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Midweek Worship this Wednesday July 24

Dear Friends, Come join us this Wednesday night at 7 PM for outdoor worship. Feel free to use our benches or bring a favorite lawn chair. We always have the option of moving indoors to our worship space if the weather is too hot or wet.  However, we have been blessed with great weather almost every time we have gathered on Wednesdays through the years and the forecast for this Wednesday looks great! This  simple Service of Holy Communion will have it's own acoustic music, a spoken liturgy, and different readings and message from Sunday mornings. This summer we will be focusing on "Stories We Think We Know."  These are very familiar stories from Genesis that many of us learned in Sunday School and even many non-church people would recognize.  However, we are going to focus less on the events of the story and more on the context of the first writers, readers, and hearers of these stories.  We are going to ask the following questions:  What was a

A Prayer for Pentecost

This Sunday at 9:30 AM,  we celebrate one of the three great festivals of the church year, the Day of  Pentecost .  Coming 50 days after Easter and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, it is the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit to Christ's followers, the birth of Christ's Church in the world, and our mission together. Historically,  Pentecost  has been a huge celebration in Europe, where church celebrations take on the tone of Easter here in the States.  Because  Pentecost  tends to fall over graduation weekends or Memorial Day (but not this year!), our celebrations tend to be more intimate and subdued.  However, in no way does this diminish the importance of this day in the life of Christ's Church. For that may have been the first  Pentecost  but there have been many more since that time as God's Spirit continues to work in, with, and through us for the sake of the world.   If you are going to be in worship, here or elsewhere, this Sund