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Opening Prayers

As we wait in silence,

All   fill us with your Spirit.

As we listen to your word,

All   fill us with your Spirit.

As we worship you in majesty,

All   fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your refreshing,

All   fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your equipping,

All   fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your empowering,

All   fill us with your Spirit.

 

What God has prepared for those who love him,

he has revealed to us through the Spirit;

for the Spirit searches everything.

Therefore, let us in penitence open our hearts to the Lord,

who has prepared good things for those who love him.

 

You raise the dead to life in the Spirit:

Lord, have mercy.

You bring pardon and peace to the broken in heart:

Christ, have mercy.

You make one by your Spirit the torn and divided:

Lord, have mercy.

Listen to Lord have Mercy below:

 

Readings

Acts 21.1-21

 

Psalm 104.25-35,37

 

1 Corinthians 12.3-13

 

GOSPEL READING

 

 

Hymns

 

Come down, O love divine

seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardour glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

 

O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

 

And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till Love create a place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

 

Be still for the presence of the Lord

The Holy One is here
Come bow before Him now,
With reverence and fear
In Him no sin is found
We stand on holy ground
Be still for the presence of the Lord,
The Holy One is here

 

Be still for the glory of the Lord,
Is shining all around
He burns with holy fire,
With splendour He is crowned
How awesome is the sight
Our radiant King of light
Be still for the glory of the Lord,
Is shining all around

 

Be still for the power of the Lord,
Is moving in this place
He comes to cleanse and heal,
To minister His grace
No work too hard for Him
In faith receive from Him
Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place
Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place

 

 

The Spirit lives to set us free,
Walk, walk in the light;
He binds us all in unity,
Walk, walk in the light.

Chorus

Walk in the light,
Walk in the light,
Walk in the light,
Walk in the light of the Lord.

 

Jesus promised life to all,
Walk, walk in the light;
The dead were wakened by his call,
Walk, walk in the light.

Chorus

He died in pain on Calvary,
Walk, walk in the light;
To save the lost like you and me,
Walk, walk in the light.

Chorus

We know his death was not the end,
Walk, walk in the light;
He gave his Spirit to be our friend,
Walk, walk in the light.

Chorus

The Spirit lives in you and me,
Walk, walk in the light;
His light will shine for all to see,
Walk, walk in the light.

Chorus

 

Reflection

For 50 days we have listened to Jesus bidding his disciples farewell – not saying goodbye – but preparing them for the new thing that is happening as he takes his place alongside the God of all things. How are we to respond today to the new things that God is working in our lives – as individuals and as a community? How do we live out the challenge Jesus gave to his disciples that their love for him will be revealed in the way they lead their lives?

There are many ways in which God is glorified in our lives.

  • suffering – pain, grief, shame, failure
  • living simply and generously
  • making beautiful and useful things
  • prayerfulness and contemplation
  • dedication in acts of service to others

 

Pentecost means freedom from fear – fear of judgement, fear of failure, fear of abandonment; freedom to become the people God created us to be.

 

Intercessions

Crucifix

from Amanda Bart-Plange

 

Mighty God, on this Day of Pentecost as we are gathered together, not physically but spiritually, joined in hope and in faith, we ask you to minister to our needs. That the Holy Spirit of Peace may unite and reconcile the peoples and nations of the earth, bringing an end to war, hatred, discrimination and the present Covid-19 Pandemic.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Holy God, we pray for our church leaders, that they will be guided in their ministry by the influence of the Holy Spirit and that the Church, in the power of the Spirit, may make the Gospel understandable to people of every race, language, and culture.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Everlasting God, we pray for all who suffer in such dreadful circumstances and for those who are tasked with providing the medical and community support and, eventually, in the long task of reconstruction.  We pray for all those who are sick; guide them and strengthen them through their illness.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Merciful God, we pray for all those who have died:  bring all our departed loved ones into the fullness of your presence.

He works in ways we cannot see, with love and strength for each new day. He will make a way, He will make a way. (Don Moen)

Merciful Father accept these prayers for the sake of your son our saviour Jesus Christ. 

AMEN

 

Click below for piano, from Romee.

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Prayers

Be with us, Spirit of God;

All   nothing can separate us from your love.

Breathe on us, breath of God;

All   fill us with your saving power.

Speak in us, wisdom of God;

All   bring strength, healing, and peace.

 

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   Amen.

 

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