A Quiet Pentecost offers more than forty stories of inviting the Holy Spirit into congregational life. These voices come from United Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Missionary Baptist, Roman Catholic, African Methodist Episcopal, and United Church of Christ congregations, as well as retirement centers and campus ministries. All witness to the power of spiritual formation practices, whether in congregations, chaplaincy settings, or college campus ministries. These practices work! …They enable people to experience a lived relationship with God and to grow in companionship and mission within their congregations and communities.
—Dwight H. Judy, A Quiet Pentecost: Inviting the Spirit into Congregational Life (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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[Jesus] replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
—Matthew 22:37-39 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and
the glory, forever. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Day of Pentecost
- Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30
- Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
- John 20:19-23 or 7:37-39
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