June 5, 2022
Thank you for joining us for worship today! If you’re visiting with us and have any questions, please ask one of our greeters or Pastor Brian.
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Shortly after his ascension, Jesus sent his own Spirit to inhabit and empower his people on a day we call Pentecost. The Holy Spirit—the third person of the Trinity—now unites Christians to the very life of God and to one another in a new communion of everlasting love. So during “ordinary time,” the long season that follows Pentecost, we watch and work with God as his Holy Spirit orders his people and all of creation according to his love revealed in Jesus Christ. Red is used today to signify the power of the Holy Spirit and His physical manifestation over the disciples as tongues of fire.
Children's Ministry Announcement
If you are in grades PK-5, please join us in
Children's Church downstairs during the sermon.
Nursery is also available for children ages 6mo-4yrs
for the duration of the service.
GOD CALLS US
Call To Worship / Psalm 104
Leader: O Lord, how manifold are your works!
All: in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
All of them look to you
to give them their food in due season.
You give it to them; they gather it;
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
You send forth your Spirit, and they are created;
and so you renew the face of the earth.
May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;
may the Lord rejoice in all his works
Grace, mercy, and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
All: and also with you.
Jesus Lover of My Soul
1. Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
Receive my soul at last.
2. Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, ah, leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
Help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
The shadow of Thy wing.
3. Thou, O Christ, art all I want,
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy Name,
I am all unrighteousness;
False and full of sin I am;
Thou full of truth and grace.
4. Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart;
To all eternity.
Come, Holy Spirit, Come
1. Come, Holy Spirit, come;
Let Thy bright beams arise;
Dispel the darkness from our minds,
And open all our eyes.
2. Convince us of our sin;
Then lead to Jesus' blood,
And to our wond'ring view, reveal
The secret love of God.
3. ‘Tis thine to cleanse the heart,
to sanctify the soul,
to pour fresh life in every part,
the new create the whole.
4. Dwell, therefore, in our hearts;
Our minds from bondage free;
Then we shall know and praise and love
The Father, Son, and Thee
Then we shall know and praise and love
The Father, Son, and Thee.
GOD SANCTIFIES US
Confession of Sin / All
Almighty God, you poured out your Spirit to guide your disciples, and empower your church with gifts for ministry. We confess we often resist the Spirit’s guidance. The challenge to change makes us uncomfortable. We overlook the gifts others can offer and fail to live out Christ’s love for the world. Forgive us, O God. Send your Holy Spirit to us again to open our minds and hearts to the challenges in ministry you set before us in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Words of Comfort & Pardon
Minister: If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old life has passed away and new life has begun. Know that in Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! You are set free to live life anew in the power of the Spirit. Amen.
All: Thanks be to God!
Passing of the Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
All: And also with you.
Breathe on me Breath of God
1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.
2. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until my will is one with Thine,
To do and to endure.
3. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.
4. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.
Prayers of the People
In the waters of baptism, the church is called to be God’s family, to minister to one another and to serve the world. Therefore we pray for ourselves, for one another, and for all those in need of our prayers.
Leader: Wind of the Holy Spirit, breathe on us this day of Pentecost and renew our faith. Reawaken our love for God and strengthen our fellowship after the challenges of the pandemic. Let your flames warm our hearts with trust in Jesus Christ and hope for the future he will create. Dare us to do great things in his name. Lord, in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.
Leader: Holy Spirit, renew our energy to serve you in Christ’s Church. Open our eyes to recognize needs for ministry and mission in changing times. Open our hearts to welcome newcomers and meet those we don’t yet know. Open our hands to share in the tasks that need doing, and open our lips in prayer and praise. Lord, in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.
Leader: Holy Spirit, give us new understanding for those whose lives seem so different from ours, and for those facing situations we’ve never encountered. For those with whom we’ve disagreed and for those whose values challenge our expectations. For problems and challenges we face at home or at work and for the complex issues we face in your world. Holy Spirit, enliven us and give us new understanding. Lord, in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.
