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It was on that first Pentecost that the disciples were gathered in the upper room, not sure what to do as Jesus had just left them and ascended into heaven. In this place of isolation and fear, the Holy Spirit came, described as fire and wind – the very breath of God. This experience empowered the disciples to exit the upper room and to bring the good news of Jesus Christ into the world. They were a changed people, who now fully embraced their faith.
The Holy Spirit does that for us as well. We are a changed people, inspired to live our faith through the Holy Spirit. It is this faith that will see us through all crises. Pentecost brings forth the best from us, sending us out as the Church – empowered by the life-giving Holy Spirit against the death dealing virus of the world.
Come, Holy Spirit, Come!
Keep the faith.
The Vestry has begun discussing reopening of the church building.
The bishop's task force issued guidelines June 4 that you will find here.
It will be different - communion, singing, distancing, masks. We will give you updates.
Let us pray in unison:
"My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen."
April 12 Easter Sunday
April 19 Second Sunday in Easter
April 26 Third Sunday in Easter
May 3 Fourth Sunday in Easter
May 17 Rogation Sunday
May 24 Seventh Sunday in Easter
May 31 Feast of Pentecost
June 7 Trinity Sunday
June 14 Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 21 Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 28 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
July 5 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
The Archbishop of Canterbury offers daily reflections on Jesus, presented by influential Christians.
You can find the link here.