Sermon Introduction –
The Gospel reminds us that we are ‘inhabited by’, ‘occupied by’, that we have ‘another dwelling within us’. This is how the Spirit of God works, from within.
Introduction to readings –
On Pentecost, we celebrate that we have been given an Advocate to accompany us. Poured out in wind and fire, water, wine, and bread, the Holy Spirit abides in and among us. We give thanks that God speaks to each of us, no matter our origins, language, or life path. Filled with the Spirit of truth, we go out from worship to proclaim the saving power of Christ’s love and the freedom of God’s grace with all the world.