Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in their own language. They were astounded, and in amazement they asked, "Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? Then how does each of us hear them in his own native language? We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God. Acts 2: 5-13
On the Day of Pentecost (May 20) we will read the Gospel simultaneously in many languages. At ﬁrst the experience may seem chaotic and you may feel the urge to turn around to identify the speaker. You may decide to focus on a language you understand or be content to listen to the harmony created by so many voices. If you'd like to be one of the voices and can read in another language, please contact Hazel+. We will practice at 10 before the 10:30 service. There will not be an 8:30 service that day.
There will be a different voice in the pulpit on May 20th as well. Leta McCollough Seletzy will be our guest preacher. By the way, Leta is Micah McCollough's sister. You may have seen her article in the Washington Post entitled "I ran from Memphis. But I can't escape how it felt to grow up black there." or her article in O, The Oprah Magazine named "The Man in the Picture: How I Came to Terms with My Father's Secret CIA Past."
After the service we will gather outside to eat, play and celebrate our new ministry together. Please join us, and invite your friends and neighbors!