Sunday, 9 June 2019 – Pentecost, Year C

Here are the resources you need for this Sunday. Please feel free to choose what is suitable for your congregation’s needs.

Altar colour: Red

Orders of Service

You will notice that the orders of service are available in different formats: choose the “pdf” format if you want something that is ready to print and photocopy, the “doc” or “rtf” format if you wish to change the formatting yourself or the “ppt” format if you use PowerPoint.
Pentecost Sunday Word & Prayer ( pdf / doc / ppt )
Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt)
Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt)
Service without communion (pdf / doc / ppt)
Service orders with holy communion

Service with communion (page 6) (pdf / doc / ppt)
Alternative form A (page 58) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Sing the Feast (Chataway) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Simplified Spoken (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Service with Five Songs of Faith (pdf / rtf/ ppt)

Bible readings

Note: It is intended that the reading from Acts be read as either the first or the second reading. Although alternatives are given for both the first and second readings, the Acts reading should not to be omitted on this day.

First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 The coming of the Holy Spirit
OR Genesis 11:1-9 The tower of Babel and confusion of tongues
Psalm: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
Second reading: Romans 8:14-17 The Spirit makes us God’s children
OR Acts 2:1-21 The coming of the Holy Spirit (if not read as the first reading)
Gospel:  John 14:8-17 (25-27) Jesus promises the Holy Spirit

Printable, Formatted Readings
Notes on Readings

Sermons

Lay-readers please note: all of the following sermons have been edited for lay-reading.
Sermons on Acts reading: Pentecost_Year C_Pr Roger Atze 1Pentecost_Year C_Pr Roger Atze 2sermon – acts 2 1-21 – year c – pentecost
Sermon on Genesis reading:  sermon – genesis 11 1-9 – year c – pentecost
Sermons on the Gospel: Pentecost_Year C_John 14_ Pr Heath Pukallus ; Pentecost_Year C_John 14_Pr Tim Ebbs

Liturgy

Opening Sentences

God has poured out his love into our hearts
by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us. 
(Rom 5:5 NIV)
Come, Holy Spirit, Lord and giver of life.
Fill the hearts of your faithful people
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Come, Holy Spirit, Lord and giver of life.

OR

Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful people
and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following:
Traditional
O God,
since you taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending them the light of your Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things
and always rejoice in his holy comfort;
through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OR, modernised traditional
Lord God,
you taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending them the light of your Holy Spirit.
Fill us with the same Spirit,
so that we may love what is right
and always rejoice in his comfort.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OR, new (revised alternative)
(Let us pray for the power of the Holy Spirit. [silence])
Almighty and merciful God,
you sent your Holy Spirit at Pentecost,
making the disciples bold to preach the good news.
Send us out with the power of the same Spirit
to spread the fire of your love.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Children’s Address, Pentecost Year C

Prayer After the Gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for sending us the Spirit.
Fill us with the Holy Spirit,
so that we can know you and the Father.
Amen.

Offering Prayer

Holy God,
may the Spirit you give us
make us more and more like your Son,
loving and self-giving.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost C OR NEW Litany to the Holy Spirit

Additional Prayer Points

Visit the LCA International Mission website to access their prayer points, which you may like to include in the Prayer of the Church, or in your bulletin.

Resources for services with Holy Communion

Preface

It is indeed right and good,
Lord God, holy Father,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
When he had ascended above the heavens
and was enthroned at your right hand,
he poured out the promised Holy Spirit
on his chosen people.
At this the whole earth greatly rejoices,
praising your name with many tongues.
And so, with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we adore and praise your glorious name:

Eucharistic Prayer

Here is a modified form of the eucharistic prayer (ie prayer of thanksgiving) in the Service – Alternative Form (also in the Sing the Feast settings).

All praise and thanks be to you, eternal God, holy Father,
together with your only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the Holy Spirit, who unites your people in love.
We thank you for creating all things.
We thank you for calling and rescuing your chosen people.
Above all we thank and praise you
for keeping your promise to the people of old
and sending your Son Jesus Christ.
You poured out your Spirit on us,
filling us with gifts and leading us into all truth.
You give your people power
to proclaim the good news about your Son to all nations.
And so we remember
his life, death, and resurrection for our salvation
as he comes to us in this holy meal.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

Here is a version for use in the Modern Liturgy (originally from Worship Today).

