May 27, 2020Honoring Pentecost at Home

Honoring Pentecost at Home

Kim Snodgrass One-minute video.   Resources

The Holy Spirit moves in mysterious ways. It is up to us to reflect on how the Spirit is speaking to us through Scripture and sacrament, through gifts of ministry, through other people – experiences of everyday life through which we can help God’s kingdom come.

“Honoring Pentecost in your household helps focus on the gift and the work of the Holy Spirit, which fills us at all times and in all places.”

Building Faith

As the Spirit moves, lives are changed. The story of Pentecost appears in Acts 2 as the disciples were gathered for the Jewish festival of Pentecost, 50 days after Passover. The Holy Spirit came among them, and “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them” (Acts 2:3). The symbols of Pentecost — wind and fire — make perfect sense.

The beautiful Thy Kingdom Come prayer video offered by the Scottish Episcopal Church would be wonderful to share with others or try your hand at one of these fun crafts!

Building Faith suggests two ways we can honor the Holy Spirit and Pentecost at home! Tongues of Fire hats and Fire Sticks are two easy crafts to make with materials on hand. Directions are short and come along with teaching points for caregivers and scripture readings.

And here is another. The Pentecost Project is a movement helping churches reflect the multilingual and multicultural diversity of God’s Kingdom in their weekly gatherings. They have resources and ideas to make Pentecost special every year. Check out their YouTube art craft idea!

Kim Snodgrass is Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation.

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