The Gospel Notes for the Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal Half-Page PDF, or the Legal Black and White PDF.
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The Day of Pentecost — Whitsunday
by: Rev. Travis Loeslie
Collect of the Day:
O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 68:1, 4a, c, 11a, 33b, 35a (antiphon: Psalm 68:3) — God shall scatter His enemies
Psalm 143 (antiphon: v. 11) — My soul thirsts for You
Old Testament Reading:
Genesis 11:1-9 — God confuses the languages at the tower of Babel
Acts 2:1-21 — The events of Pentecost, the coming of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and Peter’s sermon
Psalm 104:30 — Alleluia. When You send for Your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground. Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Alleluia.
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