Tag Archives: Pentecost

“What Will We Make of the Fire?”

Message Manuscript for Pentecost Sunday, 2020Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, May 31, 2020 (first time to resume in person Worship since March 8) I was recently awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of a siren on my street and red and blue lights flashing through the blinds of my bedroom […]

Burning with Sweet Love

Experiencing Pentecost in our world today

“All in One Place” sermon from Pentecost Sunday

“All in One Place”    Acts 2:1-21 Delivered to Church for the Highlands     John Henson Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016 “Happy Pentecost!”  That’s not something we really ever say as Christians.  Many of us here this morning are wearing red, but that’s about as far as our recognition of Pentecost Sunday goes. Its […]

“When God Shows Up” sermon from Sunday

Manuscript of First Sunday after Pentecost    Isaiah 6:1-8 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, May 31, 2015   On March 24, 1991, one of the oldest and largest Redwoods in California crashed to the ground. People call the tree the Dyerville Giant, and it lies where it fell. When it stood, the tree […]

Sermon from Pentecost Jazz Service Today

“How to Experience Pentecost”  Acts 2:1-21 Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 27,2012 The audio podcast is here.  

Poem for Pentecost

“Pentecost” by Derek Walcott Better a jungle in the head than rootless concrete. Better to stand bewildered by the fireflies’ crooked street;   winter lamps do not show where the sidewalk is lost, nor can these tongues of snow speak for the Holy Ghost; the self-increasing silence of words dropped from a roof points along […]

Overview of Lectionary Texts for Pentecost Sunday

  This is posting a little late in the week, but that’s how my week is going. Acts 2:1-21 This is but one of the accounts of Pentecost for this Sunday. If movies had existed in his day, Luke would have been a producer in the Action/Adventure genre. His account of the giving of the […]

Painted Pentecost

Pentecost is this Sunday.  Monday is a day to begin thinking about how to portray the birthday of the church in words, but what about illustrating with image as well?  Below are three creative demonstrations of what happened as God gave the Holy Spirit: