The day of Pentecost has come!
We have been spending time together each week being reminded that “love is our religion” and that our hearts have the Spirit of Christ within, helping us, guiding us, giving us strength and courage and overflowing gratitude for each other. All of this was inspired by the early Christian community, one that was often under difficult circumstances but continued to support each other along the way:
“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple,
they broke bread at home and ate their food
with glad and generous hearts, praising God and
having the goodwill of all the people.” (Acts 2:46-47a)
We create a “temple” of worship in our hearts that connects us across boundaries, distance and time. But as we share this worship, we will stay connected. At the “heart of the matter,” we are connected through the Spirit that makes us one in love.
Plan to join us on Facebook at 10am MT on Sundays for our Livestream worship service. Our scriptures this week are our Pentecost stories (John 7:37-39; Acts 2:1-21—feel free to read ahead of time). We will have lots of music for our online, virtual worship—four original songs by Stevie, plus Pastor Gaye on guitar, and Susan on the organ. Our Dance Party song is The River is Here which will certainly get you up and dancing. Our Postlude Jam is Rev. Glenn’s favorite Billy Joel song, We Didn’t Start the Fire!
We are inviting everyone to wear something RED for our worship as red is the color for Pentecost! You will also want to have some bread/cracker and a cup available for our time of Communion together. We will consecrate these elements together through the power of the internet (amazing how God can use anything in our world to bring us together as a community of faith)!
If you aren’t able to join us live, remember our worship video will be available later on Sunday on our church’s website for your review or to share with others. Look for our “videos” tab at the top of the website.
With Health and Wholeness,
Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell
P.S. During worship, we will be reading a letter from our Rocky Mountain Conference Minister, Rev. Sue Artt, sharing her thoughts about the violence inflicted on George Floyd as we lift up the “Breath of God” on this Pentecost Sunday.