Mass in Blue this Sunday!

This Sunday join us for Will Todd’s Mass in Blue . Will Todd is a British composer who grew up as a choirboy with a love for jazz. In 2003 he got his chance to combine his love for sacred choral and jazz when the Hertfordshire Chorus commissioned him to write this mass. Combining the traditional elements of the Mass with jazz, this Sunday will be unique experience of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday.

While I was in seminary I developed a love for jazz. So for me, this is going to be great worship experience. Check out the mass on YouTube to get you ready for Sunday.

Here is the liturgy I have written for Pentecost.

–Darren

Call to Worship

Leader: This is the day

that the Spirit of God will fill the earth.

People: Come, Holy Spirit, and renew our lives.

Leader: This is the day

that the young shall see visions and the old shall dream dreams.

People: Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the world with your love.

 

 

Confession and Pardon

 

Leader: Repent

so that your sins may be forgiven

and that you may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit:

People: God of wind, word, and fire

forgive us for our stubborn resistance to your will,

for our arrogant rejection of your wisdom,

and for our cold reception of your love.

Reignite our passion for You

and renew our compassion for humanity,

through Jesus Christ

who with you and the Holy Spirit

encircles us in a Trinity of grace. Amen.

Leader: God’s promise is for us:

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

In the name of God, we are forgiven.

People: Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

Let us pray:

Holy Wisdom,

Fire Divine,

Dove of Eternal Love:

Settle into our hearts and inspire our minds

with visions of new ways of living and loving

in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

 

First Lesson

 

A reading from the letter to the Ephesians, chapter five:

 

Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

This is the Word of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God.