Sunday, May 27th

This Sunday: Pentecost is the Birthday of the ChurchBirthday parties should be fun!  So come wearing your red, orange or blue party clothes. Please bring red and orange finger foods to share during fellowship time.  Worship will include some fun “flying-dove” prayers.  Come and see what we mean!  (Scripture text is below)

May 27th   10:55 Worship, Rev. Teresa preaching. PENTECOST!

June 3rd    10:55 Worship, Communion. Church School Celebration. Kids will lead the service – come and see their Scripture recitation too!

Following worship:  Congregational meeting.

June 10th   10:55 Worship, Rev. Susan preaching.

June 17th   10:55 Worship, Rev. Teresa preaching. Communion.

June 24th   10:55 Worship, Rev. Teresa preaching.

During July and August WTUC breaks for the summer.  A list of nearby churches is available from the pastors.  WTUC services will resume on September 2, 2012.

Acts 2:1-21

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

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.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

2Now 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.’

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