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Sunday May 28


Opening Hymn: Come Down, O Love Divine
Sentence of the Day
Collect of the Day
Lesson: Acts 2:1-21
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Gradual Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Gospel: John 7:37-39
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: Litany to the Holy Spirit
Closing Hymn: I Will Sing The Wondrous Story


Fisherfolk Newsletter & Pew Sheet for Sunday May 28

Opening Hymn: Come Down, O Love Divine

Sentence of the Day

`Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,’ says the Lord; `and let the one who believes in me drink. For out of your heart shall flow rivers of living water.’
John 7:38

Collect of the Day

you have filled your people with the Spirit
who rested first on your Son
and united us in your Church;
open the channels for your Spirit
that we may freely work together,
and your kingdom and your rule increase;
for the glory of your holy name.


Acts 2:1-21

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs — we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.’


1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

3 I want you to know that no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body — whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

Gradual Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire


John 7:37-39

37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Sermon by Vicar Stuart Goodin

I find myself trying to imagine the scene in the heavenly courts as that great day approached. Perhaps it was something like this …

“It’s time. I’m pulling him back in.” There was a spark of lightening, accompanied by a gentle rumble of thunder. The angels and elders looked up, breaking off their conversations. One angel expressed the puzzlement many of them felt: “What do you mean, Lord? Time for what? And who’s being pulled in?”... Read more...

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers of the people for Sunday May 28

Anthem: Litany to the Holy Spirit

Closing Hymn: I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

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