May 19, 2013 ~ Pentecost
This week's Scripture verses are Acts 2:1-12 and Ephesians 1:11-14,
for the message, Sealed by the Spirit.
Many churches across the world will be celebrating Pentecost Sunday, which is seven Sundays after Easter.
The original Pentecost occurred 50 days after Easter, and was marked by the giving of the Holy Spirit to the early believers
as they gathered in the Temple.
In the first chapter of Paul's letter to the Ephesians, Paul speaks of the gift of the Holy Spirit and how it is like a "down payment" of the blessings we will one day enjoy fully.
On this Pentecost Sunday, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.
Serving this week:
Greeting this week are Joyce & Chuck Pakosta.
Tending the children in the 'Garden' is Jen Shannon;
with our 'Sprouts' is Amanda Banner;
and in the Nursery is Kelly Shannon.