This week at John McMillan Presbyterian Church – Pentecost Sunday!

I like to play golf. I am not a good golfer, but that does not diminish my desire to hit the links whenever I can. There are many movies about golfers but one of them I always enjoy. “The Legend of Bagger Vance”.  The movie is about a young man, Rannulph Junah, who was a golf prodigy until he went to war in WWI. He returned emotionally damaged and stopped playing. Today we would say he had PTSD. He is recruited to play in a fundraising event against Bobby Jones and Walter Hagan.  The plot focuses on the resurrection of Junah and through his return to golf with the guidance of the Supernatural appearance of his caddy, Bagger Vance.  There is one scene I love. Hagan has hooked his drive well off the course and onto a beach. Everyone assumes he is out of the hole.  But he takes his shoes off, rolls up his pants and tells his caddy to have someone on the green tend the pin.  Hagan takes a puff on his cigarette, flings it into the sea and hits the ball. Which lands in the middle of the green. A n impossible shot. The narrator describes the shot as Hagan coming back from the dead.  What does any of this have to do with Pentecost? Junah and Hagan are “dead”. Both are revived. Both are miraculously. And the revival is urged on by the supernatural presence of Bagger Vance. This revival is much like the “revival of the disciples by a supernatural mighty wind that whipped through their lives on Pentecost. Join us and hear about it this Sunday – Pentecost Sunday – at John McMillan Presbyterian Church where we will worship in the parking lot or on Facebook Live where the service will be streamed. We will look forward to your presence!

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