The Day of Pentecost

Holy Eucharist

Saturday, May 22, 2021 (5:30PM)
Sunday, May 23, 2021 (8:00 & 10:30AM)

Celebrant – The Rev. Thomas C. Pumphrey

The Liturgy of the Word

Opening Voluntary 

Prelude on “Come Down, O Love Divine”

John G. Barr


Priest:         Come Holy Spirit, heavenly dove

People:     With light and comfort from above

Priest:         Be our guardian and our guide

People:     Over every thought and step preside

Priest:         Come Holy Spirit, heavenly fire

People:     Awaken to you our hearts desire

Priest:         Strengthen us with your sacred power

People:     Live with us in every hour

Priest:         Come Holy Spirit, love divine

People:     Show to us the Father’s mind

Priest:         Help us to trust in Christ the Son

People:     And gather all your church as one.

Priest:         Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:     The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Glory to God in the highest,

     and peace to his people on earth.


Lord God, heavenly King,

Almighty God and Father,

     we worship you, we give you thanks,

     we praise you for your glory.


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

     have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

      receive our prayer.


For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

      Jesus  Christ,

      with the Holy Spirit,

      in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

Celebrant          The Lord be with you.

People               And also with you.

Celebrant           Let us pray.

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it 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 Lessons

The First Reading: Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs– in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

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. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

`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.

Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.

And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.

Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ “

Reader              The Word of the Lord.

People              Thanks be to God.

Psalm 104:25-35, 37   (said responsively by half verse)

O Lord, how manifold are your works! *

           in wisdom you have made them all;
                     the earth is full of your creatures.

Yonder is the great and wide sea

           with its living things too many to number, *
           creatures both small and great.

There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, *
           which you have made for the sport of it.

All of them look to you *

           to give them their food in due season.

You give it to them; they gather it; *
           you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

You hide your face, and they are terrified; *

           you take away their breath,
                     and they die and return to their dust.

You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *

           and so you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *

           may the Lord rejoice in all his works.

He looks at the earth and it trembles; *

           he touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *

           I will praise my God while I have my being.

May these words of mine please him; *

           I will rejoice in the Lord.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. *


The Second Reading: Romans 8:22-27

We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Reader              The Word of the Lord.

People              Thanks be to God.


The Gospel    John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Priest             The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

People          Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus said to his disciples, “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Priest                The Gospel of the Lord.

People              Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon 

The Nicene Creed (also on page 358 in the Book of Common Prayer)

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.

Prayers of the People  

Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;

     That we all may be one.

Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;

     That your Name may be glorified by all people.

We pray for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, our presiding Bishop, Rob, Don, and Paul our Bishops, Tom and Elisa, our priests and we pray for all bishops, priests and deacons;

     That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

We pray for our Nation and its people

     That we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will.

We pray for Joseph, our President and Brian, our Governor and for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;

     That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;

     That our works may find favor in your sight.

Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble,

     That they may be delivered from their distress.

Give to the departed eternal rest,

     Let light perpetual shine upon them.

We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;

     May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.

Let us pray for our own needs and for those of others. (please add your prayers)

We thank you, Lord, for the blessings of this life. (please add your thanksgivings)

The priest adds a concluding Collect.

The Confession 

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.  Amen.

The Absolution

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen.

The Exchange of the Peace of Jesus Christ        

Celebrant           The peace of the Lord be always with you

People               And also with you.

The Liturgy of the Table

Offertory Voluntary  

Little Fugue on “Come, Holy Ghost, Lord & God”

Andreas Armsdorf

Presentation Hymn

Priest:       Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Alleluia!

People:    Praise him, all creatures here below! Alleluia!

Priest:       Praise him above, ye heavenly host! Alleluia!

People:    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Amen! Alleluia!

The Great Thanksgiving, Eucharistic Prayer B  (page 367 in the Book of Common Prayer)

Celebrant:    The Lord be with you.

People:       And also with you.

Celebrant:    Lift up our hearts.

People:       We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant:    Let us give thanks to the Lord.

People:       It is right to give him thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty,  Creator of heaven and earth…….

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.

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: 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 for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

Celebrant and People

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of  our salvation.

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.

The people join in concluding:    Amen.   

The Lord’s Prayer 

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, for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Fraction

    Alleluia! Christ, our Passover is sacrificed for us;

    Therefore, let us keep the feast! Alleluia!

The Communion

All are welcome at the table either to receive the blessing of the church if you are not baptized (please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chest), or to share in communion with Christ and his church if you are a baptized Christian of any age or any denomination. Gluten free wafers are available upon request.

Communion Music

Postcommunion Prayer (also in the Book of Common Prayer, page 366)

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom.  And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.  To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.



Priest:         Come Holy Spirit, heavenly dove

People:     With light and comfort from above

Priest:         Be our guardian and our guide

People:     Over every thought and step preside


Priest:         Come Holy Spirit, heavenly fire

People:     Awaken to you our hearts desire

Priest:         Strengthen us with your sacred power

People:     Live with us in every hour


Priest:         Come Holy Spirit, love divine

People:     Show to us the Father’s mind

Priest:         Help us to trust in Christ the Son

People:     And gather all your church as one.


Priest:         Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit!

People:     Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Priest                  Alleluia, Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ!

People               Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!


Closing Voluntary        

You Shall Go Out With Joy!

Douglas E. Wagner

Thank you for worshiping with us!