Today is the Day of Pentecost, the fiftieth day of Eastertide. The Church recalls its roots in the house of Israel as it celebrates the conclusion of a “week of weeks,” that is, the Easter Season of seven weeks. Pentecost is a traditional day for baptisms, and in the Prayer Book tradition of the Episcopal Church Pentecost is also known as “Whitsunday” because the baptized are clothed in white garments. The liturgical color for the day, however, is red, symbolizing the fire of the Holy Spirit. Ordinary time, the “Season after Pentecost,” begins tomorrow. Next Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost, is Trinity Sunday
The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer 1979. All hymns are taken from the blue Hymnal 1982. All hymns are reprinted with permission under OneLicense.net A713125.
Our Celebrant and Preacher this Sunday is the Reverend Matthew Hoxsie Mead.
Today’s In Person Worship
- This Sunday the Eucharist will be celebrated at 8am (Rite 1) and 10am (Rite 2). See below for detailed music information.
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Today’s Propers (Collect & Lections from Holy Scripture)
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.
The First Lesson
When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs– in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: `In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”
Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Benedic, anima mea
25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
26 Yonder is the great and wide sea
with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.
27 There move the ships,
and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.
28 All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.
29 You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
30 You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath,
and they die and return to their dust.
31 You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.
32 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *
may the Lord rejoice in all his works.
33 He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
he touches the mountains and they smoke.
34 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *
I will praise my God while I have my being.
35 May these words of mine please him; *
I will rejoice in the Lord.
37 Bless the Lord, O my soul. *
All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ– if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
John 14:8-17 (25-27)
Philip said to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.” [“I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”]
Parish Prayer List
Please note that names are listed alphabetically by last name of the person being prayed for (if it is known). We do not list last names for privacy reasons. For pastoral emergencies call or text one of the clergy: While Father Matt is in the Holy Land, please call Deacon Chisara Alimole (914.338.5194), or call the parish office (914.738.5515). If you have any updates (birthdays, prayers additions, etc., please let us know.) Please submit names you wish to be included by Tuesday morning, to Marie at: email@example.com.
We are Rebooting the Prayer List on June 12. Our next spoke prayer list will be on Sunday, June 26. If you wish to add names to the list, please contact Marie (email above).
Our prayers are asked especially for: Marion, Sofia, Charles, Mark, Marcia, Elizabeth, Zachary, Anne, Scarlett, Rosemarie, Ginny, Ralph, Douglas, Ethan, Barbara, Russell, Fran, Mary, Ralph, Ursla, Marcia, Scot, Sammy, Ted, James, Monica (in hospital), Rebecca, Janet, Jackie, Amina, Celine, Brayden, Alexia Grace, Alison, Nicole, Emma, Pelin, Hildy, Martin, Nate, Yen, Erica, Rosalina, Walter, Susan, Ariana, Danielle, The Salvatore family, Dean, Sue, Xandra, Sigi, Joyce, Julie, Scott, Robert, Sherry, Kathy, Michelle, Rob, Drue, David, Rob, Chuck, Bill, Sue, Lael, M&D, Sandy, Morris, Eileen, and Katie.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week: Julie Hansen (June 2) Charlette Finch (June 4), Marie Main (June 5), Peter Ruocco (June 5), Jackie Vigil (June 6), Simon Cram (June 7), Alexander Calder (June 8), Andrew Des Rault (June 8), Tom Salvatore (June 10) and Trabue Bland (June 10).
And we give thanks for the 18th Wedding Anniversary of Matt & Nichole Mead (June 5).
We pray for those in our Armed Services especially: Joseph, Kevin, Jack, Leopold, Philip, Jake, Matthew, Robert, Philip-Jason, Nicholas, Sam, Helen, Mitchel, Alec, Jonah, Tia, Tyrese, and Terrence.
We pray that all elected and appointed officials may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world, especially Joseph our President, and Kathy our Governor.
We pray for those who have died, (especially _____). And for those who have died from COVID-19.
Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen
Organ Prelude: Prelude on “Komm, Heiliger Geist” (“Come, Holy Ghost”)
from A Little Christian Year Alec Wyton (1921-2007)
Hymn in Procession: 516 Come down, O love divine; Down Ampney
Gloria in Excelsis: S-278, William Matthias (1934-1992)
Psalm 104:25-35, 37, Quam magnificata sunt opera tua Anglican chant, Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)
Sequence Hymn: 225 Hail thee, festival day; Salve feste dies
Motet at the Offertory: Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Veni sancte Spiritus:
Reple tuorum corda fidelium:
et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
qui per diversitatem linguarum cunctarum
gentes in unitate fidei congregasti.
— Antiphon for the Magnificat for the Vespers of Pentecost, Liber usualis
Come Holy Spirit:
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle your love in them.
You have gathered the nations
together in the unity of faith.
Offertory hymn: 229 Spirit of mercy, truth, and love; Cornish
Sanctus et Benedictus: S-128 William Matthias
Agnus Dei, S-156 William Matthias
Anthem during Communion: If ye love me Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may ‘bide with you forever, ev’n the spirit of truth.
–John 14: 15-17
Hymn in Procession: 506 Praise the Spirit in creation; Finnian
Organ voluntary: Fantasia super: Komm Heiliger Geist (Chorale-Fantasy on “Come, Holy Spirit), BWV 651
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Today’s choir is Jeff Bodenmann, Curtis Chase, Simon Cram*, Jann Degnan*, Emily Kane, Jeanmarie Lally*, and José Ruíz*
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music
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