Pew Sheet: 23rd May Pentecost

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

May 23rd Pentecost

10.00am Parish Communion in Lower Cam Church (this service will also be zoomed)

 

 

May 25th     

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

 

May 26th             

 10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

 

 

May 30th Trinity Sunday

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

Collect

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.  Amen.

 

Intercessions

We praise you, O God

for the wonderful gift of yourself.

 

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Karnataka Central and for Churches Together, St. Bartholomew’s, Lower Cam.

 

Post Communion

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.  Amen.

First Reading – Acts 2 v1-21

 

1When 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.

5Now 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.  18Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.  19And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.  20The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.  21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Gospel Reading – John 15 v26-27, 16 v4b-15

 

26‘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.  27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.  4But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.  ‘I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, “Where are you going?” 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.  7Nevertheless, 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.  8And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: 9about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11about judgement, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.  12‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  13When 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.  14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.  15All that the Father has is mine.  For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

 

 

 

Breathe on me Breath of God

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

fill me with life anew,

that as you love, so may I love,

and do what you would do.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

until my heart is pure:

until my will is one with yours

to do and to endure.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

fulfil my heart’s desire,

until this earthly part of me

glows with your heav’nly fire.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

so shall I never die,

but live with you the perfect life

of your eternity.

St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website www.stbartholomewcoaley.org.uk

Lower Cam Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/stbartslowercam/

Coaley Facebook Page

https://m.facebook.com/CoaleyChurch/?locale2=en_GB

 

Revd. Peter Fewings can be contacted on 07795206590 or ptfewings@gmail.com

 

 

O Breath of Life

 

O Breath of Life, come sweeping through us,

revive your Church with life and pow’r;

O Breath of Life, come cleanse, renew us,

and fit your Church to meet this hour.

 

O Breath of Love, come breathe within us,

renewing thought and will and heart;

come, love of Christ, afresh to win us,

revive your Church in ev’ry part!

 

O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,

till humbly we confess our need;

then, in your tenderness remake us,

revive, restore – for this we plead.

 

Revive us, Lord; is zeal abating

while harvest fields are vast and white?

Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting –

equip thy Church to spread the light.

 

 

 

Come Holy Ghost our Souls Inspire

 

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,

and lighten with celestial fire;

thou the anointing Spirit art,

who dost thy sev’nfold gifts impart.

 

Thy blessed unction from above

is comfort, life, and fire of love;

enable with perpetual light

the dullness of our blinded sight.

 

Anoint and cheer our soiled face

with the abundance of thy grace:

keep far our foes, give peace at home;

where thou art guide no ill can come.

 

Show us the Father and the Son,

in thee and with thee, ever one.

Then through the ages all along,

this shall be our unending song.

 

‘Praise to thy eternal merit,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.’

Amen.