SWITM 10am Traditional Sunday Service

Team Eucharist on the Feast of Pentecost

Sunday 31st May 2020 at 10 am

THY KINGDOM COME

¶  The Gathering

Words of welcome are used and the president says

         In the name of the Father,

         and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

All    Amen.

The Greeting

          The president greets the people

         The Lord be with you

All    and also with you.

         Alleluia Christ is risen.

All    He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Hymn

Come Holy Ghost, our Souls inspire

Introduction

         Jesus Christ, whom we worship, is our crucified, risen and ascended Lord and we have walked with him through his journey of love.  We have faced the agony of his suffering and death on a cross.  We have rejoiced at his bursting free from the bonds of death.  We have enjoyed his risen presence with us and his revelation of himself through the breaking of bread.  We have seen his return to the throne before which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that this Jesus is Lord.

         And now, with the followers of his own time, we await the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, his gift to his people, through whom we make Christ known to the world.

Responsory

         God says: I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

All    The spirit has come. Alleluia!

Christ says: I will ask the Father

         and he will give you another Counsellor to be with you for ever.

All    The spirit has come. Alleluia!

Come, Holy Spirit, gentle as a dove,

burning as fire, powerful as the wind

All    The spirit has come. Alleluia!

Gloria in Excelsis

Sung

The Gloria echos the song of the angels to the shepherds, we sing to proclaim the glory of God.  The Cantor sings the words in normal type and the congregation respond with the words in Bold.

Choir  Glory, to God, glory in the highest,

         peace to his people, peace on earth.

All      Glory to God, glory in the highest,

         peace to his people, peace on earth.

Choir  Lord God, heavenly King,
         Almighty God and Father.

All      Glory to God, glory in the highest
         Peace to his people, peace on earth.

Choir  We worship you, 

All      glory in the highest

Choir  Give you thanks, 

All      glory in the highest

Choir  Praise you for your glory.

All      Glory to God, glory in the highest
         Peace to his people, peace on earth.

Choir  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;

All      have mercy on us;

Choir  You are seated at the right hand of the Father:
         receive our prayer.

All      receive our prayer.

Choir  Glory to God, glory in the highest
         Peace to his people, peace on earth.

All      Glory to God, glory in the highest
         Peace to his people, peace on earth.

Choir  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.

All      Glory to God, glory in the highest
         Peace to his people, peace on earth.

Choir  Amen! Amen!

The Collect

The president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words

         Let us pray that the Spirit will work through our lives
bring Christ to the world.

Silence is kept.

         Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All    Amen.

¶  The Liturgy of the Word

Reading

Sit

Acts 2: 1 – 21; The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’

14 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. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 

17 “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. 

18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.  19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.  20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.  21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

at the end the reader says

         This is the word of the Lord.

All    Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading

Alleluia!

All     Alleluia!

There are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit.

All     Alleluia!

There are varieties of service but the same Lord.

All     Alleluia!

We are all brought into one body by Baptism in the one Spirit.

All     Alleluia! Jesus is Lord!

         When the Gospel is announced the reader says

         Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

All    Glory to you, O Lord.

It was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’

At the end the reader says

         This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All    Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon

Hymn

Hillsong – This is my desire

Affirmation of Faith

Stand

          Let us affirm our faith, saying

All     We believe in One God the creator of all things,

who loves the whole creation

with a father’s tenderness

and a mother’s strength.

We believe in one God our liberator Jesus Christ

the word of God made flesh true God and truly human;

born among the poor he lived as a bringer of God’s kingdom;

a teacher and a healer a lover of life

and a prophet of justice,

forgiver of sins and a friend of sinners,

who welcomed the outcasts and challenged the powerful,

Whose death on the cross defeated sin and death,

Who rose from the dead

And is alive forever in power and glory.

We believe in one God the Holy Spirit, the giver of life

the breath of all life in all life

the gift of God to the people of God

Disturber and our Comforter.

The fire and the dove, who makes us one community

in peace and love.

