We continue to celebrate the season of Pentecost which is a continuing reminder of the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church.
“Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace….”
The ultimate learning for us as followers of Jesus, is the willingness to be present to those we encounter.
This morning I remind you of God’s steadfast love that is always present in our lives. It is that very love that calls, if not screams out to us not to just live, not to just get by, but rather to abundantly flourish.
“O God, Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right and by your merciful guiding may do them….”
“Almighty God, you have given to us….grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity….”
“You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; and so you renew the face of the earth.”
Our Christian vocation is enhanced and enlightened when it is lived out within a faith community.
“The earth has brought forth her increase; may God, our own God, give us his blessing.”