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Calendar for this week at PAPC
Sunday, August 28
9:30 a.m. Worship
10:30 a.m. Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Nominating Committee
Tuesday, August 30
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts
Friday, September 2
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Sunday, September 4
FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
11:00 a.m. Fellowship
We worship at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays
Coffee and Fellowship at 10:40 a.m.
Sunday School at 11:00 a.m.
3120 S.W. Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
On the Day of Pentecost we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit descending in a mighty rush of wind and flame to inspire the church’s proclamation of Christ’s rising and to empower its mission and ministry to the world. (See Acts 2:1-13; see also Joel 2:28-32.)
Pentecost is new creationAn excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 117-119)
According to the Day of Pentecost story in Acts 2:1-13, God gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower witnesses to the resurrection. Sounds from heaven, cosmic language, the rush of a mighty ruach (wind, spirit, breath) invaded the house in which the apostles gathered, and appeared to them as a burning fire. Tongues of fire touched their nerve centers. A power — the unseen power of God — moved among them and gripped them. The Holy Spirit is unseen, like the wind, which is why the Old Testament calls it ruach YHWH, “the wind, or breath, of God” (cf. John 3:8). The Spirit is the “unseenness of God” working among us.