The fiftieth day after Easter is known as Pentecost and this Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is one of the principal days of the Christian year and in the early Church was the second most important part of the Christian year next to Easter. The Greek word pentecoste means “fiftieth day.” Pentecost is the day on which Christians commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and others assembled in Jerusalem. It marks the beginning of the Christian church and the proclamation of its message throughout the world and is often referred to as the birthday of the church. The season after Pentecost focuses on the significance of the church as a sign of God’s continuing presence and activity in the world.
We hope you will be able to share some time in worship with us this week on this very important day.
In addition to worship this week we have an opportunity for fellowship as well. Following our 11 AM Contemporary worship service, there will be a pizza and salad lunch served in the Gallihugh Fellowship Hall. All are invited to attend our 11 AM service, or come for one of the earlier services and return for lunch at noon. The menu includes pizza with a variety of toppings (gluten free pizza will be available), salad, and drinks.
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