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May 19, 2024 – 8:00am – Caught Up in the Spirit

Welcome – Online Minister Ernie

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Hymn Sing – Pastor Stuart

Pastoral Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Stuart

Scripture – Acts 2:1-13 – Online Minister Ernie

Message – Caught Up in the Spirit

Communion – Pastors Linda & Stuart

Benediction

Response – Let There be Peace on Earth – 431

Acts 2:1-13 – New Revised Standard Version

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2 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.

3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5 Now there were devout Jews from every people under heaven living in Jerusalem.

6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.

7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”

12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

God chose Pentecost to impart the gift of the Holy Spirit on and into the disciples in the Upper Room. Filled with ecstatic joy, they spilled out onto the streets to witness to the Risen Christ in tongues understandable to pilgrims no matter what language they spoke in their own countries. Many thought their joy was a sign they were drunk. Their ecstatic behavior and speech was unsettling.

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