Where Will the Spirit Go Next?

Happy Pentecost!  

As we end the Easter season, a new reality arrives, just as Jesus promised.  You can read the story in Acts Chapter 2, where the promised Holy Spirit comes and invigorates God’s ministry to the world through Jesus and the Disciples.  It is here that the church begins: the gathered followers of Jesus sent out on mission to be his presence to the world.  This is when it all begins to come together, and the Disciples, together with the newly baptized believers, begin to usher in the new reality of the Kingdom of God. 

And so here we sit, some 2,000 years later, wondering what to do with ourselves.  We hear dire predictions of church involvement; we see a decline of church culture into special interest groups who would rather win a victory than tell the world about Jesus’s victory, and we can despair of all the people that gave up on church during the pandemic.  We also have a season of transition going on at St. Paul’s! 

But there is still good news.  Things have looked bleak for Christians before, and they will again.  The question we must really ask ourselves is the question of Pentecost: “Where will the Spirit go next?”  Because there is always something just around the corner if only we are ready to receive it like those disciples during the Day of Pentecost.  Intrigued yet? 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update.  Masks are optional at worship, but there is still a section of pews in front of the sound booth reserved for those who wish to mask and keep a distance from others during worship. 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—You can now watch the Livestream on YouTube! We recommend logging into your account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the YouTube livestream at stpaulsworship.org or you can log into your Facebook account and see the Livestream on the St. Paul’s Facebook page. You can chat once the Livestream service has started on either Facebook or YouTube.  

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated information on our SPYouth meetings. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible.