Today we celebrate Pentecost, which is one of the major feast days of the Christian year. On this day we remember the first time Christian disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
It is a dramatic scene. The Spirit appears as tongues of fire resting on each of the disciples. They begin to speak in many languages all at once with such enthusiasm and volume that they attract a crowd.
Not surprisingly, people are amazed at what they see and hear. And the disciples themselves are changed forever.
The Pentecost Vision continued:
But the sheer drama of the story can be distracting. There is more going on than pyrotechnics. To get at what is really happening on Pentecost, we have to start with our gospel reading. . . ..(click on title)
5/24: United Thank Offering In-Gathering
5/25: Memorial Day Parade, departing at 10am
5/30: Walk/Run, 10am (9am registration)
5/31: Children's Pentecost Pageant, 9:30am
6/1: Community Supper, Italian night, 6:00pm
6/7: Rededication of our labyrinth
6/14: Single Service at 9:00am followed by Parish Meeting
Take the Bible Challenge!
We have begun reading the entire bible this year. This week's challenge is 2 Kings 16-25; 1 Chronicles 1-6; Psalms 111-116; Acts 26-28; Romans 1-3. Please join us!