Sunday, 31 May 2020

Pentecost 2020 in English and Punjabi

Song “Pass me not Oh gentle Saviour


Song “Every time I feel the Spirit”


Song “New Song”

Song “In Christ Alone”

Song “The Lords my shepherd” 


Children’s material 

Call to worship

Come Holy Spirit into the depths of our longing
Come Holy Spirit unmask and fill us
Come Holy Spirit sustain us in our weakness
Come Holy Spirit redeem your church

Song “Let your Holy Spirit wash over my soul”


Opening Prayer-Becky

Let us pray.

Heavenly God, we thank you for the presence of your spirit, within us and around us.
We thank you for the beautiful, diverse and loving community of our church family,
And for the perfect blessing of love in our lives - from you and from each other.
When we sully this love by losing faith,
When we act or speak in spite and anger,
please forgive us.
When we give up or give in to poor treatment, negativity or apathy, or accept falsehoods as truth, light the fire of courage in us again.

May your spirit breathe life and live into our hearts, minds and bodies this coming week.
Fill us with your grace, joy and passion.
We are your hands, eyes and lips on this precious earth Lord, help us use them to nurture each other, seek justice and speak the truth.

In Jesus’ name, Amen 

The Lords prayer led by Henry

Song “Every time I hear the Spirit moving” 

Good news

Song “Fill me up” 

Readings; Acts 2v1-8 read by Heather

John 14v25-27 read by Cynthia

Song “If you believe and I believe”

John 14v25-27 in Punjabi read by Vic

25 “ਇਹ ਸਭ ਕੁਝ ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਮੈਂ ਬੋਲਿਆ ਹਾਂ। 26 ਪਰ ਵਕੀਲ, ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਆਤਮਾ, ਜਿਸਨੂੰ ਪਿਤਾ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਮ ਵਿੱਚ ਭੇਜੇਗਾ ਉਹ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਸਭ ਕੁਝ ਸਿਖਾਵੇਗਾ ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਸਭ ਕੁਝ ਚੇਤੇ ਕਰਾਵੇਗਾ ਜੋ ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ। 27 ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਨਾਲ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ ਛੱਡਦਾ ਹਾਂ; ਮੇਰੀ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹਾਂ. ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਉਹ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਜਿਸ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ. ਆਪਣੇ ਦਿਲਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪਰੇਸ਼ਾਨ ਨਾ ਕਰੋ ਅਤੇ ਨਾ ਡਰੋ.

Song “Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God”

Reflection “Receiving the Holy Spirit”

Song  “Come Holy Spirit”

Intercessions/Herman and Claude

God of Spirit and fire
We remember today those in our world caught up in destruction and violence whose lives, children and homes are being destroyed as we meet 
Who’s bellies rumble with hunger
And particularly we remember…
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

God of passion and justice
We pray for all those working for justice in our communities
Bridging the gap 
Between the rich and the poor
The skilled and the unskilled
The healthy and the sick
The powerful and the vulnerable
Particularly we remember… and many others known to us
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

God of peace and shalom
We carry with us the prayers of those who need healing
Both mental and physical
In our families, our friends, our communities
And in a moment of silence
We name them before you.

SILENCE

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

We utters these our prayers in humility
Before the God
Who revives our faltering Spirits
Puts fire in our hearts, and sends us his Spirit to
Renew our hopes and dreams
And reminds us that a new way is always possible
In life, in death and beyond death
God is with us. In Jesus Name we pray
Amen.

Prayers for people

Song “Blessed be your Name”

Closing responses

Send us out to be your Co-workers 
Filled with the Spirit
To bring Healing
To bring Good news 
To bring Justice and Peace
And to live out the Gospel wherever we find ourselves.
Amen

Song “Aint No Grave”

Acts 2v1-8

Pentecost was a Jewish festival when the first fruits of the harvest were brought to the Temple. The disciples were the first fruits of a new way of being, a new faith that would encompass and change the world, followers of Jesus. 

