Pam Denzer, Assistant Minister led us in worship on May 29, 2016.
“He who is different from me does not impoverish me—he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Readings: 1 Kings 18: 20-21, 30-39
Galatians 1: 1-12
The guest speaker on May 22 was Michael Curry. Michael is In Discernment at Shadow Rocks UCC Church in Phoenix and in Covenant with the S W Conference of the UCC for Authorized Commissioned Ministry.
“I didn't need to understand the hypostatic unity of the Trinity; I just needed to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees.” ― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
Readings: Romans 5: 1-5 & Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31
This Pentecost – this event where the good news was first proclaimed by only a few fearful simple-folk from Galilee in the upper room in Jerusalem and then soon-thereafter quickly spread like wildfire – was a holy “Pente-chaos.”
– Nadia Bolz Weber
from The Festival of Homiletics, 2014.
Readings: Acts 2: 1-21
A Blessing for Pentecost Day
- by Jan Richardson
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” ― Black Elk
Readings: Acts 16:16-34
The Rev. Curtis S. (Curt) Ackley
Senior Pastor (Bridge) of Rincon Congregational UCC.