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    Today Is: Pentecost
Sun, 05 Jun 2022 -- The Lectionary Cycle is: C

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Collect for: Pentecost
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

New Testament
Acts 2:1-7

1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, 'Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?

Officiant: The Word of the Lord.
The People: Thanks be to God.


Psalm
Psalm 104

3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind, 4 Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.
The LORD has kindled a fire on the earth. May his people carry the flames.

5 You who laid the foundations of the earth, So that it should not be moved forever, 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters stood above the mountains.
The LORD has kindled a fire on the earth. May his people carry the flames.

7 At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away. 8 They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them.
The LORD has kindled a fire on the earth. May his people carry the flames.



*At the end of the Psalms this is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


New Testament
Romans 8:14-17

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, 'Abba, Father.' 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs -- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Officiant: The Word of the Lord.
The People: Thanks be to God.


Gospel
John 15:20-27

Introduction to the Gospel:
Deacon:The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you. Or And with your spirit
Deacon: May the Lord be on our minds, on our lips, and on our hearts as we hear His Holy Gospel. The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint John.
People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.
Deacon: We are reading from John's Gospel chapter 15, beginning at verse 20.

20 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.' 26 But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

After the Gospel reading, the deacon elevates the book and says:

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Christ.

Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People for: Pentecost

Brothers and sisters, since we are led by the Spirit, we are sons and daughters of God. Therefore, let us bring our requests before our Father in heaven.

That the Church will faithfully follow the leading of God's Holy Spirit.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That God's holy people, just like the disciples on Pentecost, will be of one accord.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That the persecuted Church will be supernaturally sustained by God until their deliverance comes and that their witness will lead to the conversion of their oppressors.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That nations of the earth will reconcile their differences and live at peace with one another.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That the Gifts of the Holy Spirit will be poured out mightily upon God's people and used for the common good.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, will empower us to overcome the culture of death with a culture of life.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That the love of God will be continually poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


Faithful God, You have sent forth Your Spirit and renewed the face of the earth. Hear our prayer and give us the grace to sing Your praises while we have our being. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN