On Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016, Our Savior's Lutheran Church celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit with special music and drama—thus, bringing the story to life.
The theme of the service was "YES!" It urged worshipers to say yes to the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. To that end, there was an original song of yes led by it's creator, Celia Farran of Arizona, who was the guest musician for the service. We also had leadership by nationally known comedian and Methodist minister, the Reverend Jane Voigts, who shared a message of how the Holy Spirit called her and she said: "YES!"
Below are action shots from the Spirit-filled Pentecost service.
|worshipers heading into church|
|a dramatization "slide-show" of the Pentecost story performed by a number actors|
|Pastor Laura Gentry and guest Pastor Jane Voigts reading the Pentecost text|
|Celia leading music|
|much humor was shared in the telling of the Pentecost story|
|Pastor Jane leading the children in a special rendition of "I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing"|
|Pastor Jane encouraging the children to follow the Spirit|
|Then "Spirit-filled" dancers (Rick Gramlich pictured here) danced in at the end|
|Happy worshippers doing actions along with the children|
|Pastors Laura and Jane|
|Pastor Jane led the Great Thanksgiving liturgy with improvisation and input from the congregation|
As these pictures show, the service was a joyful celebration from start to finish.
Come, Holy Spirit! We say YES!