Sunday Mass, Pentecost

May 31, 2020

Bible study

Bible Study (thank you David Jackson!)

 

Pentecost, Year A, 2020-05-31

Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:25-37, 1 Corinthians 12:3-13, John 7:37-39

 

Acts 2:1-21

  • 4 “filled with the Holy Spirit” Defend this statement: The Acts of the Apostles might be better named the Acts of the Holy Spirit.

  • 13 “but others sneered” Defend this statement: Rejection of the gospel is a major theme in Acts.

  • 1-21 What is the miracle (or miracles) of Pentecost?

(We can use the chat box below to shareyour thoughts and questions with the group.)

 

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prayers of the people

Friends & Family:  The Gantt family, Joan and the Inglis family.  Frankie and Susan.  Family of Betty Yerxe.  The family of Jack Frampton. The Camilla Hall Staff and Residents. Brian, Charlene, Harry, Carolyn, Rodger, Angela, Ina, Char, Sarah, Sue, Mark, Shirley, Kevin, Ralph, Cindy, Katie, Don, Stephanie, Pat, Vicky, Jeanne, Barbara, Wende, Marty, Bob, Pat, Evelyn, Jimmy, Janet.

Sister Ann Rose, Jack & Doris Flynn, Bert & Dn. Cheryl Bakker, Jack Maddox, Mark Maddox, Tom Maddox, Richard Doxey, Thomas Burns & Family, Jack McKowen, John, Joanne St. Jean, Linda Enlow

 

Missionaries: Wayne & Rena Goodrich, Sean & Rebekah Conklin, Fr. Dass & Mary

 

Counseling Center: Dr. Carolyn Morris

 

Military: Romulo Camargo, Joshua Smith, Ben Fradette, Talon, Clafdia & Austin Harbison, Ritchie, Janae Sparks, Patrick Reed, Tony, Marc Williams, Matthew, Sean, Christian Frolish, Jordan Greenlaw, Maydia Sorgie, Jake Devoe, Zach Belden, Joey Castillo, AJ Leininger, Dalton Underwood, Cade Hartong, Nash Hartong, Robert, Zach Castle, Luke Nagel, Tom Maddox, Rachel Snow, Leah Montalvo, Mark Bunker, Tressa Cavalliere, Sidney Castle, Sean Outhouse, Ryan Allen

 

Students: Makayla, Sean, Tiffany, Ryan, Jerrod, Nathaniel, Juliet, Mark, Abigayle, Calvin, Angelina, Madelyn, Elijah, Zach, Charlotte, Anisha, Tiffany, Taylor, Kalista, Clyde, Dennis, Daisy, Franklin, Aubrey, Morgan & Peyton, Landon, Jariah, Elijah, Janelle, Tatiana, Richard, Ava, Elizabeth

joy of giving

Your generosity is changing lives; your gifts help us to be a light in our community and make a difference in our world. Giving is an integral part of our relationship with God.  Giving is an act of worship that allows us to give back to God what He has given to us.  Time, Talent and Treasure are all part of how we meet our mission of Loving God, through our worship, and Living Jesus, by serving others.  Here are several opportunities of giving:

Cash or Check: may be given during our services and special programs.  Checks made payable to "St. Anne's Church" may also be given during services or programs, or if mailing is more your style: mail to St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 9870 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL, 34429.  We have a locked, secured mailbox.

Online Giving: We now have online giving through Tithe.ly; a simple and secure online giving app.  Give one time or schedule recurring giving.  Choose "GIVING" from the website menu; a simple form will launch for ease of safely giving digitally. Contact Linda Axelson, Digital Engagement Leader for St. Anne's, for assistance or questions.

Automated Giving: contact your bank to set up and schedule automated giving; you will need to provide the bank with St. Anne's Episcopal Church, and the address: 9870 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL  34429.  Your bank will mail your checks directly to our locked, secured mailbox.

General funds cover the church's operating costs such as utilities, wages, ministries, and supplies.  Although there are other funds set up, your elected vestry members expertly review and direct usage of church funds to become the very best stewards of God's gifts to us.

"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work."  2 Corinthians 9:6-8

our daily bread

for God....made his light shine in our hearts.  2 Corinthians 4:6

Keepers of the Light

 

They call them "Keepers of the Light."

At the lighthouse on the cape of Hatteras Island just off the North Carolina coast of the United States, there's a memorial to those who've tended the light stations there since 1803.  Shortly after the existing structure was moved inland because of shoreline erosion, the names of the keepers were etched on the old foundation stones and arranged into an amphitheatre shape facing the new site.  That way - as a placard explains - today's visitors can follow in the historical keepers' footsteps and "watch over" the lighthouse as well.

Jesus is the ultimate light-giver.  He said, "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life"  (John 8:12).  That's a radical thing for anyone to claim.  But Jesus said it to affirm His relationship with His heavenly Father, the Creator of light and life who sent Him.

When we look to Jesus for salvation and follow His teaching, we're restored in relationship with God, and He gives us new power and purpose.  His transforming life and love - "the light of all mankind" (1-4), shines in us and through us and out to a dark and sometimes dangerous world.

As believers in Jesus, we become "keepers of the light."  May others see His light shine from us and discover the life and hope He alone can give!  - James Banks

In what practical ways can you shine Jesus' light?
Where is God calling you to be obedient to Him today?

Jesus, I praise You for Your light and love.  Help me to shine for you.

Source:  www.odb.org

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