Day of Pentecost Whitsunday, May 31

The Collect: Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it 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.

First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21 read from the New International Version Bible

Psalm 104:25-35,37 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 read from the New Living Translation Bible

Gospel: John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39 both will be read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On June 2 we remember Blandina and Her Companions the Martyrs of Lyons. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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