Pentecost Blog I

What an exciting start to our Pentecost season this past Sunday. We had a baptism (a 9 year-old girl), a new member received (her mother), and first communion. The church was packed with friends and family of the first communion kids.

It was also the last offering of the season for the Bell Choir and the Trinity Choir. We gave them a rousing applause, both for their fine performances on Sunday, as well as for a year of wonderful work.

I was teased a bit about how long the service was. One person said, “If you would have had a wedding, you would have had it all on Sunday.” I enjoyed the joke, but also the reminder to keep an eye on how much can be squeezed into one service.

On the other hand, Pentecost is all about the coming of the Holy Spirit to enliven the church. Well, it was lively and enlivened here this past Sunday. The Spirit was clearly moving among us—just as on that first day of Pentecost. Now, as we enter this long season (about 6 months until Advent) our focus will be on looking for the signs of the activity of the Spirit in our midst. Please remember that we begin our new summer Wednesday night service this Wednesday at 6 pm. Just one more opportunity for the Spirit to speak to us and give us joy and peace. If you can’t make it on Sunday, I hope to see you on Wednesdays. A blessed Pentecost season to you all.

Pastor Clay Schmit