INVITATION TO HOLY SPACE
Dream – God said. It’s time for you to dream in ways you never have before.
It’s time for you to open up your soul to the expanding nature of my Spirit.
It’s time for you to share this joy with the people surrounding you
It’s time for you to look deeply within you
In front of you
For the ways in which I am talking.
Dream – God said. In this space you will dream in ways you never have before.
It’s time for you to reconfigure the box you’ve put me in.
It’s time for you to knock down the barriers that you’ve placed between you and your neighbors.
It’s time for you to delight in the ways we are church
And the ways we connect with our friend, foe, and stranger.
CALL TO WORSHIP (Based on Psalm 104)
One: God rides on the wings of the wind.
Many: And God makes the winds messengers.
One: God makes fire and flame ministers
Many: As we seek the delivery of God’s visions.
One: May God’s glory endure forever.
Many: May our songs be praise-filled to God, for I rejoice in the Spirit’s offerings.
Holy Winds who supply our souls with hope, we enter Pentecost with spirits of anticipation. As the rush of your gales infuse us with visions, may we continue to keep ourselves open to possibilities. As the flames ignite our once-cold souls with warm dreams, may we keep ourselves focused on your presence in our lives. Amen.
PRAYER OF RECONCILIATION
God of the Open Doors, we have tried to cram you into small boxes. We have repeatedly told ourselves that your dreams won’t become a reality. We have devoted our time to obstructing doors and locking windows when your Spirit tries to deliver its visions. Clear doubt from our minds. Call us from our locked rooms where we hide behind couches of fear and drapes of doubt. May the hope and boldness of Pentecost become our new way of living. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF GRACE
One: God’s Spirit ushers grace into our lives. As the Spirit’s hope endures forever, may the fires of possibility ignite our souls. The Spirit will transform our minds as she refills our spirits. May we see new ways of living and loving as we dream the Spirit’s dream. Amen!
Many: Amen! Thanks be to God!
CALL TO OFFERING
One: The Spirit’s winds are always nudging us to new ways of giving. How is God’s Spirit asking us to contribute to our community today? As we reflect on our offerings of time and talent, we come together to offer God our praise through the giving of our treasures.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
This is the time for us to dream together, Spirit of Visions. This is the time for our joy of giving and our imaginations to run wild with hope. With thanksgiving, we celebrate the gifts contributed today as we commit to dream with you, Holy Spirit. Amen.
One: The Holy Winds of Imagination will lead from behind as we enter our Pentecost journey. The Holy Christ will lead from ahead, beckoning us to live in love. Our Holy God will lead from beside us, reminding us always we are never alone. Get excited – friends! For this is the time for us to dream in ways we never have before! Amen!
A Pentecost Communion Liturgy on this site can be found here.
(c) Rev. Michelle L. Torigian. Permission to use with attribution.