Pentecost is the great festival that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. There are a few ways for everyone to get into the act:
• Recalling the tongues of flame in which the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, red is the liturgical color of the day. Everyone is encouraged to wear some red next week.
• From our reading in Acts, we hear of how the Spirit gave the disciples the ability to speak in other tongues. You’re invited, as you are given ability to do so, to help read in a foreign tongue – not as a solo but as part of a chorus of voices, a chaotic congregational cacophony! Please look for a signup sheet and pick up some sample translations.
• As part of the observance of the day, some members of the congregation will add promises of their own related to peace-making in our world/time/families.
• At the Coffee Hour next week, to add to the festivities, we’ll enjoy “Pentecost Parfaits” … or, if you prefer, “Holy Spirit Sundaes”! Scrumptuous either way.