We are beginning the season of Pentecost and many people, both life-long Christians and those outside the church, ask the question, “What is Pentecost?”
For Christians, Pentecost is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, which came a few weeks after Jesus’ death and resurrection, (and we celebrate 40 days after Easter) there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could be meaningfully called “the church.” Thus, from the historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the church was started. This is also true from a spiritual perspective, since the Spirit brings the church into existence and enlivens it. Thus Pentecost is the church’s birthday.
We invite you to come and experience this Spirit as we worship and serve.
Come, Holy Spirit, Come.
Pastor Robert Lewis +