In Pastor's Message

We celebrated Pentecost last Sunday, and what a celebration we had!  It was a wonderful experience for many of us joining together in Spirited worship, singing, shouting and dancing our praises to God.  I am blessed with a unique perspective in that I get to see your faces during worship. What a beautiful sight it was seeing the Spirit work in and through you throughout last week’s service.  I very deeply appreciate your willingness to “try on” different forms of worship as we have been doing.  With such a diverse congregation, we want to offer that same diversity in our worship.  What a day it was.  I can’t wait to worship with you again this coming Sunday.

It’s obvious to all of us that we have issues with our sound system in the sanctuary.  We have people working diligently on this issue including during this coming weekend.  I apologize for the noise we’ve had the past few weeks.  It will be much better.

We’re starting a new fundraiser this week with great opportunity for success.  If you have old gold or sterling silver – an old ring, a broken chain or bracelet, or perhaps some piece of jewelry from a partner long ago, please consider donating it to the church.  We are able to sell those old and broken items and get a return of 98% as income for the church.  Our Treasurer, Monica will be at a table in the back of church this week to receive your gifts, and of course there will be more information during the announcements.  Start looking around now and let’s all pitch in to help boost our church’s finances.  Thank you very much.

This Sunday’s sermon is called, “None Like You.”  We know that each of us is uniquely created by God and there really is no one like you.  We also understand that there is none other like our God.  It’s also Trinity Sunday, so we’ll think a bit about the doctrine of the Trinity.  As we move toward Sunday, consider this Hebrew Bible reading,

Psalm 139.7-12
Is there any place I can go to avoid your Spirit?
To be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
to the far western horizon…You’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “Oh, [God] even sees me in the dark!
At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you;
night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.

 

I look forward to seeing you in church.  Have a safe and happy weekend.

 

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