Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts, the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that, though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these
gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we, too, are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.

Wear RED as we celebrate the Holy Spirit!


 

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