Coming This Sunday, May 27

May 27: At his departure, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit.  The Greek word is Paraclete.  English translations include “Comforter” and “Counselor.”  In short, the Paraclete is the presence of the absent Jesus.  In the gospel lesson for this Sunday the Paraclete’s action is captured by a verb which means “to bring to light, expose” and “to convict someone  of something.”  Join me Sunday as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, as fresh today as at Pentcost  long ago. —Pastor Steven