Greetings in Christ,
This weekend we celebrate Pentecost. This weekend also concludes our emphasis on being Consecrated Stewards. We’ll have a guest preacher who will walk us through our Consecration service where we set aside the gifts of God for His purposes.
We come together not to build an organization or a company. Instead, we’re a family. We’re brothers and sisters in Christ and we contribute to the family budget to make sure we can pay the bills connected to sharing the Gospel in this community and abroad.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend and to enjoying a potluck together afterward. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Blessings on your day!
Take a few minutes to look through the Service Folder so you can see the prayers, hymns, and other parts of the service in case you have questions or would like to take some time to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
You can also dig into the liturgy with this segment from Issues, Etc.
Here’s the Lectionary Summary for the day.
The Holy Spirit Brings the Dead to Life by the Righteousness of Christ
In returning to His Father by way of the cross and resurrection, Christ Jesus sends “the Helper” to His Church, that is, “the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father.” The Spirit testifies of Christ and glorifies Him by taking what is His and declaring it to the world in the preaching of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (John 15:26; 16:7, 14). He convicts the world of sin by the word of the Law, He forgives sins and justifies sinners by the Word of the Gospel, and He bestows the faith that says “Amen” to this righteousness of God (John 16:8–11). Therefore, the Lord pours out His Spirit on the apostles, that by their preaching, the Spirit should be given to His entire Church. As the multitudes are gathered from all the nations by “this sound,” that is, by the preaching of “the mighty works of God” in Christ Jesus, so does God the Father pour out the Spirit of His Son “on all flesh” (Acts 2:6, 11, 17). The Lord God breathes upon the slain, and so shall they live; for so the Lord has spoken, and He shall do it (Ezek. 37:5–14).
If you weren’t able to join us for service this past weekend you can catch up now.