Tag Archives: Pentecost

Sophia — poem for worship from Aotearoa

I continue to be unwilling to let Pentecost go … our so-easy avoidance of the Spirit’s call. Rosalie Sugrue writes: Pentecost fell on the date our parish holds its annual ‘Women’s Fellowship Special Project Service’ (a service led by women … Continue reading

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The Cost of It

What the festival costs is more than the price of helium in a few small red balloons, and a birthday cake for the church during coffee hour. It costs going out to the streets, speaking words we don’t understand, listening … Continue reading

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Prayer for Habana, Cuba

Send your sweet, sweet Spirit of tenderness and comfort upon all who mourn family members and friends, church delegates from a Nazarene conference, tourists and crew members from Mexico after the plane crash at Jose Marti airport. Breathe into this … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Benediction for Pentecost from Argentina

A Prayer of Benediction for Pentecost by Gerardo Oberman Que la generosidad de tu soplo de vida transforme nuestra vida y la plenifique. Que la fuerza del viento de tu amor nos inunde y nos desborde. Que el fuego de … Continue reading

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Pentecost, 2017

So, if the essence of Pentecost is this — (having set aside the red balloons, and birthday cake for the church) the ability to speak a language that means nothing to me but shares the good news someone needs, (and … Continue reading

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Pentecost worship resources — without fire or wind

As a wind-driven wildfire rages across Alberta, Canada, I have committed myself to writing Pentecost worship resources which do not use wind or fire imagery. This is not to say that those metaphors are not rich and vibrant, but that … Continue reading

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Pneuma-lingual

(Words change to be more inclusive. Some people make fun of ‘pc,’ but polite compassion has never been a joke to me.) I used to teach ESL – English as a Second Language. So on Pentecost every year I prayed … Continue reading

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