Dear St. Andrew’s and Friends:
This Sunday is Pentecost, a time to remember the work of God’s Spirit.
In the sermon, I’ll trace the movement of the Spirit from Genesis to the account in Luke of Jesus being “filled with the Spirit” to the multicultural emergence of the Spirit in Acts 2. I’ll be using the Hebrew word for spirit, “ruah,” because I think it helps us hear the story in fresh ways.
Disciple Dog invites three friends to join us as we reflect on the many things the Spirit does for us.
Chris will again perform the prelude. Chris and Erin will lead us in two hymns. The traditional “All Creatures of Our God and King,” attributed to St. Francis, celebrates our kinship with nature. “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness” is a contemporary song that is an affirmation of the work of the Spirit through history.
The images include a photograph by Terrence Munday, an ancient icon painting piece a contemporary depiction of Pentecost.
Our nation seems to be in turmoil once again over issues of race, and we'll be looking for ways to respond next week.
For now, as we continue to experience the pandemic, the Spirit is present to renew us and call us to action.
Blessings on your weekend!