|Published by Josh Hosler on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 4:40 PM|
The three biggest holidays in the Christian year are Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost ... and only one of those still has not become a Hallmark holiday. Let's celebrate it with joy!
Pentecost is the fiftieth and final day of the season of Easter. This year it falls on this Sunday, June 9.
Pentecost is commonly called "the birthday of the Church" ... the day when the Holy Spirit activated a new fervor in Jesus' earliest disciples and sent them out to share the Good News of Christ's Resurrection.
(1) Wear red! This is the liturgical color of the day and represents the fire of the Holy Spirit.
(2) After the 10:30 service, we plan to stage a photo outdoors around our front yard sign. People who forget to wear red are welcome in the photo too, of course, plus any 8:00-ers who would like to come back and be in it! (The point is not to make sure everyone in the congregation is included, but to create a gorgeous, welcoming photo to put on our website.)