We believe in one God a community of love

a trinity of holiness the beginning and end

of all life, Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

We pray for God to fill us with his Spirit.

Generous God,

we thank you for the power of your Holy Spirit.

We ask that we may be strengthened to serve you better.

Lord, come to bless us

All     and fill us with your Spirit.

         We thank you for the wisdom of your Holy Spirit.

         We ask you to make us wise to understand your will.

Lord, come to bless us

All     and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the peace of your Holy Spirit.

We ask you to keep us confident of your love wherever you call us.

Lord, come to bless us

All     and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the healing of your Holy Spirit.

We ask you to bring reconciliation and wholeness

where there is division, sickness and sorrow.

Lord, come to bless us

All     and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the gifts of your Holy Spirit.

We ask you to equip us for the work which you have given us.

Lord, come to bless us

All     and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the fruit of your Holy Spirit.

We ask you to reveal in our lives the love of Jesus.

Lord, come to bless us

All     and fill us with your Spirit.

We thank you for the breath of your Holy Spirit,

given us by the risen Lord.

We ask you to keep the whole Church, living and departed,

in the joy of eternal life.

Lord, come to bless us

All     and fill us with your Spirit.

Generous God,

you sent your Holy Spirit upon your Messiah at the river Jordan,

and upon the disciples in the upper room:

in your mercy fill us with your Spirit,

All     hear our prayer,

and make us one in heart and mind

to serve you with joy for ever. Amen.

¶  The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Peace

         God has made us one in Christ.
He has set his seal upon us and,

         as a pledge of what is to come,

         has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. Alleluia.

         Alleluia. The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All    and also with you. Alleluia

Preparation of the Table

Taking of the Bread and Wine

Hymn

King of Kings, Majesty

The table is prepared and bread and wine are placed upon it.

         The president says

         The president takes the bread and wine.

         Blessed be God, who feeds the hungry,
who raises the poor, who fills our praise.

All    Blessed be God for ever.

In the Eucharistic Prayer we do as Jesus commands us, we take bread and

wine and give thanks before sharing it with one another.  Bread that

becomes his body and wine that becomes his blood; a reminder of how

much he loves us.

The Eucharistic Prayer

         The Lord is here.

All    His Spirit is with us.

         Lift up your hearts.

All    We lift them to the Lord.

         Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All    It is right to give thanks and praise.

God of surprises, your Spirit brooded over the waters at creation

and lived among your chosen people

in wilderness, exile and promised land.

Your Spirit filled Mary’s womb at the moment of Jesus’ conception

and came upon him like a dove at his baptism.

When Christ died on the cross

your power raised him from the tomb on the third day,

and that same evening he breathed your forgiving grace

on those who had deserted him.

On the day of Pentecost you sent your Spirit

upon the fearful disciples,

filling them with fire, with power, with wonder and joy,

and making them your church.

And so we gladly thank you, with angels and archangels

and all the company of heaven,

singing the hymn of your unending praise:

All    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.

God of comfort and strength,

we look to your Holy Spirit to be with us

in sorrow and contentment, in crisis and in abiding stillness.

Come among us now through the power of your Spirit,

that we may be transformed into your image

and that these gifst of bread and wine may become for us

the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Who at supper with his disciples, took bread, gave you thanks,

broke the bread, and gave it to them, saying

Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.

         After supper he took the cup.

         Again he gave you thanks, and gave it to his disciples, saying,:
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.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

         Great is the mystery of faith:

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

God of dreams and prophecy, send down upon us

your gifts of wisdom, knowledge and faith;

of healing, discernment and interpretation,

that your church may be built up in the likeness of your Son.

Let anyone who is hungry find in you the bread of life,

and anyone who is thirsty find in you rivers of living water.

Speak your Word to all who are alone and in fear or despair,

and let each one of your children hear your voice

in their own language,

whether that language be art or science, work or play.

Sanctify your groaning creation, that your universe

may breathe your breath and be filled with your life anew,

that we may love what you love and do what you would do,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, ever one God.

