Prayer: May we see you, God, through the love of Christ and by the power of the Spirit. Amen.
Reading: John 14: 8-17 (25-27) (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Today is the first full day of staff training. Our staff arrived yesterday, ready to learn all about being counselors and program staff for this summer.
They will be guided by what we teach them these next two weeks. And, they will be guided by the Holy Spirit. It’s been my experience that the Spirit blows through camp in new and exciting ways each summer.
This Sunday, we celebrate Pentecost. We remember when the Holy Spirit first came to dwell with us. Just as the Spirit will dwell with the summer staff, the Spirit dwells with you. How will the Spirit blow in new and exciting ways in your life?
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