You are invited to find a worshipful spot and join us in this 6-step personal worship experience through scripture, sermon, music, prayer, communion and giving. We hope this experience will assist you in connecting with your Lord.
Before starting, consider gathering elements for communion – something to eat and drink in remembrance of Christ our Lord.
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5 Now there were devout Jews from every people under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
Peter Addresses the Crowd
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Fellow Jews and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit,
and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Acts 21:1-21 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition)
Join us in a time of spiritual reflection. Click on the picture below to watch our latest sermon.
You may watch past sermons here.
You are invited to play your favorite music to help reflect on God’s message for us today. Choose your own music or select one of the songs below (Listed song links will take you to the recordings on YouTube – click on the browser “go back” button to return to this page).
- Here I Am To Worship (Hillsong)
- You Are My All In All – Piano (Kaleb Brasee)
- Give Thanks – Piano (Kaleb Brasee)
- Spirit Of The Living God – Piano (DappyTKeys)
- Still (Hillsong)
Take some quiet time to commune with God. You may find comfort in using the Lord’s Prayer to help get started or to close your prayer.
Pray like this:
Our Father who is in heaven, uphold the holiness of your name. Bring in your kingdom so that your will is done on earth as it’s done in heaven. Give us the bread we need for today. Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you, just as we also forgive those who have wronged us. And don’t lead us into temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.
– Mathew 6:9-13 (CEB)
We invite you to send us an email with any prayer requests you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails will be directly sent to our ministerial staff.
We invite you to gather elements of communion of something to eat and something to drink and join us in a time to share in communion. Select a theme below that captures your heart today and join in a guided time of communion. (The links listed below will take you to YouTube – click on the browser “go back” button to return to this page)
- Communion = Community (Mark Pumphrey)
- What is Church – an invitation to Christ (Judi Ring)
- The Last Supper (Mark Pumphrey)
- A spiritual reunion with Christ (Judi Ring)
- New life – Begin again (Jodi Hartmann)
- Reminder of Christ’s Love (Tom Webster)
Planting a seed
We invite you to continue worship through the act of a spiritual gift. Click here for ways to contribute to helping plant seeds of hope in our community and world through the ministry at First Christian Church.