This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, which marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost means “fiftieth day” and is celebrated fifty days after Easter.
Traditionally, the Church has commemorated this day by donning red vestments which recall the tongues of flame in which the Holy Spirit descended on the first Pentecost. The color red also reminds us of the blood of the martyrs. We invite you to join the tradition by wearing red to our Pentecost service.
This Sunday we will also sing a different Doxology (same tune, just different text):
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, praise be done;
And Christ the Lord upon us pour
The Spirit’s gift for evermore.