We are not able to gather physically to worship today. However, we remember that although we may be apart, we can still worship together. Here are some resources and suggestions to help you worship at home and join together as the body of Christ.
We have recorded a short act of worship for Pentecost which you can watch below. The order of service is available for download so you can follow along.
The readings for Petecost are:
- Acts 2:1-21
- Psalm 104:26-end
- John 20:19-23
Collect for Pentecost
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.
Please join us for Zoom coffee at 10am on Sunday. Make your coffee and then click the link to join us. If you want to recreate the true church experience, then watch the worship first.
Our hymn today, Come down O love divine was recorded by the musicians of St Martin the Fields.
The voluntary (and 2nd hymn), details below, was recorded by the Director of Music at St Mary’s Beaminster, Martin Schellenberg. It was recorded on the organ at St Mary’s Beaminster during a permitted visit to keep the organ in good working order.
Hymn 69 – Breathe on me, Breath of God : Tune – Carlisle
Martin writes: “For the voluntary I have chosen a quiet and contemplative piece based on Hymn 92 ‘Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire’ to the tune Veni, Creator Spiritus. You first hear the tune played all the way through and then, after a short pause, your hear the reflective and beautiful piece upon which the plainsong prelude is based. The composition was written by Malcolm Archer.”
We would love to hear from you with pictures, stories, updates, questions about your current experiences of lockdown, and how you are continuing to worship.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are happy for them to be mentioned in worship in the next few weeks. Perhaps a snap of your place of worship – garden, sitting room, bed? Or you in your worship attire: PJs, gardening clothes, best dress, and hat? And what about pets who worship? Anyone joined by their dog, cat, pony, llama?
We’d love to be able to share our church community experience with each other.
Sunday Worship continues on Radio 4 every week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds
There is also worship at 11.00am this week on BBC1 (note different time) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h05p
Worship is also available from Salisbury Cathedral via its YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/SalisburyCathedral1
For a modern Gospel song here is Psalm 34 from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfW2mkkMTAg
And finally, a Makaton version of The Blessing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va048-XxFTI
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