It is good to be back. I was gone last week attending the 145th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It was a good, if exhausting, time and I strongly encourage you to give the web site for the Assembly a look if you want to know what happened, etc., click this link to get to 2019 General Assembly.
Today is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church, the day something changed forever. Do we need to do more today than note the anniversary? Is there something other than wearing red and reading from the book of Acts to be done? The short answer to that is, “yes!” If we look at today as simply an opportunity to think about an event that happened in the distant past we run the risk losing sight of the ongoing, life-changing, amazing work of the Holy Spirit going on right now. Pentecost ushered in a new thing that continues to today.
One of the things I am hoping I was able to communicate in today’s sermons is how the Holy Spirit is as active now as ever. Let me know if I made it.
This is coming out later than sometimes as I am in the process of implementing a new (to me) computer which can take some time, and seems to always take more time than a) you thought; and b) you planned for.