Pentecost, Whitsunday A

The Holy Spirit

      'Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,' says the Lord; ' and let the one who believes in me drink. For out of your heart shall flow rivers of living water.' John 7:38
      Almighty God, who taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant to us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and always to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. BCP. Whitsunday
      Almighty God, at the feast of Pentecost you sent your Holy Spirit to the disciples, filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel: empower us with that same Spirit to witness to your redeeming love and draw all people to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Filled with the Holy Spirit.   Acts 2:1-21  
      alt. The Lord's people.   Numbers 11:4-29   11:24-30
      Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.   Psalm 104:26-36   104:24-34, 35b
      The gifts of the Spirit.   1 Corinthians 12:1-11   12:1-13
      alt. Filled with the Holy Spirit.   Acts 2:1-21  
      Jesus appears to his disciples.   John 20:19-31   20:19-33
      alt. The life-giving Spirit.   John 7:37-52   7:37-39   7:37-52
Supplementary readings
      The day of the Lord.   Joel 2:28-32  
      For freedom Christ has set us free / Flesh and spirit.   Galatians 5:13-18 / 5:19-26   5:13-26
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources
Supplementary Hymns
      TIS: 179, 407, 397, 414
Seasonal Litany
      Spirit of Christ,
        Your hand in creation has made all things good;
      Spirit of Christ,
        Your spiritual blessings abound with love;
      Spirit of Christ,
        Your indwelling presence daily shapes us;
      Spirit of Christ,
        Your gifts of ministry equip us for service;
      Spirit of Christ, rushing wind, breath of life,
        We your children thank you for your abundant blessings. Amen.
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

Index of studies: Resource library
[Pumpkin Cottage]
Pumpkin Cottage Ministry Resources
Lectionary Bible Studies and Sermons