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Welcome to the Cathedral – at home!

Today’s notices from around the partnership.

This Sunday is a day of celebration, Pentecost, so you may like to either bring or wear something bright - red, orange, yellow, to reflect the vibrancy, energy and inspiration of the Holy Spirit!

The service will be led by Revd Jeanette Hamer and the team from Kirk Michael. You may like to light a candle before the service starts with these words:

As we now bring fire to this candle wick, making it glow with light,
may we also bring the fire of love, to this time of prayer and worship.             

      Introduction

Today is Pentecost Sunday - commemorating the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples and marking the beginning of the Christian church's mission to the world.

Sharing the Peace of Welcome

We begin our worship by welcoming each other:

When Jesus left his disciples, he did not leave them alone.

He promised that the Holy Spirit would be present in their lives, and he gave them an amazing gift: his peace, the peace of Christ. Through the Spirit, this gift lives still, and it is ours to share with others. Look to those before you and offer Christ’s gift with hands in prayer and these words:

“The peace of Christ is yours today!”

                                                                                                                                  Call to Worship

Amazing God, you call us today,
just as you called the disciples on the Day of Pentecost.
You challenge and support us,
revealing the brokenness of our communities;
giving us the peace that our world needs.
You point us to the pain of the cross,
and then remind us of the joy of the resurrection.

Transform us, O God,
through the power of your Holy Spirit.
Breathe through our worship
and change our lives forever. Amen

 

God says: I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

The Spirit has come. Alleluia!

 

Christ says: I will ask the Father

and he will give you a Comforter to be with you forever.

The Spirit has come. Alleluia!

 

Come Holy Spirit, gentle as a dove,

burning as fire, powerful as the wind.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

 

Prayer of Confession

Holy Spirit,
we are not ready for you,
but we know that you are ready for us —
ready to change our lives if we will let you.

Lord hear us and help us

Help us prepare
by setting our hearts on fire with love;
by blowing away our fears and doubts;
by tuning our ears to the rich diversity
of language and culture around the world;
by opening our eyes to the amazing beauty
and power of your creation;
by breathing into us
the joy and hope of the resurrected Christ,
in whose name we pray.

Lord hear us and help us

May the God of love and power

forgive you from your sins,

heal and strengthen you by his Spirit

and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

 

 

Collect for Pentecost

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,

Amen.

First Reading Acts 2: 1-21

The first reading is from Acts 2: 1-21, read by Steve Hamer.

 

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.”

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.’

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Short Reflection

Hymn

O breath of life come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and power;
O breath of life, come, cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.

O breath of love come breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in every part.

O wind of God, come bend us, break us,
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore, for this we plead.

Second Reading - John 20:19-23

The second reading is from John’s Gospel and is read by Revd Canon Malcolm Convery.

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Short Reflection

The “P.E.N.T.E.C.O.S.T.”  Creed

We say together the words written in bold…

Prayer: We believe that the power of the Spirit is released to and through people of persevering prayer (Acts 1:13-15).

Evangelism: We believe that the power of the Spirit enables the believer to be a bold witness for Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8).

Newness: We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is necessary for every new move and ministry in the Church (Acts 2:1-4).

Teaching: We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit teaches and confirms the truth of God’s Word (Acts 2:12-21).

Enlightenment: We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit enlightens the believer with spiritual discernment and revelation (Acts 9:17-21).

Christlikeness: We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is the only power that helps us minister with the nature and power of Jesus (Acts 10:38).

Outreach: We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit reaches out to the culture and into the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 18:5-11).

Supernatural: We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is miraculous and can heal all diseases, sicknesses and oppressions (Acts 19:11-12).

Testimony: We believe that the Holy Spirit testifies of God’s presence and purpose in the Church and in the world (Acts 20:22-24).

This is our faith.

We believe and trust in one God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Intercessory Prayers

Let us pray…

 

Spirit of fire,

inflame in us a passion for justice and equality:

that we may know the cleansing of our prejudices and fears

and proclaim your freedom boldly, caressing your earth with humility.

Spirit of the living God,

fall afresh on us.

 

Spirit of compassion,

infuse us with your longings for wholeness and happiness:

that we might reach out to those who are hurting and disordered,

enfolding one another with your love and tenderness.

Spirit of the living God,

fall afresh on us.

 

Spirit of gentleness,

be with us in our journeying,

gently guiding us along right paths:

that we may be led towards transformation

and new beginnings in our world.

Spirit of the living God,

fall afresh on us.

 

Spirit of power,

hold us in our powerlessness:

that we may know your strength and become a voice for the voiceless, healing for the wounded and empowerment for the weak.

Spirit of the living God,

fall afresh on us.