At that time there were pilgrims from all over the Roman provinces visiting Jerusalem for the festival. It was like Notting Hill Carnival or Glastonbury or Diwali!  They heard their own languages, a reversal of the Tower of Babel! Some people thought the disciples were drunk.

Luke describes 120 people present.  That small group changed the world!

There was wind and fire. Fire is associated in the Old Testament with God's presence. Wind is described as one of the instruments through which God acts. The ruach, the breath of God. Jesus witnesses are in Jerusalem, but the church will rapidly move into Judea, Samaria, and eventually to the ends of the earth.

As the prophet Joel had promised God has poured out his Spirit. Joel 2v28

The early church described by Luke is a community where gender, ethnicity, and social status were erased. Pentecost de-stigmatized people. All now are on an equal footing under God. The church is a place of equals. 

How do we receive the Spirit?

God gives the Spirit as in Acts 2. It comes as we pray and worship God.
Or someone prays for us and we receive it as Saul did in Acts 9v17. We submit to God in humility and prayer. We pray for God’s Spirit in our lives. 

Without the Spirit we are like members of a club or a car without petrol. It is the Spirit that marks us out, inspires us and gives us that 5th dimension. It is the Spirit that gives life to us and the churches, and without it we are like hollow shells. So pray for God's Spirit in your life and others and in this church. We need it!

"If you believe and I believe and we together pray
the Holy Spirit must come down and set Gods people free..." African hymn

What is the Spirit saying to us today?

Do not be bystanders!

Do not be a bystander in the deaths of black people
Do not be a bystander when in South Korea they have had 264 deaths and in the UK we have over 38,000
Do not be a bystander when our old folk are dying at home, in hospitals, in care homes in their thousands.
Do not be a bystander when BME staff have high fatalities
Do not be a bystander when Front line staff are without PPE
Do not be complicit
We are not powerless
We have a voice, we have hands and feet,
We have a vote
We are followers of Jesus
We have the Spirit of God
Do not be bystanders! 

Come Holy Spirit. 
Fill us. 
Empower us to be your people.
In Jesus Name. Amen


ਪੰਤੇਕੁਸਤ ਇੱਕ ਯਹੂਦੀ ਤਿਉਹਾਰ ਸੀ ਜਿਸ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਵਾ harvest ਦੇ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਫਲ ਮੰਦਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਲਿਆਂਦੇ ਗਏ ਸਨਚੇਲੇ ਇਕ ਨਵੇਂ beingੰਗ ਨਾਲ ਰਹਿਣ ਦੇ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਫਲ ਸਨਇਕ ਨਵੀਂ ਨਿਹਚਾ ਜੋ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਘੇਰੇਗੀ ਅਤੇ ਬਦਲ ਦੇਵੇਗੀ.

ਉਸ ਸਮੇਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਰੋਮਨ ਸੂਬਿਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਸ਼ਰਧਾਲੂ ਤਿਉਹਾਰ ਲਈ ਯਰੂਸ਼ਲਮ ਆਉਂਦੇ ਸਨਇਹ ਨਾਟਿੰਗ ਹਿੱਲ ਕਾਰਨੀਵਲ ਵਰਗਾ ਸੀਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਭਾਸ਼ਾਵਾਂ ਸੁਣੀਆਂਟਾਵਰ Bab ਬਾਬਲ ਦਾ ਉਲਟਾਕੁਝ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੇ ਸੋਚਿਆ ਕਿ ਚੇਲੇ ਸ਼ਰਾਬੀ ਹਨ.

ਲੂਕ ਵਿਚ ਮੌਜੂਦ 120 ਲੋਕਾਂਆਦਮੀ ਅਤੇ describesਰਤਾਂ ਦਾ ਵਰਣਨ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈਉਸ ਛੋਟੇ ਸਮੂਹ ਨੇ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਬਦਲ ਦਿੱਤੀ!

