Alternative Home Worship Resources

The Week of May 24

Point Pleasant Family:
In addition to the worship service below, all are invited to be connected with, supportive of, and supported by other persons during this time of the Coronavirus stay-at-home period through one of our 18 Community Groups that meet by phone. If you are not a part of a Community Group, you are welcome to join with Pastor Dave in an open Community Conference Call this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Call: (605) 313-4464 and use the access code 128198#.
We hope to support each other during this unprecedented time in a way that protects, encourages, and supports one another in the love and peace of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

A Word from Pastor Dave . . .
We have expanded the geography of Pentecost this year. We started focusing on the Spirit last week, with a little help from George Lucas and Star Wars. Today we look at the Spirit through the life of John Wimber, a former member of the 1960’s rock group The Righteous Brothers.
Our celebration of Pentecost will reach a crescendo next Sunday with a Prayer Vigil and a Pentecost Sunday Church Drive-Thru plus our regular at-home worship and community call-in group gatherings. We always are in need of greater connection to the Spirit . . . but this year with the Coronavirus – our need for the Spirit is especially great. May you find new ways to access the Spirit of Christ in your worship this day.

Call to Worship
From Romans 8:14-16
All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For we did not receive a spirit of slavery that we would be condemned to live in fear, but instead we have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry out to God: “Abba! Father!” God’s Spirit connects with our spirit – allowing us to know that we are children of God. Amen.

Songs of Praise for Opening Worship
(2 to choose from):

Contemporary Song Choice
Sung by Jeremy Schulz
Meet With Me

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Traditional Song Choice
Breathe On Me, Breath Of God

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Today is Sunday School Zoom Rooms!:
Children grades 0 – 2nd grade will begin at 11:15 a.m.
Meeting ID: 616 090 7294 Password: 786681

Children grades 3rd – 6th will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Meeting ID: 427 071 4040 Password: 401191
For this Sunday School Class, please have your Bible, a pen/pencil, and paper ready to be used!

Below is a pdf file with ideas for families around Pentecost:

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Additional Sunday School Lesson:
We have started texting out a new Sunday School lesson. It includes a video and questions for parents to engage with kids. If you didn’t receive this text and want to, simply click the link below to sign up.

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Tithes & Offerings:
You can give to God through the church online or you can give by check mailed to the church.

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Choir Anthem
Spirit Song by John Wimber
This is John Wimber’s best known hymn, and captures his understanding and experience of the Spirit of God. It is sung in churches throughout the world.

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Sermon
Romans 8:14-16
“Pentecost: Part 2” by Pastor Dave:

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Closing Song of Worship:
From The Inside Out

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Benediction
From John 14, The Message Translation
Jesus said to his disciples, I have been a friend to you. When I am no longer physically with you, the Father will send another Friend: the Spirit of Truth — so that you will not be on your own. With the presence of the Spirit, you will know absolutely that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Amen.

Next Week: Pentecost Sunday May 31st
We invite you to celebrate Pentecost next weekend through participating in any, or all, of the following:

40 Hour Pentecost Prayer Vigil
(Friday 6:00 p.m. – Sunday 10:00 a.m.)
Prayer Vigil Invitation by Leanna Schulz:
Are you more like a vase of beautiful cut flowers or more like a blossoming branch that is a living part of a thriving tree? Is your spiritual life’s fragrance and beauty sustainable only for a limited time through your dependence on water and vitamins like a bouquet of cut roses? Or is your spiritual life part of a living organism; one branch connected to the vast root system of a strong, viable thriving tree? Our effectiveness in prayer and in the life we live is completely dependent on the connections we have to Life itself.
This week is Pentecost- the celebration of the availability and presence of the Holy Spirit pulsing through our very lives. You have the opportunity to choose to be part of a Pentecost Prayer Vigil that celebrates and practices these very ideas. On May 29, starting at 6 pm through May 31, 10 am, we are offering 80 half hour slots to be filled by people offering to pray and reflect for 30 minutes in our own homes, There is an introductory video by Leanna Schulz and links to resources for prayer and reflection that you can download and print if you are interested. You can sign up for a slot that fits your availability through your community worship group this Sunday. Start dreaming of being part of 40 continuous hours of prayer being lifted up to God!

