Pentecost, Rite II, June 5, 2022 10:30am


For The Procession:   Hymn 512                                                   Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

1 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,
with light and comfort from above;
be thou our guardian, thou our guide
o’er every thought and step preside.

2 The light of truth to us display,
and make us know and choose thy way;
plant holy fear in every heart,
that we from thee may ne’er depart.

3 Lead us to Christ, the living way,
nor let us from his precepts stray;
lead us to holiness, the road
that we must take to dwell with God.

4 Lead us to heaven, that we may share
fullness of joy for ever there;
lead us to God, our final rest,
to be with him for ever blest.


The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                    
Prayer Book 355

The people standing, the Celebrant says

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

People The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia.


The Collect of the Day:

The Celebrant says to the people

The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

Celebrant Let us pray.

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

Acts 2:1-21

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.’ “

The Psalm

Psalm 104:25-35, 37

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. *

The Epistle

Romans 8:14-17

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.

Sequence Hymn: 511                                                          Holy Spirit, ever living

1 Holy Spirit, ever living
as the Church’s very life;
Holy Spirit, ever striving
through her in a ceaseless strife;
Holy Spirit, ever forming
in the Church the mind of Christ;
thee we praise with endless worship
for thy fruits and gifts unpriced.

2 Holy Spirit, ever working
through the Church’s ministry;
quickening, strengthening and absolving,
setting captive sinners free;
Holy Spirit, ever binding
age to age, and soul to soul,
in a fellowship unending
thee we worship and extol.

The Holy Gospel   

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to John

People Glory to you, Lord Christ

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.”]

After the Gospel, the Reader says
The Gospel of the Lord.

People Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon           The Rev. Scott Williams



Through the Paschal mystery, dear friends, we are buried with Christ by Baptism into his death, and raised with him to newness of life.  I call upon you, therefore, to renew the solemn promises and vows of Holy Baptism, by which we once renounced Satan and all his works, and promised to serve God faithfully in his holy Catholic Church.


The Renewal of Baptismal Vows                                                 Prayer Book 292

Celebrant    Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil and renew your

    commitment to Jesus Christ?

People     I do.


Celebrant Do you believe in God the Father?

People I believe in God, the Father almighty,

    creator of heaven and earth.


Celebrant Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

  He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

  He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

  He descended to the dead.

  On the third day he rose again.

  He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


Celebrant Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People I believe in the Holy Spirit,

  the holy catholic Church,

  the communion of saints,

  the forgiveness of sins,

  the resurrection of the body,

  and the life everlasting.


Celebrant Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People I will, with God’s help.


Celebrant Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People I will, with God’s help.


Celebrant Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People I will, with God’s help.


Celebrant Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People I will, with God’s help.


Celebrant Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People I will, with God’s help.


May Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sins, keep us in eternal life by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers of the People – June 5, 2022

Presider:  Your people are gathered together in this holy place, O God:  Fill this house with the Spirit’s presence and power as we pray to you:  May these words of ours find favor; we will rejoice in the Holy One.


Litanist:  Gracious and loving One, in Christ you have spoken your Word to us, and because we have seen Jesus, we have seen God the Father:  Let our trust in your Spirit grow so fully that we may do the works that Christ has done, and greater works than these.  May these words of ours find favor; we will rejoice in the Holy One.


Eternal One, scatter our pride and teach our leaders and all others who hold authority in the world to turn to you for instruction and truth.  May these words of ours find favor; we will rejoice in the Holy One.


Ever-present One, in wisdom you have made all things, and the earth is full of your creatures:  Pour out your Spirit upon all flesh and let the Comforter bring healing and peace to all who live with illness or suffering, oppression or injustice.  May these words of ours find favor; we will rejoice in the Holy One.


Gracious One, let your deeds of power be with us in this community, that your sons and daughters may prophesy, your young men see visions, and your old men dream dreams.  May these words of ours find favor; we will rejoice in the Holy One.


