Friday, May 25, 2012

Sunday at First Church: May 27 ~ Pentecost

Memorial Day Weekend

First Church of Christ,
Congregational (UCC)
190 Court Street
Middletown, CT

The mission of First Church is to engage and support people in worship, learning, fellowship, and service, so that all may find in our community the Spirit of the living Christ. We are an Open and Affirming Church:
All are welcome into the full life of our community Whatever your race,
age, gender, nationality, marital status, economic situation, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation. Come worship with us. Wherever you are on life's mysterious journey, you are welcome. Child care is available and worship begins at 10 a.m.

Prelude           O How Glorious, Full of Wonder, Michael Burkhardt
Hymn             Come, O Spirit, with Your Sound
Anthem           Anthem of Peace, arr. by Mack Wilberg
                         The Celebration Singers and Senior Choir, Cathy Zack – French Horn
Hymn             Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
Offertory        All My Trials, arr. Audrey Snyder
Hymn             God of the Ages, Who with Sure Command
Postlude         O How Glorious, Full of Wonder, Michael Burkhardt

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-21

Sermon: New Winds Blowing. People don’t like change. People especially don’t like change in church. But the story of Pentecost, the culmination of the Easter season, is a story of how the church was born not only in an upheaval, but as one. The work of the Holy Spirit is described as wind and flame, and things got changed, which is how the new Jesus movement was able to take hold. What wind and flame will we be part of now?

Church School: K-5 ~ with Linda Heidorn

Reminder Children’s Day is Sunday, June 10th.

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