Join us for our Sunday Worship service live from the Manse with Barry
Our Sunday Worship services are streamed live on our Facebook Page each Sunday at 11am and can be easily viewed on Facebook or for those that can’t access Facebook you can watch the recorded service from our YouTube channel, which should show below.
Call to Worship
The Day of Pentecost is here: The day when the flames of faith dance in our hearts. The Day of Pentecost is here: The day when our babbling speech becomes the Good News for the World The Day of Pentecost is here: The day when compassion is seared into our souls. The Day of Pentecost is here: Let the people of God rejoice. Alleluia!
Our first Hymn is Lord Jesus Christ
Lord we your people, stand ready and open. To receive the flame of your holy spirit, give us the ability to speak your truths so that others may hear. Come spirit of truth fill our hearts, may that which was of stone be transformed into life. Come spirit of life change our hearts, may we who receive your light dwell together in your love. Come spirit of love soften our hearts, bestow your compassion on those who suffer in mind, spirit and body. Come spirit of hope heal our hearts, make us bold to bring light into dark places, warmth to cold places, love to empty places. Come spirit of faith strengthen our hearts, spirit of the living God fill our hearts, minds and souls to overflowing. Come spirit of God move in our hearts, we your people celebrate the mystery of the never ending love for us. Lord we gather today in the name of your son Jesus Christ, whom we approach in humility and we now join together saying the words he taught us Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is 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
We have two readings from Acts 2. The first is verses 1-13
The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost
2 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[a] 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,[b] 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.’
Our second reading from Acts 2 is verses 42-47
The fellowship of the believers
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Our next hymn is Will you come and follow me
We joined together for Holy Communion.