WORSHIP TOGETHER | Sunday 6-5-2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022
The Day if Pentecost
The Revised Common Lectionary passages for the Lord’s Day are:
– First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9
– Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
– Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21
– Gospel Reading: John 14:8-17 (25-27)
The liturgical color for the day is: Red
Pentecost is full of action, Spirit-breath wind, and audible resonance with the God who continues to move among us.
It is what God does in our lives. A new song. A new way. A new view. A new opportunity. A new challenge. New. Such is the essence of the poured-out Spirit. What if we welcomed that new thing God is doing among us rather than clung to the old way? What if we did that in the church—what if we allowed the breeze of the Holy Spirit to blow us into a new way? New view? New opportunity? New challenge?
Way back in Genesis they had to learn what we learn again and again. We do not master God. As soon as we think we can fully grasp or even clearly understand—oh, God’s vision for us is so much larger than anything we construct.
God has more in store for us than we know. The Holy Spirit has been poured out. Catch the wind! If we are still building a tower, we need to stop. We need to catch the wind and allow the Holy Spirit to blow us into a new way.
Rev. Dr. Daris Bultena
General Presbyter and Stated Clerk