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A Pentecost Service

We Gather to Worship

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

 

We worship Jesus Christ our crucified, risen and ascended Lord

we have walked with him through his journey of love.

We have faced the agony of his suffering and death on a cross.

We have rejoiced at his bursting free from the bonds of death.

We have enjoyed his risen presence with us

and his revelation of himself through the breaking of bread.

We have seen his return to the throne before which every knee shall bow

and every tongue confess that this Jesus is Lord.

And now, with the followers of his own time,

we await the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, his gift to his people,

through whom we make Christ known to the world.

 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people,

and kindle in us the fire of your love;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

We Say Sorry

We confess to you our selfishness and lack of love:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

We confess to you our fear and failure in sharing our faith:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

We confess to you our stubbornness and lack of trust:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

We Receive God’s Forgiveness

May the God of love

bring us back to himself,

forgive us our sins,

and assure us of his eternal love

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


We Give Thanks for God’s Forgiveness (Gloria in Excelsis)


Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.

Amen.


The Prayer for Today (The Collect)

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.

Amen.


We Listen to God’s Word


First Reading

This response may be used
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading

These words of introduction may be used
Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;
I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore.
Alleluia.


Sermon


We Affirm Our Faith


I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.


We Share in God’s Peace

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.

If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit.

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.

We Give Thanks for God’s Gifts

God of life, saviour of the poor,
receive with money we have given,
gratitude for your goodness,
penitence for our pride
and dedication to your service
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


We Pray for the Needs of the World


These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer


Rejoicing in God’s new creation, as our Saviour taught us, so we pray
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

We Take Part in Spiritual Communion


Loving God,

we give thanks for the saving death and resurrection of Jesus,
and we ask you to be close to us just now.


Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you

have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne

for me. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask

you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful

redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly,

love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by

day. Amen.

We Go into the World


Blessed are you, sovereign God, overflowing in love.

With Pentecost dawns the age of the Spirit.

Now the flame of heaven rests on every believer.

Strong and weak, women and men tell out your word;

the young receive visions, the old receive dreams.

With the new wine of the Spirit

they proclaim your reign of love.

Amid the birth pangs of the new creation

the way of light is made known.

Source of freedom, giver of life,

blessed are you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever

You are invited to light a candle at this point

Commission

For fifty days we have celebrated the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ over

the powers of sin and death. We have proclaimed God’s mighty acts and we

have prayed that the power that was at work when God raised Jesus from

the dead might be at work in us.

As part of God’s Church here in Aldbury, Long Marston, Puttenham, Tring and

Wilstone I call upon you to live out what you proclaim.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, will you dare to walk into God’s future,

trusting him to be your guide?

By the Spirit’s power, we will.

Will you dare to care for each other and grow together in love?

We will.

 

Will you dare to share your riches in common

and minister to each other in need?

We will.

Will you dare to pray for each other

until your hearts beat with the longings of God?

We will.

 

Will you dare to carry the light of Christ into the world’s dark places?

We will.

 

We Go with God’s Blessing

The Lord is here.

His Spirit is with us.

 

Today we have remembered the coming of God’s power on the disciples and

we invite that same Spirit to drive us out into the wild places of the world.

 

May the Spirit,

who hovered over the waters when the world was created,

breathe into you the life he gives.

Amen.

 

May the Spirit,

who overshadowed Mary when the eternal Son came among us,

make you joyful in the service of the Lord.

Amen.

 

May the Spirit,

who set the Church on fire upon the Day of Pentecost,

bring the world alive with the love of the risen Christ.

Amen.

 

And the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

 

Filled with the Spirit’s power,

go in the light and peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

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Copyright: © The Archbishops’ Council 2000

 
This week's hymn with choral backing
Come, thou Holy Spirit

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come,

And from thy celestial home

Shed thy light and brilliancy:

Father of the poor, draw near,

Giver of all gifts, be here, 

Come, the soul's true radiancy.

Come, of comforters the best,

Of the soul the sweetest guest,

Come in toil refreshingly:

Thou in labour rest most sweet,

Thou art shadow from the heat,

Comfort in adversity.

O thou Light most pure and blest,

Shine within the inmost breast

Of thy faithful company:

Where thou art not, man has nought;

Every holy deed and thought

Comes from thy divinity.

Sinful hearts do thou make whole,

Bring to life the arid soul,

Guide the feet that go astray:

Make the stubborn heart unbend,

To the faint, new hope extend,

Wounded souls, their hurt allay.

Fill the faithful, who confide

In thy power to guard and guide,

With thy sevenfold mystery:

Here thy grace and virtue send,

Grant salvation in the end,

And in heaven felicity.

Latin, Stephen Langton d1228

Tr J. M. Neale 1881-66

and Editors

The Order of Compline

 

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

Amen.

 

Our help is in the name of the Lord

who made heaven and earth.

 

Most merciful God,
we confess to you,
before the whole company of heaven
and one another,
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed
and in what we have failed to do.
Forgive us our sins,
heal us by your Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.

 

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:
and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

Hymn

 

Before the ending of the day,

Creator of the world, we pray

That you, with steadfast love, would keep

Your watch around us while we sleep.

 

From evil dreams defend our sight,

From fears and terrors of the night;

Tread underfoot our deadly foe

That we no sinful thought may know.

 

O Father, that we ask be done

Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;

And Holy Spirit, by whose breath

Our souls are raised to life from death

 

Psalm 86

 

1 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,

for I am poor and in misery.

2 Preserve my soul, for I am faithful;

save your servant, for I put my trust in you.

3 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God;

I call upon you all the day long.

4 Gladden the soul of your servant,

for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

5 For you, Lord, are good and forgiving,

abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer

and listen to the voice of my supplication.

7 In the day of my distress I will call upon you,

for you will answer me.

8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord,

nor any works like yours.

9 All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord,

and shall glorify your name.

10 For you are great and do wonderful things;

you alone are God.

11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;

knit my heart to you, that I may fear your name.

12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart,

and glorify your name for evermore;

13 For great is your steadfast love towards me,

for you have delivered my soul   from the depths of the grave.

14 O God, the proud rise up against me and a ruthless horde seek after my life;

they have not set you before their eyes.

15 But you, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion,

slow to anger and full of kindness and truth.

16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me;

give your strength to your servant and save the child of your handmaid.

17 Show me a token of your favour, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed;

because you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:
and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

Scripture Reading

 

After the reading a short period of silence is kept

 

Responsory

 

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia, alleluia

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia, alleluia
For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.

Alleluia, alleluia

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia, alleluia

Keep me as the apple of your eye.

Hide me under the shadow of your wings.

Alleluia. The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, alleluia, shall teach you all things. Alleluia, alleluia. 

 

Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:
your word has been fulfilled.

My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people;

A light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.

       

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever.  Amen.

 

Alleluia. The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, alleluia, shall teach you all things. Alleluia, alleluia. 

 

Prayers

 

Intercessions and thanksgivings may be offered here.

 

The Collect

 

Come, O Spirit of God, and make within us your dwelling place and home. May our darkness be dispelled by your light, and our troubles calmed by your peace; may all evil be redeemed by your love, all pain transformed through the suffering of Christ, and all dying glorified in Risen life.

Amen 

 

Rejoicing in God’s new creation,

as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

 

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

 

The Conclusion

 

In peace we will lie down and sleep;

for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus,

for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning,

so do we look for you, O Christ.

 

May the Holy Spirit of God bless and sanctify us so that we may be consecrated in the truth.

Amen.

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