Today Pastor Shawn completes his series of sermons in the UN4GIVN series.  As well, today is PENTECOST SUNDAY.  We remember that 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection,  the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost.  Pentecost was an established Jewish festival also known as the Feast of Weeks.  Pentecost symbolizes a new beginning.  It celebrates the unleashing of the Holy Spirit on the world and the empowering of the church to reach the world with the gospel.  In celebrating Pentecost, the church expresses its gratitude for the faithfulness of Christ in fulfilling his promise to send “another counselor” (John 14:16); celebrates the work of the Holy Spirit in renewing all of creation; professes its confidence and security in knowing the Spirit’s power is available for its mission; and grows in awareness of the immensity of its calling to reach the world with the gospel.