I would like to invite you to join our live 10am Communion Service for Pentecost. The Zoom link is given at the foot of this message. You will be welcome to sign in at any time from 9:45 when we will also be joined by friends who are not online via our ‘dial-in’ option here.
The words of the service are to be found in the resources section of our Latest Resources and Podcasts Ascension to Pentecost Page here (please note this Pentecost service contains several changes from the Eastertide service we have been using so far), along with the Readings and the words of the hymn, ‘Come down, O love divine’. Chris has recorded the hymn tune on St Mary’s church organ and we will be invited to sing along (muted, of course! – or simply to reflect on the words as we listen to the wonderful sound of the organ). Bach’s ‘Come Holy Ghost’ will be our post-service organ voluntary.
As on previous Sundays, there will be a separate podcast of the Reflection available on our website: https://www.richmondhudswellparish.org.uk/Latest-Resources-Podcasts .
The Reflection this week will be from Gillian, and she will be giving a brief summary during the service.
Before 10am, as you join the service, your microphone will be open to enable conversation if you wish.
Your microphone will be muted for you as the service starts so that during the service the only people we hear will be those with a speaking part. Please keep your microphone muted, even when we are saying together the words marked ‘All’ in the order of service.
At the end of the service your microphone will be opened and all are welcome to stay on for conversation or to go and make a coffee and return later – or both!
Regrettably, only I will be able to receive the consecrated bread and wine. However, I will do so on behalf of us all. The rest of us will be making a ‘Spiritual Communion’, of which a summary is offered in the Introduction in the order of service. In essence:
“if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of Christ’, although we cannot receive the sacrament physically in ourselves”. Our liturgy provides for this and includes special