Come down, O Love divine, seek Thou this soul of mine, and visit it with Thine own ardor glowing.
O Comforter, draw near, within my heart appear, and kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.
In Romans 5:5 we read, “Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through
the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” As we celebrate Pentecost, this verse stands as a great reminder that it is
only through the gift of love by the Holy Spirit that we are able to actually love one another. Not only will you see the
theme of love woven throughout our service, but as you look around the room you will see red cloth on the pulpit as
well as red, orange, and yellow flowers. These symbolize the Spirit’s flame, while the white petals point to the Holy
Spirit. Today we join the throng in giving thanks for our great Comforter who fans the flame of Christian, brotherly
Key Words: No, New, Old, Commandment, Darkness, Light, Love
Keystone Verse: I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment
that you had from the beginning. (1 John 2:7)