May 24, 2015 – Coming down

Romans 8:22-27 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:5-21 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ **** Pentecost Sunday   May 24, 2015   (Romans 8:22-27) Acts 2:1-21 ******************************* They were sitting there, together, all in one...

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Week of May 24, 2015 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, May 24th:  11:00 AM Worship & Church School 3:30 PM Wedding Wednesday, May 27th: 10:00 AM Bourne Women’s Club Board Thursday, May 28th: 1:00 PM Bible Study at Bourne UMC Saturday, May 30th: 8:00 PM Contra Dance Sunday, May 31st: 11:00 AM Worship & Church School Monday, June 1st: 6:00 PM UMW Potluck Dinner THE JUNE NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Tuesday, May 26th. Please have all articles and information you want included in the June newsletter into the office NO LATER than this date. Thank you. THE NEXT CONTRA DANCE here at Bourne UMC is this Saturday, May 30th from 8pm to 11pm. Please join us! ALL DONATIONS FOR THE HEALTH KITS need to be in by next Sunday, May 31st at the latest. Please see the Health Kit insert for a list of items needed. GREETERS are needed for Sunday, May 31st and beyond, please sign up on the list in Crain Hall. LITURGISTS ARE NEEDED for some Sundays in June and most of July and August. Please sign up!    ...

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