Sunday, May 31, 2020

Join us this Sunday, May 31 for car church at 9 am at PUMC lawn/parking lot. Please note we are starting an hour earlier because of the increasingly warmer temperatures. Don't forget to wear red in honor of Pentecost.

The men's Monday morning breakfast group resumes on Monday, June 1 at 7:30 am on the patio of the Longleaf Golf Course clubhouse . The new study will be James Bryan Smith's "The Good and Beautiful Community." If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Chip Burroughs at

"Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart"
Darlene Skinner

Set a timer for 5 minutes and use a breath prayer.
On the inhale, mentally say: “Breath of God...”
On the exhale: “…breathe on me.”
OPENING WORD (Psalm 104)

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
wrapped in light as with a garment.
You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
you set the beams of your chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your chariot,
you ride on the wings of the wind,
you make the winds your messengers,
fire and flame your ministers.
You set the earth on its foundations,
so that it shall never be shaken.

"Breathe on Me, Breath of God"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will, to do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,
till all this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.


O God the Holy Spirit,
              come to us, and among us;
              come as the wind, and cleanse us;
              come as the fire, and burn;
              come as the dew, and refresh;
convict, convert, and consecrate our hearts and lives
              for our great purpose
              and for your greater glory;
all this we ask in the name of Christ.
What are we celebrating today? And why do we wear red? Click on the video below and take less than two minutes to learn why May 31 is so special this year, as Pastor Sarah teaches on the holy day of Pentecost.

“Come, Gracious Spirit"
Tory Wright & Darlene Skinner

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“Crown Him with Many Crowns"
the Connections Praise Band
Acts 1:6-12, 2:1-13

( Click here to listen to our seniors read parts of this Scripture passage, including in another language, to celebrate the Pentecostal miracle of multiple languages.)

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away.

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”


by Pastor David

"Spirit of the Living God"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Breath of Life, on this Pentecost Sunday, we ask that You breathe on us once again. Make our consciences tender to Your touch. We hunger for the life-changing power that Your Holy Spirit brings. May our lives exemplify the fruit of Your Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. May we use the gifts of the Spirit that You have distributed to bless the church and build Your Kingdom on earth. Amen.