Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Pentecost 2009

Readings will be:
Acts 2: 1-4
Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Romans 8: 22-27
Acts 2: 1-21

No I've not made a mistake putting the Acts reading down twice - the idea is that while the children are still in the service they hear the story of the coming of the Spirit, and join in with streamers...

We have a 'coming together of congregations': 7 churches of 2 different denominations, who are exploring how to work together across 5 villages. After all that complicated maths, I want to preach on unity in diversity - many tongues, many different people and different walks of life (and in Ezekiel many bones come together in one army) BUT - one Church, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one Spirit...

There's lots to organise, too: readers, music, a walk of witness at the end with banners to say who we are to the cricketers on the green, fizzy wine. Come Holy Spirit!

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