Even though we have returned in in-person worship, we still use the order of worship in our hymnals.         Please note the Order of Worship below.
We look forward to seeing you in worship! 
We begin to gather for worship Sunday afternoons at 4:00.
Worship begins at 4:30 - the Zoom Meeting ID # is 201 637 829


La Feria, Texas

May 19, 2024

Pentecost Sunday




Call To Worship (Natalie)


Let all creation sing your glory true.


Let every heart confess our need of you.


As bread is broken, come, Lord Jesus, here.


As win again is poured, we know you near.


Make our spirits still, emptiness you fill,


Brokenness you will in your mercy, heal.


Opening Hymn –

GTG #289 – “On Pentecost They Gathered”


Prayer of the Day (Jeri)

Let us pray.

Gracious God, you come among your people as One who fashioned all things, who, face-to-face, revealed your knowledge of our lives, and whose presence brings assurance and hope. Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love so that in hearing and seeing the gifts of this life, we may know the way to live in thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

(All God’s children say) Amen.


Call to Confession (David)

Let us call on the name of the One who invites us to speak the truth about ourselves and our relationships and promises to show us mercy.


Confession and Prayer (David)

Holy and Merciful God:

                   We do not know how to pray as we ought, and we know too well our constant failures to do as you have commanded and to hold fast to your word. Forgive us for the divisions we nurture, guide us to your way, keep us in your care, and lead us into faith. We trust your word that the Spirit of truth will show us all things and grant us courage and peace.

(All God’s children say) Amen.



Personal Confession 

   Please take a moment for your private prayers of personal confession.

(Water pours to break the silence)


Assurance of Pardon (Bob)

People of God, body of Christ, sisters and brothers, the Spirit of God’s truth has come upon creation and upon you, to interpret the mysteries of eternal time. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Christ Jesus, our Savior, I declare to you the complete forgiveness of you sin. Be at peace with one another because of God’s mercy.

(All God’s children say) Amen.


Passing the Peace (Bob)

Having been reconciled with God, let’s be reconciled with each other. All God’s children say:

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.


Gloria Patri

GtG #581 – “Glory Be to the Father”



Prayer for Illumination (Linda)  

Holy Spirit, come again. As long ago you inspired, astonished, and confused the people, come to us now to fill our ears with the sound of your breath, fill our eyes with the brilliance of your presence in each other, fill our hearts with your Good Word.   (All God’s children say)           Amen.



First Reading (Linda)             

A reading from Ezekiel 37:1-14

The Word of the Lord.     Gracias a Dios.


Second Reading (Bob)

A reading from Acts 2:1-21

          The Word of the Lord.     Gracias a Dios.



“Spirit of God”                                       Bob Dymond


God is Good, All the Time!

Todo el Tiempo, Dios es Bueno!



“Spirit of God”


Affirmation of Faith – the Apostle’s Creed

Preacher of the Day leads all to read together.


I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary,

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic* church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen

*That is, the true Christian church of all times and all places.


Prayers of the People (Linda, with Charley taking notes)

Prayers of Praise:

Lord in your Love and Grace, Hear our Praise!

Prayers of Intercession:

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer!



Invitation to the Offering (Erik)

The Holy Spirit was sent to increase our compassion and to make us glad to spread good news by caring for those in need. May you enter in to discipline of giving as a work of the Holy Spirit within you.


Special Mission Offering for May: (Erik)

Loaves and Fishes


Giving to New Hope (Erik)


Doxology (Erik)

Let’s sing a song of praise for all that God has given us!

Let’s sing the Doxology together.


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



Dedication of the Offering (Erik)

God of mercy, we give you thanks for all tat your bounty creates. The gifts we bring today acknowledge our debt to you and our intent to relieve others of their burdens. Bless what we offer and bless those who will be shown deeds of power through them; in Jesus’ name. (all God’s children say) Amen.


Celebrating the Eucharist

The Lord’s Supper



Invitation to Join (Terri) if guests are present


Blessing (Bob)

The Holy Spirit has come to inhabit this world with freedom, truth, and understanding. You are not alone. May God keep you and make your prayers bear fruit.


Now to Him who is able to keep you

Who is able to keep you from stumbling,

And to make you stand in God’s presence,

Full of glory, blameless with great joy


To the only God our Savior

And to Jesus Christ our Lord

Be all glory, majesty, dominion, and power,

Before all time and now and forever.


Amen and Amen

Amen and Amen

Amen and Amen

Amen and Amen and Amen.


Charge (Bob)

Jesus did not leave us without hope but sent the Holy Spirit to nurture faith and love in this world. Live this vision in all that you do: Respond to rancor with kindness, be patient where there is pain, and let your dreams become reality. Peace be with you.



“Spirit of the Living God”


Go in Peace to Love and to Serve and to Follow Jesus


 Announcements (Bob) 


Thank you to our dedicated Worship Contributors: Ruling Elder Terri Ericson, Ruling Elder Linda Davis, Deacon Norma Cordero, Elder Susan Kerens, Elder Erik Breden, Elder Julia Todd Stone, Elder Charley Kidder, David and Jeri DeWeese, Natalie Rae Davis, Angelica and Helenavi Sumilong, and Teaching Elder, Rev. Mary Breden (H.R.)



Call to Worship

“Let All Creation Sing” from “Come On In: Resources for involving children in leading ‘Call to Worship’” written by Sylvia Purdue May 2015 found on www.conversations.net.nz

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