PENTECOST SUNDAY 2021 IN FITZROY
Pentecost Sunday in Fitzroy! It will all be about TWO songs and TWO truths about The Holy Spirit.
Pentecost UPROOTS and ROUNDS us. These are not contradictions. Last year we looked at Pentecost as a bonfire in a hurricane. It is a powerful force that sends Jesus followers into the world to do things they couldn't have imagined weeks before. It UPROOTS their ways of life to live an entirely different way.
The Lectionary readings this week though are from John 15 and 16. John records Jesus talking a lot about The Holy Spirit in the Farewell Discourses. Jesus calls the Holy Spirit a Paraclete - a helper, comforter, teacher, counsellor. This is the Holy Spirit GROUNDS us, being with us to lean on when we're not strong.
The online service (going live at 11am) will feature the two songs and a prayer for the Middle East.
The live service in Fitzroy will add some communal songs, sung behind masks, but sung!