Weekly Service Bulletin For May 31st

Pentecost Sunday, Year A 5-31-20                    10am   

The Rev’d Dr. J.M.Phillips, Rector

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Morning Prayer, adapted 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Gloria   S-277                                                        David Hurd

Invitatory, Psalms & Readings


Lord, open our lips.                                                                        BCP p. 80


And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit*

As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

The Officiant says to the people

Alleluia! The Spirit of the Lord renews the face of the earth: Come let us adore him.

Canticle 18    A Song to the Lamb    Dignus es                                                BCP p. 92
          Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 13

Splendor and honor and kingly power * 
    are yours by right, O Lord our God, 
For you created everything that is, * 
    and by your will they were created and have their being; 

And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain, * 
    for with your blood you have redeemed for God, 
From every family, language, people, and nation, * 
    a kingdom of priests to serve our God. 

And so, to him who sits upon the throne, * 
    and to Christ the Lamb, 
Be worship and praise, dominion and splendor, * 
    for ever and for evermore.

Psalm of the Day of Pentecost: 104:25-35, 37  (NRSV)                            BCP p. 736

24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
   In wisdom you have made them all;
   the earth is full of your creatures. 
25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
   creeping things innumerable are there,
   living things both small and great. 
26 There go the ships,
   and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it. 

27 These all look to you
   to give them their food in due season; 
28 when you give to them, they gather it up;
   when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. 
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
   when you take away their breath, they die
   and return to their dust. 
30 When you send forth your spirit, they are created;
   and you renew the face of the ground. 

31 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;
   may the Lord rejoice in his works— 
32 who looks on the earth and it trembles,
   who touches the mountains and they smoke. 
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
   I will sing praise to my God while I have being. 
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
   for I rejoice in the Lord. 
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Praise the Lord!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *                 
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. 

First Reading: Numbers 11:24-30

               Here ends the reading. Thanks be to God!

Hymn  516  Come Down, O Love Divine                               Down Ampney

Second Reading   Acts 2:1-21

               Here ends the reading. Thanks be to God!

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John (7:37-39)

             The Gospel of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

The Sermon

The Nicene Creed          BCP p. 358

We believe in one God,
    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God,
    eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made,
    of one Being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation
        he came down from heaven:
    by the power of the Holy Spirit
        he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
        and was made man.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
        he suffered death and was buried.
        On the third day he rose again
            in accordance with the Scriptures;
        he ascended into heaven
            and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

     He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
        and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, 
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
    With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
    He has spoken through the Prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
        and the life of the world to come. Amen.

                         The Prayers

Officiant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Officiant: Let us pray.

The Lord's Prayer

    Suffrages B                            BCP p. 98

V.    Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance; 
R.    Govern and uphold them, now and always.
V.    Day by day we bless you; 
R.    We praise your name for ever. 
V.    Lord, keep us from all sin today; 
R.    Have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy. 
V.    Lord, show us your love and mercy; 
R.    For we put our trust in you. 
V.    In you, Lord, is our hope; 
R.    And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day  & Other collects may follow

(Silence for personal intercessions, concluded with the parish intercessions)

The General Thanksgiving     (Officiant and People together)                     BCP p. 101

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, 
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks 
for all your goodness and loving-kindness 
to us and to all whom you have made. 
We bless you for our creation, preservation, 
and all the blessings of this life; 
but above all for your immeasurable love 
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; 
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. 
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, 
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, 
not only with our lips, but in our lives, 
by giving up our selves to your service, 
and by walking before you 
in holiness and righteousness all our days; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, 
be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.


"Breathe in us, Holy Spirit, that we may think what is holy 

Move us, Holy Spirit, that we may do what is holy. 

Attract us, Holy Spirit, that we may love what is holy. 

Strengthen us, Holy Spirit, that we may guard what is holy 

Guard us, Holy Spirit, that we may keep what is holy,"

and bless us, Undivided Trinity, One God, today and always. Amen.

(St. Augustine of Hippo, adapted)


Let us bless the Lord.  Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!          *

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The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Phillips, Rector  401-484-3766