Preparing to worship
For forty days and nights after his resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples, after which he ascended into heaven and then ten days later the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples in Jerusalem. It is into this time that our worship in May takes us. In the early Days after Easter we reflected on the risen Christ made known among us, now we turn our attention to the power of the Holy Spirit at work in the world.
On May 6, our texts for the week include Psalm 98 and Acts 10:25–48. Reverend Dimock’s sermon title is And the Holy Spirit Fell!
May 13 is Christian Family Sunday or Mother’s Day and also Ascension Sunday. The readings for this week are Ephesians 1:15–23, Psalm 47 and Acts 1:1–11. Reverend Dimock is preaching and the sermon for the week is Where did Jesus go and what do we do now?
May 20 is Pentecost Sunday. This is the day we remember and celebrate the birth of the church. The readings for the church include Ezekial
37:1–14; Acts 2:1–21 and Psalm 104:24–34. Reverend Dimock’s sermon title is Pushed out and into the streets.
May 27, the week after Pentecost is traditionally the Sunday we call Trinity Sunday. What a subject! While we cannot fully understand the three-person nature of God, on this Sunday we will explore one aspect of the mystery of God and our relationship with God who as the trinity exists in relationship as God’s self. The texts for the week include Proverbs 8:1–4, 22– 31, Psalm 8, and John 1:1–5.