A reminder that this week’s service is a Benefice Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, at 10:30. We welcome the bishop of Hereford, the Rt Revd Richard Frith as celebrant and preacher for the occasion. everybody welcome, from all our churches – come and give our diocesan bishop a warm welcome!
Acts 2:1-21 – The coming of the Holy Spirit
John 20:19-23 – Jesus bestows the Spirit
26 O Lord, how manifold are your works : In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
27 There is the sea, spread far and wide : and there move creatures beyond number, both small and great.
28 There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan : which you have made to play in the deep.
29 All of these look to you : to give them their food in due season.
30 When you give it them, they gather it : you open your hand and they are filled with good.
31 When you hide your face they are troubled : when you take away their breath, they die and return again to the dust.
32 When you send forth your spirit, they are created : and you renew the face of the earth.
33 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever : may the Lord rejoice in his works;
34 He looks on the earth and it trembles : he touches the mountains and they smoke.
35 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live : I will make music to my God while I have my being.
36 So shall my song please him : while I rejoice in the Lord.
37 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth and the wicked be no more : Bless the Lord, O my soul. Alleluia.
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.
Collect for the Day
God, who as at this time taught 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 ever.