Sunday 12 June, 2011- Pentecost, Year A

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

  • Altar colour: Red
  • 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 Numbers 11:24-30 Seventy elders of Israel receive the Spirit
    PSALM Psalm 104:24-34,35b *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 The gifts of the Spirit
    OR, if not read as the first reading Acts 2:1-21 The coming of the Holy Spirit
    GOSPEL John 20:19-23 Jesus gives his Spirit to the apostles
    OR
    John 7:37-39 Jesus promises streams of life-giving water
  • Sermons:
    Lay-readers please note: the linked sermons have not been edited for general use. As part of your preparations, keep in mind that they have been written for specific people in a specific context, and for this reason the issues they address or the examples they use may not be entirely suitable for people in your congregation. If you feel this is the case, you may need to make minor adjustments or find another sermon

    Based on gospel: edited for lay reading sermon – john 20v19-23 – year a – pentecost
    Based on Acts reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy
    Based on 1 Corinthians reading: Pr Stephen Pietsch ; Pr Heath Pukallus
  • Orders of service:
    Pentecost Word & Prayer ( pdf / doc / ppt )
    Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Service without communion (pdf / doc / ppt)
  • 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.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Pentecost A
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * =  Modernised version available (please click here) ;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): Numbers 11:24-30
    LHS
    229    Revive Thy work. O Lord* G5
    AT
    359    Holy Spirit, living water
    TIS
    415    Praise the Spirit in creation

    Second reading (a): 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
    LHS

    121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
    194    Thy hand, O God, has guided G3
    245    Lord of the Church, we humbly pray* G6
    AT
    264    Spirit of God
    313    Christ be our light
    388    One body
    TIS
    399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
    413    Holy Spirit, come confirm us
    419    Like the murmur of the dove’s flight
    422    Come Holy Spirit, come
    440    Christ, from whom all blessings flow
    442    All praise to our redeeming Lord
    456    Your hand, O God, has guided
    468    We are your people
    572    O thou who camest from above
    630    The law of Christ alone can make us free

    Second reading (b): Acts 2:1-21
    See above under the first reading.

    Gospel (a): John 20:19-23
    LHS

    129    Breathe on me, Breath of God G5
    504    To Thy temple I repair G5
    512    Lord, Thy blessing send us* G7
    513    Peace to soothe all grief and woe G5
    803    Peace with the Father G7
    AT
    305    Thuma mina
    343    Jesus come and stand among us
    406    Peace
    576    Bless us Lord
    TIS
    363    Alleluia (v 4)
    407    Breathe on me, breath of God
    408    O breath of God, breathe on us now
    466    Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his son
    623    Lord Christ, true peace of all above
    635    ‘Forgive our sins as we forgive’
    749    Thuma mina

    Gospel (b): John 7:37-39
    LHS

    126    O Thou source of sweetest gladness
    127    Come, Holy Spirit, come (v 5)* G4
    158    Jesus, lover of my soul G4
    364    A new heart, Lord, create in me* G5
    AT
    359    Holy Spirit, living water
    TIS
    211    Jesus, lover of my soul
    559    A new heart, Lord, create in me
    744    Refresh my heart

    PSALM 104
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings – download printable  antiphons for the congregation to use here: p 174, p 175

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