The arrival of God’s Spirit at Pentecost
Collect: The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Acts 2:1-21 . . . God’s Spirit, poured out on the disciples, astonishes and empowers the community
Psalm 104:25-35,37 . . . An invocation to the creator of creation
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 . . . Paul explains that we come together to worship and serve in the Holy Spirit.
Readings from John . . . Jesus comes to his friends and breathes on them the Spirit of peace and forgiveness.
The Rev. Courtney Stamey, winner of our Pentecost Preaching Contest, shares her winning sermon, “What Did You Say?” based on Acts 2:1-21. Rev. Stamey is a Pastoral Resident who splits her time bi-vocationally between First Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC, and Peacehaven Community Farm