On most Sundays in the summer, the children will visit the Sunday school plot with Mary Jo in the community garden before worship.
Community BBQ August, 5th 5:00-6:30 pm
Monday, August 21st, due to the Solar Eclipse the church office will not be open during our regularly scheduled hours in the morning. We aim to be in the office from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Annual Community BBQ
August 5, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
As is our tradition, we will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers, as well as side dishes and deserts. The jazz group which practices in our church, The Usual Subjects, has agreed to provide music during the barbecue.
Join us for free food, free music, and great company!
The first Pentecost happened a long time ago -- and it keeps happening wherever the word of the Lord and the gospel of the risen Christ is shared!
Pentecost is 50 days after Easter. We celebrate this event of nearly 2,000 years ago as recorded in the second chapter of the book of Acts:
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place 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. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Peter defended accusations of drunkenness against those gathered there by preaching a powerful sermon, pointing out that Joel had spoken of a day like this: ‘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. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.'
When the crowd asked Peter and the apostles what they should do, Peter advised them to Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.
We receive the power of the Holy Spirit at our baptism, the same Holy Spirit that the early church received. It seems that if we share what we have with those in need, spend much time in worship and in fellowship, praising God and treating others so that good will is spread among all, the Holy Spirit will be with us as it has been with the church through the ages, and we will add to our number of those who follow the risen Lord.