Hymn Festival for Pentecost

WE PRAISE GOD WITH JOY

Prelude:"In Thee is Gladness".........................Busarow

"When in Our Music God is Glorified"..................Stanford
"Praise to the Lord"..................................Manz

Choral Call to Worship: "Now With Joyful Exultation" (PH 95:1)

God's Greeting

Hymn: "When in Our Music God Is Glorified" (PH 512, RL 508)

Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4,12-16

GIVE PRAISE TO GOD WITH PSALMS, HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS

Hymn: "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" (HB 31, PH 475, RL 144, TH 70)

Spiritual Song: "This is the Day That the Lord Has Made"1 (PH 241)

Psalm: "Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet" (PH 569)

Psalm: "I Will Exalt My God, My King"2 (PH 186)

Spiritual Song: "Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord" (PH 402:1,2,5)

WE LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD WITH GRATITUDE

Choral Prayer for Illumination: "Holy Spirit, Mighty God" (PH 278:1)

THE SPIRIT AND CREATION

Scripture: Genesis 1:1,2
Psalm 104:24-30

Hymn: "For Your Gift of God the Spirit"
(st.1-2)(PH 416,RL 382)

JESUS FORTELLS THE COMING OF THE SPIRIT

Scripture: John 14:25,26
John 16:5-15

Hymn: "For Your Gift of God the Spirit"
(st.3-5)(PH 416,RL 382)

PENTECOST; THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE Busarow CHURCH

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21

Hymn (Choir): "Filled WUh the Spirit's Power" (PH 417, RL 373)

THE CULMINATION OF PROPHECY

Scripture: Joel 2:28-32
Isaiah 44:1,4
Zechariah 12:10-11

Hymn: "Spirit Divine, Inspire Our Prayer" (HB 243, PH 421)

THE CONTINUATION OF JESUS' MINISTRY

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-2
Galatians 5:22-25
John 7:37-38

Hymn: "Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love" (PH 601)

Silence for Reflection on Scripture and Music

Prayer

Prayer Response: "Spirit of the Living God" (PH 424:1)

WE RESPOND WITH PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

Offertory: "Fill Us With Your Love"................Calvin/Hopson

Offertory Prayer: "Take My Life" (HB 310, PH 289, RL 475, TH 492)

Benediction

Closing Hymn: "When in Our Music God Is Glorified" (st. 1,5) (PH 512, RL 508)

Postlude: "Now Thank We All Our God"....................Manz

NOTES
1 Preschool and kindergarten children may sing stanzas 1 and 3; after an organ interlude, the congregation may repeat stanza 3 with the children.
2 Children in grades 1 through 6 may sing the song first accompanied by tambourine and piano; after a piano interlude, the congregation may repeat it with them.

The service was prepared by Charlotte larsen for the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Christian Reformed Church, where she serves as music director. The service involved several readers, including pastors and young people, as well as numerous instrumentalists (two flutes, trumpet, trombone, organ, piano, and some percussion instruments). The hymns in the service appear in one or more of the following hymnals: fhe Hymnbook (HB), Psalter Hymnal (PH), Rejoice in the Lord (RL), Trinity Hymnal (TH).

Charlotte Larsen is music director of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Christian Reformed Church.