Sunday, May 23, 2021

We will have a new sermon on our website every week

Prelude

Enjoy this beautiful organ music being played by our organist, Dixie Detgen.

Call to Worship for 5.23.2021

One: Come, Holy Spirit,
All: The wind of God, the breath of Life.
One:  Come, Holy Spirit,
All: Our Advocate, our Counselor.
One:  Come, Holy Spirit,
All: Teacher of Wisdom, Reminder of Christ.
One: Come, Holy Spirit,
All: Granter of forgiveness, giver of peace.
One: Come, Holy Spirit.
All: May we feel God breathing through our worship.
May we receive the Holy Spirit in this place. Amen.

The 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.

Sermon from Pastor Ellen on 5.23.21

John 15: 26 – 27 & 16: 4b – 15 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.  You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.  But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’  But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.  Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.  And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.  “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.  He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.  All that the Father has is mine. For this reason, I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.