Leader: Holy Spirit, bring us healing and peace. For all who face pain or illness, discouragement or disappointment. Bring healing for all who know sorrow, sadness or grief. Bring healing for those who face stress and pressure. Bring healing for places in the world facing conflict and for the creation struggling for life itself. Holy Spirit, enliven us and bring healing and peace. Lord, in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.
Leader: For what else shall we pray and give thanks?
You are invited to add your own intercessions silently or out loudly. When praying out loudly, finish by saying “Lord, in your mercy” so that all may respond, “Hear our prayer.”
GOD SPEAKS WITH US
The New Testament Lesson / Acts 2:1–21 (ESV)
1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was
uttered through the prophet Joel:
17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God!
The Gospel Lesson / John 14:8-17 (ESV)
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will
be in you.
This is the Gospel of our Lord.
All: Praise be to you, Lord Christ!
“Pour Out My Spirit on All Flesh”
Pastor Brian Steadman
The Profession of Faith / The Apostles’ Creed
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,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into 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.
The Offering / The Offertory
The offering is a way for members and friends of Resurrection Park Slope to support the church’s mission and ministry. Make checks to “Resurrection Park Slope.” If you would prefer to make your gift online, please visit www.resurrectionparkslope.org to arrange one-time or recurring donations. To give via text message text “Give” to (718) 475-6778. Register your credit/debit card, and select “Park Slope.” Save this number for future giving.
GOD STRENGTHENS US
The Eucharistic Prayer of Thanksgiving & Consecration
Minister: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to the Lord!
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.
All join in the hymn (the Sanctus) when the pastor says: “and so we join our voices….
The pastor continues, and all conclude with the Lord’s Prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer / All
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 debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil;
for thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
Words of Institution
Minister: Therefore we proclaim the mystery of the faith:
People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!
Spirit of God
1. Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.
2. I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel vision, no opening skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.
3. Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.
4. Has thou not bid me love thee, God and King?
All, all thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see thy cross; there teach my heart to cling.
O let me seek thee, and O let me find.
5. Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame;
the presence of thy descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.
Prayer of Thanksgiving / All
Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal: open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Hail to the Lord’s anointed, great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun!
1. He comes to break oppression, to set the captive free,
To take away transgression, and rule in equity. Chorus
2. He comes in succor speedy to those who suffer wrong,
To help the poor and needy, and bid the weak be strong.
3. To give them songs for sighing, their darkness turn to light,
Whose souls, condemned and dying, are precious in His sight. Chorus
4. He shall come down like showers upon the fruitful earth,
Love, joy, and hope, like flowers, spring in His path to birth. Chorus
5. The tide of time shall never His covenant remove.
His Name shall stand forever, That Name to us is Love. Chorus
Congregational Meeting Immediately Following the Service
As stated in the notice for a congregational meeting sent on May 6th, 2022, the purpose of this meeting is to vote on the motion to dissolve the congregation of Resurrection Park Slope and to transfer all its property and assets to the congregation of Resurrection Clinton Hill. Upon dissolution of the congregation of Resurrection Park Slope, the pastoral relationship between Resurrection Park Slope and Pastor Brian Steadman will also be dissolved. The active membership of Resurrection Park Slope wishing to join Resurrection Clinton Hill will be transferred upon approval by the Presbytery of the East to Resurrection Clinton Hill. The active membership of Resurrection Park Slope who do not plan to join Resurrection Clinton Hill will be transferred to the Presbytery of the East until that time they request a letter of transfer to their church of choice.
To connect more deeply to Jesus and faith: For prayer, counseling or fellowship opportunities, contact Pastor Brian Steadman at brian@resurrectionbrooklyn. org.
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Hymns are reprinted from Trinity Hymnal (© 1990, Great Commission Publications).
Used by permission. Sanctus from This Far By Faith ( ©Augsburg Fortress Press, 1999).
Used by permission. Copyrighted songs covered under CCLI #1250499.