Being Renewed

When the Spirit Moves

Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

Worship is, of course, about God and not about us. And yet there is a dimension where when we come to completely focus on God, and God in Christ, then we are renewed in the Spirit to continue our discipleship path. So, while we don’t measure worship by how it makes us feel, there is a correlation between being built up and the worship experience where we encounter God.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • UMH - The United Methodist Hymnal
  • TFWS - The Faith We Sing
  • W&S - Worship & Song
  • ZSS - Zion Still Sings

In the notes for the “When the Spirit Moves” worship series (May 23-June 27), the writer states, “When the Spirit moves amazing things happen. But they happen through the people who allow that Spirit to motivate them, to guide and direct them, to empower them for the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

As you plan the worship music for these first five weeks of Pentecost, keep in mind how music can aid in the movement of the Spirit. As you plan worship, take time to submit to the Spirit, listen, discern, and then gather to be communities of faith that are ready to go when the Spirit moves.

“Gather Us In,” 2236 TFWS, for this second Sunday after Pentecost works extremely well and makes a wonderful opening song for worship. If it is unfamiliar, consider having a soloist or ensemble sing it as gathering music first, perhaps on Pentecost Sunday, and then invite all to sing on this Sunday. Two delightful songs for sending forth are “Bring Forth the Kingdom,” 2190 TFWS, and “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me,” 2153 TFWS. Both songs bring together the themes for this day and the call for discipleship to go out into the world to serve and live as redeemed people.

In This Series...


Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Trinity Sunday, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes

Colors


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In This Series...


Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Trinity Sunday, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes