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The diversity is striking. Each face smiling at me from the page varies in hue, representing different backgrounds, different countries, different languages.
The images from my children’s elementary school yearbook are a visual reminder of the diversity and vibrancy in Northern Virginia classrooms, but they could just as easily reflect the diversity present in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost described in Acts, chapter 2. As one of three pilgrimage feasts in Judaism, Pentecost was a time when Jews from around the known world converged in Jerusalem to worship and celebrate. It is no coincidence that God chose to unleash the Holy Spirit and to form the Church into this diverse context.
From the beginning the good news of “God’s deeds of power” has been for all the world’s people, regardless of age, ethnicity, economic status, gender, or any other human-made boundary. From the beginning God’s Sprit has empowered followers of Christ to witness to God’s love regardless of their circumstances or their differences.
Today as we contemplate the diverse faces and the profound impact of the church’s first Pentecost, we remember that the witness of God’s love for the world is not dependent on a particular leader; neither is it available only to a particular group in a particular time and place. Instead of being afraid of changing times, therefore, we can trust that the same Spirit that enabled the first disciples to “see visions and…dream dreams” is present with us—even now. Thanks be to God. ~~Rev. Tonya Douce
Our time of preparation for our Confirmands has come to an end, and we look forward to Sunday, May 31st, when they will join the church. As they move towards this important ritual in their Christian journey, you are invited to continue to pray for them, for guidance and wisdom, and in thanksgiving for the remarkable call God has placed on their lives.
Our Confirmands and Mentors are: James Clardy (Jim Barthmeier), Mia Larsen (Christy Przystawik), Beck Moniz (Steve Glomb), Kate Sapp (Susan Batchelder), Janae Schnur (Jackie Mercado), Meaghan Smiley (Karlene Masters), and Tevin Conteh, Tomika Conteh, and Yanick Atiba-Davies (Rev. Christian White).
The congregational family is invited to join us for a reception in honor of the Confirmands at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall.