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Pentecost is Just Ahead for Shalimar UMC

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We move to Pentecost Sunday this week. Pentecost is one of the greatest Sundays of the year as we celebrate both the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. Let us prepare our hearts to receive the Holy Spirit so it can help us, inspire us, even heal us, and empower us today.

The message preached this week will come from Book of Acts. The Book of Acts tells the story of the birth, growth, and development of the Church. We will be drawing from the wells of inspiration and spiritual truth as written by Luke. During the birth of the early Church, there were many trials and challenges, but most importantly, there were opportunities. We will seek to draw from the deep wells of the teachings of the Book of Acts as we seek God’s vision for our church.

How fitting and timely that Pentecost is this coming Sunday? Pentecost will help us reflect on the vision God has for us following last week’s Church Conference (please take a moment to read about the results of the Church Conference in the Beacon).

 What does this vote mean for the future of Shalimar United Methodist Church? We will need some time to seek God’s wisdom and truth in the coming months. What we do know is that our confidence remains in the Lord to finish the good work He has begun here at Shalimar UMC. We also know our plan is confirmed through becoming fruitful in “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

God ultimately has a plan for the good of Shalimar UMC. As God did amazing things on the first Pentecost may the best for the Church come again this Pentecost!

In the meantime, we all need to seek the Holy Spirit as we find the wisdom to do what is best for Shalimar United Methodist Church. Also, for now, let us prepare our hearts for a great Pentecost Sunday.

Hope to see you at worship this Sunday! Come Holy Spirit Come!

Shalom, 
Philip

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