The Day of Pentecost falls 50 days after Easter Sunday. It’s the day when we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles in Jerusalem. This Pentecost event is understood as the birth of the church – the body of Christ drawn together and given life by the Holy Spirit.
The season of Pentecost begins the Monday after Pentecost and continues through the summer and into the early fall. It is often referred to as “ordinary time,” a period of the church year not dedicated to a particular season or observance.
At Incarnation, the season of Pentecost is a time when the church calendar is not quite as full. Our program year comes to a close in early June, which means our Sunday morning Bible Study, Children’s classes, and certain other ministries go on hiatus for the summer. The new program year starts up on Homecoming Sunday, the first Sunday after Labor Day.
This year, as we continue to practice Covid safety measures, we are having a Lemonade Hour following the 11:00 am principal worship service each Sunday. In lieu of Coffee Hour in the Parish House, we gather on the sidewalk in front of the church for fellowship and refreshments.