On this Third Sunday after Pentecost, PUMC Virtual Chancel Choir will treat us to a lovely performance of “E’en So Lord Jesus, Come Quickly,” a 1953 sacred choral music piece composed by Paul Manz and is his most performed work. Manz wrote this piece, adapted from text based on Revelations 22 when his three-year-old son was critically ill. Many ensembles and choral groups such as the King’s College Choir frequently performed this piece and popularized it. During the service, our PUMC Accompanist to Children’s and Youth Choirs Julia Hanna will play beautiful pieces of classical music and accompany us on the piano as we sing our Pentecost hymns.
The hymn”Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” is a fine choice for Pentecost. It was written by pastor and hymn writer Robert Robinson in 1758 when he was 22 years old. The tunes generally used for singing this hymn are ‘NETTLETON,’ and an arrangement by Mack Wilberg. There are various revised versions of the song in over 2,000 hymnals. I learned this hymn as a child and loved especially verse 4, “Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God; he, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood,” because it tells how God’s redeeming love saved me.
Click here to watch a Youtube video of “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing.”
Visiting UMC pastor Rev. Michael Reed, Executive Director of Maker’s Place, together with our PUMC lead pastor Rev. Jenny Smith Walz, will preach on the sermon series “God’s Time To Shine,” looking at “Jubilee,” while focusing on “Abundance.” The Scripture is from Acts 2:1-24. Also, during worship, we will honor our graduates with a special video and celebrate Lori Pantaleo’s recent Laity Award from our Annual Conference.
Let us lift our hearts to the Lord as we come before his presence with joyful songs and music. To join us in this worship service at 10:00 AM., click here.
Written by Isabella Dougan