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The Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

20th May 2018

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Year B  /  Pentecost  /  Red

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 Ezekiel 37: 1–14

The Psalm

Psalm 104: 26–36, 37b

The Second Reading

Romans 8: 22–27 or Acts 2: 1–21

The Gospel Reading

John 15: 26–27, 16:4b–15

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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 [PAC]
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 Ezekiel 37: 1–14 [5LA/EVABC]
First Reading 293* Breathe on me, breath of God
319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
306* O Spirit of the living God
308 Revive your Church, O Lord
310* Spirit of the living God

Psalm Psalm 104: 26–36, 37b [2LB/PAC]
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 Romans 8: 22–27
496* For the healing of the nations
48 God in his love for us lent us this planet
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
301 Let every Christian pray
654* Light of the lonely pilgrim’s heart
49 Lord, bring the day to pass
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers

The Gospel John 15: 26–27; 16: 4b–15
260* Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
294* Come down, O Love divine
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
324* God, whose almighty word
299* Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
301 Let every Christian pray
307* Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
310* Spirit of the living God
112* There is a Redeemer

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

Ezekiel 36: 22–28

The Psalm

Psalm 139: 1–11 or 139: 1–18, 23–24

The Second Reading

Acts 2: 22–38

The Gospel Reading

John 20: 19–23

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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.

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