate to the church. You can make an E-transfer to "Wiesenthal Baptist Church" by sending it to Jan's e-mail. If you don't have her e-mail just send it to our church e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you would like to be e-mailed the latest announcements and prayer requests you can join our prayer chain. Just e-mail email@example.com and ask to be added.
Clean Up To Do List
Noah's Ark Room
Sort and clean (with bleach water) all toys
Wash down pews with Murphy's Oil Soap
Check Bolts on pews
wash inside windows
clean piano, organ, pulpit and all other furniture
wipe down toys and furniture in nursery
wipe and dust all equipment (dry only)
Wash all walls and stalls including doors
Wash indows finsde and out
dust wall units
Wash windows and walls
wipe chairs and table
Clean Fan above sink
wipe down outside cupboards
clean outside freezers, stove and fridge
Rake leaves, pine cones, etc.
rake rocks off grass (from snow removal)
rake rocks around play set on playground
tighten bolts on playground equipment
clean out flower beds