Worship :: Current Season
(see the Worship Schedule page for the schedule of services)
Sunday, June 4th
The Day of Pentecost recalls the coming of the Holy Spirit to the first disciples of Jesus, empowering them to preach the gospel to people from many different places, backgrounds, and cultures. The disciples who had formerly been confused and frightened after the Ascension of Jesus, not knowing what to do without his physical presence among them, were emboldened by the Spirit, and began to form a community that would be able to carry on in these new circumstances. Pentecost is sometimes called the birthday of the Church for this reason. Pentecost is also a celebration of the fruits of the Spirit in each of us and the sharing of our gifts with our community and the world.
Season after Pentecost / Ordinary Time
After the Day of Pentecost, the Church enters the long season known as Ordinary Time. This season lasts until the beginning of a new Church year with Advent. Ordinary Time is also known as the Season after Pentecost, because we carry the gift of the Holy Spirit with us throughout this time. In this season, we move from a focus on the events of the earthly life of Jesus (the focus of most other holidays and seasons) into a focus on how we as his disciples, following the example of his first disciples, will take what we have learned from Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, into the world and our everyday lives.