June 5, 2022



Passing of the Peace: Though we are separated by distance our hearts are one in Christ. The peace of Christ be with you!  And also with you!



Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

Praise him all creatures here below,

Praise him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.



Call to Worship:   Joel 2 (select verses)

Leader:  And afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all people.

Congregation:  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

Leader:  Even on My menservants and maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

Congregation:  I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke.

Leader:  The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and awesome Day of the LORD.

ALL:  And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has promised among the remnant called by the LORD.

Songs of Praise:

Holy, Holy, Holy (Reginald Heber, 1800; tune John Dykes, 1861)

1.Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


2.Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

Who wert , and art, and evermore shalt be.


3.Holy, holy, holy! Through the darkness hide thee,

Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,

Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.


4.Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


Great is the Lord (Michael W. & Deborah Smith, 1982  CCLI #1149)

Great is the Lord, He is holy and just,

By his power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,

By his mercy He proves He is love.


Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory,

Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise!

Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,

Now lift up your voice:

Great—is the Lord!

Great—is the Lord!

(Repeat all)


Great are you Lord, and worthy of glory,

Great are you Lord, and worthy of praise!

Great are you Lord, I lift up my voice,

I lift up my voice:

Great—is the Lord!

Great—is the Lord!


Change My Heart, O God (Eddie Espinosa, 1995 CCLI #1565)

Change my heart, O God,

Make it ever true,

Change my heart, O God,

May I be like You.


Change my heart, O God,

Make it ever true,

Change my heart, O God,

May I be like You.


You are the Potter, I am the clay;

Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.


Change my heart, O God,

Make it ever true,

Change my heart, O God,

May I be like You.


You are the Potter, I am the clay;

Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.


Change my heart, O God,

Make it ever true,

Change my heart, O God,

May I be like You.


Confession/Assurance    Romans 8:1-4

​1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set us free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh, 4so that the righteous standard of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.


Respond in Praise: 

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart (George Croly, 1823; tune Frederick Atkinson, 1870)

1.Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;

Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;

Stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,

And make me love thee as I ought to love.


2.I Ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,

No sudden rending of the veil of clay,

No angel visitant, no opening skies;

But take the dimness of my soul away.


3.Hast thou not bid us love thee, God and King?

All, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength and mind.

I see thy cross—there teach my heart to cling:

O let me seek thee, and O let me find.


4.Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;

Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,

To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;

Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.



5.Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,

One holy passion filling all my frame;

The baptism of the heav’n-descended Dove,

My heart the altar and thy love the flame



Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead and buried;

He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.   Amen



Scripture Reading:   Acts 2


The Coming of the Holy Spirit

2 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.


5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”


Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.[b] 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:


17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

    and your young men shall see visions,

    and your old men shall dream dreams;

18 even on my male servants and female servants

    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.

19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above

    and signs on the earth below,

    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;

20 the sun shall be turned to darkness

    and the moon to blood,

    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.

21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’


22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus,[c] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him,


“‘I saw the Lord always before me,

    for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;

26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;

    my flesh also will dwell in hope.

27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,

    or let your Holy One see corruption.

28 You have made known to me the paths of life;

    you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’


29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,


“‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand,

35     until I make your enemies your footstool.”’


36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”


37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.


The Fellowship of the Believers

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[d] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.


This is the Word of the Lord.   Thanks be to God!

Sermon:   Come Holy Spirit”                                                                                                          


Communion Hymn


Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (Joseph Hart; Traditional American melody, 1835)

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, weak and wounded, sick and sore;

Jesus ready stands to save you, full of pity, love and power.


Chorus: I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in his arms;

In the arms of my dear Savior, O, there are ten thousand charms.


Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify;

True belief and true repentance, every grace that brings you nigh. (Chorus)


Let not conscience make you linger, nor of fitness fondly dream;

All the fitness He requireth is to feel your need of Him. (Chorus)


Come, ye weary, heavy laden, lost and ruined by the fall;

If you tarry till you’re better, you will never come at all (Chorus)




Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:

for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.  Amen


Hymn of Thanksgiving

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Chisholm, 1923)

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;

there is no shadow of turning with thee;

Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;

as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.



Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see:

all I have needed thy hand hath provided—

great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

join with all nature in manifold witness

to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. (Chorus)


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,

strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow:

blessings all mine with ten thousand beside! (Chorus)





Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, joining us in person or via Zoom!.

Sunday School:   Adult and Youth Sunday School is at 11:15. Paula Rhodarmer will be teaching.   Will/Christina are leading a study of The Risen Lord for couples/singles. Bill/Jerry are leading the Youth SS in a classic book by CS Lewis.

Fellowship Time: Between the end of our worship service and before SS

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the entire service of worship.  Childcare for children up to 6 years of age, in our downstairs Christian Ed wing (on the left) at the end of the hallway.

Nursery Worker Needed –     Providence is looking to hire a part time nursery worker for each Sunday from 9:45 to 12noon.  Please contact Edward Brouwer 828-550-4615, or Linda Wilson, 901-230-7178,, if you are interested or know of anyone that might be.  Also, please be in prayer that God will guide this process. Thank you!

Congratulations – Congratulations to all our graduates–children and grandchildren of our sweet fellowship. The Kingshill’s granddaughter Addison Wyatt is graduating from Tuscola High School. Congrats Bruce and Susan! We wish her godspeed! The Morgan’s granddaughter Ariel is graduating from Tuscola as well. Congrats to Thom and Jacque! Roberta’s son Noah graduated from Western Carolina University. Well done young man! The Dale’s daughter Julie-Joy graduated from Bible College in Colorado. We wish her the best! Shirley Morrow’s grandson Hank graduated from Furman University. Go Hank and Go Paladins! The Blumer’s son Collin graduated from Clemson (Go Tigers) and their daughter Annaliese graduated High School and will attend the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks) in the Fall.  Boyd and Samantha Allsbrook graduated from Wheaton College earlier this month, and plan to move to this area in August as Boyd begins grad school at WCU

Baby Congratulations – Congratulations to Boyd and Samantha Allsbrook on the birth of their son, Rhys William Allsbrook and to the Allsbrook family for becoming grandparents and great         grandparents!




Pastor Bible Study – meets each Tuesday at noon in the fellowship hall to discuss the previous week’s sermon as well as the upcoming sermon.   Bring your Bible and a bagged lunch if you would like.


Women’s Prayer Group – 10:15am Tuesday mornings, contact Linda Roberts for more info

Men’s Prayer Group – 6:45am Thursday mornings, contact Sam Mitchell for more info.



Open Door Soup Kitchen: This is an ongoing commitment of Providence Church to the least, the last, the lost and the lonely of our community.  While Open Door is no longer able to serve meals, we are still volunteering to cook the meals on the first Friday of each month.  If you can serve in this way, please let Linda Wilson know at 901-230-7178.  Thanks for your faithfulness.


Prayer Requests:    For Mercy and Grace:  Bill Silverthorne, Glenda White, Judd and       Susanne Heriot, Robbie Hargrove, Mike and Rhonda Lear, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Lisa Rhodarmer’s mother Ruth