Just as Good Friday was not the end for Jesus, as He came back to life on the first Easter Day. So, Easter was not the end either. Ascension and Pentecost were still to come. I found this list of “10 things you should know about Pentecost” on the internet. They are a good summary of what Pentecost is all about:
1. Pentecost Sunday marks the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles.
2. Pentecost Sunday occurs 50 days after Easter.
3. The Bible records the Pentecost in Acts 2:1-13.
4. Pentecost comes 10 days after the Ascension of Jesus Christ.
5. Pentecost is also known as "the birthday of the Church".
6. Pentecost fulfils Jesus' promise to send the "Counsellor" and "Spirit of Truth" in John 16-5-15.
7. Pentecost launches the large-scale spreading of the Gospel after Jesus' ascension. Acts 2:41 records that after Peter spoke to the crowd after receiving the Holy Spirit, some 3,000 people were baptized.
8. The Pentecostal movement derives its name from the New Testament event in Acts 2.
9. Jews also celebrate Pentecost, but not for the same reason as Christians. The celebration by Jews of Pentecost is to observe God giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai 50 days after the Exodus. The Pentecost in Jewish tradition takes place 50 days after Passover.
10. In Western Churches, Pentecost is usually represented with the colour red, which symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit.
And so, we give thanks and celebrate this month that Jesus is now ascended to His throne in heaven. Also, that God our Father has sent the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit we would not have faith, understanding or God’s presence within. May we be thankful.
Yet, Pentecost is not the end either- one day Jesus will return again. May we be faithful in serving and witnessing until He does, Sue
"Nearly New" clothes for sale, plus bring and buy
all in aid of St.Mary's church fund
Please come and see the rail of clothes in the Cottage rooms
(open on Fridays 11am-3pm).
Do you have any good quality clothes no longer need? If so please see Sue Syvret.
Plus do you have any other items that you could bring along to the
'Bring and Buy' at the Cottage Rooms every month during the Coffee Morning.
Aquila Trust & St. Mary's Mildenhall
John Glynn( Christian singer/songwriter) & Aquilla
psalms and songs of Hope and trust
Sunday 29th June
including “ I watch the sunrise”
Admission free ( no ticket required)
voluntary charity collection
COME ALONG AND ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL CONCERT
We now have a new copier, this will be used for church communications.
Also if you have any personal coping please come and see Jane on Fridays.
A4 single side black and white copies will be 5p and colour 25p. If you provide photo paper we can also copy your photographs