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The story is told that... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
The story is told that a great scholar/teacher used to doff his hat when he entered the classroom.
There are some people who... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - C
There are some people who simply seem to bring "peace" with them wherever they go.
A favorite party game is... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
A favorite party game is Telephone.
The Tower of Babel is... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
The Tower of Babel is yet another biblical story intended to illustrate how humankind has perverted
An old fable told about... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
An old fable told about two ducks and a frog. They often played together in a small pond.
Pentecost in its fundamental sense... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Pentecost in its fundamental sense deals with "gathering together," but its distinctiveness has more
Herb Miller tells the story... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Herb Miller tells the story of a church executive who made a reservation for him and his family to s
A Texan was driving through... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
A Texan was driving through the hills of a rural area and stopped at a small gas station.
Edward White tells of growing... -- Acts 2:1-11 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Edward White tells of growing up in Boston as an ardent Boston Red Sox fan, and an even more ardent
A young minister preached his... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
A young minister preached his first funeral sermon.
God's deeds of power come... -- Acts 2:1-11 -- Day of Pentecost - C
God's deeds of power come to us through the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Lightning struck the steeple of... -- Acts 2:1-11 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Lightning struck the steeple of a village church. As usual, everyone came out to see it burn.
The pastor stepped out of... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - C
The pastor stepped out of the pulpit after preaching on this text. He then
As on a torrid summer... -- Acts 2:1-11 -- Day of Pentecost - C
As on a torrid summer day, when out of nowhere one of those elusive whirlwinds suddenly appears and
John Masefield, in Act II... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
John Masefield, in Act II of his play The Trial of Jesus, has Procula, the wife of Pontius Pi
No one area of American... -- Acts 2:1-11 -- Day of Pentecost - C
No one area of American life causes more concern and deserves more attention than the education of o
A humorous children's book, called... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
A humorous children's book, called Miss Nelson is Missing tells about an elementary school cl
On Pentecost Sunday the children... -- Acts 2:1-11 -- Day of Pentecost - C
On Pentecost Sunday the children in a primary department made flames as big as their bodies -- which
How do we recognize the... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
"How do we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives?" This question appears in "The Ca
When Johann Sabastian Bach was... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - C
When Johann Sabastian Bach was young, he played for the noted organist Adam Reinken in Hamburg.
On a farm near ours... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
On a farm near ours where I grew up there lived a man who had a son.
The pastor wore a bright... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - C
The pastor wore a bright red robe. Most of the parishioners wore red too.
Jesus said, 'The words that... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
"Jesus said, 'The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me
In Forty Acres and a... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - C
In Forty Acres and a Goat, Will Campbell quotes one of his black friends: "Yeah, I'll admit t
Since junior high, Colleen has... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Since junior high, Colleen has wanted to be a physical therapist.

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Acts 2:1-21 is the obvious choice for your Pentecost lectionary text and perhaps you have used it on many occasions. However, the lectionary includes several options and I explore them in this Charting the Course to try to show there is more than one way to experience God’s Spirit.

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Charles Spurgeon once said, “Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without the wind, branches without sap, and like coals without fire, we are useless.” The Day of Pentecost is the day we celebrate the birth of the church and the Holy Spirit coming on the apostles and they began to speak in other languages (Acts 2:4).

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“You. Yes, You.” by C. David McKirachan
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You. Yes, You.
by C. David McKirachan
Acts 2:1-21

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Bethany Peerbolte
These verses follow the metaphor of living water flowing from our hearts into the world. The opening activity will work off of that image to show how water works. Water fills in all the empty places it can find. Even when we think there is no room, water can find the emptiness and fill it up. What you will need: A transparent jar or bowl A couple of large rocks (or other large objects that will fit in your container) Sand Water In your lesson say something like:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus promised his friends that great power would be available to them when he had finally disappeared from this earth. That power came on the Day of Pentecost. In our worship today let us explore what sort of power this was and whether it is still available to us.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I have difficulty connecting with things that happened 2,000 years ago.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I assume that all your power was in the past, belonging to a by-gone age.

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Kristin Borsgard Wee
All of you have heard stories of miracles. Some of you have experienced a miracle. The one which tops my list comes from several years ago. A woman I knew had been doctoring for stomach problems. Nothing seemed to be working. Her local doctor sent her to Rochester. The Mayo doctors ran her through a battery of tests and discovered cancer. They did surgery immediately. They took one look and closed her up. There was cancer everywhere. She came home to die. But she didn't get sick and weaker as we expected. We saw her in church every Sunday. Several months later, she was back at Mayo.

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