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The Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

23rd May 2021

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Principal 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Acts 2: 1-21 is read either as First or Second Reading. It must not be omitted.

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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.

Collect Of The Word

Almighty God,
you sent your Holy Spirit,
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love, joy, and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Acts 2: 1-21

*295 - Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
*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
*S87 - Like the murmur of the dove's song
302 - Lord God the Holy Ghost
*303 - Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
*195 - Lord, the light of your love is shining
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
S127 - Silent, surrendered, calm and still
*341 - Spirit divine, attend our prayers
*386 - Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
S135 - Spirit of God within me
*310 - Spirit of the living God
*S137 - Spirit of the Lord, come down
*S144 - The Church is wherever God's people are praising
*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

Ezekiel 37: 1-14

*293 - Breathe on me, Breath of God
*613 - Eternal light, shine in my heart
*319 - Father of heaven, whose love profound
*338 - Jesus, stand among us
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 104: 26-36, 37b

*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
*S102 - My Jesus, my Saviour
305 - O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
*34 - O worship the King all-glorious above

Romans 8: 22-27 or Acts 2: 1-21

501 - Christ is the world's true Light
*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
*S87 - Like the murmur of the dove's song
49 - Lord, bring the day to pass
*619 - Lord, teach us how to pray aright
305 - O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
*639 - O thou who camest from above
*341 - Spirit divine, attend our prayers

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
*296 - Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
*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
*S136 - Spirit of holiness, wisdom and faithfulness
*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 Psalm

The First Reading

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

The ‡ prefaced to Gospel readings in the Second Service listing is a provision to be used if that service is a celebration of Holy Communion

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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

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Psalm 139: 1-11 or Psalm 139: 1-18, 23-24

*51 - Awake, my soul, and with the sun
*S35 - Father God, you Jove me and you know me inside out
*647 - Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
579 - I want to walk as a child of the light
*226 - It is a thing most wonderful
*195 - Lord, the light of your love is shining
*S110 - O God, you search me and you know me
71 - Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
19 - There is no moment in my life

Ezekiel 36: 22-28

*553 - Jesus, lover of my soul
638 - O for a heart to praise my God
*306 - O Spirit of the living God
*557 - Rock of ages, cleft for me

Acts 2: 22-38

*258 - Christ the Lord is risen again!
*259 - Christ triumphant, ever reigning
*567 - Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
*693 - Glory in the highest to the God of heaven!
*696 - God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
*94 - In the name of Jesus
*431 - Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
277 - Love's redeeming work is done
*227 - Man of sorrows! What a name
*177 - Once in royal David's city
*457 - Pour out thy Spirit from on high
*281 - Rejoice, the Lord is King!
*341 - Spirit divine, attend our prayers
*285 - The head that once was crowned with thorns
*112 - There is a Redeemer

‡ John 20: 19-23

608 - Be still and know that I am God
*325 - Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here
*293 - Breathe on me, Breath of God
87 - Christ is the world's Light, he and none other
*263 - Crown him with many crowns
74 - First of the week and finest day
*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?
S141 - Tagaimis le chéile os comhair an Ri
*490 - The Spirit lives to set us free

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