- 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.
The third Sunday after Pentecost focuses on growing into a new creation, and the songs center here on faith. “We Walk by Faith,” 2196 TFWS, and “Pues si Vivimos,” 356 UMH, work well as centering songs and as a response to the Word. “This is a Day of New Beginnings,” 383 UMH, is a great opening song; you may want to pair it with “Hymn of Promise,” 707 UMH, as a closing song. For a modern selection, consider “Oceans.”