Pentecost Sunday Home Worship
Call-In Community Group Gatherings

Sunday School Craft Lesson
You can pick up supplies for a Pentecost Fire Stick anytime this week: they are located in a box on the turquoise table in front of the Ministry Center. Please grab one craft kit per child — and next Sunday the lesson will be with Mrs. Sonia and Thi to make and use them on Pentecost Sunday.

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Pentecost Church Drive-By
We will remain in our cars and drive around the church property in such a way that we can recognize High School graduates, view a liturgical dance, hear familiar music, see the improvements that have been made to the grounds on both campuses, take communion to go, and have staff available to wave and send smiles along the route.
We will gather in a safe way to see one another while remaining in our own vehicles. Come anytime between 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. and follow the route shown (below).
Feel free to decorate your car, wear red for Pentecost, or simply come as you are and enjoy the drive and seeing familiar faces.

Car Route for Pentecost Drive-by

The Week of May 17

Point Pleasant Family:
In addition to the worship service below, all are invited to be connected with, supportive of, and supported by other persons during this time of the Coronavirus stay-at-home period through one of our 18 Community Groups that meet by phone. If you are not a part of a Community Group, you are welcome to join with Pastor Dave in an open Community Conference Call this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Call: (605) 313-4464 and use the access code 128198#.
We hope to support each other during this unprecedented time in a way that protects, encourages, and supports one another in the love and peace of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

A Word from Pastor Dave . . .
Pentecost is about the Spirit. In two week, Sunday May 31st, Christians around the world will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit as described in the 2nd chapter of Acts. This year, as we remain hunkered down under the shroud of the coronavirus, our need for: the power, the presence, and the grace of the Holy Spirit is profound. So . . . we are going to do a couple of things a little different in celebrating Pentecost this year. First, we are going to stretch it out over three weeks — beginning today. Second, save the date of Sunday May 31st 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. for a joyous, celebratory and fun: Pentecost Point Pleasant Church-Family Drive-By. Lots of exciting plans are being worked on for that day – but for right now we hope you can fit into your busy schedules this time to be physically be present at the church (in your cars). We will make sure it is both spirit-filled and safe. Finally, beginning in June we will be adding a live-streamed Worship Service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Call to Worship
From John 14:15-21 from The Message
Jesus said, “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take this friend in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know this friend already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you! “I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

Songs of Praise for Opening Worship
2 to choose from

Contemporary Song Choice
Holy Spirit

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Traditional Song Choice
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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Sunday School Lesson About Juan Pablo:

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Optional Coloring Pages for Kids to send into office (pictures of the colored pages via online, or physical colored pages via mail). Kids can color, draw, create their own pictures, letters, etc. We will send off to Juan Pablo in a package in the near future.

Color Sheet 1 Color Sheet 2

Additional Sunday School Lesson:
This week we are texting out a new Sunday School lesson. It includes a video and questions for parents to engage with kids. If you didn’t receive this text and want to, simply click the link below to sign up.

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Tithes & Offerings:
You can give to God through the church online or you can give by check mailed to the church.

Give Online

Special Music
“Cornerstone” by Ben Harrell:

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Scripture (John 14:15-21) & Sermon Message
“Pentecost: Part 1” by Pastor Dave
The sermon today focuses on the Spirit based on the 14th chapter of the gospel of John (not the 15th chapter as mis-stated in the sermon).

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Prayer Reflection on John 14:15-21
Lectio Divina by Pastor Wendy Weller:

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Closing Songs of Worship
2 to choose from

Contemporary Song Choice
Bigger Than I Thought You Were

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Traditional Song Choice
O Breath Of Life

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Benediction
From Romans 8:14-16
All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For we did not receive a spirit of slavery that we would be condemned to live in fear, but instead we have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry out to God: “Abba! Father!” God’s Spirit connects with our spirit – allowing us to know that we are children of God. Amen.

Announcements
Details in E-News and on website under “News and Events”

Sunday Evenings
7:00pm Youth Fellowship Zoom Game Night.

Monday Mornings
11:00am Guided Meditation.

Tuesday Mornings
10:00am “Coffee with Pastor Dave.”

Wednesdays – Zoom Around the Room
11:00am (0-5 y.o.); 2:00pm (6-12 y.o.)

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