Today is Pentecost, the Sunday the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit: "And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them." Acts 2:2-3 I used the story of Pentecost and Jesus' words in John, where he states, "Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living water." John 7:38.
Administrative Assistant and I made the banners to represent fire and water, and we had fans behind them to give them just a hint of movement. The pictures don't do them justice-- I hadn't turned the lights on, and I was too close to the water picture, but you can get the idea. We recognized everyone who contributed in any way to the church in the past year. We sang great hymns. We celebrated communion. We shared a meal that had two people outside grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats. It was a great Sunday.
Daughter was telling everyone how much fun she had, and said she thought she'd be ready to move into a group home sooner than she thought. It was a wonderful morning. Daughter is taking a nap, but I'm going to wake her up in a little bit so we can go outside and mow the lawn. It's a cool day, so we shouldn't get too hot. I hope everyone is having a great Sunday.