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Sunday 28th May 2023 – Day of Pentecost

REFLECTION: Acts 2:1-21 - The coming of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost is the birthday of the church; a wonderful celebration of God’s

sending of the Holy Spirit over the apostles and over all believers. It is a

great reminder to us that the Spirit comes to us to work in us and to help us

to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as he did with the

apostles. He gives us power to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth.

Here is an outline of this morning’s 8am message.

1. The promise of the Spirit

a. But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power

(1:8).

b. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which... filled the whole house

(2-3)

c. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit (4)

2. The effect of the Spirit

a. Opportunity: There were Jews from every country in the world who heard

(6-11)

b. Searching: Amazed and confused, they asked “What does this mean?”

(12)

c. Boldness: Then Peter stood up and... began to speak to the crowd (14)

3. The meaning of the Spirit’s coming

a. In the last days, God says: I will pour out my Spirit on everyone (17)

a. I will perform miracles and wonders...before the Day of the Lord (18-20)

b. Whoever calls out to the Lord for help will be saved (21)

c. The Holy Spirit continues his work in us today.


To think about

How does the Holy Spirit empower you to witness to Jesus?





HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY

TIS 409 O breath of life

TIS 685 The Power of your love

TIS 411 Filled with the Spirit’s power

MP 442 Lord of the church


BISHOP KATE PROWD

We warmly welcome Bishop Kate Prowd to our 10am service. Bishop Kate

is in charge of the preparation of Curates and has come to see how Jonathan

is going in his ministry amongst us.



6PM SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY



VICAR’S LONG SERVICE LEAVE

Please be advised that our Vicar, Graeme, will be taking Long Service Leave from June 13th until September 18th. Rev. Ian Oates will be the part time Locum in his absence working with our Curate Jonathan and associate priests George and Oyem.



PENTECOST WALK FOR UNITY

The churches of Dandenong are holding their annual Walk for Unity this

Sunday, 28th May. The walk begins in Harmony Square at 12:30pm and

process around the center of Dandenong pausing to pray for the city at

strategic locations. This concludes with a BBQ in Harmony Square.



MONDAY MEALS

Due to some family demands affecting team members, some key volunteers

going away, and a general shortage of volunteers, the Monday Meal

program will be going monthly rather than weekly between June and

November.



PRAY FOR SUDAN

Please pray for peace in Sudan and for the safety of its people as this terrible

conflict extends. Many of our South Sudanese brothers and sisters have

family in the conflict zone and sadly some have already lost family

members to violence. Please pray also for their consolation in the sad time.



READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY

4th May–Trinity Sunday

Exodus 34. 1-38; Song of 3YM 39-34; 2 Corinthians 13.11-13; Matthew

28.16-20



THIS WEEK WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR

Mike; Mark; Clovis; Rose; Eva; Cecil; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Margaret, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Michael, Charles, Edward, Tyrone, Renee Gwen & Sylvia.











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