May 31, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday
Introductory Verse – “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord” verse 1
Opening Dialogue for Pentecost
M: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.
C: And also with you.
M: ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. (Acts 2:17)
C: In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants–men and women alike–and they will prophesy. (Acts 2:18)
M: When the people of Jerusalem saw the signs of the Holy Spirit’s coming at Pentecost they asked the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” To which, Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” Therefore, let us heed Peter’s call to repent and remember our baptisms.
C: Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child. But trusting in Jesus, my Saviour, I pray: Have mercy on me according to your unfailing love. Cleanse me from my sin, and take away my guilt.
M: God, our heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins. By the perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, he has removed your guilt forever. You are his own dear child through. Through baptism you have received his promised Holy Spirit. May God the Father, Son and Spirit give you strength to live according to his will.