Sunday, May 28, 2023

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Prelude                              Sarah Lightfoot


Call to Worship

Prayer of Adoration

Hymn #289

On Pentecost They Gathered”

On Pentecost they gathered
Quite early in the day,
A band of Christ’s disciples,
To worship, sing, and pray.
A mighty wind came blowing,
Filled all the swirling air,
And tongues of fire aglowing
Inspired each person there.


The people all around them
Were startled and amazed
To understand their language,
As Christ the Lord they praised.
What universal message,
What great good news was here?
That Christ, once dead, is risen
To vanquish all our fear.


God pours the Holy Spirit
On all who would believe,
On women, men, and children
Who would God’s grace receive.
That Spirit knows no limit,
Bestowing life and power.
The church, formed and reforming,
Responds in every hour.


O Spirit, sent from heaven
On that day long ago,
Rekindle faith among us
In all life’s ebb and flow.
O give us ears to listen
And tongues aflame with praise,
So folk of every nation
Glad songs of joy shall raise.

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness

Sung Response #581                                                    “Glory Be to the Father”

Passing the Peace

Leader: May the peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

The congregation confers peace on one another using the words:

“May the peace of Christ be with you.”

Time with Young Disciples                               Erin Endreson

“Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me”

Holy Spirit, breathe on me,

Holy Spirit, help me see,

All the things You are,

All the things You want me to be,

Holy Spirit, breathe on me.

“Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me” words and music by Eddie Smith and Jeff Nelson. ©1995 New Spring / Imagenuity Songs. All Rights Reserved. CCLI #171048

Scripture                                        Exodus 2:1-10; 2:11-14

Sermon                                          Pastor Matt Overton

Grace Abounds

“The Accelerant of Grace”


Affirmation of Faith                                                     The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and 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.     

Prayers of the People and 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 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. Amen.

Life of Columbia

Foundation Video

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings


Prayer of Dedication                                                                        

Hymn #353

“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.


On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.


When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil. (Refrain)


His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay. (Refrain)


When He shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in Him be found,
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne. (Refrain)




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