Pentecost Sunday

By Linda Elissalde
Pentecost is celebrated the Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on Apostles and other disciples following the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. (Acts, chapter 2). It marks the beginning of the Christian Church’s mission to the world. Christians of many faiths are invited to wear red on Pentecost Sunday and be reminded of the fire of the Spirit. Sanctuaries are decorated in red symbolizing the tongues of flame (and by extension, the Holy Spirit) that appeared above those assembled on the original Pentecost.

Bay Vue Methodist Church (BVMC) celebrated Pentecost Sunday on May 19, 2024. Denise Boyd and Jo Evans beautifully decorated the sanctuary in red, many congregants wore red, red dominated Fellowship Hall and a special Pentecost red velvet cake was part of the after church meal.

Pastor Valerie Hudson planned her church service around this special event. Music played a role also. Choir, chimes players and attendees joined in Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit) that relayed the meaning of Pentecost. Members, along with guests, retired to Fellowship Hall after the service. Everyone enjoyed a special feast provided by Lesley and Roy Kincaid, Linda and Ron Spencer, Jo and Don Evans and Marcel and Linda Carole Elissalde.

Message, music and food blended in such a manner to provide an informative, joyful, worshipful and fulfilling PENTECOST SUNDAY.

[LCE: May-21-2024]

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