Pastor Joy’s Message

      2 Suddenly a sound from heaven like the
howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house
where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed
to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one
of them. 4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit
enabled them to speak.  Acts 2:2-4 (CEB)

       
A major celebration for the Church universal
is Pentecost, the day when the Church received the
gift of the Holy Spirit.  Pentecost concludes the
Great Fifty days of Easter, and this year
Pentecost is June 8th.  According to Acts 2, on
Pentecost the Holy Spirit came with the noise of a
wind, tongues of flame rested on the disciples, and
they began to talk in other languages to be
understood.  The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity
along with God the Father and God the Son.  The
Holy Spirit gives us the gift of faith, equips us
with gifts for the journey of faith, moves us
toward holy living, gives unity to the church, gives
us hope for tomorrow, helps us with our prayers,
and gives us assurance of our salvation.  

       
I look forward to celebrating Pentecost and
the gift of the Holy Spirit with all of you.



Yours in Christ –

  
Pastor Joy
SPLENDORA
COUNTRYSIDE
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH





26117 FM 2090 East
Splendora, Texas 77372
281-689-0425
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TALENT NIGHT 2013