Friday, May 21, 2021

Pentecost 2021

 Pentecost is the birthday of the Church as the body of Christ                                                        

                                 May 23, 2021


Pentecost is birthday of the universal church of Christ.  It is the 3rdgreat Feast of the Church.  The Holy Spirit at Pentecost is poured out on all flesh. This Spirit is the breath of charity and the tongue of truth. It is the fire of compassion that heals human life. It gathers the children of earth into one family of God.
                                           
During the 26 weeks that mark the Sundays in the liturgical year after the Day of Pentecost, we will make a pilgrimage toward an understanding of ourselves as a people of God.  A people of God who are born of compassion and who loves and attends to all creation with a limitless hospitality and with boundless mercy.  We seek to hear and to follow God’s higher callings to love Him whole-heartedly, and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

We hope to grow spiritually as a Pentecostal, spiritual people, a holy community whose holiness is measured only by its love for the world.  As the Father sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that it may have life in His name, we too are so sent.  We are called and sent into the world to be merciful caretakers of the earth and all that is therein.  We are sent into the world as good shepherds and Kingdom of God tenants to work in His fields to bear fruits of faith, hope, and love among all God's peoples in the world.

The Holy Spirit, himself, comes to us, searches for us, binds up our wounds, and strengthens us as the prophet Ezekiel proclaimed [Ezekiel 34:11].  This same Spirit ignites our lives with purifying fire that refines us to be acceptable and whole, and as one sacred people in the presences of God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  [ref: Malachi 3:2]

Joel 2:28-32
                                                             
The Lord said to his people:
    I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
….Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' " 


2021 Calendar for Pentecost

May 30
Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
June 6
2nd Sunday After Pentecost
June 13

June 20

June 27

July 4

July 11

July 18

July 25

August 1

August 8

August 15

August 22 

   Nov 7
All Saints Sunday 21st Sunday After Pentecost
Nov 21  
Christ the King Last Sunday After Pentecost
Nov 28   
1st Sunday in Advent

Monday, February 22, 2021

 Calendar for Lent, Easter, Day of Pentecost 2021


February 17           Ash Wednesday
February 21.              First Sunday in Lent
February 28.             Second Sunday in Lent   
                            

March 21.                 Last Sunday in Lent        


March 28.                  Palm Sunday.  [Combined Service Eng/Chines]

April 1.                    Maundy Thursday   Agape Feast and Foot Washing
                           To Be Announced
April 2.                Good Friday Noon Combined Service (TBA) 

April  3.               Easter Vigil at 8PM.    [Combined Service]

April 4                 Easter     0930 AM   
                           English Congregation Easter Brunch
                         11AM, and 1PM Easter Eggs 

April 11                2nd Sunday of Easter

April 18               3rd Sunday of Easter      
April 25               4th Sunday of Easter  [Combined Service]

May 2                  5th Sunday of Easter

May 9.                  6th Sunday of Easter       

May 16.                7th Sunday of Easter

May 23                 Day of Pentecost         



May 30                 First Sunday after Pentecost    Trinity Sunday