May 31, 2020 – Online Worship

“ABLAZE”

May 31, 2020

P   E   N   T   E   C   O   S   T


L A T E S T   I N F O R M A T I O N

Bishop’s Letter Regarding the Future of NIC (PDF)

May 28th Visual Announcements   (Video) (PDF)

Good Shepherd Meeting Rooms (Full List PDF)

May Finance Chair Update (PDF)

Church Office: (630) 830-3003 / Pastor Cell: (312) 715-8752


Bring a candle to symbolize the light of Christ, along with a pen and paper/notebook into your worship space. Click on the corresponding links below to access videos, recordings, and print forms of the content for your worship-in-place experience. If you have difficulty accessing any of the content, please let Pastor Megan know.   T H E    P E A C E    O F    C H R I S T    B E    W I T H    Y O U.


Prelude (Video)…..….…………………………………………….…..In the Garden

 Listen and center yourself for worship. If you are so moved, sing or hum along.

Call to Worship                                                                                              WSL 39

Spirit of the living God, visit us again on this day of Pentecost.

Come, Holy Spirit.

Like a rushing wind that sweeps away all barriers, Come Holy Spirit.

Life tongues of fire that set our hearts aflame, Come Holy Spirit.

With speech that unites the Babel of our tongues, Come, Holy Spirit.

With love that overlaps the boundaries of race and nation, Come Holy Spirit.

With power from above to make our weakness strong, Come Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Prayer           

We aren’t ready, Lord. It is easier for us to hide in the upper rooms of our lives, to let the world go by and not acknowledge your presence. But you have challenged us to come alive again with your love and words of healing mercy. Forgive our hesitant witness and our complacent spirits. Heal our fears and our wounds. Help us to be agents of healing and hope for others. Challenge and inspire us to overcome our feelings of inadequacy and remind us that you have called us beloved and have given us what we need to proclaim your Good News. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. AMEN.

*Welcoming the Light of Christ

Light your candle to symbolize the light of Christ in the world, in your life, and in your space.

Opening Songs (Video with Lyrics)………..…………..……..Call Upon the Lord        (Video with Captions)………..…………………..………..…..Burn the Ships

Passing of the Peace  If you are with others, Pass the Peace in ways that do not require physical contact. For ideas click here.

The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Centering Song (Video) ……..……….………………..……..Spirit Song  UMH #347

Gospel Reading (Video) (Audio) (Text)…………………………Acts 2:1-21 CEB……

………………….……………….Read by James “CrasH” Miller

Video: Deaf.Bible (ASL), Tatiana Kuznetsov (Russian), Jel Reniva (Tagalog), Pastor Megan (Spanish), Ken Tobola (French)

 This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

Good News for Kids (Bible Story Video) (Full Sunday School Lesson with Coloring Pages) (Pentecost Coloring Page)

All kids and families are invited to the Children’s Ministry Zoom Dance Party, Wednesday, June 3 at 11am! Click here for more details.

Song of Preparation (Video with Lyrics)………………………….Holy Spirit

Living in Faith Everyday (Video) (Audio) (Text)………………….. “ABLAZE”.…………………..………..………………….Rev. Megan Dean Tobola

Offertory (Audio)…………………. Shine Jesus Shine………….……………..………Played by Tatiana Kuznetsov 

The ministries of Good Shepherd continue during this time of physical isolation. To give online click here. You can give by texting the dollar amount ($X.XX) to 630-364-4154. You will receive a registration link the first time. Every time after that just enter the dollar amount. You can also mail a check if you desire. If you would like an EFT form please contact the church office. Thank you for your giving.

Special 5th Sunday Offering: United Voices for Children

Doxology (Text) (Instrumental Video)

Prayers of the People—10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

After prayers on Sunday mornings we will sing songs with Margo ! For this week’s songs, click here.

· Landline: Dial (312) 626-6799 and wait for the prompt that asks for the Meeting ID which is 924 624 201. Enter the passcode when prompted. See information about the password below.

· Cellphone 1-touch/tap dialing: +13126266799,,924624201#. Enter the password when prompted. See details below.

· Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/924624201.

· Check your mail or email for the password. Password Hint: John 3:16. Check your email or mail for the passcode. To request the code click here, contact us on Facebook Messenger, or call (312) 715-8752.

· Click here to send your requests during the week or goodshepherdbartlett@gmail.com or call (630) 830-3003.

If you have care needs, we have a Care Team ready to help! Contact the office or Pastor Megan’s cell: (312) 715-8752.

The Lord’s Prayer ~ Bishop Sally Dyck and the NIC Cabinet (Video) (Audio)

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.  Amen.

*Following the Light of Christ

You can choose to either keep your candle burning throughout the day, or extinguish it as you sing/listen.

Closing Song (Video) (Hymnal Page)……………………………………………..………………..…………..Come Down, O Love Divine  UMH #475

Benediction  (Audio)

Worship Resources Used: Ministry Matters, United Methodist Hymnal, United Methodist Book of Worship, Worship & Song

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