Pentecost 2017

“When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.”
(Acts 2:1, MSG)

Life-Giving Spirit,

You bring me to the same
Upper Room,
again and again, 
so that I learn to
trust your abiding presence.

The familiarity of this
place reminds
me of the comforts
of home.
I see the lamps are
lit for the evening meal
and, as I look around,
I see the faces
of others I know,
and some I do not,
but we are all here
with a common purpose:
to experience the
Spirit’s loving embrace,
to share in the
Spirit’s call to peace,
to give thanksgiving for the
Spirit’s generous heart.

Thank you for this opportunity
to break bread with a community,
all in one accord,


Lara Stoudt