May 28, 2023 Bulletin

The Day of Pentecost

May 28, 2023


Opening Hymn #505: O spirit of life, O spirit of God

Priest           Alleluia. Christ is risen.

People           The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

                   Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Priest            The Lord be with you.

People           And also with you.

Collect of the Day 

O God, who on this day 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 judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

The People may be seated for the readings. At the end of the First and Second Reading, the reader says, “The Word of the Lord” to which the people respond, “Thanks be to God!”

A reading from the Book of Numbers, Chapter 11, Verses 24 – 30

Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.

Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, “My lord Moses, stop them!” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!” And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

Psalm 104: 25 – 35, 37

25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

26 Yonder is the great and wide sea
with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.

27 There move the ships,
and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.

28 All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.

29 You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

30 You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath,
and they die and return to their dust.

31 You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.

32 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *
may the Lord rejoice in all his works.

33 He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
he touches the mountains and they smoke.

34 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *
I will praise my God while I have my being.

35 May these words of mine please him; *
I will rejoice in the Lord.

37 Bless the Lord, O my soul. *

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2, Verses 1 – 21

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

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

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

`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.

Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.

And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.

Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ “

Sequence Hymn #228: Holy Spirit, font of light

The People stand for the reading of the Gospel.

Priest            The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.                   

People           Glory to you, Lord Christ.

A reading from the Gospel according to John, Chapter 7, Verses 37 – 39

On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’” Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Priest            The Gospel of the Lord.

People           Praise to you, Lord Christ.


The people may be seated for the sermon.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,

    the Father, the Almighty,

    maker of heaven and earth,

     of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

    the only Son of God,

    eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

   true God from true God,

    begotten, not made,

    of one Being with the Father;

    through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

    he came down from heaven,

    was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

    and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

    he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

    in accordance with the Scriptures;

    he ascended into heaven

    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

    and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

    who proceeds from the Father,

    who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,

    who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

    and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People

Priest           Let us pray for the church and the world.

Intercessor     That the people of God in all the world may worship in spirit and in truth, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That our Presiding Bishop Michael, our Bishop Jos, and the leaders of our diocese may have the wisdom and grace to carry out the ministries given to them, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That this parish of All Saints, its clergy, wardens, vestry, and leaders may have the assistance of the Holy Spirit in all that they do for our common life, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That the nations and leaders of the earth may seek after the ways that make for justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That war may cease in all the world and that the people may have safety, shelter, and peace, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That the whole creation may be protected and healed that it may reflect the glory of its Creator, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That the ministries of our diocese, especially the diocesan staff, and the special prayer intention of the diocese, for justice and peace among us, may have what they need, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That all those people on our hearts Donna, Bill & Barbara, Mark & Kim, Cathy, Kathryn, Brent, Susan, Karen & Daryl, Richard, Cathy & Gary, Betty, Pat & Linda, Debbie, Kim, Ray, Tom & Linda, Tony, Lori, Eric, Alex, & First Presbyterian and St. Stephens Episcopal Churches of Douglas, AZ, along with those we name silently or aloud, (pause) may have the healing presence of Christ in their lives, now and always, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Intercessor     That all who with Christ have entered the shadow of death may rest in peace and rise in glory, let us pray to the Lord:

People          Lord, hear our prayer.

Priest           Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession of Sin

Priest           Jesus said, “The first commandment is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord your God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”    Mark 12:29-31

Priest            Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

All               Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you in

thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry

and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Priest           Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen.

Priest           The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People           And also with you.

The peace is briefly shared. After the peace, a time for sharing and celebrating blessings and birthdays will follow.

The Offertory begins with the following:

Priest              Through Christ let us offer to God a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving;

People             With gladness we present the offerings of our life and labor to the Lord.

Offertory Hymn #512: Come, Gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

After the Altar is prepared, the following is said:

Priest               Everything in heaven and earth is yours, O Lord; 

People             All things come from you, and of your own have we given you. 

Eucharistic Prayer D

The people remain standing.

Priest            The Lord be with you.

People          And also with you.

Priest           Lift up your hearts.

People          We lift them to the Lord.

Priest           Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People          It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Priest           It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and for ever.

Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day; and, beholding the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your Name, as we sing,

At 8:00 am, the Sanctus is said.

