The Pentecost story (Acts 2:1-21) is a mysterious, glorious, challenging one to comprehend. In Acts, Luke tries to describe what it felt like when the Spirit came upon them…like flames of fire, like a howling wind. But surely he felt his words fell short. On this day, people from all over, gathered for the Festival of Weeks, hear a powerful message, each in their own native language. God’s pouring out of the gift of the Spirit gives strength, and power and abilities to witness beyond anything even the disciples could understand or explain. This new community is born of the Spirit given by God following Jesus’ resurrection and ascension.
At our brief time together we will remember and wonder about the Pentecost story. Then, we will work on a quick hands-on activity before going back to the church to take communion with our friends and family. All children and youth are welcome to join us for Bible story time and activities on the 2nd floor after the time of conversation with the pastor. Childcare for children under 5 years old is provided on the 2nd floor of the church house as well.