Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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Pentecost

05/24/2015 - Sunday Service


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Old Testament Lesson


Isaiah 44:1-8
44:1 But now hear, O Jacob my servant,
   Israelwhom I have chosen!
2 Thus says the LORD who made you,
   who formed you in the womb and will help you:
Do not fear, O Jacob my servant,
   Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
   and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my spirit upon your descendants,
   and my blessing on your offspring.
4 They shall spring up like a green tamarisk,
   like willows by flowing streams.
5 This one will say, ''I am the LORD''s'',
   another will be called by the name of Jacob,
yet another will write on the hand, ''The LORD''s'',
   and adopt the name of Israel.

6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel
   and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:
I am the first and I am the last;
   besides me there is no god.
7 Who is like me? Let them proclaim it,
   let them declare and set it forth before me.
Who has announced from of old the things to come?
   Let them tell us what is yet to be.
8 Do not fear, or be afraid;
   have I not told you from of old and declared it?
   You are my witnesses!
Is there any god besides me?
   There is no other rock; I know not one.


Psalm



Psalm 104:25-32
25O LORD, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
26Yonder is the great and wide sea
    with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.
27There move the ships,
    and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.
28All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.
29You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
30You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath,
    and they die and return to their dust.
31You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.
32May the glory of the LORD endure for ever; *
may the LORD rejoice in all his works.

New Testament Lesson


1 Corinthians 12:4-13
12:4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.


Gospel


John 14:8-17
14:8 Philip said to him, ''Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.'' 9 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""? 10 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. 11 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. 12 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. 13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.

15 ''If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. 17 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.

Sermon



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