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P.O. Box 428

Pipestone, MN 56164

May 19, 2024

We wish to welcome all of you as we have gathered to worship the LORD together.  May we bring praise to our heavenly Father, bow before the name of Jesus, and be united together through the bond of the Holy Spirit!  In this order of worship that follows, please note that the words printed in bold are ones that the congregation is asked to respond with.  Also, when an asterisk (*) appears, the congregation is asked to stand, if they are able.






Call to Worship: Acts 2:17-21


*Opening Hymn:  “Jesus Saves! "


We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Bear the news to every land; Climb the steeps and cross the waves.

Onward! ‘tis our Lord’s command. Jesus saves! Jesus saves!


Waft it on the rolling tide; Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

 Tell to sinners far and wide: Jesus saves! Jesus saved!

 Sing, ye islands of the sea! Echo back, ye ocean caves!

 Earth shall keep her jubilee, Jesus saves, Jesus saves!


Sing above the battle strife: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

By his death and endless life, Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Sing it softly thro’ the gloom when the heart for mercy craves;

Sing in triumph o’er the tomb: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!


Give the winds a mighty voice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Let the nations now rejoice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Shout salvation full and free, Highest hills and deepest caves;

This our song of victory: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!


*God’s Blessing


*Mutual Greetings


Opening Litany: (From: CRC Worship Sourcebook: Pentecost, p. 694 – Based on Isaiah 11:2)


The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon us; a spirit of wisdom and understanding.

Strengthen us with your gifts of wisdom and understanding, Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon us; a spirit of right judgment and courage.

Strengthen us with your gifts of right judgment and courage, Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon us; a spirit of knowledge and reverence.

Strengthen us with your gifts of knowledge and reverence, Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon us: a spirit of wonder and awe in the presence of the living God.

Strengthen us with your gifts of wonder and awe, Holy Spirit. Amen!


Songs of Response:

 “He Is Here”                     PH 220                                                                      

 “All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord”

 All praise to our redeeming Lord, who joins us by His grace

And bids us, each to each restored, Together seek His face.


He bids us build each other up; And gathered into one,

To our high calling’s glorious hope, We hand in hand go on.


And if our fellowship below in Jesus be so sweet,

What greater blessings shall we know when round His throne we meet?       




Reading of God’s Law: Galatians 5:16-25


Prayer of Confession (From: CRC Worship Sourcebook: Pentecost

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ, our Lord. Amen!


Assurance of Pardon: Romans 5:1-2, 5




Pastoral Prayer


Offering for New Life Treatment Center  (place offering in bags in narthex)


Preparatory Song:  “Fill Me Now”


Hover o’er me, Holy Spirit; Bathe my trembling heart and brow.

Fill me with Thy hallowed presence; Come, O come and fill me now.


        Refrain: Fill me now, fill me now, Jesus come and fill me now;

                       Fill me with Thy hallowed presence; Come, O come and fill me now.


Thou canst fill me, gracious Spirit, Tho’ I cannot tell Thee how.

But I need Thee, greatly need Thee; Come, O come and fill me now.



I am weakness, full of weakness; At Thy sacred feet I bow.

Blest, divine, eternal Spirit, Fill with pow’r and fill me now.



Cleanse and comfort, bless and save me; Bathe, O bathe my heart and brow.

Thou art comforting and saving; Thou art sweetly filling now.






Scripture: John 14:15-31                               pg. 1676


Pastor:  This is the Word of God for the People of God

Response: Thanks be To God   


Prayer for Illumination               


Sermon: The Gift of the Spirit


1. The reception of the gift

2. The blessings of the gift

3. The purpose of the gift

4. The glory of the gift


Closing Hymn:  “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”                                              PH 419




*God's Parting Blessing: Romans 15:13


*Doxology:  “There Is A Redeemer”


Jesus, my Redeemer, name above all names;

Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Hope for sinners slain.

      Refrain: Thank You, O my Father, for giving us Your Son,

                   And leaving Your Spirit till the work on earth is done.


When I stand in Glory, I will see His face;

There I”ll serve my King forever in that holy place.








We welcome all who have come to worship with us today. May the Son of God give His transforming love to every member of the church through the power of the Holy Spirit on this day of Pentecost, 2024.


Offering today: New Life Treatment Center

Next Sunday: Missionary Support


Serving coffee today: Gloria

Next Sunday: Karla


Anna Zylstra has been diagnosed with Pneumonia. She is doing fine but is very weak. The family requests your prayers.

Jerry DeKam was able to return home Thursday after his successful surgery.  He is ok and very glad to be home. He will be undergoing chemotherapy. Remember him in your prayers.


Congratulations to J.T. Tinklenberg who graduated from NDSU at Fargo, ND. for exercise science.  J.T. and Lauren are living in Fargo, ND.


Congratulations to Ryan and Britney Fischer, whose home was blessed with the birth of Margaret Kay, Saturday, May 11. They are living in Seattle, WA.




Cornerstone Prison Ministries – Rev. Scott Van Voorst 

Megan DeRuyter (Youth with a Mission) Honolulu, Hawaii

Sosthene and Kara Maletoungou in Africa


Last week’s trivia question: Of what river does the sixth angel pour out his vial (bowl) in Revelation? Euphrates (Revelation 16:12


Today’s trivia question: When Herod the tetrarch heard of the miracles of Jesus, whose works did he think they were?



Memory Verse


Be strong and take heart,

All you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 31

Community Announcements

ATLAS ALWAYS GROWING GREENHOUSE is open! This fundraiser will support the many ministries of ATLAS as we continue to encourage individuals to GROW in their relationship with our Lord and Savior. Please come check out the greenhouse flowers, patio pots, and garden plants for your homes, yards, and Mother’s Day gifts! The greenhouse is located at 105 8 th  Ave. SE – Pipestone (on Hubers Automotive parking lot) and open Monday through Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm.

Vacation Bible School with Holland Presbyterian Church is scheduled for June 2-6. We meet Sunday afternoon from 4-6 PM, and then Monday-Thursday from 9AM-12PM.  If you are able to help, please let Pastor Stephen know.
We need: 1) Crew Leaders -- Two adults are assigned to each class to supervise the kids and guide them to the different stations. 2) Helpers and assistants - for crafts, refreshments, and outdoor games. Whether you can come all week, one day, or one hour, we can plug you in.

Pipestone Women’s Connection cordially invites you to a luncheon at the Christian Reformed Church, 800 2nd Ave. S.E., Pipestone on Monday, May 20, 2024.

$10 (includes tax & tip) * 12:00 p.m. – 1:30

First time guest tickets are complimentary.

FEATURE: Title: Pickleball: Fastest Growing Sport in America . Ann Miller, former Pipestone Physical Education teacher and coach, will share her knowledge and passion for this fast-growing activity.

SPEAKER: Carlotta Rasmussen, Jamestown, ND. Title: “A Repurposed Life”

Carlotta will use the metaphor of paint to show the transformation in her attitude and how a broken life can be repurposed.

Reservations for lunch and complimentary child care by Thursday, May 16, please.

Please call * Rosie: 605-201-6484 * Marian: 507-820-1272 * Susan: 507-920-6675


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