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Sunday, June 5 ,2022 – Pentecost Day

A Service of the Word and Holy Communion

We gather for a Worship Service in-person at the Chapel (2700 W 14th Street) and via the Zoom platform (online and by phone) at 11:00 A.M.

Pentecost Sunday – we encourage you to wear red – it symbolizes the joy and fire of the Holy Spirit.

To join us at the Chapel, buzz Zion Church (Bob Bucklew) from the Directory at the front of the 2700 Building on the campus of San Sofia Apartments or enter from the accessible ramp from the rear parking lot. When you arrive, call Bob at 216-375-5323 to open the parking lot gate.

For the online link and phone info to join the worship service via Zoom, please scan down the e-mail below…

The bulletin is attached. You may use it to follow along with us in the worship service or as a Devotional this week.

On Sunday we celebrate the Festival of Pentecost. The Christian holiday of Pentecost is celebrated on the 50th day from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31). Many Christian denominations provide a special liturgy for this holy celebration.The term Pentecost comes from the Greek Πεντηκοστή (Pentēkostē) meaning “fiftieth”. It refers to the Jewish harvest festival of Shavuot celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover. It is also known as the “Feast of Weeks” and the “Feast of 50 days” in rabbinic tradition. The main sign of Pentecost in the West is the color red. It symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit.

On the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate Holy Communion. The elements will be provided for you if you are worshipping in-person at the Chapel. If you are joining us from home by Zoom, we encourage you to gather simple elements at home in advance of the service.

The Scripture Readings are:

First Reading: Genesis 11:1-9 – the Tower of Babel – differences emerge, languages are multiplied, people scatter

Psalm Response: Psalm 104:24-35 – God the Creator and Provider

Second Reading: Acts 2:1-21 – the Holy Spirit descended on 120 believers in Jerusalem. The Spirit empowered them to testify to God’s great deeds, emboldened the apostle Peter to preach to a bewildered crowd of Jewish skeptics, and drew three thousand converts in one day. It’s a birthday story like no other, full of wild details that challenge the imagination.  Tongues of fire.  Violent, rushing winds.  Accusations of drunkenness. To put it bluntly: God showed up fifty days after Jesus’s resurrection and threw the world an unforgettable party.

Gospel Reading: John 14:8-17, 25-26 – A part of Jesus’ final discourse in John’s account; Jesus the way to Abba God; the promise of the Holy Spirit as Advocate and Helper

The Sermon/Reflection is “To Press In, Linger, Listen, and Listen Some More” by the Rev. Scott Rosenstein based on Acts 2:1-21

Our Worship Service is also available through the Zoom platform on Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time).

To join with a PC, Laptop, or Smart Phone (iphone or android), use the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81096837186?pwd=UVBJcFZJL3hiNzNLbXlpVlZlZzJ0UT09

Passcode: 125883

or enter into your browser:

https://tinyurl.com/3tnfeyn9

To join with a regular phone or landline phone, dial 312-626-6799

Then follow the prompts and enter:

Meeting ID:  810 9683 7186 #

Password:  125883 #

If asked for a Personal ID, just dial #

Please join us to give thanks to God this Sunday, in-person in the Chapel, or via Zoom!

The new church phone number is: 216-273-7561

Bulletin Cover Image: “Pentecost” by Jen Norton, CA., USA, 2020

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