Saturday after Pentecost: 29 May 2021 – ~ Psalm 29; Isaiah 5:15-24; John 15:18-20, 26-27 ~ bear witness to the truth of the Spirit

Saturday after Pentecost: 29 May 2021

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Almighty God, through the outpouring of the
Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race
and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of
the Gospel your salvation 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, for ever and ever. Amen.

“As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.

(John 20:21-22)

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Psalms: Psalm 29
Ascribe to the Lord Glory

Psalm 29 – HeartSong
[Heart Song is the worship team from Cedarville University]

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OT Reading: Isaiah 5:15-24 (ESV)

5:15  Man is humbled, and each one is brought low,
and the eyes of the haughty are brought low.
16 But the Lord of hosts is exalted in justice,
and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs graze as in their pasture,
and nomads shall eat among the ruins of the rich.

18 Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood,
who draw sin as with cart ropes,
19 who say: “Let him be quick,
let him speed his work
that we may see it;
let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near,
and let it come, that we may know it!”
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!

24 Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,
and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so their root will be as rottenness,
and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

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Day of Judgement · Christ Church Mayfair

Day of judgement! Day of wonders!
Hear the awe-full sound
louder than a thousand thunders
shakes the vast creation round

Jesus calls: the dead awaken,
rise from earth and sea
All the powers of nature, shaken
by His look, prepare to flee

When all earth and Heaven melt away
Gracious Savior, own me in that day

Every knee shall bow before Him
Every heart exposed
All the stains of our rebellion
clear before His judgement throne

When all earth and Heaven melt away
Gracious Savior, own me in that day

Under earth and Heaven’s blackened sky
Gracious Savior, you were lifted high
Bearing all the curse that my sin deserved
As you bled upon that tree
God the Judge hangs cursed for me

Rise now, sinner, come to Jesus
Pardoning grace to know
Meet him now as gracious Savior
Not just then as Judge alone

When all earth and Heaven melt away
Gracious Savior, own me in that day

When all earth and Heaven melt away
Gracious Savior, own me in that day

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NT Reading: John 15:18-20, 26-27 (ESV)
The Hatred of the World

15:18  “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

15:26  “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

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Spirit Of Truth – Phil J. Riegler

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Prayer

+ Holy Spirit, breath of God and fire of love, We cannot pray without your aid: Kindle in us the fire of your love, and illumine us with your light; that with a  steadfast will and holy thoughts we may approach the Father in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Father in eternal union. Amen.

+ Our God, in whom we trust: Strengthen us not to regard overmuch who is for us or who is against us, but to see to it that we be with you in everything we do. Amen.

+ O Holy Spirit, beloved of our souls, we love you. Enlighten us, guide us, strengthen us, console us. Tell us what we should do; give us your orders. We promise to submit ourselves to all that you desire of us and to accept all that you permit to happen to us. Let us only know your will. Amen.

+ Christ as a light, illumine and guide us. Christ as a shield, overshadow us. Christ under us; Christ over us; Christ beside us on our left and our right. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom we speak; in the mouth of each who speaks to us. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside us on our left and our right.

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Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with us, wherever He may send us.
May He guide us through the wilderness, protect us through the storm.
May He bring us home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown us.
May He bring us home rejoicing once again into our doors.

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+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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