Doug Slater

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here

Pentecost, the birthday of the church, is rapidly approaching.  The day when tongues of fire descended upon the apostles.  

As a church we just finished celebrating Holy Week, and Easter, and as worship leaders and music directors we are on the downhill slide to summer, a time to reload for the next liturgical year, and to get ready for the fall music season.

Sure we may still have confirmation masses, weddings, funerals, and the like, but Pentecost is really the last big feast of the season.  

One of my favorite new worship songs, "Holy Spirit" by Bryan and Katie Torwalt, is perfect for Pentecost Sunday.  It is a moving worship song that asks the Holy Spirit to enter here.  It gives the Holy Spirit permission to work in our lives by saying, "Holy Spirit you are welcome here."  

We ask God, "To be overcome by your presence Lord."  


Let us seek to be overcome by and in the Holy Spirit as we continue this Easter season, and especially as we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming upon us, just as it did upon the apostles some 2000 years ago.

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. 

Acts 2: 1-4

 

Here is a great live video of Bryan and Katie Torwalt singing "Holy Spirit."

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