Sunday 19th May 2024

Pentecost - Whit Sunday


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.


Romans 8:22-27

   22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

   23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

   24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

   25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

   26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

   27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.


Psalm 104:26-35

   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 15:26-27;16:4b-15

   26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

   27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

Passage John 16:4-15:

   4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

   5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

   6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

   7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

   8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

   9Of sin, because they believe not on me;

   10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

   11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

   12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

   13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

   14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

   15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.



Send forth your Spirit, Lord
Complete Anglican - 593


Be still, for the presence of the Lord
Complete Anglican - 67


Father, Lord of all creation
Complete Anglican - 163



Breathe on me, Breath of God
Complete Anglican - 84


The King is among us
Complete Anglican - 648