In the Christian Church we worship one God in three persons and three persons in one God, neither confusing the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is all one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit.
While I, perhaps dangerously, assume that everyone has heard of the 3 R’s of education – which for at least a couple obvious reasons never included spelling – I am not sure everyone has heard me talk about the 4 C’s. I have, though, been sharing them for over a year. And, upon more recent reflection, I believe they will be just as relevant years after the pandemic is history because they speak of ageless values for the people of God in Christ Jesus.
The acronym FAST (Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time) has been used by the National Stroke Association, American Heart Association and others to educate the public on detecting symptoms of a stroke. FAST was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1998.
When was the last time you took a moment to write a love letter? How about a love note to your spouse or a loved one? In today’s world of texting, email and Facebook we often send communication out without a second thought, but our words still have great impact.
MAY VOTERS ASSEMBLY: There will be a Voters’ Assembly on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Here is a preview of the agenda: Required 5-year Renewal/Refinance of Mortgage with CEF
When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.
Things actually started on Tuesday. Art, who is serving our country in Kuwait, hooked me up with WhatsApp. We made plans for him to join our men’s FHL group the following morning. Wednesday morning, checking on the Tiger’s late night game as I got up, the first thing I noticed was the score … and then I saw that the Tiger’s pitcher had thrown a no-hitter. At 6:30 a.m. WhatsApp worked like a charm for the entire hour we met.
While staying with them (Jesus) ordered (his disciples) not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
On Sunday, we welcomed a group of campers from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. They have chosen to take a week of their summer break to serve in the great city of Detroit and we are so grateful for the help of these students over the week to come! They will be serving alongside community leaders on various projects. Some of these will include community cleanups and tree plantings! God has big plans for these hands and feet and we are ready to Let Love Lead.
Tuesday evening I attended the Tiger game with one of my sons. Matt Boyd pitched six strong innings and left the game with a comfortable 7-0 lead. That is how things stayed until KC had two outs in the 8th inning. At that point Jimenez gave up a three-run homer, and then another reliever in the 9th squandered the rest of the lead. With the game tied 7-7 with two outs in the 9th and a runner on second, KC was a base hit away from taking the lead.