The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

GREETING

Pastor: Alleluia! Christ is risen.
People: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Pastor: The grace and peace of our risen Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
People: And also with you

HYMN OF PRAISE
“Now the Feast and Celebration”
[click on the link below]
https://youtu.be/upAJ3gSzaRs

PRAYER OF THE DAY
O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Acts 2:1-21
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 
“In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
   and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
   and your old men shall dream dreams. 
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
   in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
     and they shall prophesy. 
And I will show portents in the heaven above
   and signs on the earth below,
     blood, and fire, and smoky mist. 
The sun shall be turned to darkness
   and the moon to blood,
     before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. 
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Pentecost Anthem
“O Day Full of Grace”
[click on the link below]
https://youtu.be/IJETTBbnf6w

GOSPEL READING
John 20:19-23
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’

SERMON

HYMN OF THE DAY
“O Holy Spirit, Enter In”
[click on the link below]
https://youtu.be/Jyd8kvlVqrg

TODAY IN OUR PRAYERS
Bill, Carol, Curtis, and Christine Buchkowsky, Teri Peterson, Mabel Zolotarchuk, Wayne Turner, Janet Gregory, Norm Gregory, the Rose family, Jody Giesbrecht, Marge McMillan, Kyrie Parimi, John Beaven, Doris Turner, Hilda Anderson, Linda Wolfe, Naomi, Mary Anderson, Joan Schock, Bev Gregory, Dale Robinson, Bryan Matschke, the family of Lyle Sand, the family of Hildegard Schneider (Renita Falkenstern’s mother), and the family of Cortney Palmer (Pat and Carol Sarich’s niece).

We remember the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, the people of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Yemen, Venezuela, Somalia, Libya, Hong Kong, the Palestinians and Israelis, the Rohingya Muslim refugees, all at the Mexico/United States border seeking refuge, the people of Haiti suffering from natural and political disasters, the people of the Bahamas suffering from hurricanes, the victims, families, and communities grieving the tragic shootings in Nova Scotia, those in Fort McMurray and the Peace River region recovering from flooding, the people of Kenya devastated by flooding, those in central Michigan whose livelihoods have been washed out by collapsed dams, the people of India and Bangladesh recovering from Cyclone Amphan, the victims and families of the Armed Forces helicopter crash, those in the United States caught up in racism and injustice and the resulting violence and destruction of lives and property, and those throughout the world, in Canada, in our province, and in our community threatened by the coronavirus.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE OF FAITH
[The congregational response after each petition is: “COMPLETE YOUR NEW CREATION.”]
Pastor: As we celebrate the joy of the resurrection, let us pray for God’s continuing work of new creation in the life of the Church, for the peace and well-being of the world, and wherever brokenness and death oppose God’s abundant life, saying, “Hear us, O God of life,” and responding, “Complete your new creation.”

Petitioner: Breathe on us, Breath of God, God of promise, with a mighty rush your people were set ablaze by holy fire. Kindle in our hearts the flame of Gospel witness and the blaze of your love, that we may proclaim your saving grace to all the world and serve all people and all creation with the warmth of your love. Hear us, O God of life…

Petitioner: Breathe on us, Breath of God, God of all creation, every living thing depends on you for life and sustenance. Open your hand and fill all creatures with good things. Infuse us with the sights, smells, and sounds of the richness of creation: for oceans and sky, for rivers and deserts, for lakes and forests, for mountains and prairie, and to care for it, that all may be satisfied. Hear us, O God of life…

Petitioner: Breathe on us, Breath of God, God of hope, as another academic year is coming to a close for all and many look toward muted and postponed graduations, we thank you for the blessing of education and all that it has done and will continue to do for our daughters and sons. Provide refreshment and renewal for teachers and students in the summer break. Encourage them in their search for truth and value in their lives and be with them as they look for a better world than either we or they have known. Hear us, O God of life…

Pastor: Breathe on us, Breath of God, God of healing, in our weakness we know not how to pray. Intercede for us, bringing hope to the sorrowful, fearful, and anxious, and healing to those who are suffering or ill. We remember especially before you … Make us agents of your love, serving the sick, broken, weak, and forgotten ones. Hear us, O God of life…

