8:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite I (no music)
10:30 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II, with music, KidsWord, and YouthWord
- A nursery is provided for infants and children through age four during the 10:30 am service.
- KidsWord and YouthWord, our Sunday School programs for children and youth, meet during the first part of the 10:30 am service.
- Join us after the 10:30 am service for conversation and refreshments in the parish hall.
Sunday, May 20
Pentecost, celebrated 50 days after Easter Day, is one of the most ancient feasts. 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. As the contemporary embodiment of the community those first disciples began, we celebrate the fruits of the Spirit in each of us and the sharing of our gifts with our community and the world.
Join us on Sunday, May 20th, as we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit among us. At the 10:30 service, we will join together in reading the gospel in many languages and offer an end-of-school blessing for all those finishing another school year. It is traditional to wear red on Pentecost, so that the congregation itself becomes a symbol of the flames of the Holy Spirit.
After the 10:30 service, join us for a Pentecost Picnic. We'll share food, play games, enjoy fellowship, and celebrate the presence of the Spirit among us.