The Holy Spirit has been given to the followers of Jesus! Today is the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the church. Join us for worship!
After an acoustic prelude, we’ll hear Jeremy Hassen and Stephanie McLaughlin read scripture. LeAnn Hadley, Tara Aukerman, and Pastor David will lead us in singing. Our special guest this week is Pastor Joe Watkins from Dayton, Ohio, who will be preaching on Acts 2:1-21 – “Pentecost Changes Everything.”
Blessings to you and your family this week!
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Sunday, May 31, 2020
Pastor David reads Ephesians 5:1-20 and offers a prayer from a plaque on the altar of the Coventry Cathedral in England:
The hatred which divides nation from nation, race from race, class from class,
The covetous desires of men and nations to possess what is not their own,
The greed which exploits the labors of men, and lays waste the earth,
Pastor David reads Ephesians 4:17-32 and offers a prayer from Johann Arndt:
Bestow on me, Lord, a genial spirit and unwearied forbearance; a mild, loving patient heart; kindly looking, pleasant, friendly speech and manners in daily life; that I may give offense to no one, but as much as in me lies, live in charity with all people.
(Apologies for the late post today! There was a glitch with our upload earlier in the day.)
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, May 28, 2020
Pastor David reads Ephesians 4:1-16 and offers a prayer from John Henry Newman:
God has created me to do for him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission. … I am a link in a chain, a connection between people. God has not created me for nothing. I shall do good, I shall do his work; I shall be a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep his commandments and serve him in my calling.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Pastor David reads Ephesians 3:14-21 and offers an anonymous prayer:
Grant us, Lord, to know in weakness the strength of your incarnation;
in pain the triumph of your passion;
in poverty the riches of your Godhead;
in reproach the satisfaction of your sympathy;
in loneliness the comfort of your continual presence;
in difficulty the efficacy of your intercession;
in perplexity the guidance of your wisdom;
and by your glorious death and resurrection bring us at last to the joy of seeing you face to face.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Pastor David reads Ephesians 3:2-13 and offers a prayer from Hilary, a 4th century church leader:
Almighty God, bestow on us the meaning of words, the light of understanding, the nobility of diction, and the faith of the true nature. And grant that what we believe we may also speak.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, May 25, 2020
Pastor David reads Psalm 46 and offers a prayer from Christina Rossetti:
Lord, you are life, though I be dead;
Love’s fire you are, however cold I may be;
Nor heaven have I, nor place to lay my head,
nor home, but thee.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, May 22, 2020
On this Ascension Day, Pastor David reads Daniel 7:9-14 and offers a prayer from the Leonine Sacramentary (a 7th century collection of Christian religious services):
Almighty and merciful God, into whose gracious presence we ascend, not by the frailty of the flesh but by the activity of the soul: Make us always by your inspiration to seek after the courts of the heavenly city, where our Savior Christ has ascended, and by your mercy confidently to enter them, both now and hereafter; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, May 21, 2020