top of page
Pentecost image.png

Join us this Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Day of Pentecost

“God in Us”

1 Corinthians 12:4-13

Pastor Ann Hayman, Transitional Pastor

This Sunday is the Day of Pentecost and the last Sunday in our Eastertide season. I will be using two texts in my message this week, titled “God in Us!”.  The first is Acts 2:1-13 which is what we know to be the story of Pentecost.  On Pentecost, God takes a group of haphazard, diverse believers and unites them with the precious gift of spirit-language. This is a story about acting! Many readers of this story focus their attention on the spooky details of wind, fire, and amazing speech, and miss the real story Luke is trying to tell.  This is a story the unites rather than divides. How have we seen God 'break down what divides us from one another?' In our experience, how does the Holy Spirit still and always help us better understand each other? This is the promise of Pentecost: now we no longer depend solely on Jesus to be the one who understands. Now we, too, understand. And now we, too, can speak and our voices can spread the Spirit of understanding. Our second text is from I Corinthians 12: 4-13 where we find amid a list of spiritual gifts what it looks like to be people of Pentecost, to be those claimed by the Spirit. What gifts do we bring to the Church? How can we help to build up the community? How can our gifts and service give praise to God? Plan to join us this Sunday and be sure to wear something red or bright yellow or orange! 

bottom of page