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Liturgical Writings for Acts 2:1-21, Pentecost

Christianity, Liturgy, Religion
Call to Worship God, you come to us with wind and fire, filling us completely.      Come Holy Spirit, Come You bring a message, a word, for each of us of grace and mercy.      Come Holy Spirit, Come How is it that You love us so much that you offer such amazing love?      Come Holy Spirit, Come Your spirit brings us good news of great joy of the wondrous deeds of God.      Come Holy Spirit, Come Comfort us as we ask, "What does this mean?"      Come Holy Spirit, Come      Amen. Opening Prayer Gracious God of wind and flame, You give us comfort and love with the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Fill our hearts and our minds today so that we may love You more completely.  Offering all of our hearts, our souls, our strength, and our minds.  In the name of Divine Love, Amen. Prayer for Illuminat...

eruption

Christianity, Haiku, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
mountains flashing with blood, fire, and smoky mists transforming the world ...  Inspired by the Lenten Journey reading of  Acts 2:14-24 People on a Lenten Journey Lorot Poetry: Echoes of the Hills Becca Givens at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea Terri at What About God? Jonathan Stone Granbee Michael (Booguloo) Chèvrefeuille Roy DeLeon at Expressive Prayer

Rise Up! Sermon on Acts 2

Christianity, Post-a-Day, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
Terri Stewart May 8, 2011 Northshore UCC Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Rise Up! Today’s scripture lesson takes place on Pentecost.  Pentekostas (Greek pronunciation) was the Greek name for the Jewish Festival called “The Festival of Weeks” or Shavu’oth (sha-vu-ōt) in Hebrew.  Shavuot is a celebration of God's gift of Torah to the people.  In a Christian context, Pentecost is a celebration of God's gift of Spirit to the people. I think, we forget exactly how Jewish the Bible is.  Peter, a Jew, was spending time with other Jews, and then preached to Jews during a Jewish holiday.  Additionally, to convince the Jews of the validity of Jesus, he uses the words of a Jewish prophet, Joel and a Jewish King, David.  Historically, for Peter, there was no big separation of Jews and Christians.  It was one commu...