Sunday 27 May, 2012- Pentecost, Year B

Here are the resources you need for this 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:
    FIRST READING Acts 2:1-21 The coming of the Holy Spirit
    OR Ezekiel 37:1-14 The vision of the valley of dry bones
    PSALM Psalm 104:24-34,35b *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Romans 8:22-27 As we live in hope, the Spirit intercedes for us
    OR, if not read as the first reading Acts 2:1-21 The coming of the Holy Spirit
    GOSPEL John 15:26,27; 16:4b-15 The work of the Spirit of truth
  • 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 : Pr Vince Gerhardy ; Pr Stephen Pietsch
    Based on Romans reading: edited for lay reading sermon – romans 8 18-25 – year b – pentecost ; Pr Heath Pukallus
  • Orders of service:
    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)
  • 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 B
  • Offering Prayer:
    Holy God,
    may the Spirit you give us
    make us more and more like your Son,
    loving and self-giving.
    Amen.
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * =  Modernised version available (please click here to download the text file) ;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): Ezekiel 37:1-14
    In addition to those suggested for reading (a):
    LHS
    141    Father of heaven, whose love profound
    AT
    416    We will rise up
    502    Patiently waiting for you
    TIS
    131    Father of heaven, whose love profound

    Second reading (a): Romans 8:22-27
    LHS

    119    Come down, O Love divine G9
    160    Arise, my soul, arise G9
    423    Jehovah, let me now adore Thee* G5 (esp vv 1-4)
    424    Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire * G5
    479    Jesus, my Redeemer lives* G5 (esp vv 4,5,6)
    500    Blessed Jesus, at Thy word* G5
    504    To Thy temple I repair G5
    AT
    264    Spirit of God
    290    We are gathering
    359    Holy Spirit, living water
    453    The world is waiting
    502    Patiently waiting
    TIS
    276    There’s a light upon the mountains
    366    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives (esp vv 4,5)
    398    Come down, O love divine
    408    O breath of God, breathe on us now
    437    Blessed Jesus, at your word

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

    Gospel : John 15:26,27; 16: 4b-15
    In addition to suggestions above:
    LHS
    116    Come Holy Spirit, heavenly dove* G9
    117    Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
    118    O Holy Ghost, to Thee we all pray* G3
    125    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove G5
    127    Come, Holy Spirit, come* G4
    131    Holy Ghost, with light divine* G5
    296    My Maker, be Thou nigh* G5
    499    Lord Jesus Christ, to us attend*
    776    Spirit of God, unseen as the wind GS
    AT

    TIS
    396    Come Holy Spirit, our souls inspire
    402    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove
    413    Holy Spirit, come confirm us
    426    Spirit of truth, essential God
    509    Come now, everlasting Spirit
    752    Veni, Sancte Spiritus

    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

    PSALM 104
    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

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