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Trinity Church is a friendly welcoming community which seeks to enable people to explore the Christian life of faith, worship and service.
We regret that church services and activities have been suspended for the time being.
Sunday May31st 2020
Reflections by Revd Fiona Brown:
After Jesus’ ascension the disciples did as they were told and returned to Jerusalem to wait until they received the promised power which would enable and equip them to do God’s work. They had no idea what this would mean or how this power would come.
Reading: Acts Chapter 2. Verses 1 – 21
Fire, wind, and noise – there was no ignoring what was happening; frightened men transformed into confident brave men; every one hearing what was said in their own language, able to understand it.
This is exciting, amazing and so different to anything that had ever been experienced by anyone ever. This is so new that people are left flabbergasted. They try to make sense of it – these men must be drunk. Well they are, but they are drunk on the Holy Spirit, not the other kind.
People are invited to change their lives, to change how they live and however scary that unknown is, 3000 accept the challenge that day and are baptised. They take that big step into the unknown, knowing that life will never be the same again.
That’s our challenge today too. We are going to have to do things differently. We will be brave and adventurous, powered by the Holy Spirit able to rise to whatever challenges meet us.
Flame-dancing Spirit, come,
Sweep us off our feet and
Dance us through our days.
Surprise us with your rhythms,
Dare us to try new steps, explore
New patterns and new partnerships.
Release us from old routines,
To swing in abandoned joy
And fearful adventure.
And in the intervals,
In your still centre.
(© Ann Lewin Candles and Kingfishers)
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