Thoughtful Tuesday
Preparing for Worship
June 9, 2019
Acts 2:1-21
On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the animating and sustaining presence of God’s Spirit within the church! 
Wear RED to help celebrate!
Come feast on birthday cake to celebrate the birthday of the church!

The people in the early church are amazed that they can understand one another. God’s spirit has enabled them to make themselves understood. Some who are watching don’t believe it, and assume they are drunk. Peter points out that they cannot be – it’s too early, he says, presumably with a twinkle in his eye. God’s spirit transforms us into being new people – overwhelmed with a desire to speak God’s word, and to try to understand one another.

Is there a time when you might have been so overwhelmed by God’s spirit that others thought you were drunk, or at least “beside yourself”? What was that like?


Come Spirit, come,
for the birthing and re-birthing of our faith.
Come Spirit, come,
for the renewal of all creation.
Come Spirit, come,
to gather us
and to empower us
as agents of God’s liberating love.