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Wear something in bold red, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, if you wish as we create a visual reminder of the Holy Spirit all throughout our worship experience!!
Day of Pentecost
Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.
First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost was a Jewish harvest festival that marked the fiftieth day after Passover. Luke portrays the Holy Spirit being poured out upon the disciples before the gathered and astonished people assembled in Jerusalem for the festival. Filled with the Spirit, the disciples were able to witness to the power of Christ’s resurrection.
Gospel: John 20:19-23
The risen Jesus appears to his disciples, offering them a benediction, a commission, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Instructions if it is your first time:
You can connect using your computer, smart phone or tablet device.
On your computer, when asked “do you want to run Zoom" click yes to continue. If you don’t have a microphone or camera to use with your computer, you can participate by typing comments in the “chat" feature.
If you prefer to use a mobile device, go to your App Store (Android or Apple) and download the Zoom App. Open the app and follow the prompts.
Both the mobile app and website are free to use. In either case, agree to using video and audio.
There are video and audio controls in the lower left corner of the Zoom application that you can control.
You may use toll free (from most mobile phones) numbers 1-669-900-9128 or 1-253-215-8782 and enter the meeting number.
From most mobile devices you can also click on the “One Tap Mobile" links.
1) There will be a Church-wide Congregational Meeting after our ZOOM Worship on MAY 31st! We really hope you will join us as we continue the work of the church and the work of the people.
2) Also, if you need Hard copies of the information for the meeting mailed to you (if you cannot print them out on your device, or if you would just prefer them), please let Pastor or our precious President Rosemary Wold know and they will “make it so").
May 31, 2020 at 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 943 1957 9953
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Special Note: The Zoom website says “Update to Zoom 5.0 by Saturday May 30th" with a large orange “Update Now" button to click on. If you do not update beforehand, please allow several minutes for the forced update on Sunday morning!