Grace Lutheran Church

LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

739 19th St. SE; Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3753

The Day of Pentecost


Introit                                                                                       Ps. 68:1, 4a, c, 11a, 33b, 35a; antiphon: Liturgical Text; Ps. 68:3


The Spirit of the Lord fills the world. Alle- | luia.*
  The righteous | shall be glad.
They shall exult be- | fore God;*
  they shall be jubilant with joy! Alle- | luia.
God shall arise, his enemies shall be | scattered;*
  and those who hate him shall flee be- | fore him!
Sing to God, sing praises | to his name;*
  exult be- | fore him!
The Lord | gives the word;*
  behold, he sends out his voice, his | mighty voice.
Awesome is God from his sanctu- | ary;*
  the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his | people.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
  and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
  is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

The Spirit of the Lord fills the world. Alle- | luia.*
  The righteous | shall be glad.
They shall exult be- | fore God;*
  they shall be jubilant with joy! Alle- | luia.


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.


Readings:


Genesis 11:1-9

   Psalm 143 (antiphon: v. 11)

Acts 2:1-21
  John 14:23-31


Gradual                                                                                                                                                                        

During the celebration of Easter and Pentecost, the Gradual is omitted and the Verse is expanded.


Verse                                                                                                                                                             Ps. 104:30; Liturgical Text


Alleluia. When you send forth 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.