Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
The Holy Spirit is a mystery. It is hard to understand, and even harder to explain (especially to children!) how 'something' like fire--or like a great rushing wind, or like a dove-- moves among God's people and somehow gives life and breath to the gospel.
On the day of Pentecost, people were worshipping God in many different languages... it was noise, and probably absolute chaos. But then that 'something' moved into their midst, and suddenly, each person was hearing the good news in a way that they could understand. Many say that's when the Church was born. That Spirit must really be 'something.'
That is one cool story. And an important one. But it's still hard to understand.
Other parts of scripture talk about the Holy Spirit too. Like in 1 Corinthians, when Paul says "there are a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit," and that each work together "For the common good..." At Saint Andrew on any given Sunday, I look around at each of you, and I can understand that kind of Spirit just fine.
Come Sunday! Wear red! And we will all be "together in one place." - Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor
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Our Shalom Statement
Saint Andrew Christian Church is a shalom community; a gathered people, seeking God’s peace, justice, healing, and wholeness in every part of our lives and world.
Celebrating our diversity, rejoicing in our unity, we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability, or thought.
As members of the family of God, we share our beliefs, doubts, struggles, and growth.
Recipients of God’s boundless grace, forgiveness, and love, we in turn offer our gifts and invite the fellowship, gifts, leadership, and spirit of all who share God’s passion for shalom.
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Olathe, KS 66062
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