May 28, 2020
The Spirit works through the whole people of God, and no one is to be privileged above any other. That is the good news of the first Christian Pentecost…The even better news is that the Spirit doesn’t stop working after Pentecost.
Cory Driver, Living Lutheran, May 25, 2020
Church has been different these past months. In the ELCA, as we respond in love to the needs of neighbors by practicing social-distancing, this picture may seem a fond memory – the church gathered together to worship. Because of on-going concerns, we are having to discover new ways to be church, new ways to proclaim the risen Christ, new ways to serve our communities. The celebration of the Pentecost event makes the struggles more poignant, I think. As Cory Driver says – the even better news is that the Spirit is still at work in and through us.
Let us give thanks for the message of the gospel and for our call to serve one another in love.
Draw your church together, O God, into one great company of disciples, together following our teacher Jesus Christ into every walk of life, together in serving Christ’s mission to the world, and together witnessing to your love wherever you will send us; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Evangelical Lutheran Worship