PRELUDE
WELCOME AND GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.
Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.
People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.
Leader: Pentecost—a day when power and comfort flowed.
People: Pentecost –a day of hope and inspiration.
Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory
People: and the glory was given to the people.
Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us. Sing praises!
People: We sing praises, indeed! – AnnMarie Kneebone
*HYMN Hymnbook 322

“Spirit of the Living God”
PRAYERS OF JOY AND CONCERN
LORD’S PRAYER
*GLORIA PATRI Hymnbook 579

SCRIPTURE READING
Ruth 1:11-18
But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters, why will you go
with me? Do I still have sons in my womb that they may become
your husbands? Turn back, my daughters, go your way, for I am
too old to have a husband. Even if I thought there was hope for
me, even if I should have a husband tonight and bear sons, would
you then wait until they were grown? Would you then refrain from
marrying? No, my daughters, it has been far more bitter for me
than for you, because the hand of the LORD has turned against me.” Then they wept aloud again. Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

So she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her
people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law. But Ruth
said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following
you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where
you die, I will die—there will I be buried. May the LORD do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you! When Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.

SERMON “Where You Go I Will Go”
RESPONSE Piano meditation

OFFERING
King David said, “What shall I render to the LORD for all
His benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on
the name of the LORD, I will pay my vows to the LORD in the
presence of all His people.” (Psalm 116:12-14)
As you come up to the front with your love offerings,
remember that Jesus said, “If your brother has something
against you, go first and make peace with him, then bring your
offering to the Lord.” (Matthew 5:23, 24)

Offertory
*Doxology Hymnbook 592
*Prayer of Dedication (Unison)
We have much to return in gratitude to you, O God, and
much to share with the world around us. Bless now these gifts,
that they may be signs of your Spirit’s movement. And accept
them also as tokens of our intent to serve you and proclaim your
good news in every way, through the power of your Spirit
dwelling in us. Amen.

*CLOSING HYMN “Holy Ghost”
Holy Ghost power moving just like a magnet
Holy Ghost power moving just like a magnet
Move in me-Move in you
Just like the day of Pentecost
Holy Ghost power moving just like a magnet.
*BENEDICTION
*POSTLUDE
*Congregation standing

PASTOR: Rabbi Peter Oliveira
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Michael Brown
DEACON: April Blasavage
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