SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 23rd MAY 2021

ORDER OF SERVICE

for Pentecost

WELCOME  by Martha

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Come down, O love divine

FIRST READING

Paddy Driver reads Acts 2: 1 – 18

GOSPEL READING 

Judith reads John 16: 5  15

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

1  Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
      and lighten with celestial fire;
    thou the anointing Spirit art,
      who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:

 

2  Thy blessed unction from above
      is comfort, life, and fire of love;
    enable with perpetual light
      the dullness of our blinded sight:

 

3  Anoint and cheer our soiled face
      with the abundance of thy grace:
    keep far our foes, give peace at home;
      where thou art guide no ill can come.

 

4  Teach us to know the Father, Son,
      and thee, of both, to be but One;
    that through the ages all along
      this may be our endless song,

 

5  Praise to thy eternal merit,
      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

SERMON  Preached by David

PRAYERS  Led by Peter Essex

Let us join with Francis, saying
THE LORD'S PRAYER:

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Breathe on me, breath of God

PENTECOST BLESSING  given by Pam Robson

ORGAN VOLUNTARY 
James plays Marche Triomphale by Noel Rawsthorne 

COLLECTION 

St Mary’s Church community is responding urgently to the developing health and humanitarian crisis in India with donations to Oxfam India and Christian Aid. 
With India in the grip of a second deadly coronavirus wave, these two charities stand out for support. They are both well-established in India and working with the most vulnerable communities.

Please give generously to St Mary’s India Covid Appeal:

Background image:

Pentecost

by Salomon de Bray (1597–1664) 

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