Tag Archives: Pentecost

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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Serenity Prayer for Pentecost

These rhythms are my daily devotion. They are woven into my soul and this is how they pray on this holiday. God grant me the serenity to let the walk-with-me, talk-with-me, fix-me, hold-my-hand personal garden Jesus … just ascend. God … Continue reading

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Spark-bird Pentecost

The birder explains to me about spark-birds. Everyone can name the spark-bird in his or her life — some are rare sightings, others only backyard birds but newly seen. It may be a song or a call, or a particular … Continue reading

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Risking Pentecost

Words for the morning from Todd Jenkins. To view his wonderful blog go here. When the resurrected Christ ascended, the disciples went into organization mode, promptly replacing Judas as a first order of business. The Holy Spirit broke out, like … Continue reading

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How Pentecost Comes

Here’s the simple side of things. There is a woman who forgets – the deacons’ meeting, her keys, picking up the church poinsettia order. Last Sunday she forgot she was not doing coffee hour — some mistakes are delicious. Someone … Continue reading

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Pentecost Prayers — from Argentina and Canada

Prayers for Pentecost.  The first is from Richard Bott on British Columbia, Canada and it is a prayer with an all ages focus so it is embodied. The second is by Claudia Ursini of Argentina and it is antiphonal — … Continue reading

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