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Welcome

This is the day of Pentecost!

All             When the flame of fire becomes the flame of faith.

This is the day of Pentecost!

All             When the tongue of fire

                  becomes Good News for the world.

This is the day of Pentecost!

All             When the passion of fire

becomes the cleansing of our hearts.

This is the day of Pentecost!

All             Let the people of God

rejoice together in this place.

 

Hymn:

 

Breathe on me, breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love,
and do what thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
until my heart is pure;
until with thee I will one will,
to do and to endure.
Breathe on me, breath of God,
till I am wholly thine;
until this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, breath of God:
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity.

 

 

 Moving like the wind, the energy of God which

 changes us, the imagination which creates our ideas

 and unfolds our visions.

All          This is the Spirit and calls us here today.

 

Disturbing us and comforting us, shaping us to be all

we can be, uniting us together in a community of

love.

All           This is the Spirit and calls us here today.

 

A deluge of colour, a rainbow where everyone belongs.

All           This is the Spirit and calls us here today.

               This is the day which the Lord has made
All          Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

All             Lord, direct our thoughts, teach us to pray,

  lift up our hearts to worship you
                in Spirit and in truth through Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

As we open ourselves to possibility, we ask forgiveness for the times:

All           We have limited your Spirit,

those times we have expected little,

those times we have accepted mediocrity

when you wanted to shower us with your excellence,

those times when we have dampened

the enthusiasm of others by our tepid response.

Lord, forgive us. Pour out your Spirit afresh today

and renew us in overwhelming love. Amen

 

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.     Amen.

 

Reading from the Bible

Acts 2.1-21

1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. 5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs – in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’ 14But 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. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17“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. 18Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy. 19And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. 20The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. 21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

                This is the word of the Lord.     All : Thanks be to God.

Talk

 

Affirmation of Faith

Let us declare our faith in God

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Father who made all things?

All           We believe and trust in him

 

Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ who redeemed the world?

All           We believe and trust in him

 

Do you believe and trust in his Holy Spirit who gives life to the people of God?

All           We believe and trust in him.

 

This is the faith of the Church.

All           This is our faith. We believe and trust in one God,           

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Hymn All over the world

ALL OVER THE WORLD THE SPIRIT IS MOVING,

All over the world as the prophet said it would be;

All over the world there’s a mighty revelation

Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

 

All over His church God’s Spirit is moving,

All over His church as the prophet said it would be;

All over His church there’s a mighty revelation

Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

 

Right here in this place the Spirit is moving,

Right here in this place as the prophet said it would be;

Right here in this place there’s a mighty revelation

Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

 

Time of Prayer

 

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

All           Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

 

Song

 

THERE IS A REDEEMER,

Jesus, God’s own Son,

Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.

 

Thank You, O my Father,

For giving us Your Son,

And leaving Your Spirit—

Till the work on earth is done.

 

Jesus my Redeemer,

Name above all names,

Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,

O for sinners slain.

 

When I stand in glory

I will see His face,

And there I’ll serve my King forever

In that holy place

 

Blessing

 

 


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