Tryon United Methodist Church     

 

 

                        

Tryon United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship                            Pentecost Sunday                                     May 31, 2020

Let the first note of music be the signal for that reverent silence which is the beginning of worship.

 

PRELUDE…...……..………..…..….Veni Creator Spiritus …………….……………..……..Pam McNeil, organ

 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR...……………...………………………………………..…………….....Pam McNeil

 

CALL TO WORSHIP AND OPENING PRAYER.……………...……………………...…...Rev. Lynnette Sills

There is no fear the Holy Spirit cannot overcome.  There is no door the Spirit of grace cannot breach

This is Good News indeed!  We call upon God’s holy name.

For in calling, we are saved.

Listen for the wind of the Spirit.

For in listening, we find new life.

Respond to the promises of Christ.

For in responding, we bring hope to our world.

Spirit of Pentecost, blow open the doors of our shut up hearts.

            Set our tongues free to proclaim your praise.

Bless our youth with visions, and our elders with dreams.

            Bestow our children with Gifts of prophecy,
            and renew the faith of your people throughout the world.

Come into our lives, Holy One,

            And help us find the strength and courage to become the people you call us to be.

            Amen.

The Abingdon Worship Annual, 2020

 

HYMN…………………..……...O Breath of Life (Verses 1 & 3) (543)…………………..………..Pam McNeil

O Breath of Life, come sweeping through us,

revive you church with life and power.

O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,

and fit your church to meet this hour.

 

O Breath of Love, come, breathe within us,

renewing thought and will and heart.

Come, love of Christ, afresh to win us;

revive your church in every part.

 

LITANY FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY - (542) -Say of Pentecost

God of grace,

you sent the promised gift of the Holy Spirit

upon the apostles and the women,

upon Mary the mother of Jesus and upon his brothers.

Fill your church with power,

            kindle flaming hearts within us,

            and cause us to proclaim your mighty works in every tongue,

            that all may call on you and be saved;

            through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

PSALTER……………….….......Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (pg. 826 in Hymnal)..………………………Jim Holly

 

O Lord, how manifold are your works!

 

In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

 

Yonder is the sea, great and wide,

 

Creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great.

 

There go the ships, and Leviathan whom you formed to play in it.

 

These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.

 

When you give to them, they gather it;

 

when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

 

When you hide your face, they are dismayed;

 

when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

 

When you hide your face, they are dismayed;

 

when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

 

When you send forth your spirit, they are created;

 

and you renew the face of the ground.

May the glory of the Lord endure for ever, may the Lord rejoice in his works,

 

who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!

 

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

 

I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

 

May my meditation be pleasing to the Lord in whom I rejoice.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!

 

Praise the Lord!

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH:  Apostles’ Creed - page 881 in hymnal

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

And 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, dead, and buried; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick 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.

                                                   (*Reference to holy catholic church means the Universal church of Christ)

 

*GLORIA PATRI …………………..…………………..…...…..……………………………………….…..70

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER (Trespass)

SCRIPTURE ……….........................1 Corinthians 12: 3-13 (NRSV)……………….....…..Rev. Lynnette Sills

Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Scripture Reader:  The word of God for the people of God.

People:  Thanks be to God.

MESSAGE..…What Does Being Easter People Mean?:  Spiritual Gifts…………………….Rev. Lynnette Sills

 THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR THE DAY OF PENTECOST

The Lord be with you.

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 our thanks and praise.

 It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

            Always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

            Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth.

In the beginning your spirit moved over the face of the waters.

You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.

When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast.

Your Spirit came upon prophets and teachers,

            Anointing them to speak your Word.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven

            We praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.  

Holy are you and blessed is your son Jesus Christ.

At his baptism in the Jordan your Spirit descended upon him

            And declared him your beloved Son.

With your Spirit upon him he turned away the temptations of sin.

Your Spirit anointed him to preach good news to the poor,

            To proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind.

            To set at liberty those who are oppressed,

            And to announce that the time had come

            When you would save your people.

He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.

By the baptism of his suffering, death and resurrection,

            You gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

            And made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

When the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised to be with us always,

            Baptizing us with the Holy spirit and with fire, as on the Day of Pentecost.

 On the night in which he gave himself up on us, he took bread

            Gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.”

 When the supper was over, he took the cup,

            Gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,

Poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 On the day you raised him from the dead

            He was recognized by his disciples in the breaking of the bread,

And in the power of your Holy Spirit your church has continued

            In the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup.

 And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

We offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

            As a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,

As we proclaim the mystery of faith.

 Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 Pour out your Holy spirit on us gathered here,

            And on these gifts of bread and wine.

Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

That we may be for the world the body of Christ,

            Redeemed by his blood and empowered by the gifts of the Spirit.

 By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

            One with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,

Showing forth the fruit of the spirit until Christ comes in final victory,

            And feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,

            All honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and for ever.

Amen.

  

ANTHEM.....................................................Spirit Song...............................................Tena Greene-Porter, soloist

  

*DOXOLOGY…………..………....….…….……….………………………………..………………..……......94

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS …..........................................................................................................................Jim Holly

 

 *BENEDICTION…………………………………………………………………….…..…..…Rev. Lynnette Sills

With the rushing wind and holy fire,

Go forth in the power of the living God.

              We go forth as God’s children.

With tongues of flame and hope rekindled,

Go forth as heirs with Christ.

