Date: June 12, 2011
Liturgical Sunday: Pentecost
Sermon Title: Pentecost
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/1106012_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=Pentecost]
Today is Pentecost, the birthday of the church as we know it. There is considerable crossover between last week’s sermons and this week’s sermon but I don’t think there is anyway to prevent that and, as such, I simply don’t care to try. I even had the congregation, sorry joint congregations, sing Happy Birthday to the church as part of the children’s moment.
This Pentecost service was a joint service between Knox and St. Mark’s Presbyterian churches to celebrate St. Mark’s 128th anniversary. I always struggle with this sort of service. I want to be faithful to both the people in the pews and my call to preach from the scriptures. I didn’t do too much to try and bring the two together but there is at least some brief discussion about the anniversary as part of the sermon.
As always, I am quite interested in your feedback if you have the inclination and time to send it along.