Did you know this Sunday is Pentecost? Do you know what that means?

On the Day of Pentecost we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit descending in a mighty rush of wind and flame to inspire the church’s proclamation of Christ’s rising and to empower its mission and ministry to the world. (See Acts 2:1-13; see also Joel 2:28-32.)

Holy Spirit breaks us out of our preoccupation with ourselves and frees us to serve neighbors, loosens our grasp on possessions, and sets us to loving people. New creation is what Joel (Joel 2:28-29) is talking about. Pentecost is new creation.

If you want to know more about Pentecost and how the Christian Church began to celebrate it, click here.

For the lectionary readings for Sunday, May 31, 2020, click here.

To read Prayers for Pentecost, click here.