On the Feast of Pentecost, we heard the wonderful story of the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples of Jesus, and giving them the power to proclaim the Gospel in every language.
That story is a sign of the essential unity among all Christians. Whether Greek or Jew, as Saint Paul says – or Phrygian or Cappadocian, or American or Korean, Lutheran or Presbyterian – we are all one in Christ.
Over the past year, we have been separated by circumstances. But as vaccinations spread and the masks fall away, as hymns echo again in our sanctuary, let us show our unity. Not only in worship and service, but also in choosing words and symbols that remind ourselves, each other and the world that we are one people, one church, gathered in love by the one Holy Spirit.