Like Tongues of Fire: A Service for Pentecost (Ardwick Deanery) - 31st May 2020
Our Deanery service for Pentecost was due to take place at St Cross this Sunday so, as we are sadly still unable to gather in person during the current situation, we welcome you to the St Cross website instead and invite you to join us at 6.30pm on Sunday 31st May for a Service of the Word for Pentecost. This service is filmed from the St Cross Rectory Garden and has been prepared to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit in power to the disciples on the day of Pentecost.
The service opens with the gathering worship song, Come Holy Spirit Come, a song for the invocation of the Holy Spirit, sung by a combined MLCC/SPCC/CFC choir. There are two Pentecost readings, the first is taken from Psalm 104. This psalm is used during the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. It is used again during Pentecost, at the end of the Easter season, as the responsorial psalm for the Vigil and the Sunday Mass. The second reading is taken from The Book of Acts which tells of the coming of the Holy Spirit. The readings are interspersed with the rousing worship song, ‘10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)’ which picks up the words of the last verse of the Psalm. The readings lead into a brief time of guided meditation and prayer and are followed by the parting hymn, ‘Love Divine’ and a final blessing. All of the words that are needed to follow the service will appear on the screen and so all worshippers need to do is turn up and click on the video below.
During this time of social distancing Fr Chris has been recording services slightly in advance. These are then posted online on so that you can watch and take part, either at the scheduled time or at any time later, from the comfort of your own home. We hope as many of our Deanery members and any others who would like to take part will join us at 6:30pm Sunday 31st May so we can still worship together, albeit from a distance, and keep our communities connected. [Please Note: The video won't go live until 6:30pm on Sunday, just as if we were gathering together in church, so if you've found your way here early please come back later.]