Please note that our worship time has changed to 11am
Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.
Lesson: Acts 2:1-12
Message: “Spirit and Language”
This week is Pentecost, where we celebrate the moment that the disciples really “get it” and the work of the church seems to begin in earnest! Our passage from Acts highlights a moment when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and began preaching to crowds of people who each heard the message of Christ’s good news in their own native language. It’s the time that we can point to and say, “this is when Christ’s followers realized this good news is for EVERYONE!” It was a moment when people seemed to be able to understand one another and when purpose felt clear.
I can’t help but read this passage in our current context, praying that the Spirit would be on us so that people around our country and around the globe would understand each other. Shouldn’t this be a moment when we might find a common language that affirms that we’re all in this together? Can God lead us to hear the cry of our neighbor in a way that our response would be that God’s good news is for them and that we would embrace them as siblings? We’ll wrestle with these questions during our time of worship on Sunday.
We are also entering into the season of marking the end of the school and program year and this feels quite different in our current climate. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll have some messages from our graduating high school seniors, and we’ll have children’s Sunday on June 14th. I spent some time looking at the “senior sermons” from years past, and it was clear that there was a spirit in the room that came through on the video. That’s something that’s become more difficult to feel and convey in this pandemic time. I pray (and trust) that we’ll be able to find some other creative ways to share in these moments together and to express our appreciation for our young people as they transition from one moment to the next.
Join us for our worship on our Facebook Live page (https://www.facebook.com/
Blessings and peace to you,
Prelude: “Larghetto” Stravinsky
Meditation: “Verset in G” Kerchoven
Postlude: “Great Chorale” Stravinsky
Get ready everyone. This Sunday we will have a senior message. Next Sunday we will have two senior sermons. Then on June 14th we will have a children’s Sunday we will have the last Senior Sermon with our younger students sharing:
Call to worship
Prayer that they have built to close the school year.
We also have three students who will be moving up to youth group this year. I hope you can join us for this wonderful end of the school year.
Online Worship Tech Issues
We will start our live streams about 10 minutes prior to the worship start time. During this moment you will hear silence, but see rotating pictures of art that our children and youth have made to share with us. Facebook is clearly having some issues keeping up with the demands of every congregation moving to worship online. Thanks for being patient during this time of sudden transition! Here are some tips if you’re having trouble:
First, try reducing the quality level in Facebook – On the video window highlight over the “resolution” along the bottom right corner of the video player to select a different bandwidth option. This may take a moment to update within your browser.
Next, you can also try using your phone instead. Some people have had more luck using the app than connecting on their computers.
If that doesn’t work, here are some other options:
1. Try a different internet browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and also close unnecessary tabs on your browser.
2. Try updating your internet browser
3. Try restarting your computer
4. Try restarting your modem or router
5. Try updating your flash player