We are unified in the Spirit

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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday May 31, 2020
Day of Pentecost

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s20200531-pent_01Pentecost 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.

Readings and Psalm

Acts 2:1-21 
Filled with the Spirit to tell God’s deeds
Numbers 11:24-30 (alternate)
The Spirit comes upon the elders of Israel
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 
Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104:30)
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 
Varieties of gifts from the same Spirit
Acts 2:1-21 (alternate)
Filled with the Spirit to tell God’s deeds
John 20:19-23 
The Spirit poured out
John 7:37-39 (alternate)
The Spirit will provide living water

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