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  • Festivalis (Week 4)

    Festivalis (Week 4)

    May 29:  Martyrs  Notes / Podcast

    On the last Monday of every may we celebrate Memorial Day here in America. A day on which we stop and remember those who lost their life serving our nation so that we might be free. The Christian Church also has a festival to remember those who lost their life serving their Lord. We call those individuals martyrs - “someone who was killed for their religious beliefs”. The Festival of Martyrs allows us to remember those who remained faithful to God even in the face of death and also to ask God to give to us a faith that is willing to stand up at all times no matter what the cost or loss.

  • Festivalis (Week 3)

    Festivalis (Week 3)

    May 22:  Trinity  Notes / Podcast

    The word Trinity (3-in-1) is never used on the pages of the Bible, and yet we use it because it helps us understand the Bible’s teachings of who the true God is. Trinity Sunday is one of the few celebrations of the Christian Church that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event. On Trinity Sunday, the faithful remember and honor the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The celebration of Trinity Sunday allows us to celebrate who the one true God is and praise him as our Creator, Savior, and Sanctifier!

  • Festivalis (Week 2)

    Festivalis (Week 2)

    May 15:  Pentecost  Notes / Podcast

    One of Jesus’ final promises to the disciples was the gift of the Holy Spirit. That gift was given to them on Pentecost (greek word for 50) which happened only 10 short days after his Ascension. Pentecost Sunday is often referred to and celebrated as the birthday of the Christian Church for it was on that day when 3,000 people heard the Word and were baptized. For 2,000 years the Church of God has grown because of the power of the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit who is at work still today in God’s Church. The celebration of Pentecost allows us to thank God for the Christian Church and the Spirit who is still at work in us.