S T . C LEMENT â€™ S P ARISH C HURCH , C HORLTON - CUM -H ARDY
T HE F EAST
PENTECOST A LL A GE E UCHARIST We welcome you to our worship, especially if this is your first visit, and hope you will feel at home. Please stay after the service for refreshments in the church h all.
W E G ATHER
G OD Opening Song
1.Come down, O Love divine, Seek thou this soul of mine, And visit it with thine own ardour glowing; O comforter, draw near, Within my heart appear, And kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing. 2.O let it freely burn, Till earthly passions turn To dust and ashes, in its heat consuming; And let thy glorious light Shine ever on my sight, And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.
3.Let holy charity Mine outward vesture be, And lowliness become mine inner clothing; True lowliness of heart, Which takes the humbler part, And o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing. 4.And so the yearning strong, With which the soul will long, Shall far outpass the power of human telling; nor can we guess its grace, Till we become the place Wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling. Discendi, amor santo Bianco da Siena (died 1434) translated Richard Frederick Littledale (1833-1890)
The Greeting We begin our service as the children begin Stepping Stones each week. Each child brings forward to stone to lay on the altar. Minister: Children: All:
Jesus is the Light of the world Jesus is the Light of the world Jesus is the Light of the world.
Introduction The president introduces the service Jesus Christ, whom we worship, is our crucified, risen and ascended Lord and we have walked with him through his journey of love. We have faced the agony of his suffering and death on a cross. We have rejoiced at his bursting free from the bonds of death. We now hear of the promise of the Holy Spirit, his gift to his people, through whom we make Christ known to the world.
The Promise of the Spirit Hear the prophecy of Ezekiel I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the countries, and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean â€Ś A new heart I will give you, and a new Spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you... and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
The Prayer of the day The Lord is here. His Spirit is with us. 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
W E P ROCLAIM
L ORD Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles. 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. This is the word of the Lord Thanks be to God. Song Verse 1: When the Spirit of the Lord in within my heart I will sing as David sang. When the Spirit of the Lord in within my heart I will sing as David sang. I will sing, I will sing, I will sing as David sang. I will sing, I will sing, I will sing as David sang. Verse 2: replace “sing” with “clap” Verse 3: replace “sing” with “dance”
Gospel Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John Glory to you, O Lord The disciples were afraid of the religious leaders, and on the evening of that same Sunday they locked themselves in a room. Suddenly, Jesus appeared in the middle of the group. He greeted them and showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they became very happy. After Jesus had greeted them again, he said, "I am sending you, just as the Father has sent me." Then he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone's sins, they will be forgiven. But if you don't forgive their sins, they will not be forgiven." This is the gospel of the Lord Praise to you, O Christ
Sermon 1. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me; Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me; melt me, mould me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;
2. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us; Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us; melt us, mould us, fill us, use us. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us;
Daniel Iverson (1890-1972) Copyright ÂŠ 1935 Birdwing Music/EMI Christian Music
Admission to Communion The children to be admitted to communion are presented by those who have prepared them: We present Oliver and Mo for admission to Communion The congregation is addressed Brothers and sisters, today we are welcoming these children to Holy Communion. As the community of St Clement, Chorlton we share the responsibility of encouraging them in their worship, and of supporting them by our friendship, our example and our prayers. Will you help them to grow in faith and love? We will. Those being admitted are addressed Oliver and Mo you love God, you follow Jesus, and you live the Christian life. Do you wish to receive Holy Communion? Yes. As they receive today the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, let us pray that we may all know and reflect the love of Christ. Lord Jesus, you welcomed your people and blessed them and reminded us that the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are children of God. Bless these young people as they prepare to share in the most holy sacrament of communion. Guide them, fill them with patience and love, and help them to inspire all with whom they live. Let your Spirit of wisdom and understanding be with them, and give them joy in their hearts, now and always. Amen.
Prayers for the church, the world & those in need
W E S HARE
L ORD . Sharing Peace
God has made us one in Christ. He has set his seal upon us and, as a pledge of what is to come, has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. Alleluia. The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you.
Preparation of the Altar As the song is sung the gifts of the people are gathered and presented. O, heaven is in my heart O, heaven is in my heart 1. The kingdom of our God is here Heaven is in my heart The presence of his majesty Heaven is in my heart And in his presence joy abounds Heaven is in my heart The light of holiness surrounds Heaven is in my heart O, heaven is in my heart O, heaven is in my heart
2. His precious life on me he spent Heaven is in my heart To give me life without an end Heaven is in my heart In Christ is all my confidence Heaven is in my heart The hope of my inheritance Heaven is in my heart O, heaven is in my heart O, heaven is in my heart 3. We are a temple for his throne Heaven is in my heart And Christ is the foundation stone Heaven is in my heart He will return to take us home Heaven is in my heart The Spirit and the Bride say 'Come!' Heaven is in my heart O, heaven is in my heart O, heaven is in my heart
Taking Bread and Wine Be present, be present, Lord Jesus Christ, our risen high priest; make yourself known in the breaking of bread. Amen.
