The Spirit's Gift (June 4th, 2017)

On the Festival of Pentecost, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit in wind and flame. The Spirit is the risen Jesus’ continued presence with the disciples as they move into a new future. Pastor Paige explores the many gifts that Jesus gives the disciples in the Pentecost reading from John 20:19-23, including his peace, the proof of his death and resurrection in the marks on his body, and his breathing on them in order to give them the Holy Spirit. The Spirit empowers, enlivens, and enlists believers today as well. Through the Holy Spirit, God sends us out to share the good news of Jesus’ love and grace.