There are two Sundays I fear: the ones when UK plays at noon, and the one when the A/C fails and it's 92 degrees in the sanctuary. Thankfully, UK didn't play today.
Pentecost, sometimes called the birthday of the church, is the Christian celebration of the Jewish festival of Shavout. Just as Shavout celebrates the giving of the Law to the children of Israel, Pentecost celebrates the giving of the Holy Spirit to the church. Along with the gift of the Holy Spirit came gifts of the Spirit. While I was thinking about the gifts of the Spirit, we had a visit at the Chapel of St. Starbuck from the missionary atheist, a man who goes about spreading the good news that there is no good news. Talking with him gave me a new insight into Acts 2:1-21 and 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13. Join the congregations of the Chapel of St. Starbuck and Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, KY for this week's Pentecost sermon, "Something Peculiar" by clicking on the title above.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.