We rejoice that you promise to answer our prayers offered in Jesus’ name. Listen to all who call to you for help and honor our prayers on behalf of those for whom we intercede, especially  those we now mention aloud or in the silence of our hearts (pause); all those serving our country at home and abroad; and those on our prayer list. We give thanks for your benevolence and providence as we offer our prayers of gratitude and praise, especially for those celebrating birthdays  and anniversaries Marvin, Vicky, Heather, Wendy, Doug & Lynn, Jim & Judy. The earth and all its people are yours, O God:  Raise into your eternal presence all who have died, especially those we now remember aloud or in the silence  of our hearts (pause).  May these words of ours find favor; we will rejoice in the Holy One.


Presider:  How manifold are your works, O Holy One; you open your hand and all your creatures are filled with good things:  Let your Spirit abide with us and in us, that we may love you and keep your commandment to love one another, dwelling in the unity of the Son, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, One God, for ever and ever.  Amen. 

The Peace

Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.

People: And also with you.

The Ministers and People greet one another in the name of the Lord.


Altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Vicky Reed in loving memory of Byron on the occasion of their anniversary

Food Pantry – we continue to support the pantry at Gulf Coast Community Ministries in Gulfport.  Please bring donations of nonperishable food items and leave them in the narthex.

Crawfish Boil – Saturday, June 18th at St. Mark’s funds raised will benefit the Honduras Medical Mission.  Mark your calendar – more details to come

Vacation Bible School will be June 12 – June 16th.  To volunteer please contact Debbie Anglin 228-219-1756.  Spread the word – invite your neighbors!

Camp Able – will be June 28 – July 1st.  Volunteers are also needed for this camp

Oblations brought forward (congregation stands)

Offertory  Presentation Hymn                                                     

Sung to tune of 618

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him all creatures here below. 
Alleluia, alleluia.
Praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Holy Communion

The people remain standing. 

Deacon The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

Deacon Let us pray

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before He suffered, instituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood:  Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, Who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life, and Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.  Amen.


And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation,   but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.


The following may be said or sung

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world:  have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world:  have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world:  grant us peace.


The following may also be said:

We do not presume to come to this Your Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in Your manifold and great mercies.  We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Your Table.  But You are the same Lord Whose property is always to have mercy.  Grant us therefore gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of Your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink His blood, that we may evermore dwell in Him, and He in us.  Amen.


Facing the people, the Deacon may say the following Invitation

The Gifts of God for the People of God.

Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.


The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven.  [Amen.]

The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.  [Amen.]


Communion Hymn 506   Praise the Spirit in creation

Praise the Spirit in creation,
breath of God, life’s origin:
Spirit moving on the waters,
quickening worlds to life within,
source of breath to all things breathing,
life in whom all lives begin.

Praise the Spirit, close companion
of our inmost thoughts and ways;
who, in showing us God’s wonders,
is himself the power to gaze;
and God’s will, to those who listen,
by a still small voice conveys.

Praise the Spirit, who enlightened
priest and prophets with the word;
his the truth behind the wisdoms
which as yet know not our Lord;
by whose love and power, in Jesus
God himself was seen and heard.

Tell of how the ascended Jesus
armed a people for his own;
how a hundred men and women
turned the known world upside down,
to its dark and furthest corners
by the wind of heaven blown.

Pray we then, O Lord the Spirit,
praise the Father, praise the Word,
Source, and Truth, and Inspiration,
Trinity in deep accord;
through your voice which speaks within us
we, your creatures call you Lord.



After Communion, the people kneel and the Deacon says

Let us pray.


Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.  Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and 

courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Blessing


Recessional Hymn 516    Come down, O Love divine

1 Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

2 O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

3 And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till Love create a place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

BlessingDismissalChildren: Let us bless the Lord. ALLELUIA ! ALLELUIA !
People: Thanks be to God.
Alleluia ! Alleluia !

Serving Today

Duncan Ing,  Reader     Chris Scarborough, Reader

Mellody Jenkins, Chalice    Allan Young, Chalice

Rod Rishel, Usher    Mark Lishen, Usher

Christie Yoste, Vestry Person

JT Anglin, Organist/Choirmaster

       The Rev. Scott Williams, Deacon

 The Rev. Patrick Sanders, Rector

Tune in at 8am each Sunday for our Rite I celebration of Holy Eucharist.