              We go forth as heirs of Christ.

With visions birthed and reams restored,

Go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit.

              We go forth as new creations in God’s Spirit.

With spacious grace and depth untold,

Go forth in the mystery of the Holy One.

Go in peace.  Amen.

 

POSTLUDE……………..…………………Procession…………..….............................…Pam McNeil, organ

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The People of Tryon United Methodist Church

seek to answer God’s call to be Disciples of Christ.

 

OUR VISION STATEMENT

As Disciples of Christ we come together as a loving, caring family of faith:

•To share the hope, peace, grace and love of Jesus Christ.

•To worship God and nurture spiritual growth.

•To grow in understanding of the Bible and its revelation of Jesus Christ.

•To serve the needs of our neighbors near and far.

 MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH Week of May 31 - June 6

 ALL CHURCH ACTIVITIES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS WE RECEIVE THEM.

OUR MEMBERSHIP VOWS

On-Line Presence:       Attendance - 5/24/2020 - 11:00 am - 84

 

Anniversaries:                                                                        Birthdays:

June 1 - Bob & Alice Palmer                                      June 2 - Elaine Cole

June 4 - Jim & Charlotte Holly                                   June 2 - Joyce Goree

                                                June 6 - Kevin & Mickee Hicks

 

PRAYER LIST - 5/31/20

Juliet Agwanda & Peter, , Elise Anthony, Trevor Arrowood, Lisa Baker, Jean Ball, Bill Baron, Bekah Donnithorne (N. Hiley’s sister Fran’s daughter), James Bell, Bill Benson, Sabine Boots, Lynn Brady, Paula Brady, Terrye Broyhill, Dale Brumagin, Jack Bunn, John Bunn, Karen Burns, Wayne Bush, Logan Byrd, Dee & Val Clemente’s sister, Caleb Collins, Tracey Conner, Gordon Connolly, Dona Jean Dacey, Rebecca Davis, Darian Duncan, Bruce Dupree, Gail Durham, Family of Bob Estep, Annie Ewing, Family of H. Speer and Nancy Ezzard, Andy Finn, Fred Finn, Suzanne Flynn, David Friddle, Family of Carol Gilbert, Margaret Gilmore, Matthew Goins, Eric Gorney, Roy Greene, Jane Gregory, Jim Gross, Family of Brenda Guenther, Fred Haas, Family of Dave Hart, Joann Hatton, Chuck Henry, Colleen Hibbard, Muriel Hicks, Charles Holly, Martine & John House & family, Mary & John Howell, Jeremiah Huntly, Jewel Hutcherson, Jeff Jenkins, Travis Jenkins, Maureen Johnson, Phil & Gaye Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Charlie Jones, Keppel’s daughters Betsy & Michelle, Randy Kirton, Chris Klockziem, Bonnie Lee/Linda Robison, Laura Lynch’s mother, Ann Malazzo, Margaret Ann, Dana Mayer’s dad, David Maynard, Beulah McNeil, Ann Miller, Michelle Miller, William Montgomery, Piedades Morales,  Edith Nelson, , Rob Painter, June Palmer, Shirley Palmer, Calvin Parker, Salley Parker, Paula, Verlee Payne, Mark Payne, Jack Poole, Erika Potter, Jimmy & Caroline Pouncey and Carter & Chloe, Steve Price, Jane Priddy, Paul Raines, Pat Roshaven, Guy Sayles, Andrew Scoggins, Family & Friends of Jennifer Sheffield, Denise Sills, Eric Sills, Ashley Stanley & Family, Susan Stanley, Family of Kaye Steele, Eric Stewart’s wife, Harry Strider, Jason Sullivan, Reba & Lee Sullivan, Susan & James, Roy Sykes, Richard Tendam, Glen Thompson, Barbara Tucker, Dr. Todd Walter, Melanie & Vaughn West, Brooks Wheeler, Jodi Whisman, Anti-Semitism, Kairos Prison Ministry, Unspoken requests for our families and friends who may need prayer support, Unspoken requests for loved ones with mental health issues, in abusive relationships, caregivers who need help caregiving, physical illnesses, etc. Those travelling to and from work, and traveling short and long distances, For the men & women in our military.

Long Term Prayer Needs Virginia Ambrose, Stu Armstrong, Velma Atkinson, Margaret Ballew, Dick/Toot Baron, Eve Beaumont, John Bogwicz, Graham Boulton, Beth Cochran, Jim Cole, Mary Count, Molly Forrester, Christine Glover, Hazel Griffiths, Janice Hardin, Pat Hart, Charles Holly, Alice Logue, Becky Magee, Betty Milam, Sherry Palmer, Gloria Schlechter, Whisman family, Yancy Yeatts

TUMC Armed Forces Prayer List: James Henson Jr., Ladd Shepard, Kevin Mott, David House

This week, continue to pray for the following people in our world:

  • All who are currently sick with and fighting COVID-19. 
  • All who have lost loved ones.
  • Those who have experience loss of jobs/financial stress due to current COVID-19 restrictions
  • All of our federal, state and local leaders who have the responsibility to make decisions and coordinate responses to dealing with COVID-19.
  • All the doctors, nurses, emergency services professionals and medical staff.
  • Truck drivers, grocery store, pharmacy and food service workers.
  • Researchers and experts working to produce tests and formulate vaccines.
  • Congregations all over the world as we come to terms with doing church and being church in different ways.