Pentecost, Whitsunday B

The Holy Spirit

      "A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you," says the Lord God; "I will put my spirit within you and you shall live", Ezekiel 36:26; 37:14

      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

      Let us pray [that the Spirit will work through us to bring Christ to the world]
      God our Father, let the Spirit you sent on the Church to begin the teaching of the gospel continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB

      Almighty God, you sent you Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love, joy, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive 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  
      I will put my Spirit within you.   Ezekiel 37   37:1-14. Alternate RCL reading
      Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits   Psalm 104:26-36.   104:24-34, 35b
      The future glory.   Romans 8:18-25   8:22-27
      Filled with the Holy Spirit   Acts 2:1-21   Alternate RCL reading
      The work of the Spirit.   John 16:4b-15   15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Supplementary readings
      Washed in pure water.   Ezekiel 36:22-28
      The gifts of the Spirit.   1 Corinthians 12:1-11   12:1-13

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 124
CH 40
CC 195
TIS 203
CH 134
CC 159
TIS 200
Hymn or Chorus first line
How beautiful the morning
I will arise and go to Jesus
Jesus how lovely you are
Fairest Lord Jesus
Here he comes, robed in majesty
Be still for the presence of the Lord
Broken for me
In you is gladness in all our sadness
Tunes and sources
1987/88 edition

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.

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