Sparks are Flying

Confirm our Faith!
On Pentecost we celebrated the gift of the Spirit resting on the disciples huddled in a room. They didn't stay huddled for long. They soon found themselves translating the Good News into the native languages of all who were gathered. Luke tells us that 3000 were baptized that day! It's like that when the Spirit is throwing sparks around.

This group of teenagers who confirmed their faith on Pentecost decided that they wanted to be a youth group, Nathan and Nancy stepped up to sponsor them and at their last gathering they had invited three more people and effectively doubled their group! It's like that when the Spirit is throwing sparks around.

This Summer we are sponsoring Dare to Dream: Joseph's Dreams and God's Love. It is a four day Vacation Bible School with opportunities for all of us to get caught up in a Pentecost moment as the Spirit translates the Good News into the native languages of the people of Auburn. Expect a swirl of sparks as the Spirit moves us all into a closer relationship with the God of mercy and love that we know through Jesus.

In preparation for this event we are gathering to invite our communities. As we invite the Spirit to fill us and send us into the neighborhoods where we each live, expect to be like the disciples who began the day huddled in a room and ended the day translating the Good News into the lives of all the surrounding nations. It's like that when the Spirit is throwing sparks around.

Come, Holy Spirit! Come!
See you at the bonfire!

Pentecost Peace,
Pastor Mark