Prayer of Blessing and Thanks The Lord be with you And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give thanks and praise. Lord of all life, you created the universe, where all living things reflect your glory. You give us this great and beautiful earth, to discover and to cherish. You give us happy times and things to celebrate. In these we taste your kingdom, a feast for all your children. You made us all, each wonderfully different, to join with the angels and sing your praise: Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the holy One, is here; come bow before him now with reverence and fear. In Him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground. Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the holy One, is here. We thank you, loving Father, because, when we turned away, you sent Jesus, your Son. He gave his life for us on the cross and shows us the way to live. Send your Holy Spirit that these gifts of bread and wine may be for us Christ's body and his blood. On the night before he died, when darkness had fallen, Jesus took bread. He gave thanks, broke it, and shared it with his disciples, saying: 'This is my body, given for you. Do this to remember me.' 9
After they had eaten, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and shared it with his disciples, saying: 'This is my blood, poured out for you and for many, for the forgiveness of sins.' So Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate his love, his death, his risen life. As you feed us with these gifts, send your Holy Spirit, and change us more and more to be like Jesus our Saviour. Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around; he burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned. How awesome is the sight - our radiant King of light. Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around. Help us, Father, to love one another, as we look forward to that day when suffering is ended, and all creation is gathered in your loving arms. And now with all your saints we give you glory, through Jesus Christ, in the strength of the Spirit, today and for ever. Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place: he comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his graceno work to hard for him, in faith receive from him. Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.
The Lordâ€™s Prayer As our Saviour taught us, so we pray Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
Breaking of Bread The consecrated bread is broken. We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread. We sing O Lamb of God, come cleanse our hearts and take our sin away. O Lamb of God, your grace impart, and let our guilty fear depart, have mercy, Lord, we pray, have mercy, Lord, we pray. O Lamb of God, our lives restore, our guilty souls release. Into our lives your Spirit pour and let us live for evermore in perfect heavâ€™nly peace, in perfect heavâ€™nly peace.
Giving of Communion Alleluia. Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia. All are invited to receive Communion or to come forward for a Blessing. To indicate you would like a blessing please hold this booklet as you come forward.
Communion Hymn 1. All over the world the Spirit is moving All over the world as the prophets said it would be All over the world there’s a mighty revelation Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. 2. All over the Church the Spirit is moving All over the Church as the prophets said it would be All over the Church there’s a mighty revelation Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. 3. All over us all the Spirit is moving All over us all as the prophets said it would be All over us all there’s a mighty revelation Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. 4. Deep down in my heart the Spirit is moving Deep down in my heart as the prophets said it would be Deep down in my heart there’s a mighty revelation Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Prayer after Communion We thank you, Lord, that you have fed us in this holy meal, united us with Christ and given us a taste of the heavenly banquet. Amen.
W E G O O UT
L ORD Notices Blessing of Light
The ministers go to the Easter Candle. A minister says Blessed are you, sovereign God, overflowing in love. With Pentecost dawns the age of the Spirit. Now the flame of heaven rests on every believer. Strong and weak, women and men tell out your word; the young receive visions, the old receive dreams. Blessed are you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessed be God for ever. The people’s candles are lit from the Paschal candle
Commission When all the candles are lit the president says For fifty days we have celebrated the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ over the powers of sin and death. We have proclaimed God’s mighty acts and we have prayed that the power that was at work when God raised Jesus from the dead might be at work in us. As part of God’s Church here in Chorlton, I call upon you to live out what you proclaim. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, will you dare to walk into God’s future, trusting him to be your guide? By the Spirit’s power, we will. Will you dare to embrace each other and grow together in love? 13
We will. Will you dare to share your riches in common and minister to each other in need? We will. Will you dare to pray for each other until your hearts beat with the longings of God? We will. Will you dare to carry the light of Christ into the worldâ€™s dark places? We will.
Conclusion The Lord is here His Spirit is with us. Today we have remembered the coming of Godâ€™s power on the disciples and we invite that same Spirit to drive us out into the wild places of the world. Weather permitting, the ministers and people process out of church, or to the back of the church. (If you are unable to join the procession please remain in your seats.) 1. Colours of day dawn into the mind, The sun has come up, the night is behind. Go down in the city, into the street, And let's give the message to the people we meet. So light up the fire and let the flame burn, Open the door, let Jesus return. Take seeds of His Spirit, let the fruit grow, Tell the people of Jesus, let His love show.