Petitioner: Breathe on us, Breath of God, God of peace, protect and lead your world through these breathless times wracked with trouble, violence, and distress. We remember all who suffer in the face of oppression, persecution, and violence. We pray for soldiers and civilians, for peacemakers and relief agencies. Draw us together in our common humanity that your desire for peace and life may be known in every time and place. Hear us, O God of life…

Petitioner: Breathe on us, Breath of God, God of life, breathe that life into us and into our world and especially to those places and people whose lives have been disrupted and devastated in many ways. Put our compassion into practice that the homeless might be sheltered, the hungry might be fed, the brokenhearted might be comforted, the anxious might be calmed, the burdened might find release, and that all who provide protection and aid might work in safety. Hear us, O God of life…

Petitioner: Breathe on us, Breath of God, generous God, fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old, that we may look after one another in these challenging days. Bring healing to those who are sick with the virus and be with their families. Comfort the family and friends of those who have died. Strengthen and protect all medical professionals caring for the sick and all who work in our medical and health care facilities. Give wisdom to leaders in healthcare and governance that they may make the right decisions for the well-being of people. We pray in gratitude for all those in our country who will continue to work in the days ahead in so many fields of life for the sake of us all. Bless them and keep them safe. O God of creation and life, we place ourselves in your protection. May the mantle of your peace enfold us this day and tomorrow. Hear us, O God of life …
Petitioner: Breathe on us, Breath of God, God of mission, we need the visions of the young and the dreams of the old to build a community of shared ministry. The gift of your Spirit creates new ways to live. Open new opportunities, renew our ministries and our callings through your promise of new life and through your Spirit. Give us words that will speak compassion, open ears to listen with care, help us make use of our diverse gifts, that we might glorify you in many ways. Through your promise of new life graciously give us the resolve to faithfully worship, nurture and proclaim Christ’s love with one voice for all in our community and in our world. Hear us, O God of life…

Pastor: Sustaining God, as you bring life even out of death, hear our call for your abundant life, make our prayers part of your new creation, and guide us with the hope of joy in your presence for the sake of the crucified and risen one, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

People: Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Pastor: Let us pray with confidence in the words our Saviour gave us:

People: Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.

BENEDICTION
Pastor: The God of life, who has called you to eternal life in Christ,
lift you up and restore you to wholeness.

People: Amen.

Pastor: Jesus Christ, the Living Word,
bless you and send you to be his witnesses.

People: Amen.

Pastor: God the Holy Spirit, who renews the whole earth,
refresh, restore, support, and strengthen you this day and always.

People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN
“Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling”
[click on the link below]
https://youtu.be/IGEOlbLutmQ

DISMISSAL

Pastor: Alleluia! Go and tell the news that Christ is risen.

People: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
The draft website for all seven ELCIC congregations in Saskatoon is now up and the address is https://saskatoonelcic.com/ It will be used now mainly for sharing information during the pandemic.

Offerings.
Even though we are not meeting together we still have expenses and need your offerings so that we can pay them. Church Council has decided that the best way to receive your offerings is that you mail a cheque (Please no cash for mail security reasons) to the church and we can process them from there.
Send your contributions to: King of Glory Lutheran Church
3318 Merritt Street
Saskatoon, SK S7M 3P6
Thank you for your generosity.

Secretary/Treasurer position
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Saskatoon, SK 310 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7K 6Y1
Job Purpose
As Secretary, this person ensures the efficient day-to-day operation of the church office, supports and is responsible to the Pastor and the church council.
As Treasurer, this person manages the church’s financial records and payment procedures and is responsible to the Church Council.
We are looking for someone who is:
Highly organized, with excellent planning and time management skills
An excellent communicator both verbally and written
Proficiency in the use of software programs such as: Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
Independent and team worker
Punctual and maintains confidentiality
Education and Experience:
Minimum High School Diploma
Post secondary education or 2 years experience in business, computers and office management is an asset
Job Type: Part-time, 9AM to 3 PM Monday to Thursday, Friday: 9AM to noon. Pension and benefits.
Anticipated start time: June 15, 2020 Applications are due by June 1, 2020 to Judy Prociuk, email: judyp1@sasktel.net

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