Day of Pentecost

May 31, 2020

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God's presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God's presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God's redeeming love to all the world.

Light of Christ Setting 4

We Gather for Worship

Invitation to Silent Prayer
Entrance Hymn:             "Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying "
Hymn of Praise             "As the Grains of Wheat"
Prayer of the Day
  L: The Lord be with you.   C: And also with you.
  L: Let us pray.

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O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

We Hear God's Word

First Reading
    The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b
Second Reading
    The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
   L: The Holy Gospel according to St. John the 20th Chapter.
   C: Glory to you, O God.
   L: The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Acts 2: 1-21

1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13

(St. John 20: 19-23)

We Respond to the Word

Sermon Hymn:                "Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness"
The Apostles' Creed
Prayers of Intercession
    L: Lord, in your mercy     C: Hear our prayer
Sharing of the Peace

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We Receive God's Gifts in the Sacrament

The Great Thanksgiving
Sanctus: "Holy, holy, holy Lord"
Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord's Prayer (Traditional Version)
Lamb of God
Holy Communion (All are Welcome)

Prayer after Communion

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We Are Sent Forth to Serve

Sending Hymn     "O Spirit of Life "

P: Come Holy Spirit Come. Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.
                 C: Come Holy Spirit Come. Thanks be to God.

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