Common Good Spirit Manifestation Celebration

Common Good Spirit Manifestation Celebration
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Common Good Spirit Manifestation Celebration Introduction:
In this poem the prophet Isaiah will not be shushed until Zion is raised up, rebuilt, and transformed into beautiful reality once again. Against all odds, the Lord does not abandon Zion. Christians are called by the Lord to be this stubborn in their refusal to promote isolation and allow hopelessness to win over people’s lives.
Our Psalm leaves wickedness at the door and shouts praise to the Lord! As we pray this psalm today, we solidly stand with all who seek refuge. Prayer supports us in pursuit of the Lord’s good works throughout our community and the world.
Paul directs our attention to the good works of the Holy Spirit in our community. No one moved by the Spirit is any greater or lesser with respect to anyone else. The Holy Spirit calls upon us to se our individual talents to make our best contribution to the community in Jesus’ name. We are all God’s children. Amen.
“Do whatever He tells you.”
Mother Mary plays a significant role in today’s lesson. In his “Magnificat” Martin Luther teaches us that Jesus’ mother is poor in material earthly wealth but not belief, nor Spirit, nor knowing what to say to command the moment. Upon seeing the presence of her Son at the wedding, she said only a few words necessary to make her point, “they have no wine” and “do whatever He tells you.” We have a Spanish phrase, a la buena entendedora pocas palabras, “a good understander only needs a few words.” We employ that Spirit today in our celebration. In telling us to do whatever He tells you,” Mary is calling each of us to discipleship in her son, Jesus Christ. The wine Jesus made from water is there for all of us to share. The baby boy Mary delivered at Christmas will soon deliver salvation to her and all of us in dying on the cross and rising.

Dear Lord God,
you speak your word
and reveal your good news in Jesus, the Christ.
Fill all creation with that word again,
so that by proclaiming your joyful promises to all nations
and singing of your glorious hope to all peoples,
we may become one living body,
your incarnate presence on the earth. Amen.

Julia took great interest in political matters and is well known through her prose and poetical works. Battle Hymn was written in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War, and was called forth by the sight of troops for the seat of war.
Isaiah 62:3.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord (Battle Hymn).
Julia Ward Howe (1862).

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
he is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
he has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword.
God’s truth is marching on.
Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory hallelujah!

Common Good Spirit Manifestation Celebration Scripture:
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:3.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! Ps. 36:7.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Cor. 12:7.
Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come. John 2:4.

Dear Lord God of every land and nation,
you have created all people
and you dwell among us in Jesus Christ.
Listen to the cries of those who pray to you,
and grant that, as we proclaim the greatness of your name,
all people will know the power of love at work in the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ps. 36:8.
The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
Francis Rouse (1601).
performed by Small Church Music.

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me be the still, still waters,
his goodness restores my soul.
And I will trust in you alone.
And I will trust in you alone,
for your endless mercy follows me,
your goodness will lead me home.

O Dear Lord God of steadfast love,
at the wedding in Cana
your Son Jesus turned water into wine,
delighting all who were there.
Transform our hearts by your Spirit,
that we may use our varied gifts
to show forth the light of your love
as one body in Christ. Amen.

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
performed by Ann Blythe in “Triumphant Hour”

1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And make our hearts Your place of rest;
Come with Your grace and heav’nly aid
And fill the hearts which You have made.
2 To You, the Counselor, we cry,
To You, the gift of God Most High;
The fount of life, the fire of love,
The soul’s anointing from above.
We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!

Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
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