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May 28, 2023 9:30AM
Pastor Emily Ebert
Pastor Emily Ebert
Sunday, May 28, 2023
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First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 (Inclusive Bible and The Voice)R: When the holy day of Pentecost came 50 days after Passover, they were gathered together in one place.2 Picture yourself among the disciples:A sound roars from the sky without warning, the roar of a violent wind, and the whole house where you are gathered reverberates with the sound. 3 Then a flame appears, dividing into smaller flames and spreading from one person to the next. 4 All the people present are filled with the Holy Spirit and begin speaking in languages they’ve never spoken, as the Spirit empowers them.5 Because of the holy festival, there are devout Jews staying as pilgrims in Jerusalem from every nation under the sun. 6 They hear the sound, and a crowd gathers. They are amazed because each of them can hear the group speaking in their native languages. 7 They are shocked and amazed by this.Pilgrims (Congregation): Just a minute. Aren’t all of these people Galileans? 8 How in the world do we all hear our native languages being spoken? R: 9 Look—there are Parthians here, and Medes, Elamites, Mesopotamians, and Judeans, residents of Cappadocia, Pontus, and Asia, 10 Phrygians and Pamphylians, Egyptians and Libyans from Cyrene, Romans including both Jews by birth and converts, 11 Cretans, and Arabs. C: We’re each, in our own languages, hearing these people talk about God’s powerful deeds.R: 12 Their amazement becomes confusion as they wonder,Pilgrims (Congregation): What does this mean?Skeptics (2nd reader): 13 It doesn’t mean anything. They’re all drunk on some fresh wine!R: 14 As the twelve stood together, Peter shouted to the crowd,“Men of Judea and all who are staying here in Jerusalem, listen. I want you to understand: 15 these people aren’t drunk as you may think. Look, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning! 16 No, this isn’t drunkenness; this is the fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel. 17 Hear what God says!    ‘In the days to comeIt is our God who speaksI will pour out my Spirit On all humankind.Your daughters and sons will prophecy,Your young people will see visions,And your elders will dream dreams.Even on the most insignificant of my people, Both women and men,I will pour out my Spirit in those days,And they will prophesy. And I will display wonders In the heavens aboveAnd signs on the earth below:Blood, fire and billowing smoke. The sun will be turned into darknessAnd the moon will become blood Before the coming of the great and sublime day of our God. And all who call upon the name of our God will be saved.’


Gospel: John 20:19-2319 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”