On Sunday, June 4th, we celebrate the the Day of Pentecost. It is the 50th day after Easter, and sometimes referred to as the “Birthday of the Church”. It is the day on which we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming to the apostles shortly after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension.
As Christopher Sikkema, Coordinator for Digital Evangelism for the Episcopal church states:
We celebrate Pentecost as the inauguration of the Church’s mission in the world. Empowered by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are to go out into our neighborhoods and the wider world—to Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth—witnessing to the risen Christ.
So on Sunday, as we celebrate the fire of the Holy Spirit working throughout the church. We will wear red, hang balloons and streamers, make noise and celebrate the goodness that Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit have brought into this world.
Following your celebrations on Sunday, feel free to share with us how your congregation celebrated the Holy Spirit on this Day of Pentecost!