Eucharist for the Feast of Pentecost (31 May)

Good morning and welcome to our service.

This Sunday I have celebrated the Eucharist at St Mary's Middle Swan with two Liturgical Assistants, Sharon and David Zuiddam. The intercessions this morning were written by Alison Pederick.

The weekly readings and pew sheet, and the service booklet for the Sundays following Easter can be accessed by clicking the following links, and you may wish to print these out as the service is in video rather than audio format. Note that the service booklet will be used for the following six Sundays. The readings for this morning's service are: x
Numbers 11.24-30; Psalm 104.26-36; Acts 2.1-21; John 20.19-23.

Text from A Prayer Book for Australia (Sydney: Broughton Books, 1995) © 1995, The Anglican Church of Australia Trusts Corporation. Psalm texts are from The Liturgical Psalter, Inclusive Language Version © David L. Frost, John A. Emerton, Andrew A. Macintosh, used with permission.

If you wish to read or listen to my homily later you can find the full text and audio recording on my sermon blog at

Please note: this week there will be no online Coffee Hour. Instead, we have the opportunity to meet and pray together in person. All Saints church will be open for prayer and reflection from 7.30am to 9.00am, and St Mary's will be open from 10.00am to 11.30am. A COVID Safety Plan has been prepared for each church (as well as the Cloisters and Minchin Centre), and hosts at each church will ensure we are adhering to these requirements including a maximum of 12 people at any one time at All Saints and 20 people at St Mary's. This is a dress rehearsal as it appears we will be able to celebrate the Eucharist in normal-sized gatherings from Sunday 7 June.

Below you will see a selection of hymns (from YouTube) that you might like to play either before or after the service. At the very bottom of the page you will find a comments box - this can be used for posting prayers, praise or encouragement for the whole congregation!

Giving to the Anglican Parish of Swan:
Many of our parish members already give their regular pledge to the parish by direct debit, and this generosity is vital in keeping the parish financially viable during these difficult times. Thank you!

If you have not already commenced giving by direct debit but would like to do so, you can use the following details:

Bank: Anglican Community Fund
BSB: 706001
Account Number: 30006999
Account Name: Swan Parish
Reference: Offering

A "one-off" donation by credit card can be made to support the parish by clicking here:


TIS143 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

TIS413 Holy Spirit, come confirm us

TIS398 Come down O love divine
TIS387 Christ is alive

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