The mission of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church is to love, welcome, nurture, and serve all people
by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sunday 5/27 - Pentecost

PENTECOST! This Jewish festival of thanksgiving became the occasion for a gift from God. "When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit..." Acts 2:1-4

On Pentecost we WEAR RED as a way of recalling the tongues "as of fire," the gift of the Holy Spirit. God promises that we will have the power to accomplish God's purposes. And the Holy Spirit, which sweeps in unpredictably, is the on-going way in which we know God's presence among us.

This Sunday the church will be decorated to celebrate the Holy Spirit's gifts. Paul Bellan-Boyer will preach, and we will have special Pentecost music by Kevin Morali.

Rejoice! God is alive!

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
201-432-9319
stmatthewsjc.org

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