Morning Service

The Day of pentecost 

SUNDAY MAY 31, 2020

*congregation standing as able

Come, Creator Spirit by J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
Nathan Skinner, organ

Hail Thee, Festival Day
Words:  Venantius Fortunatus (c. 530–609)
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Hail thee, festival day! Blest day that art hallowed for ever,
day whereon God from heaven shone in the world with his grace.

Lo, in the likeness of fire, on them who await his appearing,
he whom the Lord had foretold suddenly, swiftly descends:

Hark! for in myriad tongues Christ’s own, his chosen apostles,
preach to the ends of the earth Christ and his wonderful works.

* CALL TO WORSHIP from Acts 2 & Psalm 150
led by Cindy Cutlip, Elder

Leader: When the day of Pentecost came,
they were all together in one place.
People: Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.

Leader: Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
People: Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Leader: They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
People: Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.

* OPENING HYMN Come Down, O Love Divine

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 coming day’s bread;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
And lead us not into trial, but deliver us from the Evil One.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


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Acts 2:1-21

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

* HYMN No. 339 For Your Gift of God the Spirit

John 16:7-15

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

GLORIA PATRI (Hymn No. 734)
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.

“Spirit of Conviction”
Michael Balboni, Assistant Minister

* SERMON HYMN O Spirit of the Living God

Pat Chen, Minister of Pastoral Care & Small Groups
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Polo Kim, Park Street Ministerial Intern & Dandan Cui

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Aria from Mass in B Minor
Words: Nicene Creed (4th century)
Music: J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Jonathan VanderWoude, baritone
Amy Galluzzo and Daniel Faris, violins

Et in Spiritum Sanctum Dominum, et vivificantem,
And [we believe] in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life,

qui ex Patre Filioque procedit,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur, et conglorificatur.
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.

Et unam sanctam catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.
And [we believe in] one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

* CLOSING HYMN Love Divine, All Loves Excelling


Preludio, from Partita in E major
Amy Galluzzo, violin