May 31, 2020 Worship – Pentecost

Thank you for worshiping with us this morning. You can follow along with the order of worship below. Each video will play on this page and the words to the prayers and hymns are listed below the video. If you so choose, there is a YouTube playlist listed below for “one-click worship.” The words to hymns and prayers for the playlist can be found by clicking “show more” on the bottom left, below each video. For both choices, closed captions can be used by clicking the “CC” button at the bottom right in the video screen.

YouTube Playlist

A Pastoral Word from David A. Davis


Sonata Op. 2, No. 2., Ludwig van Beethoven



Call to Worship, Welcome, Prayer of Confession
& Assurance of Forgiveness


Prayer of Confession

Merciful and gracious God,
Our hearts cry out for you to make us whole.
Even as we celebrate that you have come to dwell within us,
we have sinned against you and abandoned your commandments.
We have been jealous, possessive, distracted, and impulsive.
We have not heeded your Word and we have not cherished your love.
We forget those around us and don’t care for those in need.
Help us to follow you through all times and to all places.
As our souls thirst, quench our needs by the power of the Holy Spirit who is at work within us. 
And we hear your good news, that in Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Amen.


“Here in This Place”

The Lindsey-Morgan Family

1 Here in this place the new light is streaming;
now is the darkness vanished away;
see in this space our fears and our dreamings
brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken;
gather us in, the blind and the lame;
call to us now, and we shall awaken;
we shall arise at the sound of our name.

2 We are the young; our lives are a mystery.
We are the old who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of history,
called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in, the rich and the haughty;
gather us in, the proud and the strong;
give us a heart, so meek and so lowly;
give us the courage to enter the song.

3 Here we will take the wine and the water;
here we will take the bread of new birth.
Here you shall call your sons and your daughters,
call us anew to be salt for the earth.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion;
give us to eat the bread that is you;
nourish us well, and teach us to fashion
lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

4 Not in the dark of buildings confining,
not in some heaven, light years away:
here in this place the new light is shining;
now is the kingdom, and now is the day.
Gather us in and hold us forever;
gather us in and make us your own;
gather us in, all peoples together,
fire of love in our flesh and our bone.


Time with Children

The Harmon Family

Scripture & Sermon

“Your Sons and Daughters Shall Prophesy”

Mark Edwards & Nassau Youth

Acts 2:1-18



“Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us” 


Come, O Spirit, dwell among us;
give us words of fire and flame.
Help our feeble lips to praise you,
glorify your holy name.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Three in One: what mystery!
We would sing our loud hosannas
now and through eternity.


Affirmation of Faith, Prayers of the People & Call for Offering

Kelsey Lambright

from A Brief Statement of Faith; Presbyterian Church (USA)

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!”


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Tending the Flock

Marriage – Cameron Bradshaw Giles and Russell Thomas Scott on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.


Moment For Mission

Appalachia Service Project

Sarah Tel, ASP



“Amani Utupe (Grant Us Peace, Give Us Courage)”

Members of Joyful Noise, Carol Choir, Choir 3·4·5, Chorale, Cantorei, and the Adult Choir

As we travel down this weary road, Amani utupe na ustawi.
We need strength to carry on our load, Amani utupe na ustawi.
Grant us peace, give us courage, Amani utupe na ustawi.
Road is rocky and the way is dark, Amani utupe na ustawi.
Every road has a different fork, Amani utupe na ustawi.
Grant us peace, give us courage, Amani utupe na ustawi.
Hallelujah, hallelujah! Amani utupe na ustawi.
Grant us peace, give us courage, Amani utupe na ustawi.


Benediction & Response

“We Will Go Out with Joy”

Ingrid Ladendorf

We will go out with joy in the Spirit; we will go out with God.
We will go out with joy in the Spirit; we will go out with God.
Alleluia! We will go out with joy. Alleluia! Alleluia!


Adult Education

Eric Barreto


All-Ages Zoom Coffee hour

Check your email for the link. We will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.


“Sonata Op. 2, No. 2.” Ludwig van Beethoven. Public Domain

“Here In This Place” Text & Music:  Marty Haugen © 1982 GIA Publications, Inc. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“Come O Spirit” Text:  Janie Alford ©1979 Hope Publishing Company. Music:  Thomas John Williams, 1890. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“Amani Utupe (Grant Us Peace, Give Us Courage)” Patsy Ford Simms ©1999 Alfred Music Publishing. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“We Will Go Out with Joy” © 2003 Andrew Donaldson and Hilary Seraph Donaldson. Permisssion granted by “Glory to God.”

Hymns from “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hymnal. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100 and CCLI#11457258.