PENTECOST POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 22ND!
Pentecost Sunday is one of the four major feast days of the church year (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints). It is a time to celebrate the birth of the Church, the giving of the Holy Spirit and the empowerment of believers to be God’s witnesses throughout the world. It also happens to be the anniversary of the founding of All Saints and the occasion of a parish lunch and meeting. Pretty important day, I’d say!
This year, Pentecost falls on Sunday, the 15th, so it seemed best (since I am retrieving our daughter from college this weekend), to postpone our celebration until the 22nd. That means another Sunday of Easter (yay!) and a bit more time to plan what side dish you’ll bring to supplement the brisket and dessert we’ll be having for lunch. It is traditional to wear RED on Pentecost, so at least the Tech fans should have it covered!
NEW STUDY BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN THE PARISH HALL
This past week, one of our newer attenders on Wednesday nights called it a “care group.” Her former church called their groups that because along with the study and food, people took the time to care for one another in conversation and prayer. That pretty much describes what we do each week. We learn and we live in community with each other. The group meets this week (the 18th) while I am out of town. The topic is worship from a biblical perspective.
On the 25th, we continue our new study in the Book of Hebrews. This book was originally written to explain why Jewish converts to Christianity should remain Christians even though they were under great pressure to give up their new faith. It also helps those of us who were never Jews to understand how Jesus fulfills the Law, why his death on the cross matters and how angels, Moses and the Jewish high priest fit into the picture. Hebrews will definitely make you think and will build your confidence in what you believe.
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK: ACTS 1:4-8 YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER…
And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.
Your fellow servant,
THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
-Sundays, Classes at 9:15am. Worship at 10:30 am.
-Wednesdays, Bible Study and Fellowship, 6:30pm at the church: Topic this week: Worship from a Biblical Perspective
-Thursdays, 7:30am to 8:30am, People of the Book, breakfast and fellowship at the Jubilee Center
-Saturday, May 14th, 9:15am, Food Distribution at the Jubilee Center
-Friday, May 27th, 8:30am, Stocking Shelves at the Jubilee Center (3301 Andrews Highway).
-Saturday, May 28th, 9:15am, Food distribution at Jubilee Center
-Sunday, May 22nd, Congregational Luncheon and Meeting. Please do plan to be with us!
-Tuesday, June 14th, 6:00pm, Vestry Dinner and Meeting.