2. Go through the park, on into the town; The sun still shines on, it never goes down. The light of the world is risen again; The people of darkness are needing a friend. Refrain 3. Open your eyes, look into the sky, The darkness has come, the sun came to die. The evening draws on, the sun disappears, But Jesus is living, His Spirit is near. Refrain
The president blesses the people, saying May the Spirit, who hovered over the waters when the world was created, breathe into you the life he gives. All Amen. May the Spirit, who overshadowed the Virgin when the eternal Son came among us, make you joyful in the service of the Lord. All Amen. May the Spirit, who set the Church on fire upon the Day of Pentecost, bring the world alive with the love of the risen Christ. All Amen. And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. All Amen. 15
A minister says Filled with the Spiritâ€™s power, go in the light and peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia. All Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.
The words for the hymns are Used By Permission under . CCL Licence No. 296095
Newsletter For 20th May 2018
Welcome to our worship at St Clementâ€™s Church where we celebrate the Pentecost.
TODAYâ€™S WORSHIP Collect
God, who as at this time 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 judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Acts 2.1-21 or Psalm 104.26-36,37b Romans 8.22-27 or Acts 2.1-21 John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15 10.30am See booklet
FOR YOUR PRAYERS Those with long term health problems or other difficulties: Brian Holmes, Joan Goss, Sue Riley, Christine Doyle, Jenny, Alma Pratt, Barbara Towler, Dorothy Lyson, Barbara Burns, Hazel Hindley, David Marland, Mary Thompson, Michelle Stoner Hall, Susan Peck, Ann Boulton, Jane Phillips, Peter Whithan, Julian Ashworth, Carol, Fiona, Cara, John England, Paul Tupper, Jean East, Doreen Cawley, Tom Machin, Bob Banister, David Gaskell, Barbara Howarth, Mark Howarth. Peter Hobson, Bernard McGee, Philip Saul, Linda Brough, Geoff Peck, Albert Bagnall, Tami and for all others whom we know in need of our prayers.
Those who have recently died: Harry Lyson, David Shawcross, Alan Hayes.
NOTICES Safeguarding Training Meeting â€“ Wednesday 23rd May 2018 7.30pm For PCC and site persons. Please try to turn to this important training at Emmanuel Didsbury. If you need a lift, please contact Ken. Funeral - Wednesday 30th May, 1.30pm The funeral for Harry Lyson will take place in church on Wednesday 30th May at 1.30pm followed by committal at Southern Cemetery. Window of Opportunity charitable giving scheme â€“ Saturday 2nd June All contributors to this project are invited to a simple lunch on Saturday 2nd June in the Lower Church hall at 1pm when we can enjoy good food and good fellowship before we decide where our next donation should go. We have arrived at the 5th of our Acts of Mercy: to tend the sick. If anyone would like to speak on behalf of a charity which supports sick and/or disabled people, or suggest such a good cause, it could help us in our choice. Please would you sign up appropriately if you wish to attend? Betty Simpson. 18
Chorlton & Didsbury Foodbank We are well stocked with many items, but currently have an acute need for the following. If you are able to help us in donating any of these items, please place them in the donation boxes at St Clements (Worship area and Entrance Hall), St Barnabas, The Coop Store on Wilbraham Road, Tesco's Parrs Wood. Many Thanks
Rice Pudding Custard/Sponge Puddings Long Life Fruit Juice Tinned Tomatoes Carrier Bags Shaving Foam / Gel Washing up liquid Washing powder - in small packs Dog Food/Cat Food
SAVE THE DATE! Afternoon Cream Tea - Saturday 16th June, 2 - 4.30pm Come and join us for our annual event. Any money raised to go towards the Community Halls Appeal. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children. Chorlton Beer Festival - 12th to 14th July 2018 Please note the dates of this year’s Beer Festival. The Festival Committee have been hard at work for many months now but we will soon be needing people to sign up to staff the festival. Please save the date and offer to help.
Please note the deadline for items for the newsletter is Thursday evening. Please send them to Amandine Gresil at email@example.com or drop them off in the grey letter box outside the Youth Centre.
This Week This Sunday Pentecost
Eucharist All age Eucharist and Admission to Communion
Oranges & Lemons Baby & Toddler group
Monday to Thursday Tuesday
7pm 7.30pm 10 -11.30am 5.30- 7pm 7.30pm 10am
Evening Prayer – Eucharist PCC meeting Wednesday Friends Coffee Morning SBC* Clergy Surgery Safeguarding Training at Emmanuel Didsbury Humpty’s Baby & Toddler Group SBC*
Morning Worship and Drop-in at SBC*7
Next Sunday 8.00am 10.30am 7.30pm
Eucharist Parish Eucharist Taizé
*SBC = St Barnabas Church, Hurstville Rd, Chorlton cum Hardy
Contact Details Revd Ken Flood, Rector, 0161 881 3063; firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Daniel Valentine, Curate 0161 273 8385 email@example.com
Revd Jenny King, Assistant Priest, 0161 861 0898; firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain Phil Gay, Parish Evangelist 0161 881 1817; email@example.com
Revd Laurie Windle, Curate 0161 881 8313 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. John Hobson, Church Warden, 07791 570946; email@example.com
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