“Rivers of Living Water”
by BOB RUGG, Indianapolis, Indiana
We shared in worship this morning on Pentecost Sunday considering the theme “Rivers of Living Water”.  Bob Rugg brought our communion message, helping us to understand the history behind Pentecost.  He reminded us that the Spirit of God has been moving in the lives of people since the beginning of time.

Acts 2 chronicles the story of the disciples being endowed with the Holy Spirit and being called to service.

Each of us receive those same nudges/call from God and are commissioned to service as well.  Are we acting on them?  Out of a believer’s heart flows rivers of living water, rivers of compassion, hospitality, kindness, etc.  Where are you being nudged?

Spirit God – We praise You for the gift of the Holy Spirit that you endow each of us with.  We are thankful for the helper that reminds us of Your presence always.  May our sensitivity and awareness be heightened so that we listen and respond.  May our love flow from our hearts as living water that comes from You.  May we respond to the nudges, the whispers, the pushes and the shouts that direct us to be in Your service.  We know that You will equip us for any challenge we face and that we never need to be afraid to step out in faith for You.  May our efforts to share Your love be met with willing ears and open hearts.  We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Today’s Speaker
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Bob Rugg
Evangelist Community of Christ • Indianapolis

Bob Rugg is an Evangelist with the Community of Christ.

Whereas he calls the Indianapolis congregation “home” his responsibilities often have him traveling around the mission center.

Evangelists are ministers of blessing who witness of Jesus Christ and are responsive to the reconciling and redeeming influence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of people everywhere.

If you are interested in a personal blessing, whether it be a continuing life blessing, an Evangelist Blessing, or even a congregational Blessing – Bob is your contact.

Presiding Pastor
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Bob Brennan
Priest Community of Christ • Indianapolis» Contributor
Bob is a member of the Community of Christ Congregation of Indianapolis.  He holds the office of Priest.  Most Sundays, Bob can be found working the AV equiptment for our services and takes part in the Community Outreach and Communication group.
Bob is a social studies teacher and coach at a local high school.  Before teaching, though, Bob worked in management for ALCOA and Pepsi Cola company.  Bob graduated from Wabash College with a BA, and from IUPUI with a masters in counseling.
Bob’s hobbies include being really bad at golf, gardening, and gaming with his two daughters.
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Valerie Brennan
Pastor Community of Christ • Indianapolis

Val is the Lead pastor at Community of Christ Indianapolis.  She holds the priesthood office of High Priest. When she isn’t here, she is a principal at Somerset and provides wealth management services.

The High Priests represent Christ primarily as ministers especially through the proclamation and promotion of of ministry through the congregation, mission center, and communities.  They lead the sacramental ministries, promote community, promote justice and peace; all while creating nurturing partnerships.