At 10:00 am, the Sanctus is sung (music on following page).

All:               Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

    Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

    Hosanna in the highest.

Priest           We acclaim you, holy Lord, glorious in power. Your mighty works reveal your wisdom and love. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that, in obedience to you, our Creator, we might rule and serve all your creatures. When our disobedience took us far from you, you did not abandon us to the power of death. In your mercy you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find you. Again and again you called us into covenant with you, and through the prophets you taught us to hope for salvation.

Father, you loved the world so much that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To fulfill your purpose he gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole creation new.

And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him who died and rose for us, he sent the Holy Spirit, his own first gift for those who believe, to complete his work in the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

When the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, his heavenly Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end; at supper with them he took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “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. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. Recalling Christ’s death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your right hand, awaiting his coming in glory; and offering to you, from the gifts you have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you.

All               We praise you, we bless you,

we give thanks to you,

and we pray to you, Lord our God.

Priest           Lord, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy Spirit may descend upon us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for your holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living sacrifice in Christ, to the praise of your Name.

Remember, Lord, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.

Remember the faithful in the Holy Land, and in all places of strife and conflict.

Remember all those who endure homelessness, illness, or loneliness.

Remember all those who struggle in their faith, and those who seek your truth.

And grant that we may find our inheritance with the Blessed Virgin Mary, with patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and all the saints who have found favor with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them and give you glory through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours, Almighty God and Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. AMEN.

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,        

At 8:00 am, the Lord’s Prayer is said.

At 10:00 am, the Lord’s Prayer is sung (music on following page).

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.
Save us from the time of trial,
    and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,
    and the glory are yours,
    now and for ever. Amen.     

Priest           The Gifts of God for the People of God.

People may be seated while waiting to come forward. All are welcome to share in communion. Gluten free bread is available. Hold out your hands to receive the bread. If you wish to come forward for a blessing only, cross your arms over your chest.

Communion Hymn:

If a Eucharistic Visitor is being sent out to take communion to those unable to be present, they are sent with the following words:

Priest           In the name of this congregation, I send you forth bearing these holy gifts that those to whom you go may share with us in the communion of Christ’s body and blood.

People          We who are many are one body, because we all share one bread, one cup.

After Communion, the Priest says Let us pray.

All               Eternal God, heavenly Father,

you have graciously accepted us as living members

of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,

and you have fed us with spiritual food

in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.

Send us now into the world in peace,

and grant us strength and courage

to love and serve you

with gladness and singleness of heart;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Priest now blesses the people. It is appropriate to make the sign of the cross as a sign of receiving the blessing.

Priest           May Almighty God, who enlightened the minds of the disciples by pouring out upon them the Holy Spirit, make you rich with his blessing, that you may abound more and more in that Spirit forever. Amen.

May God, who sent the Holy Spirit as a flame of fire that rested upon the heads of the disciples, burn out all evil from your hearts, and make them shine with the pure light of his presence. Amen.

May God, who by the Holy Spirit caused those of many tongues to proclaim Jesus as Lord, strengthen your faith and send you out to bear witness to him in word and deed. Amen.

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you forever. Amen.

Priest                     Alleluia, alleluia, go in peace to love and serve the Lord. 

People                    Thanks be to God! Alleluia, alleluia!

Closing Hymn #507: Praise the Spirit in creation, Verses 1 – 3


All are invited to coffee hour in the parish hall. You can get there by heading outside under the covered walkway until you reach the parish hall doors on your left, or ask someone to show you! They’d be glad to join you for coffee hour.

The Altar Flowers are given Florida Hinderliter, to the

Glory of God and in loving memory of Bishop Camilo C. Diel

and Florida’s parents, Segundo & Florentina Baconguis.

Serving today:

8:00 A.M.

Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Farnes

Lectors: Stephanie Elder & Duncan Nims

Eucharistic Minister: Duncan Nims

Altar Guild: Sherrill Geddes

10:00 A.M.

Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Farnes

Lectors: Jim Reynolds & David Hutchins

Eucharistic Minister: David Hutchins

Altar Guild: Linda Stark & Muriel Karr

Usher: Jim Reynolds

Music Director: Shauna Emara

Camera: Aiden Sites

Coffee Hour Host: Pat Webb & Jen LaForge