Gifts of the Spirit
Bulletin and other Resources by Rev Dr Barb Hedges-Goettl
Another Resource for NL http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/pentecost-a/
Call to Worship
Lord we come here to celebrate our baptism
One Body, One Spirit, One Baptism, One Body of God
Bathe us once again, in the Holy Spirit
Come let us gather and greet the Lord
Call to Worship
Lord remind us that we are one in the Spirit
Help us to recognize your gifts, we pray
Let us use our gifts today and everyday
Let us use them to glorify the Lord
Confession: Lord, God we are feeling trapped and uninspired. We are weary. What do we say in times like this? How can we help those in need? How do we heal from this mass trauma? We feel alone. Breathe on us once again–give us live and inspiration and strength. Encourage us. Ennerve us. Energize us. Advocate for us, we pray.
Assurance of Pardon: God’s grace breathes upon us like a soothing breeze in the scorching heat. Know that God always loves us. Live into the refreshing forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
Prayer of Communion: Lord, before we even existed, your Spirit danced upon the water, blowing it’s presence across the earth. Then you formed us out of clay and breathed us into being. Then your Holy Spirit accompanied Christ: sometimes encouraging him, sometimes becoming the driving force behind him. Then when Jesus ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit was sent to the disciples, as an advocate. So we ask for you to breathe once again here, upon these common elements. Transform them through the power of the Holy Spirit to carry the body and blood of Christ. Commune us together Holy Spirit: with all those who have celebrated communion, all those who are celebrating and all those who will celebrate communion. Create with us the invisible, present and virtual Church made real in Christ. We pray this is the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication/the Day: Lord, bless us so that we can be a blessing we pray. Remind us of our gifts. And when our gifts feel like a burden or a curse, remind us to rest and eat and to breathe, so that we might once again do our work in joy, we pray.
All resources can be used with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta