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During the time when our nation was suffering through polio, many people had to live in iron lungs.  Powered by electricity, these iron lungs helped people keep breathing.  Hospitals installed battery powered units to protect against power outages.  Family members who cared for a loved one at home would use hand pumps to keep the patient breathing in case the electricity failed.

During this season of stress and tension, it is tempting to believe that we are weak and that our power is limited.  As God’s children we are promised that we have power accessible to us at all times; The Holy Spirit is standing by, ready to come to our aid.  It is power that not only lifts us up and encourages us, but gives us strength to transform the world with the love of God.

In the book of Acts we read these words of Jesus to His disciples: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  (Acts 1:8)

This weekend we will continue our series called “Working our Core.”  As we continue our study on core beliefs, we will explore the most misunderstood part of the Trinity:  The Holy Spirit.

The gospel lesson for this weekend is John 14:15-27, part of Jesus’ farewell discourse to his disciples prior to His crucifixion.

Please join us online at 9:30 am  or 11:00 am through our website(hydeparkchurch.org) or our Facebook page.

I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday morning!


Pastor Cathy

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