Thanks so much for a fitting Pentecost virtual service. I loved the art, the music and another great sermon tying Easter and Pentecost themes together Woth the vulnerability of our current times. Well done!
What a treat to see and hear you on organ Alison! Beautiful and touching ending to our Pentecost celebration!
Here are the coffee hour links we discussed today:
And here are the prayers we prayed together today, from the Book of Common Prayer (#27 and #28):
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so
move every human heart and especially the hearts of the
people of this land, that barriers which divide us may
crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our
divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I loved seeing John Swanson's Pentecost giclee at the beginning of the service. He gifted that to St. James and it hangs in our Parish Hall.
Lovely service. Good to see the choir. I remember when we could be close together physically without a thought. When it happens again we will be grateful.