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The Sunday Bulletin 

May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday

This Weekend      "Set on Fire!"

 

'He is the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.'

from John 14:17

 

Weddings are great celebrations where everyone and their brother want to be included in the list of guests. The latest and greatest craze is the Royal wedding between British Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle. All of the who's who's will want to attend. But wait a couple of years and few will remember the date. It's sad that the pomp and celebration of that special day is soon forgotten by all except the married couple. Even then, anniversaries sometimes, seem to go almost un-noticed. 

 

So it is with the church as well.

Pentecost is celebrating the anniversary  of the founding church and the calling of the Bride of Christ. It is good for us to remember and celebrate not becuase of who we are, but who God calls us to be. 

Ever wonder if you're good enough to be on the list? Listen to the Voice of the Holy Spirit, the Voice of Truth who has called you to be His very own. 

If you've been waiting for a change in your life, your circumstances and your outlook, Good News! The wait is over. Submit to the prompting that comes from the Holy Advocate, the Holy Spirit of God and allow yourself to be    Set on Fire!

Order of Worship

 

Greetings & Call To Worship

 

Praise & Worship & the Sharing Peace   'Who Am I' (On Screen),  'Soul On Fire'   (On Screen)                         'Bring Your Vessels, Not a Few' (#294 in the Hymnal)

 

Invocation & Music of Invitation       'Through the Love of God, Our Savior'

 

Responsive Reading             (#316 In the Hymnal)  'Life in the Spirit'

 

Hymn of Praise         (#308 In the Hymnal)  'Come Holy Spirit'

 

Prayers & Intercession

 

Offertory             'Trust and Obey'

 

Scripture    Acts 2:1-21, John 14:15-18, 25-27, John 15:26-27

 

Message   'Set on Fire!'   -Rev. Ed Sollenberger 

 

Music of Reflection & Call to Faith        'Holy Spirit'

 

Hymn of Benediction & Dismissal    (#298 In the Hymnal) 'Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart'

 

 

 

 

'and we will send another advocate, The Spirit of Truth to live with you and in you'

 

"Lord we come to you, ready to receive the flame of the Spirit. When it comes may it rest within our hearts and set us ablaze, and may we respond with uncontainable joy and praise!"  

Are you looking for opportunities to serve the Lord?

Then look no further than the church.

Lena is in need of individuals who seek to serve God and others on our leadership teams.

Not sure of what you can do?

Let us help you unlock your unique spiritual gifts! 

Peace be with you.

Pastor Ed 

  ​'The harvest is plenty, the laborers are few, Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest fields'    Luke 10:2

 

We're looking for volunteers to help with our Vacation Bible School this year. If you 're interested in helping this year conatct Miss Dona or Miss Alice. It's going to be a crazy-fun and exciting week for the kids and the adults!

Mark your calendars for the week of June 25-29!

Something NEW!

We're going to offer an Adult VBS too for the "BIG" kid in you!

To sign up for VBS for youth or adults just go to the Vacation Bible School tab from the Home page.

 

Ladies In Fellowship Together meet the 2nd and the 4th Wednesday evening of the month from 6:30pm-  8pm. Come and enjoy a great time together, fill your heart with laughter and find what you're missing. 

 

 

The Lena Men's Fellowship meets on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday evening from 6:30pm- 8pm. Men meeting, sharing and sharpening one another. 

"As Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" -Proverbs 27:17.

 

Join us as we explore together what it means to be a 1st century Christian in a 21st century world.

We are Spring Cleaning the church, so please pardon the dust as we get ready for remodeling and an exciting VBS year. We will be going through many cabinets, cupboards and storage areas.   Remodeling will begin soon.  Any item that we are no longer able to use will  made available to members to take home. If you're interested in helping please contact Roger Maggert.

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