All    Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

         Being made one by the power of the Spirit,
as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

All    Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. 
Amen.

Breaking of the Bread

         The president breaks the consecrated bread.

         We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

All    Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.

Giving of Communion

         The president says the invitation to communion

Come to this table where the living Christ

offers us bread broken for our journeying

and wine poured out for our tears.

Share together in this meal where loss finds comfort in promise

and despair is transformed into hope.

Whoever you are, whatever you bring,

hear the risen Christ call your name;

and accept God’s invitation to new life.

         Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

All     Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

Agnus Dei

All      Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
         have mercy on us.

         Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
         have mercy on us.

         Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
         grant us peace.

         The president receives communion on behalf of the whole people of God.

The body of Christ and The blood of Christ.

If you are making a spiritual communion (i.e. not receiving in person) you may wish to say the below:

In union, O Lord with the faithful at every altar of your Church,

where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated,

I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving.

I present to you my soul and body with the wish

that they may always be united to you.

And since I can not now receive you in this sacrament,

I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.

I unite myself to you,

and embrace you with all the affections of my soul.

Let nothing ever separate you from me.

May I live and die in your love. Amen.

Any consecrated bread and wine which is not required for purposes of communion is consumed at the end of the distribution.

Prayer after Communion

         Silence is kept.

         Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal:
open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All    Amen.

All    We thank you, Lord,

         that you have fed us in this sacrament,

         united us with Christ,

         and given us a foretaste of the heavenly banquet

         prepared for all peoples.

         Amen.

Hymn

The Spirit lives to set us free

Commission

         For fifty days we have celebrated the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ over the powers of sin and death.  We have proclaimed God’s mighty acts and we have prayed that the power that was at work when God raised Jesus from the dead might be at work in us.

         As part of God’s Church here in Ipswich, I call upon you to live out what you proclaim.

         Empowered by the Holy Spirit, will you dare to walk into God’s future, trusting him to be your guide?

All    By the Spirit’s power, we will.

         Will you dare to embrace each other and grow together in love?

All    We will.

         Will you dare to share your riches in common and minister to each other in need?

All    We will.

Will you dare to pray for each other until your hearts beat with the longings of God?

All    We will.

            Will you dare to carry the light of Christ into the world’s dark places?

All     We will.

Conclusion

         The president says

              The Lord is here.

All    His Spirit is with us.

         Today we have remembered the coming of God’s power on the disciples and we invite that same Spirit to drive us out into the wild places of the world.

         May the Spirit,
who hovered over the waters when the world was created,
breathe into you the life he gives.

All    Amen.

         May the Spirit,
who overshadowed the Virgin when the eternal Son came

         among us, make you joyful in the service of the Lord.

All    Amen.

         May the Spirit,
who set the Church on fire upon the Day of Pentecost,
bring the world alive with the love of the risen Christ.

All    Amen.

         And the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
rest upon you and remain with you

         this Pentecost day and always.

All    Amen.

         A minister says

         Filled with the Spirit’s power,       

go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, Alleluia.

All    Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000. Common Worship: Times and Seasons, material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2006. Common Worship: New Patterns for Worship, material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops Council 2002. The opening responsory is taken from ‘Fire and Bread: Resources for Easter Day to Trinity, the text is copyright © David Hamflet; the publication is copyright © Ruth Burgess 2006, reprinted 2010 by Wild Goose Publications. Coventry Gloria by Peter Jones The affirmation of faith is taken from Alternative Worship by J Baker, D Gay and J Brown, copyright © J Baker and D Gay 2003. The text of the Eucharistic Prayer is taken from, ‘Joining the Angels’ Song: Eucharistic Prayers for Sundays and Holy Days, copyright Samuel Wells & Abigail Kocher 2016 The text of the Bible passages reproduced in this service are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, © Copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.  Published by the Oxford University Press, Inc, New York. Music is reproduced with permission under CCLI No: 188536 and streamed with permission under CCLI: 631722