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East Berlin United Methodist Church Campus of The New Room

“Ordinary people with extraordinary faith.”

139 Main Street PO Box 265

East Berlin, CT 06023


Pastors: Ric Hanse, Barbara Marks, Chinma Uche

Ministers: All members of the church

District Superintendent Rev. Alpher Sylvester

Bishop Rev. Thomas J. Bickerton

Holly Wishart will be leading the service this week.


GREETINGS AND CHURCH NEWS:                      Kathy

Call to Worship (Please stand if you are able)

Leader: Like the disciples, we gather in this space, united by our relationship with the Risen Christ.
All: We come ready to receive what God has to give. 

Leader: Just as tongues of fire descended on the disciples,
All: We receive the gift of the Spirit’s power and inspiration. 

Leader: Just as the resurrected Christ breathed the Spirit onto the disciples,
All: We receive the gift of the Spirit’s peace and wisdom. 

Leader: As the lifegiving and peacemaking Holy Spirit blazes through us today,
All: We receive the gift of the Spirit’s fire that unites us as the Body of Christ. Amen.


OPENING HYMN (Please stand if able): “Pentecostal Power”

OPENING PRAYER - All (seated)               Kathy

Open Your Hand to Us, O God. O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all. Open your hand to us, O God, giver of good things. Do not hide your face from us. Should you remove your Spirit from us, we shall surely return to the dust. Send forth your Spirit in this worship service today and let us be re-created. Renew us, O God, with your spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen

JOYS AND CONCERNS (All seated):  Let us bring our joys and concerns to the Lord. Kathy




READINGS (All seated): Acts 2:1-21


HYMN: UMH #558 “We Are the Church”


SERMON (All seated): “Blowin in the Wind” Holly Wishart


The Lord’s Prayer

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples

said to him, “Lord, teach us how to pray, just as John taught his disciples”.


Collection of Our Offering


Offertory Prayer (All seated) – ALL

Generous God, you care, without ceasing, for each person you have created. You have miraculously restored people’s health and shine light into the lives of those who are discouraged. Guide us so that we will not regard others according to outward appearances but seek to find your love in their hearts. We dedicate our offerings and ourselves to contribute to the work of your kingdom on earth until Christ returns in glory. Amen. (1 Samuel 16:1-13).


Offertory:  Please leave your offering in the collection or consider sending a check to PO Box 265, East Berlin, CT  06023. You can donate online at our website, Thank you.


Doxology (Please stand if you are able):  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”   UMH 95


Hymn (Please stand if you are able): UMH #547 “O Church of God, United”

(When we love a child, we are loving God’s child. Children love stories. Share the stories of Jesus. Let them know who He is from the start of their young lives. Share who His parents were and their love for all children.)


Benediction (Please stand if you are able) Holly Wishart

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