Sunday 31st May 2020

Pentecost - Whit Sunday

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon




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.


Old Testament

Acts 2:1-21

   1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

   2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

   3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

   4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

   5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

   6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

   7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

   8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

   9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

   10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

   11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

   12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

   13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

   14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

   15For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

   16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

   17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of 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:

   18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

   19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

   20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

   21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.



1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

   3Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

   4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

   5And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

   6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

   7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

   8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

   9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

   10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

   11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

   12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

   13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.



Psalm 104:26-36

   26There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

   27These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

   28That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

   29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

   30Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

   31The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

   32He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

   33I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

   34My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

   35Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.



John 20:19-23

   19Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

   20And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.

   21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

   22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

   23Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.