May 19, 2013


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Gathering                    “Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove”                           E. Broughton


Welcome and Announcements


Introit                                                   “Lead Me, Lord”                                                    Choir          


Celebrating the birth of the church


*Opening Litany

We rejoice greatly, loving God, in the birthday of the church known to us as

Pentecost. Your Holy Spirit has come bringing the church into reality.

Likewise, your Holy Spirit seals us as members of Christ's family. Your Spirit

emboldens the church and keeps us faithful as disciples of Christ. So we praise you,

Lord, for the church that has nourished us from our childhood and continues to

nourish us today. Amen.


*Hymn                                         “Spirit of Faith, Come Down”                                  #332


*Opening Prayer


Scripture                                             Genesis 11:1-9

Children’s Message


*Hymn                                              “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”                                                         #334


Anthem                            “How Lovely Are the Words of Jesus”                                  Choir


   A Time of Prayer


Joys and Concerns

Hymn                                             “Spirit of the Living God”                                           #393

Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

            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 daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who

 trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and

the power and the glory forever.  Amen.


The ascension of the Lord


Scripture                                                  Acts 2:1-21



Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


Offertory                                                  “Offertory”                                                 M. Brosig


*Doxology                       “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                         #94


*Offering Prayer

Almighty God who comes to us in wind and fire, may the doors of our hearts be open to

let your Holy Spirit blow in and your love and grace flow out! As we offer up these gifts

to you this morning, may they empower mission and ministries that spread across all

your creation like wildfire. May our giving help your church to be born anew, not as

bricks and mortar, but as hearts on fire to serve others and make disciples for Jesus Christ.

In his holy name, we pray. Amen.


 Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                                  “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”                         #2241

in The Faith We Sing




*Hymn                                  “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”                          #2241

Verse 4

in The Faith We Sing



Postlude                                                “To the Glory of God”                             G. Peterson

Pastor: Pastor Kelly Smith

Organist: Chris Koesel

Choir Director: Gary Burdick

Liturgist:  Dave Spencer

Acolytes: Eli Alfieri

Greeter: Sue Irons






Wilkinsburg Community Ministries-financial burdens

Kim Slobodnyak – healing

Pastor Kelly’s Aunt Diana – home on hospice

Martin Girson (friends of Sam & Nell Harper) – diagnosed with bladder cancer

Pastor Kelly- for all her ministry work and for the fulfillment of her personal callings