The Day of Pentecost will soon be here! This year at my church we’re celebrating Pentecost by having a birthday party for The Church! And since we’re having a party we’ve declared June 4th ‘bring a friend to church Sunday’!
I love that Pentecost falls on a Communion Sunday for us this year. Celebrating Holy Communion seems like the best way to remember and celebrate the birth of Christ’s Church. If you’re looking for a Communion liturgy for Pentecost (with modern language) I’ve got you covered: Pentecost 2017 Communion Liturgy
I’ve also included the Call to Worship we’re using below.
Enjoy celebrating the Spirit this Sunday!
The day of Pentecost has arrived! And we are all gathered together in one place ready to remember and celebrate the birthday of Christ’s Church and to receive again the gift of the Holy Spirit! God, bless us that we will truly be Your Church, on fire with Your Holy Spirit! And work through us in all we do as a church that we might truly be a gift to the world.
Artwork by Veronica Dimae, “Pentecost,” 2010. (Australia)
This year the leadership team at our church read Robert Schnase’s book The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregationsand we wanted to share the great information and inspiration he provides with the rest of the congregation. I decided to use the season of Easter to preach a series on this book. Focusing on these five practices will help us prepare for the big event we had planned on Pentecost. Pentecost is traditionally known as the birthday of The Church so we thought, let’s throw a big birthday party for The Church and use Pentecost as our ‘bring a friend to church’ Sunday!
You can download my worship plan for the series here: Five Practices Worship Plan
I will be posting the prayers and Call to Worships we use in the weeks ahead.
This is the image I designed to be the bulletin cover image for this series.