2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. 5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’ 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. 20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. 21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Faith Church is looking for volunteers for our nursery school. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here for more information.
The Faith Knitwits are a small and dedicated group of women who knit and crochet some beautiful, creative, and useful treasures. They have been busy with prayer shawls, baby blankets, baby bonnets, lap robes, mittens, hats, and slippers. These items are used for donations to the Washington Women’s Shelter, Homebound, Bonnets for Babies, and Love in a Basket. Our next meeting will be on Thursday TBA. Feel free to bring any projects you are working on to show to the group as well as any ideas for future charitable donations.
Relay for Life Bake Sale Thank You
Thank you to everyone that helped to support our Relay for
Life bake sale by donating or purchasing items and helping at
the table. It was truly appreciated. We raised $1070.00. Relay for Life is coming up May 18th & 19th
We would like as many walkers as possible so look for signup
sheets in the Gathering Area. The beautiful quilt that was
donated to us by the Faith Quilters will also be on
display for anyone wishing to purchase a raffle ticket.
1 ticket for $2.00 or 3 tickets for $5.00
PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 19, 2013
YOU’RE INVITED TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR THE
Please bring a wrapped gift for the church –
office supplies, kitchen supplies,
craft supplies, stamps, etc. Be creative!
The children will unwrap the gifts after worship
while we all sing
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CHURCH AND ENJOY
TO QUILT OR NOT TO QUILT
Faith Quilters will meet twice a month on Mondays from 7:00 pm—9:00 pm at Faith U.P. Church. If you would like to work with us on baby quilts for baptisms, cancer relay and golf outing quilts, items for the Spring tea craft table or just on a project for yourself, bring your sewing machine and join us. We welcome all new members. In May, we will meet on the 6th and 20th.
Starting reading your book now for May! B.Y.O.B. Group will meet on Tuesday, May 28th
We will be discussing the book
“A Place of Grace”
by Rev. William O. Webster, Jr.
(See Linda Webster to get your signed copy)
Hope you can join us!
PEACE CAMP PLANNING MEETING Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 PM at the Church.
Still looking for some volunteers for our 2013 Peace Camp:
“And Away We Go!”
Our offering this year will go to Free Wheelchair Mission and our
learning focus will be helping our children see how they can
create positive change in the world by demonstrating the love of
Jesus Christ in tangible ways. We’re looking forward to seeing lots
of new faces at Peace Camp this year!
Strawberry Festival Coming up Sunday, June 2nd
GRADUATE SUNDAY - JUNE 9, 2013
Graduate Sunday is scheduled for June 9th.
Anyone graduating from High School, College or Graduate School is asked to
fill out the form in the Gathering Area and return it to the Church Office
by June 3rd. Thank You!
Blessings in a Backpack will return. TBA.
Operation Christmas Child will be kicking off •Hit the Back to School Sales. •Pencils, small notebooks, colored pencils, small toys •Travel sized toiletries, washcloths •Small picture books
Fall and Winter special Offerings •Peacemaking Offering in October •Thank Offering in November •Christmas Joy Offering in December
“Sharing Brings Joy”
The One Great Hour of Sharing offerings and Noisy Buckets will be received on TBA, but you may give anytime during the month.