ਹਵਾ ਅਤੇ ਅੱਗ ਸੀਪੁਰਾਣੇ ਨੇਮ ਵਿਚ ਅੱਗ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੀ ਮੌਜੂਦਗੀ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜੀ ਹੋਈ ਹੈਹਵਾ ਨੂੰ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਸਾਧਨਾਂ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਇਕ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਰੱਬ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈਰੱਬਾਰੱਬ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਯਿਸੂ ਦੇ ਗਵਾਹ ਯਰੂਸ਼ਲਮ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਨਪਰ ਚਰਚ ਤੇਜ਼ੀ ਨਾਲ ਯਹੂਦਿਯਾਸਾਮਰਿਯਾਅਤੇ ਆਖਰਕਾਰ ਧਰਤੀ ਦੇ ਸਿਰੇ ਵੱਲ ਚਲੇ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ.

ਜਿਵੇਂ ਕਿ ਨਬੀ ਯੋਏਲ ਨੇ ਵਾਅਦਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਪਰਮੇਸ਼ੁਰ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਆਤਮਾ ਡੋਲ੍ਹ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਹੈਜੋਲ 2v28

ਲੂਕਾ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਦਰਸਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਮੁ churchਲਾ ਚਰਚ ਇੱਕ ਅਜਿਹਾ ਭਾਈਚਾਰਾ ਹੈ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਲਿੰਗਜਾਤੀ ਅਤੇ ਸਮਾਜਿਕ ਰੁਤਬਾ ਮਿਟਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਸੀਪੰਤੇਕੁਸਤ ਨੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਡੀ-ਕਲੰਕਿਤ ਕੀਤਾਸਾਰੇ ਹੁਣ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੇ ਅਧੀਨ ਬਰਾਬਰ ਪੈਰ ਤੇ ਹਨਚਰਚ ਬਰਾਬਰ ਦੀ ਜਗ੍ਹਾ ਹੈ.

ਅਸੀਂ ਆਤਮਾ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ?

ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਆਤਮਾ ਨੂੰ ਕਾਰਜਾਂ 2 ਦੇ ਰੂਪ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈਇਹ ਉਦੋਂ ਆਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਅਸੀਂ ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੀ ਪੂਜਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ.
ਜਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਸਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਅਸੀਂ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਐਕਟ 9v17 ਵਿਚ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂਅਸੀਂ ਨਿਮਰਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਵਿਚ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੇ ਅਧੀਨ ਹਾਂਅਸੀਂ ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਰੱਬ ਦੀ ਆਤਮਾ ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ.

ਆਤਮਾ ਤੋਂ ਬਗੈਰ ਅਸੀਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਕਲੱਬ ਦੇ ਮੈਂਬਰਾਂ ਜਾਂ ਪੈਟਰੋਲ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਕਾਰ ਵਰਗੇ ਹਾਂਇਹ ਉਹ ਆਤਮਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨਦੇਹੀ ਕਰਦੀ ਹੈਸਾਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰੇਰਿਤ ਕਰਦੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਉਹ 5 ਵੇਂ ਪਹਿਲੂ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈਇਹ ਆਤਮਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਅਤੇ ਕਲੀਸਿਯਾਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਜੀਵਨ ਪ੍ਰਦਾਨ ਕਰਦੀ ਹੈਅਤੇ ਇਸਦੇ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਅਸੀਂ ਖੋਖਲੇ ਸ਼ੈਲਰਾਂ ਵਰਗੇ ਹਾਂਇਸ ਲਈ ਆਪਣੀ ਜਿੰਦਗੀ ਅਤੇ ਦੂਜਿਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਇਸ ਚਰਚ ਵਿਚ ਰੱਬ ਦੀ ਆਤਮਾ ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਕਰੋਸਾਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਰੂਰਤ ਹੈ!

ਜੇ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਕਰਦੇ ਹੋ ਅਤੇ ਮੈਂ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਅਸੀਂ ਇਕੱਠੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ
ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਆਤਮਾ ਨੂੰ ਹੇਠਾਂ ਆਉਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਪਰਮੇਸ਼ੁਰ ਦੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਕਰਨਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ... "ਅਫਰੀਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ


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