Pentecost is this weekend. It’s one of my congregation’s favorite church days, and they like to decorate boldly. We make Pentecost a “season” because we never want to take down the decorations.
Will you celebrate the church’s ‘birthday’? Some congregations have birthday parties, where people bring gifts of paper towels, copy paper, coffee, or other supplies the church can use during the year.
In the US, this weekend is also Moms’ Demand Action “Wear Orange” day, so our congregation will be wearing orange as well as pentecost red.
My son is on a plane to China at the moment, so I’m going to be writing my sermon while trying not to obsessively check his flight status. In real life, I’m not eating sugar or gluten (to help the inflammation in my knee), but here at the preacher party, I’ve got all the virtual carbs and sugars to share. Send me a cupcake, which is a muffin that never gave up on its dreams.
Share your insights, your liturgies, your questions, your ideas for children’s time, and let’s get the preacher party started! Come, Holy Spirit!
Marci Auld Glass is the pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church and lives with her husband and sons in Boise, Idaho. She is a graduate of Trinity University and Columbia Theological Seminary. She serves on the boards of the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood, Covenant Network, and the Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church USA. Marci blogs at Glass Overflowing and is among the contributors to the RevGals book,There’s a Woman in the Pulpit (SkyLight Paths).
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