 

 

Spirit of judgement,

be tender with us and show us your mercy:

that we may humbly learn of you

and not be afraid to be your prophets in the world.

Spirit of the living God,

fall afresh on us.

 

Spirit of comfort,

draw near to us in all grief, confusion and pain;

in your graciousness, bring hope, consolation and renewal:

that we may look up and discover you in the midst.

Spirit of the living God,

fall afresh on us.

 

Spirit of dance,

be our playfulness:

that we may leap and laugh and enter your joy.

Give us confidence in life and assurance in death.

Spirit of the living God,

fall afresh on us,

freshen us, renew us,

open our eyes to the needful tasks

and our own abilities to fulfil the work.

Lord’s Prayer

Rejoicing in God’s new creation, as our Saviour taught us, so we pray…

Our Father in heaven…

Hymn (Tune: To God be the glory)

You've poured out your Spirit, great Father of life,

your presence, your power, the Spirit of Christ,

the fruit of his triumph, the breath of his love,

the proof he has risen and reigns now above.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

Let our spirit give voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

Let the people rejoice!

You've poured out your Spirit, great Father of life,

your presence, your power, the Spirit of Christ!

 

Your promise is given in wind and in flame,

with lives now ignited to burn in your name.

Now loving, now holy, now bold in the truth,

your body, your people are one, Lord, in you.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

Let our spirit give voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

Let the people rejoice!

Your promise is given in wind and in flame,

with lives now ignited to burn in your name!

 

Your challenge is sounding. Our calling is clear:

to live out a gospel the needy can hear.

Lord, help us to go till all people have heard

and touch every life with the love of the Lord.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

Let our spirit give voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

Let the people rejoice!

Your challenge is sounding. Our calling is clear:

to live out a gospel the needy can hear!

 

Blessing

The God who made this amazing universe
is creating you anew every day.
Jesus Christ, the resurrected One,
offers you peace that never dies.
The Holy Spirit is setting your hearts on fire—
right here, right now.
Go in peace, and be transformed,
that you may change the world,

and the blessing of the living God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

Dismissal

Go in peace and may the Spirit of Christ be your guide
in wherever you go and in whatever you do. Amen.

 

Organ Voluntary

‘Allegro Deciso in D’ -William Spark (1823-1897)

 

 

After Service Fellowship

Again, this Sunday we will be offering the opportunity at the end of the Zoom service to split into smaller groups so that we can have a much more satisfactory conversation with some people.  It will be a random selection of people, with probably six screens in a group.  It isn't possible to choose who to be with or to change groups.  But it is always possible to leave! We hope you will enjoy talking with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

CATHEDRAL NOTICES

Don’t forget to light a candle at 8pm and put a cross in the window!

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BIG TABLE MEAL DELIVERY: MONDAYS 12noon – 2pm: Pip will need to know name, address, telephone and dietary requirements.  Have you their permission to give this information?

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EMERGENCY RELIEF

The Manx Lottery Trust have generously made available some funding for us to use in cases of real need/emergency during the pandemic.

If you, or someone you know of is in a situation of need due to covid19 and you feel we might be able to help please contact Helen Parry email pastoral@cathedral.im or 482516/842240 with details. Inevitably individual grants will be small.

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DAILY HOPE

The Church of England has launched a new resource:

“Daily HOPE” A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers, a weekly service and daily Morning and Evening prayer, with an introduction from Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.   0800 8048044

THANK YOU

The Cathedral has sent a cheque for £1,500 to Christian Aid.  Thank you for all who contributed.

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CATHEDRAL GIVING

You can arrange regular payments through your bank.  The Cathedral’s details are: Payee Vicar and Wardens of German    Sort code 55-91-07   Account 18473466  

Ref insert your name            

Any enquiries please contact Alison: finance@cathedral.im or Helen Parry  482 516

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CATHEDRAL EUCHARIST WITH THE BISHOP

The Bishop will be preaching and presiding at the Pentecost Eucharist Live Streamed from the Cathedral today at 6.00pm. To join us go to the Cathedral website, open the ‘Live Stream’ tab and click on the picture arrow. [You may need to clear your internet history CACHE before logging on].

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL CONTACTS:

 

Dean Very Revd Nigel Godfrey

844 830   dean@cathedral.im

Curate & Prayer requests Revd Ruth Walker

453 008   curate@cathedral.im

Pastoral Care Helen Parry

482 516   pastoral@cathedral.im

Meal Delivery: Pip Hansbury

844 041   piphansbury@gmail.com

Messages for the Link/Music Peter Litman

stgermanslink@gmail.com

Safeguarding Christiane Litman

271 326  safe.stgermans@gmail.com

Information Val Garrett

241 227   info@cathedral.im

 

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