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LATEST SERMON | PENTECOST 01 | JUNE 4, 2017

SAY YES!

SCRIPTURE READING: ACTS 2:1-21

 

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 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. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9 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.”

 

Peter Addresses the Crowd

 

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  21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ 

 

 Acts 2:1-21, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

WORSHIP IN ACTION

NEW FACE

On Sunday, May 21st,  the congregation formally welcomed Charlie Weismueller into our church community. We're look forward to seeing Charlie every Sunday in the same seat and  in the same pew that he chose on his very first visit. 

WE SAY YES!

On the  first Sunday of Pentecost, the congregation  voiced a resounding "YES!" in their ballot votes to  retain Pastor Mary Jo Laabs as our Designated Term Pastor for 3- to 5-years.  A wonderful way to mark  the first Sunday of Pentecost!

PENTECOST MOMENTOS

Members who attended the service on the first Sunday of Pentecost received a shimmering, red glass stone as a reminder of the power of the Holy Spirit and our enthusiams in opening our hearts to the Spirit. Beautiful in the sunshine. Smooth in our pockets.

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