Posts tagged with ‘Pentecost’

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Sunday, June 3: What’s a Sabbath & what’s it for?

by Trina Kleist

Jesus had his own opinion! The word “Sabbath” comes from the Hebrew verb “sabat,” meaning “to rest.” God gave His people a day of rest – in part for a needed day off from their labors, in part so they would have time to worship Him. God knows what we need: Rest for our bodies […]

Sunday, May 20: Today is Pentecost!

by Trina Kleist

Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit! Our Sanctuary today is splashed with red and filled with beautiful balloons. We hope it helps you feel the mighty, sweeping, swirling, lifting up of God’s Holy Spirit! Jesus calls it “the Spirit of truth.” That’s because the truth is that God loves you, exactly as you […]

One worship service June 4: Pentecost – Holy Spirit Day!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus breathes God’s spirit into you, too! A spirit-filled life – that’s what we all need! Jesus understood that better than anyone. So when he got ready to leave this Earth, he assured his followers that, yes, he really had risen from the dead. Yes, he really was the Son of God! And yes, he […]

Sunday, May 31: The Holy Trinity

by Trina Kleist

Today we contemplate the Holy Trinity. This is the three-persons-in-one-God concept that is central to Christianity – the persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It’s also the first Sunday after Pentecost, the day when we remembered God sending his Holy Spirit to Jesus’ followers after Jesus ascended into […]