Holy Spirit lifts congregation
On Pentecost Sunday, Rev. Ruth Morrison made it clear the Holy Spirit was with everyone who attended the two services. For the celebration of God sending the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples, seven weeks after Jesus’ resurrection, Ruth directed the spiraling of tongues of fire across the chapel during the 8 a.m. service and then across the sanctuary during the 10 a.m. service.
It began with the call to worship:
When the day of Pentecost had come
all the believers were in one place.
And suddenly there was a rush of a mighty wind
and it filled the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared tongues as of fire
resting on each one of them.
And they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Pentecost theme was carried through the entire service, but it was during the Children’s Story that the Holy Spirit came to life. Ruth told the story from scripture and then provided the children with crepe paper streamers attached to soft foam balls. The “tongues of fire” were then tossed back and forth between the children and finally launched out across the congregation, spreading the Spirit throughout the sanctuary.
Artwork and decorations for Pentecost Sunday came from the Sunday School class, directed by Carol Hubbard.
For more of Camille and Mark Braun’s photos of Pentecost Sunday, click here: