Day of Pentecost
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
This Sunday is Pentecost, the birthday of the church! We will celebrate the Holy Spirit (symbolized as fire in Acts 2) being given to the believers, thus giving birth to the church. The liturgical color is red, and we celebrate corporately by wearing the colors of fire: Red, Orange, and Yellow. Join us this Sunday by wearing your fiery finest!
Sermon by Lubos Dzuriak
“Happy birthday, Church! Do you still speak Gospelish?”
God is re-creating the People of God on Pentecost; God is creating the Church on Pentecost. God spoke the language we ALL (nations/people) can understand first – in Jesus Christ (by example) and second in native languages. The language of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is love primarily… embracing ALL (no walls/difference anymore), we are one in Christ. It is God through the Holy Spirit that speaks through us (in spite of our imperfection). We are invited to join God’s Spirit in God’s work. We are called to make disciples by speaking the language of God = “Gospelish”… always.
Mr. Lubos Dzuriak, our 2017 – 2018 Pastoral Intern, and his wife Diana as our guest pianist. Lubos and Diana, natives of Slovakia, are parents to four children: Naomi, Tobi, Eli, and Adela. Lubos will graduate Saturday, May 26 from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond with his Master of Divinity degree.
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Litany to the Holy Spirit — Peter Hurford — River Road Camerata
Come Down, O Love Divine — William Harris — Chancel Choir
Following worship there is a reception in the Fellowship Hall hosted by the deacons.
Everyone is invited to attend!