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PENTECOST         Pentecost 2023 - Holidays Today                               Year A                                   Sunday 28th May  2023

St. Mary’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

12.30 p.m. Baptism in St. Mary’s

St. Bart’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship

Holy Cross 11.00 Holy Communion    

Friday 2nd June – 9.15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Parish Prayers in Holy Cross

Friday 2nd June -  12 noon to 2 p.m. “Refreshments and Chat” in St. Bart’s Hall

Saturday 3rd June – 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Messy Church in Holy Cross.

Saturday 3rd June 2023 – 1 p.m. Wedding in St. Mary’s

Sunday 4th June 2023

St. Mary’s 8 a.m.  Holy Communion

9.30 a.m. Morning Worship

St. Bart’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Holy Cross 11 a.m. Morning Worship

Tuesday June 6th 12 noon – Parish Communion in St. Bart’s

Thursday 8th June – 10.30 a.m. Games Session in St. Bart’s Hall.

Friday 9th June  2023 – 9.15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Parish Prayers in Holy Cross.

Friday 9th June -  12 noon to 2 p.m. “Refreshments and Chat” in St. Bart’s Hall


SUNDAY 28th May  2023


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.

1ST Reading;  Acts 2.1–21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they 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.”’

2nd Reading; 1 Corinthians 12.3b–13 No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.  Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;  and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;  and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,  to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.  For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.  For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

GOSPEL: John 20: 19-23Hear the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to John.  ALL SAY; Glory to you O Lord. It was evening on 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.’ This is the Gospel of the Lord.  ALL SAY: Praise to you O Christ.

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.     

 PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNWELL: Richard,  April and Ella  A, James B, Valerie H, Lindsey P, Aileen B,  Ray J, Graeme A, Anita B, Paul M, Rosina H, Clare, Aaron W, Abbie N,  Gordon & Marita W, Sheila M, Annie and Alisdair W, Jeanette R , Kim H, Joy N, Alexandra, Linda M,  Anthony H, Neil T, Marian B, Andrew P, Brian, Joan S, baby Logan Lay, Julie and Richard, Don, Sarah, Liz, Patsy M, Mike E, Beverley, Simon S, Matilda R, John C, , Kevin J, Hilda , Jean H,  Mary H , Del, Sandy Rogers, Geoff B, baby Willow Brewster, Floss, Paul A, Tara ,Babette,  John and Olivia and family and Sue D.  

PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED.  LEE BRACE who passed away last week.  Please pray for Arthur and his family.  ( Lee often sang with St. Mary’s choir at Christmas, Easter and other events.) The funeral will be held on Thursday 8th June 12 noon, at Greek Orthodox Church Westbrook CT9 5BE.  Small church and not much parking.

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we in heart and mind may also ascend and with him continually dwell; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS   Please see monthly events diary.

Cream tea in St. Mary’s 17th June 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For Parish funds  

If you are able to help on the day with making cakes or serving teas please contact Sue Kennedy.



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