Pentecost Sunday 2020 - Vicar Dena
May 31, 2020
"If All The People Were Prophets"
Homily for Pentecost Sunday
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Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love.
Send forth your spirit and we shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise
and ever enjoy His consolations; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the People of God
God of all power and love, we give thanks for your unfailing presence
and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss.
Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.
Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world: a people who pray, worship, learn,
break bread, share life, heal neighbors, bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit.
Wherever and however we gather, unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,
that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- A new collect, composed by a team of Episcopalians and Lutherans. Written “to unite us in common prayer and revive us for common mission” during this crisis in the spirit of Pentecost, Bishop Curry and his Lutheran counterpart, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, invite congregations to pray it from Pentecost through the first Sunday in September. In addition to expressing a shared desire for renewal in a troubling time, the collect also commemorates nearly 20 years of full communion between The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
In Christ’s love,
Dena B. Whalen (The Rev. Dr.)
Vicar, Church of the Advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office 828-253-9361 x227