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? Acts 2:6-7
Do you know another language? I have studied French in 5th Grade, German for 4 years in high school, Spanish various times throughout my life and have picked up a little Italian along the way. In 2007, I traveled to Italy and France. I was only going to be in France for a short time, but I wanted to be polite and study a few phrases that would be helpful in traveling. I got a CD and listened intently, but the only phrase I could remember was “Where is the bank?”
After two weeks in Italy, I finally came to Paris and all I could think to speak were simple Italian phrases. I’d go to a restaurant and when I was ready for the check, I’d look in my travel phrase book for the right words in French, practice them a little for when the waiter came over and promptly forget them! I was hopeless.
What a sight that must of been on the day of Pentecost and how wonderful to be able to understand the message…to hear the words spoken in your own language.
We learn in verse 41 that about 3,000 persons were baptized that day after witnessing this event and hearing Peter preach! It must have been a powerful, powerful day when the Holy Spirit descended and the language of salvation was spoken and heard.
Blessings as you finish your week!
Rebecca’s Schedule: Next week, Rebecca will be vacation. For pastoral emergencies, please contact the Rev. Peter Helman at 940-735-1235.
Adult Forum: This Sunday we complete the Resurrection Living series. Beginning June 15, through early fall, we will discussing a portion of the Gospel of Matthew. We will follow our Gospel lectionary, discussing the following week’s Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20
Wednesdays in the Park: Join us each Wednesday through June 25 for hot dogs and fun. This Wednesday, June 11, Doug Thelen will set up an obstacle course for children ages 8 and under.
United Thank Offering (UTO): is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Our ingathering of your UTO offerings will be today. The UTO Boxes will be gathered and brought forward with the offering.
Grow Appalachia: The Vestry voted to move ahead with this project. As we continue to work on this project, let the members of Vestry know your questions. Their website is http://www.berea.edu/grow-appalachia/
Would you like to write Prayers of the People? If you are interested in writing these prayers (there are resources that can help with this task), please let Rebecca know by phone or email email@example.com.
Are you interested in assisting with the Sunday service? Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Crucifers, Altar Guild Members and choir members are all important for each Sunday service. If you’re interested in serving, please let Rebecca know by phone 859-429-1659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving Our Neighbors – See baskets in the parlor.
- Everlasting Arms, Corbin’s shelter for people who are homeless, is in need of men’s and women’s razors, gloves, deodorant and socks.
- The Food Pantry at Corbin Presbyterian Church is always in need of nonperishable food items. Vegetables are especially appreciated.
- KCEOC’s Women’s Emergency Shelter is in need of donated baby items, including baby clothing (sizes 6/9 months), diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. Donations can be dropped off at KCEOC Community Action Partnership main office at Gray, KY.