Pentecost Sunday

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Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
(23/5/2021)

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
ALL and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Send your Holy Spirit upon us,
All and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia..

One or more of the following is said or sung:

this or another prayer of thanksgiving

Blessed are you, creator God,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters
bringing light and life to your creation,
pour out your Spirit on us today
that we may walk as children of light
and by your grace reveal your presence.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All Blessed be God for ever.


SONG – Breathe on me breath of God   (Click Here)


Bless the Lord, O my soul, 
and all that is within me bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, 
and forget not all his benefits;

Who forgives all your sins 
and heals all your infirmities;

Who redeems your life from the Pit 
and crowns you with faithful love and compassion;

Who satisfies you with good things, 
so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.

The Lord executes righteousness 
and judgement for all who are oppressed.

He made his ways known to Moses 
and his works to the children of Israel.

The Lord has established his throne in heaven, 
and his kingdom has dominion over all.

Bless the Lord, you angels of his, 
you mighty ones who do his bidding
and hearken to the voice of his word.

10 Bless the Lord, all you his hosts, 
you ministers of his who do his will.

11 Bless the Lord, all you works of his,
in all places of his dominion; 

bless the Lord, O my soul.

Psalm 103.1-7, 19-22

All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

This opening prayer may be said

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.

All Amen.


The Word of God

Psalmody

The appointed psalmody is said.

Psalm 145

Refrain: Great is the Lord and highly to be praised.

I will exalt you, O God my King, 
and bless your name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless you 
and praise your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; 
his greatness is beyond all searching out. R

One generation shall praise your works to another 
and declare your mighty acts.

They shall speak of the majesty of your glory, 
and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

They shall speak of the might of your marvellous acts, 
and I will also tell of your greatness.

They shall pour forth the story of your abundant kindness 
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful, 
long-suffering and of great goodness. R

The Lord is loving to everyone 
and his mercy is over all his creatures.

10 All your works praise you, O Lord, 
and your faithful servants bless you.

11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom 
and speak of your mighty power,

12 To make known to all peoples your mighty acts 
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; 
your dominion endures throughout all ages. R

14 The Lord is sure in all his words 
and faithful in all his deeds.

15 The Lord upholds all those who fall 
and lifts up all those who are bowed down.

16 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, 
and you give them their food in due season.

17 You open wide your hand 
and fill all things living with plenty. R

18 The Lord is righteous in all his ways 
and loving in all his works.

19 The Lord is near to those who call upon him, 
to all who call upon him faithfully.

20 He fulfils the desire of those who fear him; 
he hears their cry and saves them.

21 The Lord watches over those who love him, 
but all the wicked shall he destroy.

22 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, 
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Refrain: Great is the Lord and highly to be praised.

King of the universe,
you show the bright glory of your reign
in acts of mercy and enduring love;
raise the spirits of the downcast
and restore those who have fallen away,
that we may sing for ever of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Each psalm or group of psalms may end with

All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.


If there are two Scripture readings, the first may be read here, or both may be read after the canticle.

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-21
Click Here for the Scripture

 


WORSHIP Songs

1) Holy Spirit you are welcome here  (Click Here)
2) Draw me close to You  (Click Here)


Canticle

Refrain:

All The Spirit of God fills the whole world. Alleluia.

I will take you from the nations, 
and gather you from all the countries.

I will sprinkle clean water upon you, 
and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses.

A new heart I will give you, 
and put a new spirit within you,

And I will remove from your body the heart of stone 
and give you a heart of flesh.

You shall be my people, 
and I will be your God.

Ezekiel 36.24-26, 28b

All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

All The Spirit of God fills the whole world. Alleluia.


The reading may be followed by a time of silence.

Scripture Reading:

Romans 8:14-27     Click Here for the Scripture

 

Talk/Reflection -  
A Light Hearted  Video
(Click Here)

Bruce's reflection on today's reading (Click Here)


A suitable song or chant, or a responsory in this or another form, may follow

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people
All and kindle in us the fire of your love.
All who are led by the Spirit of God
are children of God and fellow-heirs with Christ.

All Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people.
Renew the face of your creation, Lord,
pouring on us the gifts of your Spirit,

All and kindle in us the fire of your love.
For the creation waits with eager longing
for the glorious liberty of the children of God.

All Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people
and kindle in us the fire of your love.

cf Romans 8

Gospel Canticle

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is normally said,
or 
The Song of Christ’s Glory (page 619) may be said

Refrain:

All Christ has gone up on high
and has led captivity captive. Alleluia.

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 
who has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,

To show mercy to our ancestors, 
and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: 
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

Free to worship him without fear, 
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, 
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

To give his people knowledge of salvation 
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God 
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10 To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, 
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Refrain:

All Christ has gone up on high
and has led captivity captive. Alleluia.

Luke 1.68-79

All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

Prayers 

Intercessions are offered
 for the day and its tasks
 for the world and its needs
 for the Church and her life

Prayers may include the following concerns from the cycle on pages 364–365

 God’s royal priesthood, for empowerment by the Spirit
 Those who wait on God, that they may find renewal
 All people, that they may acknowledge the kingdom of the ascended Christ
 The earth, for productivity and for fruitful harvests
 All who are struggling with broken relationships

A form of prayer found on page 383 may be used.

These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer

(or)

Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Silence may be kept.

The Collect of the day is said

God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

All Amen.

The Lord's Prayer is said

(Either)

Being made one by the power of the Spirit,
as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

All  Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.
 

(or)

Being made one by the power of the Spirit,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

All 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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.


Final Song: –  Either -
Come down, O love divine (Hymn)  (Click Here)

Or – O breath of Life – (upbeat (!))   (Click Here)


The Conclusion

May the Spirit kindle in us the fire of God’s love.
All Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
All Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.


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