On this day we remember the day the disciples received the Holy Spirit in a special way. The story in Acts 2 describes a powerful wind and tongues of fire as the Holy Spirit was poured out on people from all over the world who came to Jerusalem to celebrate a Jewish feast. At the first Pentecost over 3000 people were baptized, creating the first church. This is why Pentecost is known as the birthday of the Christian church. Everyone is encouraged to wear Red, Orange or Yellow clothing as a visual reminder of the “tongues of fire” that empowered the apostles and others to proclaim the good news of Christ’s resurrection in many languages to the crowds of pilgrims from many lands.
Worship Theme: Pentecost! The birthday of Christ’s church and an out-pouring of God’s Holy Spirit!
o Sermon: “Pentecost: The Gift of God’s Presence & Power”
o Scripture: John 4:15-17; 25-27 CEB