Gracious Father,
we remember the sacrifice of our Lord in celebration,
as we receive his body and blood
with this bread and wine.
We rejoice to receive all that he has done for us
in his life and death,
his resurrection and ascension.
We thank you that you poured out your Spirit on us,
filling us with gifts and leading us into all truth,
and that you give your people power
to proclaim the good news about your Son to all nations.
As you sent your Holy Spirit at Pentecost,
so fill us with your Spirit
that we who receive the body and blood of Christ
may live as true members of the body of your Son.
Amen.

If using the Service – Alternative Form or Sing the Feast settings 1 or 2, you could modify the prayer ‘Send us your Holy Spirit’ in the following way.

As you sent your Holy Spirit at Pentecost,
so send us now your Spirit to strengthen our faith,
so that we who receive the body and blood of Christ
may live as true members of the body of your Son.
Amen. Come, Holy Spirit.

OR
If using the Service with Communion, you could use the above prayer after the words of institution, beginning:

Heavenly Father, as you sent . . .

Communion Invitation

Jesus says: ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,
and let the one who believes in me drink.’
(Thanks be to God.)
Come, everything is ready.

Prayer After Communion

We thank you, heavenly Father,
that you have given us one Spirit to drink
through the body and blood of your Son.
Let your Holy Spirit unite us all
in the holy fellowship of faith and love and praise.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Seasonal Blessing

This seasonal blessing is used together with (ie before) the usual blessing in the order of service.
(May) the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope; . . .

Dismissal

Go in peace, in the Spirit of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

OR

In the name of Christ. Amen.

VISUAL ARTS

Notes on Symbols of the Spirit
Ideas for Decoration

You can access excellent examples of church art relevant to each season of the Church year on the Visual Arts website. All of the images on the Pentecost slides are taken from work by Faye Lienert, with her permission.

Pentecost PPT Slides (Widescreen) General Use/Traditional / Modern
Pentecost PPT Slides (Standard): General Use /Traditional/Modern

Simply download your preferred slides and copy the liturgy and songs into each slide.

Other visual art resources
There are some great sites which have good quality ppt slides and images which you may find helpful:

DRAMA

‘Mega Drama’

See a drama for the day in Mega Drama  resources (Openbook Publishers), originally included in these worship resources when they were released on disks.

 Dramatising the readings

The readings can be read by more than one person to make the dramatic meaning of the text clearer. For instance, the Genesis reading could be read by three readers: narrator, one of the builders, the Lord; the reading from Acts 2:1-21 could be read by five readers: narrator, person from another nation, person asking about meaning, person sneering, Peter; and the gospel could be read by three readers: narrator (the pastor), Philip, Jesus.

OR

Part of the reading from Acts 2 (eg verses 1-6) could be read first in English, and then in various languages, especially languages of people present. The rest of the passage is then read in English.

Play scripts and scores for a range of skits may be downloaded at a small cost from Our Saviour Lutheran Church Aberfoyle Park. There are a number of websites where you can source good quality short films for use in worship service, including: The Skit Guys

MUSIC AND SONG

Song/Hymn suggestions: * = Modernised version available (please click here to go to the Modernised hymns page) ;G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH
First reading(a): Acts 2:1-21
LHS

116    Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove* G8
117    Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
119    Come down, O Love divine G8
121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
124    O Holy Spirit, enter Thou* G3
128    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God* G5
129    Breathe on me, Breath of God G5
227    O Spirit of the living God G5
229    Revive Thy work, O Lord* G5
505    Father, who the light this day G4
773    Filled with the Spirit’s power G7
775    Let every Christian pray G7
779    My Lord of light, who made the worlds G8

AT

218    Spirit, Spirit of gentleness
249    As a dream receive your history
264    Spirit of God, you’re with me
299    Pour it all out, Jesus
334    Wa wa wa Emimimo
358    Holy Spirit, living water

TIS

186    Alleluia (v 6)
396    Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire
397    Come, Spirit blest, Creator, come
398    Come down, O love divine
399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
400    O Holy Spirit, enter in
401    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God
404    Lord God, the Spirit blest
405    O Spirit of the living God
406    Spirit divine, attend our prayers
407    Breathe on me, Breath of God
409    O breath of life, come sweeping through us
411    Filled with the Spirit’s power
415    Praise the Spirit in creation
416    Great God, your Spirit like the wind
420    Holy Spirit, go before us
422    Come, Holy Spirit, come
423    Christians, lift up your hearts
572    O thou who camest from above
711    Wa wa wa Emimimo

