The Collects and Readings for Pentecost, Sunday 31st May 2020
God, who as at this time
the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ
Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for
1When the day of
Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the
rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared
among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak
in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under
heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them
speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking
Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites,
and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts
of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs-in our own
languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power.' 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to
one another, ‘What does this mean?' 13But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.'
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all
who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you
suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 "In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men
shall dream dreams.
18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my
and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above
on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
1 Corinthians 12:3-13
3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus
be cursed!' and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord' except by the Holy Spirit.
4 Now there are varieties
of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6and there are
varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation
of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another
the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts
of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment
of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are activated
by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
12 For just as
the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For
in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
19 When it was evening
on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the
Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.' 20After he said this, he showed
them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace
be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.' 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said
to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain
the sins of any, they are retained.'
Post Communion Collect:
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every
race and nation
the way of life eternal:
open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayers - we have been asked to remember in our
David Aked-Walker, Father Mike, Katie Hakin,
Carole Harrington, Diane Jones, Rev'd John Knight, Jill Knight, Philip Le Roux,
Sylvia Reynolds and James Wagstaffe.