Good morning, gals and pals! Are you ready for the wind and fire of the Spirit tomorrow?
It's practically the middle of June and Sunday is one of the major church festivals, although, in my humble opinion (and for lots of reasons) Pentecost never seems to get its due. There are more than enough lessons to choose from on Sunday, from Numbers and 1 Corinthians, a couple of Gospel choices from John, and, of course, the basic story from Acts, with all of its strange and dramatic elements: wind, fire, tongues, and many languages spoken (at the same time). You can prime your sermon-writing pump with some great ideas here. (By the way, the picture is a banner commissioned for my church -- love in many languages. It seemed, somehow, appropriate.)
so, what are you going to do? do you have any Pentecost whooping-it-up planned?
I have pre-Pentecost blueberry pancakes (can you smell them?) and turkey sausage cooking, and fair trade coffee brewing. I have plenty of room at the table. I have a few good Pentecost stories to share. I don't have a children's message. anyone?