Join us on this Sunday, May 9, 2021, for a virtual Easter season celebration at 10:45am. In this Easter season, as we continue to celebrate the wonderful miracle of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we look to the apostles and how they carried the message of the Resurrection out into the world. This week we look at Acts 10:44-48, where all who where listening to Peter preach, even the Gentiles, receive the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues and extolling God. We look at this in the light of John 15:9-17 where Jesus encourages the disciples to abide in his love, giving the commandment, “Love one another.”

+ What is it to love one another as Jesus is commanding the disciples and by extension, commanding us to do?

+ Who is able to receive the Holy Spirit and what does that mean for God’s acceptance and love toward the people of the world?

Depiction of Peter's sermon on Pentecost by David Teague. Original painting at the home office.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021Seventh Sunday of Easter & Sunday after Ascension
Luke 24:44-53 & Acts 1:1-11
Jesus is with the disciples after his resurrection, teaching them and opening their minds. As the disciples watch Jesus is taken up, ascending into heaven to be with God.

Sunday, May 23, 2021Pentecost
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 & Acts 2:1-21
Jesus tells the disciples to wait and be patient, for the advocate is coming to guide them. Later, the disciples are gathered when came the sound of a rushing wind and tongues of flame rested above each of their heads. That’s when they began speaking in many different languages so peoples from different lands and nations might understand the message of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, May 30, 2021Trinity Sunday
John 3:1-17
Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night and Jesus teaches him of how the Spirit works and also of needing to born of the Spirit.

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Mark 3:20-35 & 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Jesus is confronted by the religious leaders who were saying he does miraculous deeds by the power of the devil. Yet, Jesus rebukes them saying a house divided cannot stand.