First reading (b) : Genesis 11:1-9
LHS

121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4

AT

218    Spirit, Spirit of gentleness
264    Spirit of God, you’re with me

TIS

399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord

Second reading (a): Romans 8:14-17
LHS

109    Draw us to Thee* G5
121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G5
128    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God* G5
134    Come O come, Thou quickening Spirit* G3
142    We all believe in one true God* G3
160    Arise, my soul, arise G9 (esp v 1,4,5)
277    Baptized into Thy name most holy* G4
423    Jehovah, let me now adore Thee* G5 (esp v 1,4,5 – v5 not revised)
441    With joyful hearts your praises bring* G3
777    Father in heaven G5
798    Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round G6
805    We are heirs of the Father GS
850    O Father, my Father GS

AT

6    O Father, my Father
12    We are heirs of the Father
115    Father in heaven
223    When your Spirit moves
251    God sends us his Spirit
393    A child of God

TIS

399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
401    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God
412    God sends us his Spirit
435    We all believe in God who made
465    Father in heaven
481    Baptised into your name most holy
493    Wash, O God, your sons and daughters

Second reading (b): Acts 2:1-21
See suggestions for first reading

Gospel: John 14:8-17 (25-27)
LHS

116    Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove* G8
118    O Holy Ghost, to Thee we all pray* G3
122    O Holy Ghost, Thou gift divine* G5
124    O Holy Spirit, enter Thou* G3
125    Come gracious Spirit, heavenly dove G5
128    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God* G5
130    O enter, Lord, Thy temple* G4
131    Holy Ghost, with light divine* G5
175    Thou art the way, to Thee alone* G6
188    Built on a rock the Church doth stand*
512    Lord, Thy blessing send us* G7
513    Peace to soothe all grief and woe G5

AT

184    Love is the law
240    My peace I give
251    God sends us his Spirit
264    Spirit of God
406    Peace
410    Peace be with you
487    Make your home in me
496    Don’t be afraid

TIS

226    Thou art the way, by thee alone
400    O Holy Spirit, enter in
401    O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God
402    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove
412    God sends us his Spirit
413    Holy Spirit, come confirm us
426    Spirit of truth, essential God
509    Come now, everlasting Spirit
529    By your priestly power, O risen Lord
601    O Master, let me walk with thee
713    Dona nobis pacem (verse John 14:27)
778    Shalom to you now

OTHER SONGS FROM THE ‘ALL TOGETHER’ SONGBOOKS
The following songs from the ‘All Together’ books are suitable for Pentecost.

99    Pentecost Prayer
105    Spirit of God
192    Spirit of Peace
202    Move when the Spirit say move
217    Shine, Jesus, shine
218    Spirit
223    When your Spirit moves
249    Dreams and visions
251    God sends us his Spirit
264    Spirit of God
276    Into your death
299    Pour it all out, Jesus
334    Wa wa wa Emimimo
359    Holy Spirit, living water
469    Wind is moving
605   God of creation
607   Spirit of dreaming
643   Spirit, Lead us

PSALM 104
TIS 65, Praise the Lord, O my soul, is a version of Psalm 104:1,24,27-31,33.

The following metrical version of Psalm 104:24-34, 35b by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of ‘What wondrous love is this’ (LHS 794, ATA 145). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

How many are your works, O Lord God, and how wise!
Your creatures fill all parts of the earth.
Where ships sail to and fro, on seas so great and wide,
there countless creatures live, and the whales have their sport,
and you have made them all, great and small.

See how they look to you for their food in due time.
You open up your hand, they are filled.
But when you hide your face, they suffer in dismay.
You take away their breath, and they die and decay;
they all return again to the dust.

You send your spirit out to create life again,
and you renew the face of the earth;
rejoice, Lord, in your works, your glory evermore!
You look upon the earth, and it trembles and quakes;
the mountains pour out smoke at your touch.

So I’ll sing to the Lord, for as long as I live;
I’ll sing my praise to God all my life.
And may my words and thoughts be pleasing to the Lord,
for in the Lord alone will my soul find its joy:
O bless the Lord, my soul! Praise the Lord!

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 104 p174 , Psalm 104 p175

OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR CHURCH MUSIC
While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.
Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site.
Together to Celebrate: lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
Singing from the Lectionary: has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.
Song Select: you can search for more contemporary songs by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music.
Hymns Without Words: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes.
Song and Hymn Index. Contains all the indexes of the LHS and AT books in one Excel file. Download the file (zip file) here.
Metrical Psalms
by Dale Schoening : Psalms set to well known hymn tunes.

Comments are closed.