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Trinity †St. Peter’s Episcopal: San Francisco Celtic Vision Service 9am

Musical prelude by David Miles on flute Silent contemplation (begun and ended with a tone) Opening acclamation Presider: The God of heaven has made a home on earth. All: Christ dwells among us and is one with us. Collect for Purity Presider: Let us pray together. All: Almighty God to you all hearts are open, all desires known and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your Holy Name; through Christ our Brother. Amen. Collect Presider: Great high ruler of heaven and earth, sun behind all souls, prepare our minds and open our hearts as we seek you in the sacraments of Word and Table. All: Amen

First Reading

Acts 2:1-21

A Reading from the Book of Acts 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.’”

Psalm or Reflection (Psalm 104 by Stephen Mitchell) Unnamable God, you are fathomless: I praise you with endless awe. You are wrapped in light like a cloak;


you stretch out the sky like a curtain. You make the clouds your chariot; you walk on the wings of the wind. You use the winds as your messengers, thunder and lightning as your servants. You look at the earth- it trembles, you touch the hill and they smoke. You laid the earth's fountains so that they would never be destroyed. You covered the land with ocean; the waters rose higher than the mountains. They fled at the sound of your voice; you thundered and they ran away. They rushed down onto the valleys, to the place you appointed for them.

The Holy Gospel Before: All:

John 15:26-27;16:4b-15

The Holy Gospel according to John Glory to you O Christ.

Jesus said to his disciples, “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is


mine and declare it to you.”

After: This is the good news of God in Christ. All: May the Word be made flesh in us. Silence (while we absorb the message of the readings) Homily The Prayers of the People Leader: Christ above us, Christ below us, Christ to our left, Christ to our right, Christ to follow us, Christ to lead us, Christ hear our prayer as we seek to follow only you. All: Hear our prayer, O Christ of our heart Leader: Christ of wisdom, keep us silent when the only words we have to utter are ones of judgment, exclusion or prejudice. All: Teach us to face the wounds in our own hearts Leader: Christ of Justice, give us power of speech to resist injustice, oppression and hate, not only on our own behalf but for others who are not heard. All: Make us courageous in doing your work and peacemakers in the face of conflict. Leader: Christ of the poor, let us be a glimpse of your love to those in need. All: Give us chances to be your hands, minds and hearts in the world. Leader: Christ the healer, we lift up to your tender care those in need on the Trinity St. Peter’s prayer list, and those we mention either silently or aloud. Presider: Gracious God, you form us in your own image and call us to dwell in your love. You give the world into our care that we might be your faithful stewards and live with one another in grace. Yet, we don’t do this


well. We violate your creation. We stumble in darkness. We are troubled by conflict. We are burdened by hurt. All: We long for wholeness, and we desire peace. Forgive us and restore us in your own image. Amen. Absolution The Affirmation (from Grace Church, Bainbridge Island) With the whole church WE AFFIRM THAT WE ARE MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE, BEFRIENDED BY CHRIST, EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT. With people everywhere WE AFFIRM GOD’S GOODNESS AT THE HEART OF HUMANITY, PLANTED MORE DEEPLY THAN ALL THAT IS WRONG. With all creation WE CELEBRATE THE MIRACLE AND WONDER OF LIFE; THE UNFOLDING PURPOSES OF GOD, FOREVER AT WORK IN OURSELVES AND THE WORLD The Offertory Presider: Christ invites us to share ourselves, and our gifts and to be part of His kingdom both on earth and in heaven. Come forward now and claim your place at the table that Christ sets himself. The Celebration of the Sacred Meal God be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to our God. Let us give thanks to our most holy God, It is right to give God thanks and praise.


The presider continues…. All of creation praises you, rocks and rivers praise you, sun, moon and stars praise you, sea otter and sea foam, fertile earth and earthworm, fresh breezes and rustling trees praise you. All: And we will praise you, Creator of all that exists on heaven and earth. We join our voices with the whole company who evermore praise you, saying: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is our brother Jesus, who walks with us the road of the world’s suffering and who is known to us in the breaking of the bread. On the night before he died, Jesus was with his friends. He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them saying: All: “Take eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” As the supper was ending, Jesus took the cup of wine. Again he gave thanks, gave it to them and said: “Drink this, all of you: This is the cup of the new Covenant, which is poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Faithful God, as we present to you these gifts –this bread, this wine –and as we come forward and present ourselves, prepare us for the incarnation of Christ. Come to us. Be with us. Help us know your goodness. Pour out your Spirit upon these gifts of bread and wine.


All And pour out your Spirit upon us, that we may love one another, work for the healing of the earth, and embody your tender mercy. All this we ask through Jesus Christ. By him and with him and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty God, now and forever. Amen. And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray: All: Our father and mother who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, now and for ever. Amen. Presider: Look the body of Christ is broken for the life of the world. Here is Christ present for us in the bread and wine. Silence The Post Communion Prayer All: God of creation, you have fed us with your Word and with bread and wine. Send us out to do the work you have given us to do with gladness and singleness of heart, through Christ our Savior. Amen. The Blessing The blessing of holy work and holy stillness be upon you. And may God who made us, God who journeys with us and God who safely holds us, be with us now and always. Amen The Announcements The Peace


Trinity†St. Peter's Episcopal Church 1620 Gough Street San Francisco, California 94109-5308 415.775.1117 office, Trinity†St Peter's Bishop’s Committee, and Personnel (with *); Mr. Patrick Andersen, Senior Warden, Ms. Terry Speiker, Junior Warden, Ms. Amanda Aweh, Mr. Justin Kleinwaks, Mr. Scott DeBonville, Ms. Murrey Nelson, Mr. Steve Roger, Ms. Sandy Kameron, Secretary, Mr. Mike Chambers, Treasurer, Ms. Lois M. Webb, Asst. Secretary, Trinity†St. Peter's Clergy and Staff The Rev. Patricia Cunningham, Vicar, The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws, Priest Associate, Mr. Robert Gurney, Director of Music, Mr. Bruce Huston - Taizé Officiant Ms. Sandy Kameron, Taizé Cantor Mr. David Miles, Sexton, Ms. Lois M. Webb, Archivist, Br. Karekin Yarian, BSG, Parish Administrator, Trinity Center for the Arts Chanticleer, The New Century Chamber Orchestra The San Francisco Lyric Chorus Services at Trinity†St. Peter's Church Celtic Prayer Service, 9:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. First Sunday each month: Bring and Share Potluck after 11 a.m. service Taizé Candlelight Meditation, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Confession and Absolution – please contact one of the clergy. Web information:; Office:; newsletter: