Holy Eucharist

The Day of Pentecost

May 31st, 2020

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We invite you to, as much as possible, kneel, sit, stand, and participate with your body and voice just as you would in our physical assembly.

Opening Hymn  

The People Stand

Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
Words: Simon Browne, 1720; Tune: conditor alme siderum

Come, Gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With light and comfort from above;
Be thou our guardian, thou our guide
O’er every thought and step preside.

The light of truth to us display,
And make us know and choose thy way;
Plant holy fear in every heart,
That we from thee may ne’er depart.

Lead us to Christ, the living Way,
Nor let us from his precepts stray;
Lead us to holiness, the road
That we must take to dwell with God.

Lead us to heav’n, that we may share
Fullness of joy for ever there;
Lead us to God, our final rest,
To be with him for ever blessed.

Opening Sentences

CELEBRANT   The Lord will pour out his Spirit upon all flesh,

PEOPLE           And your sons and daughters shall prophesy.

CELEBRANT    Your old men shall dream dreams,

PEOPLE           And your young men shall see visions.

CELEBRANT    You shall know that the Lord is in the midst of his people,

PEOPLE           That he is the Lord and there is none else.

CELEBRANT    And it shall come to pass

PEOPLE           That everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.

  Joel 2:27-28, 32; Acts 2:17, 21

Song of Worship

Holy Spirit
Words & Music by Bryan & Katie Torwalt, 2011

There’s nothing worth more, that could ever come close
No thing can compare, you’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord

I’ve tasted and seen, of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free, and my shame is undone
In your presence, Lord

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by your presence Lord

Let us become more aware of your presence
Let us experience the glory of your goodness

The Collect of the Day 

The People Stand

LEADER     The Lord is here.

PEOPLE     And his Spirit is with us.

LEADER     Let us pray.

Almighty God, on this day, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The people sit.



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Children’s Sermon

Let the Flame Burn Brighter
Graham Kendrick, 1989

Let the flame burn brighter
In the heart of the darkness
Turning night to glorious day
Let the song grow louder
As our love grows stronger
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

First Reading 

The People Sit

Acts 2:1–21

2:1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on 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 on my male servants and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name 
of the Lord shall be saved.’

LECTOR    The Word of the Lord.
PEOPLE    Thanks be to God.


The People Stand

Psalm 85

LECTOR    Let us pray Psalm 85 responsively by half verse.

1 You have been gracious to your land, O Lord, *
  you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.

2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people *
  and blotted out all their sins.

3 You have withdrawn all your fury *
  and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.

4 Restore us then, O God our Savior; *
  let your anger depart from us.

5 Will you be displeased with us for ever? *
  will you prolong your anger from age to age?

6 Will you not give us life again, *
  that your people may rejoice in you?

7 Show us your mercy, O Lord, *
  and grant us your salvation.

8 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying, *
  for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
  and to those who turn their hearts to him.

9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
  that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth have met together; *
  righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
  and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

12 The Lord will indeed grant prosperity, *
  and our land will yield its increase.

13 Righteousness shall go before him, *
  and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.

ALL   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

The Gospel 

John 20:19–23

DEACON   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John.
PEOPLE    Glory to you, Lord Christ.

19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

DEACON   The Gospel of the Lord
PEOPLE    Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon 

The People Sit

the passing of the peace

On a typical Sunday when we are physically together, we pass the peace of the Lord to each other simply by turning to those around us and saying, “The peace of Christ to you,” or “God’s peace.”  We would like to invite you now to pass the peace not only to those who may be sitting with you at home, but also to friends and loved ones who are in other locations, perhaps through a text or other messaging app.

CELEBRANT    The peace of the Lord be always with you.
PEOPLE            And also with you.


Birthday names are read.

Watch over thy children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may thy peace which passes all understanding abide all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Anniversary names are read.

O God, you have so blessed the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send your blessing upon these your children, that their lives together may continue to reflect your love and forgiveness and that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; we pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

offering & congregational song

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:2

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I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
William Byrd

(Sung by members of Christ Church choir)

I will not leave you comfortless
I go, and I will come again to you,
And your hearts shall be joyful


Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him, all creatures here below
Praise him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Holy Communion

The People Stand

CELEBRANT     The Lord is here.
PEOPLE             And his Spirit is with us.
CELEBRANT     Lift up your hearts.
PEOPLE             We lift them up to the Lord.
CELEBRANT     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
PEOPLE              It is right to give him thanks and praise.

It is right, our duty and joy, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true promise, the Holy Spirit came down from heaven, lighting upon the disciples, to teach them and to lead them into all truth, giving them boldness and fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel to all nations; by which we have been brought out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of you, and of your Son Jesus Christ.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory. 
Hosanna in the highest. 
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest.

The People Kneel or Stand

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and when we had sinned against you and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent your only Son Jesus Christ into the world for our salvation. By the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary he became flesh and dwelt among us. In obedience to your will, he stretched out his arms upon the Cross and offered himself once for all, that by his suffering and death we might be saved. By his resurrection he broke the bonds of death, trampling Hell and Satan under his feet. As our great high priest, he ascended to your right hand in glory, that we might come with confidence before the throne of grace.

On the night that he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it,* and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my Body, which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.”

Likewise, after supper, Jesus took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink this, all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you, and for many, for the forgiveness of sins: Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, and we offer you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Word and Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Sanctify us also, that we may worthily receive this holy Sacrament, and be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us and we in him. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us with all your saints into the joy of your heavenly kingdom, where we shall see our Lord face to face.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray…

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 and the power and the glory

Forever and ever, Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread 

CELEBRANT    Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

PEOPLE            Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

CELEBRANT    The gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

If you have consecrated elements in your home, please take communion now and enter into a time or worship. You may administer the sacrament with these words:

“The body of Christ, the bread of heaven,”

“The blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.”

If you do not have consecrated elements, we invite you to pray this prayer for spiritual communion.

Dear Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to possess you within my soul. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, together with all your faithful people, and I embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Communion Music 

One Blood
Words & music by Ryan Flanigan, Eddie Kirkland, Marty Reardon, Patrick Schlabs, & Wes Crawford, 2018

O God, you have made us
All of one blood
And sent us your blessed Son
Proclaiming your kingdom,
Justice and peace
You’re calling to everyone
The far and the near may come

Let the nations of the earth
Seek after you and find you
Let our neighbors see in us your love

Pour out your Spirit,
Pour out your Spirit
Pour out your Spirit on all people
Hasten the coming,
Hasten the coming
Hasten the coming of your kingdom

The Blessing

Benediction in Four Languages: Spanish, Indonesian, Hindi, & Arabic

CELEBRANT   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.

2 Corinthians 13:14


The Dismissal

DEACON    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
PEOPLE     Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Breathe in Me, Holy Spirit
Mark DiCristina, based on a prayer of St. Augustine

Breathe in me, Holy Spirit,
That my thoughts may be holy.
Act in me, Holy Spirit,
That my work may be holy.

Draw my heart, Holy Spirit,
That I’d love what is holy.
Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,
To defend what is holy.

Guard me, guard me,
Guard me now Holy Spirit,
That I always may be holy.

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Receive Prayer Today

At the end of the service today, you can receive prayer from the prayer team by calling in or by video conference: Click here for Zoom video conferencing  -OR- Voice-only call +1-346-248-7799 and when prompted, enter meeting ID: 853 6053 9687.


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