Hampstead Congregational Church
May 28, 2023


No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey,

You are Welcome Here!


Order of Worship

Prelude                                                                                                               Herb Tardiff


Greetings and Announcements


Passing of the Peace of Christ

“What does the Lord require of you?  What does the Lord require of you?

Justice, kindness, walk humbly with your God.

To seek justice and love kindness and walk humbly with your God.”

Call to Worship


Leader: Eternal God, by your Spirit you create us.

All: Risen Christ, you breathe your Spirit into us.


Holy Spirit, with each breath you give us life and love.

What beauty! What power!


You pour out your grace on us, like rain on thirsty land.

Your spirit is a well within us, gushing up to eternal life,

and flowing out of our hearts.


You are our breathing, our loving, our life.

Alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, and transform us by your grace. Alleluia!



Opening Prayer                                                                                                      Linda Tilden 


Let us pray,

Breath of God, wind that blew over the sea at Creation; breath that brought to life the human form, made of the dust of the earth; Spirit that led Jesus through all his days: breathe life into us now; re-create us, and fill our bodies and souls with your Word of life, your song of blessing. We breathe deeply of your presence. In the secret language of the heart, speak to us. Amen.


Opening Hymn          


Scripture Readings: 
         Numbers 11: 24-30    NRSVUE


So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord, and he gathered seventy of the elders of the people and placed them all around the tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders, and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.


Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, “My lord Moses, stop them!” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!” And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.


I Corinthians 12: 3b-12


No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.


Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of services but the same Lord, and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of powerful deeds, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.


For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.


Sermon                                                                                                             Rev. Kathy Youzwak

Special Music 

Call for Concerns & Celebrations

Pastoral 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.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.    

Call to Offering

Prayer of Dedication

Gracious God, we thank you for the mystery that you give yourself to us. In gratitude we give you our lives, symbolized in our gifts. Receive them with love, bless them with grace and use them according to your will. May your Spirit always flow through us, for the sake of the healing of the world, in the name of Christ. Amen.


Hymn of Going Forth        




Go out into God’s world filled with the spark of the Holy Spirit.

Let love guide your actions.

Listen for the Spirit of Truth.

Spread the peace of Christ,

and remind everyone you meet that each one is a beloved child of God. Amen!



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Copyright 2021 Faith INFO Ministry Team, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved. Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, and Prayer of Dedication from The Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes, https://unfoldinglight.net/worship-resources/.




Strawberry Festival Volunteers – We need your help-- If you can help in any way on Thursday, 6/1 at 5pm for setup, and/or Saturday, 6/3 at any time, it would be greatly appreciated. Sign-up sheet is in Hadley Hall or you can contact the office at 603-329-6985 and we will get you signed up.  We also need baked good for our bake table—they can be dropped off Friday, 6/2.


May Diaper and Wipe Drive—In honor of Mother’s Day, we are collecting diapers (sizes 4 and up) for the Manchester Diaper Pantry throughout the month of May. Please drop off in the entrance to the social hall. If you would like to help, but don’t want to shop, feel free to give a monetary donation (earmark for diaper drive) and our Missions Team will purchase them for you. Thank for your generosity!


May 29th Church Weekly Calendar


7:00 P.M.

Boy Scouts, Hadley Hall


6:00 P.M.

7:00 P.M.

45’s, Hadley Hall

Alcoholics Anonymous, Davis Room


7:30 P.M.

Al-Anon, Hadley Hall


10:00 A.M.

7:30 P.M.

“Tattoos on the Heart” Book Discussion, Davis Room

Gamblers Anonymous, Hadley Hall


11:00 A.M.

LifeShare, Hadley Hall


9:00 A.M.

Strawberry Festival


10:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Communion in the Sanctuary followed by Coffee Hour