Drive in Worship
Zion Lutheran Church
Lexington, South Carolina

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 31, 2020

Drive in Worship


​CALL TO WORSHIP

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!
Renew the face of the earth.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come! Renew our lives, inside and out.

Renew our faith, renew our relationships, renew our trust in your mercy.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come! Renew our lives, inside and out.

Comfort us, challenge us, comfort us, calm us down, stir us up.

Come Holy Spirit, Come! Renew our lives, inside and out.

With fire and wind, come to this place; gather us in and send us out.

Come Holy Spirit, Come! Renew our lives, inside and out.

Make our legs stronger, our hands firmer, our hearts wider in love.

Come Holy Spirit, Come!

Renew the face of the earth.

 

HYMN

Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling

 

1.  Holy Spirit, ever dwelling

in the holiest realms of light;

Holy Spirit, ever brooding

o'er a world of gloom and night;

Holy Spirit, ever raising

those of earth to thrones on high;

living, life-imparting Spirit,

you we praise and magnify.

 

2.  Holy Spirit, ever living

as the church's very life;

Holy Spirit, ever striving

through us in a ceaseless strife;

Holy Spirit, ever forming

in the church the mind of Christ:

you we praise with endless worship

for your gifts and fruits unpriced.

 

3.  Holy Spirit, ever working

through the church's ministry;

quick'ning, strength'ning, and absolving,

setting captive sinners free;

Holy Spirit, ever binding

age to age and soul to soul

in communion never ending,

you we worship and extol.

 

GREETING AND PRAYER

Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

 

Let us pray. O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Acts 2:1-21

 

After the reading:

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God!

 

SERMON

Pastor Nathan Gragg

 

HYMN

Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading

 

1.  Gracious Spirit, heed our pleading,

fashion us all anew.

It's your leading that we're needing,

help us to follow you.

 

Refrain

Come, come, come, Holy Spirit, come.

Come, come, come, Holy Spirit, come.

 

2.  Guide our thinking and our speaking

done in your holy name.

Motivate all in their seeking,

freeing from guilt and shame.  Refrain

 

3.  Keep us fervent in our witness;

unswayed by earth's allure.

Ever grant us zealous fitness,

which you alone assure.  Refrain

 

APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living 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.

 

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Each petition ends: Lord, in your mercy,

hear our prayer.

 

LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

 

PEACE

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you.


We share the peace with one another by honking our horns and making peace signs to each other through our windows.


BENEDICTION
May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead raise you to new life, fill you with hope, and turn your mourning into dancing. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.

 

HYMN  

God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind

 

1.  God of tempest, God of whirlwind,

as on Pentecost descend!

Drive us out from sheltered comfort;

past these walls your people send!

Sweep us into costly service,

there with Christ to bear the cross,

there with Christ to bear the cross!

 

2.  God of blazing, God of burning,

all that blocks your purpose, purge!

Through your church, Christ's living Body,

let your flaming Spirit surge!

Where deceit conceals injustice,

kindle us to speak your truth,

kindle us to speak your truth!

 

3.  God of earthquake, God of thunder,

shake us loose from lethargy!

Break the chains of sin asunder,

for earth's healing set us free!

Crumble walls that still divide us;

make us one in Christ our Lord,

make us one in Christ our Lord!

 

4.  God of passion, God unsleeping,

stir in us love's restlessness!

Where the people cry in anguish,

may we share your heart's distress.

Rouse us from content with evil;

claim us for your kingdom's work,

claim us for your kingdom's work.

 

SENDING

Alleluia!  Christ is risen! 

Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Go in peace.  Share the good news. 

Thanks be to God!

 

Following worship you are asked to depart safely from the church parking lot. 

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