Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday. It is also known as the birth of the church. This year the message from this story is about finding our voice. The disciples were all in the same place physically and spiritually. Then the Spirit of God broke through the barriers and empowered them to speak with their soul voice fearlessly. As we become more in tuned with the Spirit of God we become more conscious of who we are and what our purpose is. With clarity our true voice is our spirit voice. Our Spirit voice is our most authentic voice. Our authentic voice is a very powerful one. It has the power to change and create a new world.
•The spontaneity of the Spirit
•When the disciple used their authentic voice their message broke the language barriers.
•Their message to all the world means Jesus’ good news is not exclusive to one group of people or religion.
•An authentic voice is an empowered voice!
•When we speak with our Spirit voice people hear us. They do not always listen but, we are heard!
•Many people choose not to share their Spirit voice for fear of what others may think.
•A message I received during a meditation.
Your voice comforts,
Your voice brings healing,
Your voice helps others understand more deeply.
It is unjust and irresponsible to keep your voice to yourself.
•I believe this was not a message just for me. It is a message for everyone.
•Our authentic voice is a very import voice representing the Spirit of God
Call to Celebration
God of Infinite Wisdom, you understand our many languages.
Who we cannot clearly articulate our verbiage, you understand our needs. There are no boundaries in the words you speak.
Your message of love is explicitly expressed.
When we become one, our message spreads like a wildfire.
We see you and hear you profoundly in the breaking of bread.
The Spirit fills us anew. Love is a captivating power that heals all things. Amen
O Great Love, you speak a pure love language. It’s spoken and expressed in a variety of ways. Your presence empowers us to do wonderful things. In this season of Pentecost, may the gifts we bring provide healing and truth that all of humanity is worthy of
abundant life. Amen
Bringing in the Light
Celebrations and Concerns
Scripture & Sermon
Extinguishing the Light
Acts 2: 1-21
A Prayer for Peace and Restoration
O Divine Love, we are connected to one another by an inexplicable grace. There are no
experiences encountered alone. We are enveloped by an incredible Love that is faithful
and consistent. As we adjust to the unknown, empower us to hold on to the truth that
nothing overrides, overwhelms, or over powers the Persistent Love of a Constant
Rev. LaTrell Harrison