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The Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

4th June 2017

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First Service

Collect One

God,
who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people,
by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit;
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
By the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Acts 2: 1–21 or Numbers 11: 24–30

The Psalm

Psalm 104: 26–36, 37b

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 12: 3b–13 or Acts 2: 1–21

The Gospel Reading

John 20: 19–23 or John 7: 37–39

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Post Communion Prayer

Faithful God,
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal:
Open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 2: 1–21 [PBC]
296* Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
318 Father, Lord of all creation
298 Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
301 Let every Christian pray
302 Lord God the Holy Ghost
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
305* O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
306* O Spirit of the living God
639* O thou who camest from above
307* Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
308 Revive your Church, O Lord
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
310* Spirit of the living God
313* The Spirit came, as promised
491* We have a gospel to proclaim
309* When God the Spirit came
204* When Jesus came to Jordan
395* When Jesus taught by Galilee

Alternative Numbers 11: 24–30
1st Reading 381* God has spoken – by his prophets
304 Loving Spirit, loving Spirit
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind

Psalm Psalm 104: 26–36, 37b [2LB/PBC]
346* Angel voices ever singing
42* Good is the Lord, our heavenly King
356 I will sing, I will sing a song unto the Lord
357 I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
305* O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
34* O worship the King all–glorious above

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 12: 3b–13
294* Come down, O Love divine
408* Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
318* Father, Lord of all creation
298 Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
91* He is Lord, he is Lord
299* Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
521 I am the Church! You are the Church!
421* I come with joy, a child of God
96* Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
102* Name of all majesty
306* O Spirit of the living God
438* O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
440 One bread, one body, one Lord of all
313* The Spirit came, as promised
530 Ubi caritas et amor
491* We have a gospel to proclaim
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell

Alternative Acts 2: 1–21 (Selection of hymns as printed above)
2nd Reading

The Gospel John 20: 19–23
293* Breathe on me, Breath of God
263* Crown him with many crowns (vv. 1, 3, 4, 5)
338* Jesus, stand among us
424* Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
307* Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
505 Peace be to this congregation
675 Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?

Alternative Gospel John 7: 37–39
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
576* I heard the voice of Jesus say
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing


Second Service

Collect One

God,
who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people,
by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit;
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
By the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Joel 2: 21–32

The Psalm

Psalms 67, 133

The Second Reading

Acts 2: 14–21 [22–38]

The Gospel Reading

Luke 24: 44–53

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Post Communion Prayer

Faithful God,
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal:
Open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

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