Notable Feast Days this Week
June 3 - Charles Lwanga, Uganda, 1886 (Anglican/Catholic)
June 4 - Petroc, Abbot of Cornwall, 6th Century
June 5 - Dorotheus of Tyre, c. 362
June 6 - Philip the Deacon, Acts 8:26
June 7 - Colman, Bishop of Oromore, 514
June 8 - Medard, Bishop of Noyon, c. 560
June 9 - Columba, Iona, 597
June 9 - Day of Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 104:24-34,35b
Romans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17, 25-27

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Red

------------ Day of Pentecost ------------ June 9, 2019 (Year C)

Come Holy Spirit
It is not our achievements that matter (Genesis 11:1-9) but the breath-taking works of the Lord (Psalm 104:24-34,35b). Because we are his children and fellow heirs with Christ (Romans 8:14-17), empowered by God, we are able to achieve more than we could ever accomplish by ourselves. Christ has left his peace with us, so we need not be troubled or afraid (John 14:8-17,25-27).

 –Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalm 104:24-34,35b
Scripture Readings
"How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures...All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time...when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When you hide your face, they are terrified...When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground..."
Acts 2:1-21
Filled with the Spirit

Genesis 11:1-9
God destroys the tower of Babel

Romans 8:14-17
The Spirit makes us children of God

John 14:8-17, 25-37
The Father will give you
the Spirit of truth

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Collect for the Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
 Day of Pentecost

June 9 (Western) - June 16 (Eastern)
"Ten days after the ascension of Christ and fifty days after his resurrection, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. In the first century, Pentecost was already an established Jewish festival also known as the Feast of Weeks, which drew people from many nations back to Jerusalem (Lev. 23:15-21; Deut. 16:16). Pentecost symbolizes a new beginning ..." 

"In celebrating Pentecost, the church expresses gratitude for Christ fulfilling his promise to send “another counselor” (John 14:16); celebrates the work of the Spirit in renewing all of creation; professes confidence in the Spirit’s power for its mission; and grows in awareness of its calling to reach the world with the  gospel."
-from The Worship Sourcebook and this article from the CIOCW
Video Worship Planning
Articles and Ideas Art Poetry Music
Collect for the Day of Pentecost
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, forever and ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for Pentecost Sunday (Year C) from 

Hymns for Psalm 104 from 

Nine Inspirational Anthems for Pentecost from Ashley Danyew

Psalm 104 | by Wendell Kimbrough | Leadsheet and Orchestration  

For the Beauty of the Earth | Words and music by Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917 / Arranged by Trevor McMaken, 2012 | Leadsheet

Come, Holy Ghost (Veni Creator Spiritus) | Arranged by Bruce Benedict and Ray Mills | Leadsheets

Veni Sancte Spiritus | Taize Community | Leadsheet

Come, Spirit, Come | by Wendell Kimbrough | Chord Chart

Creation Song (Glory to the Lamb) | by Fernando Ortega, based on Ps. 104 | Leadsheet

Abbeville (Come, Holy Spirit) | Sacred Harp, arranged by Liz Jaynes | Leadsheet

We Sing the Mighty Power of God | by Isaac Watts, Arranged by Greg Scheer | Leadsheet

Song for Pentecost and the Holy Spirit | Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Psalm 104 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Metrical Options | Psalm 104
Music for Listening
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