Day of Pentecost


Shalom...Santi...平和 ... Salam...Friede...Paix...Мир...Pace         This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday is a glorious day of celebration in the church. It is the day on which we remember the Holy Spirit appearing among the members of the first Christian community. Chiefly, we recall how each of these followers of the Way, being filled with the Holy Spirit, spoke in other languages, telling of God’s deeds and of God’s message of love and forgiveness. The listeners of that day didn’t hear a meaningless jumble of noise as each disciple spoke, but instead each listener heard, in their own language, the Good News of God’s love and about the Kingdom of Heaven.

Pentecost marks the end of the great 50 days of Easter and commemorates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church, empowering it for mission.

Why do we wear red on Pentecost? The clergy wear red vestments and the hangings in the church are red to symbolize the presence and work of the Holy Spirit. It is also custom in many churches for the people of the church to wear red as well on Pentecost in celebration of the Holy Spirit coming to us as promised by Jesus.

So find that red shirt or dress or scarf you’ve got tucked in the back of your closet, and join us on Sunday for The Feast Day of Pentecost as we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives!  We hope you will join us!

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