Pentecost Sunday is a significant day for Christians everywhere. This holy day commemorates the infilling of the Holy Spirit which is described in Acts chapter 2 as the early church began:
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
The arrival of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost marked the beginning of the Apostle’s ministry and the birth of the early church. Christians today honor this special day in church history by celebrating our shared heritage and seeking the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our own lives and ministry.
When is Pentecost in 2019?
This year, Pentecost Sunday falls on June 9, 2019; it is the 50th day of Eastertide.
Why is Pentecost still significant for believers today?
The Day of Pentecost represents a vital moment in Christian history, when the followers of Jesus were filled with power that enabled them to begin ministry in earnest. On that day, 3,000 believers were added to the church, with many more to come as the early church flowered into a significant cultural movement.
Today, Christians around the world still seek the guidance, comfort, and power of the Holy Spirit. As we join together on Pentecost Sunday, we will honor the heritage of the early church and seek the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our lives individually and corporately.
Pentecost Sunday at All Saints’
The celebration of Pentecost Sunday will take place on June 8th/9th at the normal service times. During the 10:50 a.m. service that weekend, Rev. Kathy Hulin will sing the Eucharistic prayers in the cantorial style. The church will be decorated with vibrant red altar hangings, as well as red, orange, and iridescent white fabrics, symbolizing the Holy Spirit. There will be incense at the 10:50 service.
We encourage our members to dress seasonally if they so choose – red is the traditional color for Pentecost.
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
We hope and pray that you will join us for this special weekend of services. To see more upcoming events at All Saints’, view our calendar here: https://goo.gl/sPmVQP, or follow us on Facebook.