Pentecost Service

THE WORD OF GOD


Hymn 510 (vss. 1 and 4)


Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

with all thy quickening powers;

kindle a flame of sacred love

in these cold hearts of ours.

 

Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

with all thy quickening powers;

come, shed abroad a Savior's love,

and that shall kindle ours.


Opening Acclamation


The people standing, the celebrant says

     Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.


The celebrant Continues

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no   secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily  magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen


The Gloria


The following hymn or some other song of praise is sung or said


Glory to God in the highest,

    and peace to his people on earth.


Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

    we worship you, we give you thanks,

    we praise you for your glory.



Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

    have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

    receive our prayer.


For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

    Jesus Christ,

    with the Holy Spirit,

    in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


The Collect of the Day


The celebrant says to the people

The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

Celebrant Let us pray.

 

The celebrant prays the Collect.

 

People Amen


From the Lectionary


A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles [2:1–21]


When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs — in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ ”


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


Psalm 104:25–35, 37


O Lord, how manifold are your works! *

in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, *

creatures both small and great.

There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, *

which you have made for the sport of it.

All of them look to you *

to give them their food in due season.

You give it to them; they gather it; *

you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

You hide your face, and they are terrified; *

you take away their breath, and they die and return to their dust.

You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *

and so you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever; *

may the Lord rejoice in all his works.


He looks at the earth and it trembles; *

He touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *

I will praise my God while I have my being.

May these words of mine please him; *

I will rejoice in the Lord. Bless the Lord, O my soul.* Hallelujah!

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit*

As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.


A Reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians [12:3b –13]

 

No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge   according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

 

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John [20:19 –23]

Glory to you, Lord Christ


When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, So I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”


The Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ

 

The Sermon


The Nicene Creed


The celebrant and people stand and say


We believe in one God,

    the Father, the Almighty,

    maker of heaven and earth,

    of all that is, seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

    the only Son of God,

    eternally begotten of the Father,

    God from God, Light from Light,

    true God from true God,

    begotten, not made,

    of one Being with the Father.

    Through him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation

        he came down from heaven:

    by the power of the Holy Spirit

        he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

        and was made man.

    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

        he suffered death and was buried.

        On the third day he rose again

            in accordance with the Scriptures;

        he ascended into heaven

     and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

        and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

    With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

    He has spoken through the Prophets.

    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

    We look for the resurrection of the dead,

        and the life of the world to come. Amen.


The Prayers of the People


In the course of the silence after each bidding, the People offer their prayers, either silently or aloud.


I ask your prayers for God's people throughout the world; for our Bishop for this     gathering; and for all ministers and people.

Pray for the Church.


Silence


I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people.

Pray for justice and peace.


Silence


I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison.

Pray for those in any need or trouble.


Silence

 

I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him.

Pray that they may find and be found by him.


Silence

 

I ask your prayers for the departed.

Pray for those who have died.


Silence


Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored.

Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.


Silence


The Celebrant concludes the prayers with a collect.

 

The Confession of Sin


The celebrant says

    Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.


Silence is kept.


The minister and people say

 

Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The celebrant stands and pronounces the words of absolution


The Peace

 

All stand.  The celebrant says to the people

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People And also with you.


The ministers and people greet one another in the name of the Lord. If you are worshiping in person please refrain from handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, etc.  Instead, smile, bow or nod to your neighbor. If you are worshiping on YouTube click on the like button or leave an encouraging comment.


 Birthday and Anniversary Prayers

 

The Celebrant names those who have birthdays and Anniversaries. He then invites the congregation to join the prayers.

 

Prayer for a Birthday


The celebrant and people say


Watch over your child, O Lord, as (his) days increase; bless and guide (him) wherever (he) may be. Strengthen (him) when he stands; comfort (him) when discouraged or sorrowful; raise (him) up if (he) fall; and in (his) heart may your peace, which passes understanding, abide all the days of (his) life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Prayer for and Anniversary


The celebrant and people say


O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

  

 The Holy Communion


The Great Thanksgiving


The people remain standing. The celebrant faces them and sings or says


The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

Celebrant Lift up your hearts.

People We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

Then, facing the Holy Table, the celebrant proceeds


It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.


Here a proper preface is sung or said on all Sundays, and on other occasions as appointed.


Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

 

Celebrant and people

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

    Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

    Hosanna in the highest.

 

The people stand or kneel and the celebrant continues


We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

 

On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."

 

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the    remembrance of me.”


Therefore, according to his command, O Father,


The celebrant and people say

 

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;


And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all;  presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.


We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in   subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.


By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.  AMEN.


The Lord’s Prayer


And now as our Savior Christ hath taught us, we are bold to say,

 

The celebrant and people say

 

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 and the power, and the glory,  for ever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread


The celebrant breaks the consecrated bread and says

       Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

People Therefore let us keep the feast.  Alleluia.


Facing the people, the celebrant gives the following invitation


The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

 

Although, Fr. Chris is consecrating both bread and wine the congregation will only receive the bread. If you are worshipping on YouTube please say the following prayer.


Prayer of Spiritual Communion


Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the blessed sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you physically come spiritually into my heart. I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you: never permit me to be separated from you. Amen


The Post Communion Prayer

 

The celebrant says

Let us pray.


The celebrant and people say


Eternal God, heavenly Father,

you have graciously accepted us as living members

of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,

and you have fed us with spiritual food

in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.

Send us now into the world in peace,

and grant us strength and courage

to love and serve you

with gladness and singleness of heart;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Blessing and Dismissal


The celebrant says the following blessing


The Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be upon you and remain with you for ever, Amen


Hymn 304 (vss. 1 and 5)

 

I come with joy to meet my Lord,

forgiven, loved, and free,

in awe and wonder to recall,

his life laid down for me.

 

Together met, together bound,

we'll go our different ways

and as his people in the world,

we'll live and speak his praise.


The Celebrant, dismisses the people with these words

  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia

People Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia

 


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