The Day of Pentecost
May 31, 2020
Today’s service is aired on Facebook at 9 am
And will be available the rest of the day.
THE WORD OF GOD
Prelude: Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord Armsdorf
Processional Hymn: Holy Spirit font of light Hymnal 228
Salutation: Book of Common Prayer Page 355
Gloria: BCP Page 356
Collect of the Day
O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21
When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-- in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power." All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."
But 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. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
`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.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' "
Psalm: 104:25-35, 37
25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
26 Yonder is the great and wide sea
with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.
27 There move the ships,
and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.
28 All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.
29 You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
30 You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath,
and they die and return to their dust.
31 You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.
32 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *
may the Lord rejoice in all his works.
33 He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
he touches the mountains and they smoke.
34 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *
I will praise my God while I have my being.
35 May these words of mine please him; *
I will rejoice in the Lord.
37 Bless the Lord, O my soul. *
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Gradual: Come Holy Ghost Hymnal 503
The Gospel: John 20:19-23
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
The Sermon: The Rev. Eileen Weglarz
The Nicene Creed: BCP Page 358
Prayers of the People: Form V, BCP Page 389
Confession and Absolution: BCP Page 360
The Peace: BCP Page 360
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Offertory Hymn: O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God Hymnal 505
Presentation of the Gifts
The Great Thanksgiving – Prayer D, BCP Page 372
Sanctus: BCP Page 373
The Lord’s Prayer: BCP Page 364
The Communion of the People
Post Communion Prayer: BCP Page 365
Recessional Hymn: Come down, O Love Divine Hymnal 516
Postlude: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott Zachau
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The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Peter Czajkowski by the Shook Family, Harry Gansenmueller and Katherine Douglas by the Betz-Curran-Walden Families, and W. William Christiana by the Christiana Family.
Sunday Worship Services IN THE CHURCH for everyone will resume on Sunday, July 5, 9 am. Protocols will be required for everyone’s protection. See Mother Eileen’s Pastoral Letter, emailed or mailed to everyone this week, for the “new rules of engagement.”
Prayer: We pray for an end to this dread disease; for safety, healing, and good health for all of our parishioners, their families, our community, our nation, and the world. We also pray for all who have lost employment; and for the safety of health care workers, first responders, and essential service personnel. We thank God for you and for your compassion, commitment and courage!
The Emergency Food Pantry serves people with donations of nonperishable food and personal care items. You can also mail in your financial contributions to support the Pantry. Canned tuna and fruit and personal care items are most needed at this time: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, and feminine products. Thank you for your generous support!
Today is Discretionary Fund Sunday. Please remember the greatest need at this time—the unemployed and their children. Please mail in your check made out to Rector’s Discretionary Fund. “If you see your brother or sister in need and do not respond with compassion, how can you say the love of God dwells in you?” Jesus.
Quote of the Week
Lord, all my longing is known to you. My sighing is not hidden from you. (Psalm 38:9) “Sometimes there are no solutions, no quick fixes to life’s struggles. Sometimes what we need most is someone to simply listen to us, someone to sit with us in the dark. God is not a cosmic “Mr. Fix-It,” but God is a good listener.” --Daily Meds, Jim Burns
Happy Belated Birthday to Chef Jamie Parry 5/20 (one of the cooks in the Recovery Kitchen meal program taking place in our Church kitchen).
Happy Anniversary to Maryna Bilak and Maurice Haughton 6/4.
Please remember those whose Anniversary of Death is this week: Grace I. Mullins, Gladys Martin, Patricia Roccio, Gertrude Bryant, Ross B. Schermerhorn, Ed Ressler, Benjamin Panasuk, Sarah Traver McCotter, Peter Czajkowski, Dorothy Hicks, W. William Christiana, Dorothy Evans, and Alice Evans.