St Ethelburga's Church

Send us out to build us up

Sunday 23rd May 2021

Prayer of the Day

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Song - Come people of the risen King



Video - The Story of Pentecost




Confession Song - Thank you for saving me




Bible Reading – Acts 2v1-13



When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. 
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: ‘Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs – we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!’ 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine
.’ 



Talk - Matthew Foy





Song - Facing a task unfinished 





 Pentecost Prayers 
Generous God, we thank you for the power of your Holy Spirit. 
We ask that we may be strengthened to serve you better. 
Lord, come to bless us 
and fill us with your Spirit. 
We thank you for the wisdom of your Holy Spirit. 
We ask you to make us wise to understand your will. 
Lord, come to bless us 
and fill us with your Spirit. 
We thank you for the peace of your Holy Spirit. 
We ask you to keep us confident of your love wherever you call us. 
Lord, come to bless us 
and fill us with your Spirit. 
We thank you for the healing of your Holy Spirit. 
We ask you to bring reconciliation and wholeness 
where there is division, sickness and sorrow. 
Lord, come to bless us 
and fill us with your Spirit. 
We thank you for the gifts of your Holy Spirit. 
We ask you to equip us for the work which you have given us. 
Lord, come to bless us 
and fill us with your Spirit. 
We thank you for the fruit of your Holy Spirit. 
We ask you to reveal in our lives the love of Jesus. 
Lord, come to bless us 
and fill us with your Spirit. 
We thank you for the breath of your Holy Spirit, 
given us by the risen Lord. 
We ask you to keep the whole Church, in the joy of eternal life. 
Lord, come to bless us 
and fill us with your Spirit. 
Generous God, 
you sent your Holy Spirit upon your Messiah at the river Jordan, 
and upon the disciples in the upper room: 
in your mercy fill us with your Spirit, 
hear our prayer, 
and make us one in heart and mind 
to serve you with joy for ever. Amen. 
 
 

Lord’s Prayer 
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 
your kingdom come, your will be done, 
on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. 
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. 
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  
For the kingdom, the power and the glory 
are yours now and for ever. 
Amen


2021 Vision - Matthew Foy




Song - Build your Kingdom


 

The Grace 
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.