Dear Friends,

I hope all is well with you and those dear to you and you are enjoying this fabulous weather.

Morning Worship (Pentecost) | Sunday 31st May from 10.30am
This Sunday we welcome our Archdeacon, the Venerable Peter Robinson to lead us in worship.  Richard Sadler will take us through our prayers of intercession and Gill Percy and Jennifer Norderhaug are reading ( reproduced below). You can download the service sheet here and the You Tube Channel link is below.

https://youtu.be/e3PpjcWkt6s

Sunday Morning 'Coffee Morning' via Zoom | Sunday 31st May at 11.15am

If you'd like to join in please email admin@allendalechurch.co.uk and ask for the link.

Susie is going to lead us in a Brain of Britain style quiz. She managed to get 4 willing volunteers last week, so the rest of us can safely sit back, watch, listen, drink our coffee and enjoy!

Next week, on the 7th June, Sylvia is going to talk to us about her experiences of Allendale Church Hall when it was a cinema.  The following week, the 14th June, Tim is going to tell us about his trip to Burundi with Christian Aid.

If you can offer something for a Sunday, please let me know, I'm still looking for more ideas.

Compline via Zoom | Thursday 4th June at 8.45pm
Please email admin@allendalechurch.co.uk and ask for the link.  No service sheet needed as all the words are on the screen

It was lovely that Rev Mike Williams and his wife Mandy joined us for Compline last week. Mike will be leading our Sunday worship on 21st June.

Compline is a lovely, quiet, prayerful time at the end of each Thursday led by Tim.

The Link
A digital version of the June edition of the Link is now available, Just click here.

I think that's all for now folks, stay safe

Shirley
Churchwarden
St Cuthbert's

Sunday 31st May 2020
Collect
God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
or
Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Acts 2.1–21 †
When the day of Pentecost had come, they 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, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ 12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13 But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
14  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. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 “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.
18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
This is the word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
All: Glory to you, O Lord.

John 20.19–23
19  When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

We pray for all leaders, that they may imitate the righteous rule of Christ.

Lord hear us

Lord graciously hear us

 

God of compassion,

at this time of crisis,

we bring before you the peoples of our country and the world.

 

Lord hear us

Lord graciously hear us

 

We ask for your blessing and strength for those working tirelessly to protect and save life.

We pray especially for vulnerable children and young people who are at greater risk during this time:

those who are not safe at home;

those who may be plunged into even greater poverty;

those whose fragile mental health may worsen;

those who feel abandoned and alone.

Draw near to all who suffer in mind, body or spirit.

 

Lord hear us

Lord graciously hear us

 

We also pray for all who support other people.

Please bless their efforts and keep all with whom we work safe from harm.

We ask this in the precious name of Jesus.

 

Lord hear us

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for the community of the Allen Valleys, celebrating the efforts of so many who support others in different ways.

We pray for those who have suffered loss, especially those who have been unable to mourn.

We pray for the mental, emotional and physical health of those who provide essential services, food, medicine and care.

 

Lord hear us

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray to the mercy and protection of God.

Merciful Father accept these prayers for the sake of your son, our saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.