Weekly Check-In - May 18, 2024

"Do we live as those whose leader left the earth so long ago, or do we live as those who follow a resurrected Jesus who sent the Spirit among us? How we answer this question makes all the difference in and to the world." -Kevin Henderson

Just as surely as Christmas has happened, and Christ has come to us, as surely as Easter has happened, and Christ has died and risen for us, so has Pentecost happened and the Holy Spirit has birthed the Church. Tomorrow we remember and celebrate the Day of Pentecost. As with all the things we remember as we follow Jesus, the point in remembering is never simply about looking backwards. There is always an element, usually the primary element, that is about what we do now and how we look forward. The Spirit is not something that happened. The Spirit is at work in our day to day world and, specifically in your life and in my life. I heard one person talk about the Spirit sightings in their life. What a great way of putting ourselves on the lookout for God's Holy Spirit at work every day. Where are we sighting the Spirit's activity as we go about the living of our days. And what is the Spirit up to in our world and in our lives. Tomorrow I will suggest that one of the things the Spirit does is clarify things for us - what is good, and beautiful, and true? Where God is leading us? Where meaning truly is in life. How we communicate with one another. See you tomorrow as we explore "God's Clarifying Spirit."

Also tomorrow remember that you are invited to wear red, the liturgical color of the Day of Pentecost, a reminder of the tongues of fire that alighted on the heads of the disciples. And we will install Pat Baker and Rebecca Rink as Elders. It will be a great day and it will be better if you are there!


Adopt A Highway Clean Up is scheduled for next Saturday, May 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Meet in the Activity Building parking lot. Supplies and vests will be provided. Look forward to seeing you there. Nan Wilkins has invited the work crew over for lunch!

The Tuesday Prayer Group will be traveling to Abbey of Gethsemani, in New Haven, Kentucky, a few miles to the south of Bardstown, on Tuesday, May 28. Anyone who would like to go is invited. We will meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. There is a film at the Abbey's Visitor's Center, a gift shop (featuring fudge made by the monks as well as books and other items), and we will worship with the monks (there is a visitors area to join in the worship) at 12:15 p.m. This service is around 15 to 20 minutes. After this we will have lunch together at a yet to be determined place around Bardstown. Please let George know if you would like to join the group.

Celebrate Life!