We still get to experience the most exciting part of Pentecost. The most exciting part wasn’t the sound of the wind or the tongues of fire or the crowd that gathered. It was God’s pouring out the Holy Spirit onto his disciples.
Centuries before, God had told his people that it would happen. In the middle of prophecies of judgment and plague, God had the prophet Joel announce this promise. God would be with his people and he would fill them with his Holy Spirit.
Centuries later, it happened—just as God had promised.
Now, today—centuries later again—and in the middle of judgment and plague—we hear God’s promise again, his promise to fill us with his Spirit so that we can speak in his name. His promise to enable us to proclaim his grace and salvation to every soul on earth. Starting right here.
Do you feel the Holy Spirit filling you? Do you sense his power equipping you to proclaim the wonders of God? He’s pouring out the Holy Spirit right now as you read this. Every time we read his word, every time we partake of the Sacrament, the Holy Spirit fills us. Whether we can feel it or not.
It’s pretty common for us to believe that we are less than qualified to do God’s work. The disciples weren’t qualified either until the Holy Spirit came to them on Pentecost. Then look at what they did!
Now the Holy Spirit fills us. No matter who we are, male or female, recognized or unknown—we can declare the wonderful works of God.
Joel 2:28–29 (EHV)
28After this, I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh.
Your sons and your daughters will prophesy.
Your old men will dream dreams.
Your young men will see visions.
29Even on the servants, both male and female,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
God bless you,
Worship on Pentecost – May 31/June 1
God has opened the doors of His Sanctuary! Have you signed up for worship yet? Our first Worship will be on May 31. Service times – 8am, 10am, and 1pm, and Monday at 6pm. With social distancing, we can have at least 60 people in the sanctuary at the same time if we include the balcony.
Click here to sign up for one of the services, or you can respond to this email or call Pastor or call the church office to let us know which service you prefer. Pastor and Lynn will also be calling people to sign up.
Thank you to everybody who has already signed up!
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School Graduation/Closing Service is on May 28 at 6:00pm. The service will be held in church. We’re limiting the service to immediate family. But you can watch the closing service when we post it online. It will include the distribution of diplomas, a message from the Pastor and the Principal and a couple of songs by the faculty! We’ll send you the link when it’s up!
June 14 at 11:00 a.m.
In the sanctuary
We’ll observe social distancing
If you know of someone who would like the service on DVD or the audio on CD, please let us know.
If you would like to support the Lord’s work at Trinity, you may contribute at trinitymarinette.com/contribute or you can mail it to
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143