The Day of Pentecost – Sunday, 28 May 2023

Alleluia, alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia, alleluia!

Masks are not required, but some people continue to wear them to services–you’re welcome, whatever decision you make for yourself!

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream begins at about 9:45 am, and the service begins at 10 am. You will also be able to watch or re-watch the stream on YouTube at this link at any later time.

The order of service is available here. It includes the readings, responses, and the words to the hymns–helping you to join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

This is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Here’s what Sundays and Seasons writes about this Sunday and the readings we’ll hear:
Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.

The image used in this post is “Pentecost” by Peter Koenig. The artist has given permission for the non-commercial use of this image with attribution.

Koenig, Peter. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 25, 2023]. Original source: Peter Winfried (Canisius) Koenig,