The Season of Pentecost began with the Holy Spirit rushing in on the Day of Pentecost. During this longest season of the Church year we will look into Jesus’ teachings and discern how they alter our lives and how we can follow them to be the people God calls us to be in God’s world. Jesus’ words are so familiar and so dear to us. We guard against their becoming so comfortable that they lose their power to change our lives.
We continue the worship service we began on Easter Day in our Rose Garden. It’s “billed” for 9:00, but we usually begin about 9:20-9:30 — whenever a few people come and gather for Communion and prayer together. It’s an informal service where we share our burdens, pray together, discuss the Gospel lesson and share Communion. Come join us on Sunday mornings!
We will continue to celebrate with our neighbors in the garden and in the church when the weather is bad. The door is wide open; we’ll see what comes and how it shapes up. We’ll see how our neighbors give us hope in Jesus’ Resurrection.
Hope House, our day shelter on Austin Street, is going well and smoothly under the new management of Donna Earnest, with help from some of our friends who come in for services. A steady stream of neighbors come on weekdays to use the showers, telephone, mail services and laundry; a calm, quiet and upbeat atmosphere as Donna talks with and prays with our friends. We will be providing more services to increase hope in the lives of our neighbors. Stay tuned!
The Seeds to Success Garden on our lot behind the church building is looking at its third planting! Four new beds were built this spring and planted with vegetables for our neighbors. The fall Occupational Therapy class at LSU Medical School will offer their ideas and energy, along with our continuing partners: Project-ING, the LSU Agricultural Center and Shreveport Green. Classes on healthy eating and cooking are being offered to our neighbors by the Ag. Center, and plans are being laid for new possibilities as the garden in expanded. All for the glory of God and the health of our neighbors!
In the Season of Pentecost:
Every Wednesday: Holy Eucharist in the Chapel, using Enriching Our Worship liturgy, 12:15 pm
5:00 pm in the Chapel: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Around 9:20 am Communion in the Garden (or in the church if the weather is bad.) Informal; all are welcome!
11:00 am in the Church: Holy Eucharist, Rite II with hymns and sermon
9:45-12:30 Nursery in the Education Building
The Continuing Feast in the Undercroft: On the first Sunday each month we continue the Eucharistic Feast with a pot luck lunch after the 11:00 service — the best in town! It’s a good time to meet and get to know one another. Please come!