Conference Wide Pentecost Worship

by May 26, 2020

Pentecost is a celebration of the moving of the spirit among us and the birthday of the Church. This Pentecost, as new ways of being the church are being discovered, learned, and practiced, your Conference staff and I would like to honor you for the positive ways the spirit has been working through you and with you by offering a time when the entire Desert Southwest Conference may worship together.

Order of Worship

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Welcome – Acts 2
–  Dior DeSormeau, University UMC, Las Vegas, Conference Spiritual Formation Chair
–  Rev. Timote Piukala, Tongan UMC, Mesa

Opening Song – UMH #539  “O Spirit of the Living God”
–  Dr. Benjamin Hansen, Director of Music, Catalina UMC, Tucson

Scripture – 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
–  Rev. Sandy, John and Camille Johnson, Santa Cruz Valley UMC, Sahuarita

–  Bishop Robert Hoshibata

Invitation to Prayer
–  Rev. Nancy Cushman, West District Superintendent

Prayer – Written by Rev. Mary Jane Pierce Norton
–  Rev. Julius Keller, Cross in the Desert UMC, Phoenix
–  Rev. Joshua Warner, Faith UMC, Phoenix
–  Rev. Paul Cho, First UMC, Tucson
–  Rev. Antonieta Fernandes, Global Community UMF, Las Vegas
–  Rev. Jaycee Salangsang, Grace Fil-Am UMF, Las Vegas

A Witness
–  Laurie Lineberry, Willowbrook UMC, Sun City, Conference Lay Leader,

Invitation to Offering

Musical Offering – “All Creatures of our God & King, Praise Him!”
–  DoveSong from Dove of the Desert UMC, Glendale

Prayer of Thanksgiving
–  Rev. Mark Conrad, South District Superintendent

Closing Song – UMH #399  “Take My Life and Let It Be”
–  Barry and Kathy Doyle, Cross in the Desert UMC, Phoenix

Charge and Blessing
–  Bishop Robert Hoshibata

Family Activities

Bishop’s Message


Pentecost Prayer

“O Spirit of the Living God”

“All Creatures of our God & King, Praise Him!”

“Take My Life and Let It Be”