Stone United Methodist Church
Friday, May 24, 2013
Creating a Community of Caring Christians
...FROM THE PASTOR’S STUDY
May is a month of celebration. There is Mothers’ Day and Memorial Day. There are weddings and anniversaries, graduations and awards banquets. Even the earth is in celebration mode as trees turn green and gardens bloom. We do have much to celebrate!
I feel incredibly blessed to celebrate life with you, the people of Stone United Methodist Church. On the first Sunday of each month I rejoice when we celebrate Holy Communion, receiving Christ’s gift of abiding presence in the bread and the cup. In April we celebrated the sacrament of Holy baptism, welcoming Nathan, Lillian and Kara into Christ’s holy church. By “water and the word” they were blessed…and we were too!
On Sunday May 19th we will celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit. This is one of the great celebrations of the church. Through scripture and song we are reminded that we are not alone, that the Holy Spirit remains always with us to empower, support and guide.
As this spring unfolds I hope you will find many reasons and ways to celebrate. I look forward to sharing with you in the great weekly celebration we call worship.
In the peace, presence and power of the Risen Christ….
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