Sunday 15, May 2016
This year, Pentecost falls on May 15th, and marks the close of the Great Fifty Days of Easter. On Pentecost, we celebrate the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, making this day the Church’s birthday. In Jesus’ time, Pentecost was a pilgrimage feast to celebrate the spring harvest, thus accounting for the huge crowd in Jerusalem. This is one of the five appointed times for celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism, which we will do at the 10:30 service on the 15th. Pentecost is a day for celebration and rejoicing in God’s continuing presence in the person of the Holy Spirit. Read all about it in Acts 2: 1 – 47.