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The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
June 4, 2017
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Church Calendar 2017
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June 4-10, 2017    

Pentecost - Is it important in our lives?

The Day of Pentecost is one of the principal feast days in the Christian calendar that goes unnoticed by people, including Christians. This is probably the case because there is no Pentecost or Holy Spirit mascot like the Easter bunny, or the Christmas tree. The third most important day in the Church's year, after Easter and Christmas, Pentecost heralds the coming of God's Holy Spirit to the world. Before our Lord ascended into heaven, he spoke of sending the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Comforter, the Counselor, to be with His disciples then and in the future to carry on His work, mission, and ministry. Some people refer to the Day of Pentecost as the Anniversary of the Birth of the Church. It was on this day that there was "a sound like the rush of a violent wind," that "divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them," and the apostles were "filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability" (Acts 2:2-4). The experience was so riveting and people welcomed Peter's message that about three thousand persons were baptized that day and added to the Church. The new converts "devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" (Acts 2:42).

Like the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit existed from the very beginning. As a result, He was present in the Old Testament as the One who was the "giver of life" and spoke through only those, like the prophets, whom God had chosen, to carry out certain tasks. While in the New Testament, the Holy Spirit exist in everyone, "leading us into all truth and enabling us to grow in the likeness of Christ" (The Catechism, BCP). He is fully lived out in us when we decide to give our lives to Christ. But it does not end there. We need to always be asking Him to lead, guide, and help us in our lives and to do the things God requires of us to do. This becomes a reality when we confess Jesus as Lord of our lives and are made aware of our sins; when we are "brought into love and harmony with God, with ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation" (The Catechism, BCP). It results in what Paul calls the "fruit of the Spirit," our action, our attitudes, our character being demonstrated in "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23).

It is important that as we mature in our faith journey, we should allow the Holy Spirit to control our lives and help us to live holy lives. For it is impossible for us to follow God unless we are led by the Spirit, and to do so, Paul reminds us that we need to "be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). It is ironic and interesting that Paul contrasts being filled with the Spirit with being drunk with wine. I remember growing up in Barbados and we referred to alcoholic beverages as "the spirits." Whenever I read this passage I often think of Paul contrasting "the Spirit" with "the spirits." Nevertheless, what Paul is saying is that people who are "drunk with alcohol" are controlled by alcohol; however, individuals who are "drunk with the Spirit" are controlled by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is an important, vital, aspect of our lives. Sometimes I wonder if our absence from the celebration of Pentecost is an indication of how much the Holy Spirit play in our daily lives. When we celebrate our birthday, we oftentimes make a big deal of it. As members of the Church, as Christians, do we make a big deal of the Holy Spirit? Do we celebrate His coming as if He is a vital part of our lives? It is true that the Holy Spirit does not do everything for us; we also have a responsibility to do our part through daily prayer, daily bible reading, weekly worship, developing spiritual friendships, service to others, and giving of time, talent, and resources. But we need to ask the Spirit to show us the truth and teach us how to live the life that God has called us to live.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.

Father Tony

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60th Anniversary  
Commemorative Book
Book distribution is coordinated by:  
Barry Nugent  (954)646-4791 and  
Tish Burgher  (954)805-6434.
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You'll be helping us earn cash and supplies while keeping our Earth clean and
Holy Sacrament is collecting used printer and toner cartridges to help fund Youth Ministries. We want to encourage you to collect cartridges from your businesses especially. There is a collection in the narthex/foyer and in the Church Office. For questions, please contact Father Jeremy at frjeremy@holysacrament.org or at 954-4342-8686.

 Birthdays & Anniversaries
June Birthdays
6: Mark Dyball, Mikhail Morrell
7: Margaret Hiner, Barbara Ng-A-Fook, Vivian Schmidt, Jonathan Sheriff
8: Sheila Brown, Cameron Thomas
9: Yvonne Walker

June Anniversaries
4: Derek and Diana Mills
5: Yvonne and Alton Walker
6: Sydney and Paula Francis, Cecil and Joan Jonas
8: Jason and Bernice Fung-On

Ordination to the Priesthood Anniversary
4:  Father Jeremy Froyen

The Reverend Dr. Anthony B. Holder, Rector
  The Reverend Jeremy C. Froyen, Associate to the Rector
           The Reverend Bernard M. Griffith, Assisting Priest             The Reverend Jacquelyn G. Rowe, Assisting Priest