May 31st., 2020
This has been another week of warmth and enjoyment as we have welcomed the spring weather. Some of you are out in your pools. It is a delight to be able to follow several of you on Instagram, and to keep up with your activities. The last two days of warm and gentle showers have been wonderful for our gardens and fields. It is truly a wonderful time of the year.
Again, this week has been, as always, busy with the blessings of life. I was able to finish my preaching schedule. I was also able to phone all of you, although I did have to leave some messages on your answering machines. I look forwards to speaking with each of you next week.
I did speak with some of you this past week about our recent Zoom meeting of Council at Morgan’s Point. We realized, during discussion at that meeting, that folks would like the hymn books to sing along as Whitney plays our hymns, so to that end, Whitney will put on the shuffle board table in the Church Hall the Praise and Black Hymn books. You can pick them up on Tuesday mornings when Grace is in the office. The hymn numbers and hymns will be posted on the webpage beginning this week (May 31st). Whitney will also drop off hymn books for those who are unable to come out to Morgan’s Point to pick them up.
This Sunday, is Pentecost Sunday. I am preaching from Acts 2:1-21, as the Holy Spirit comes upon the gathered community. It is a breathtaking passage full of tongues of fire and gusting wind. Although we are an Easter people, we are a Pentecost people as well. Pentecost says that God is now embodied in the church, and that through the church God wants to heal the sick, proclaim good news to those who need it most, bring about justice in a pain-driven world, and give liberty to those who are driven down by the dreadful circumstances of their lives. If it is going to happen, it will happen through the church. The church is the only institution founded by Christ himself.
Let us, in gratitude for our faith communities of Morgan’s Point and Forks Road East United Churches, continue to pray for each other, and all the circumstances that God places on our hearts, every morning, at 10:30, with a certain and sure love that God holds for each one of us. We are all on a faith journey together, and we need to ensure each of us is doing okay.
Keep well and safe, and have a blessed week.