02 June 2011

Last Ten Days of Easter

For each day between Ascension and Pentecost (ten days), focus on the Holy Spirit.  This may mean an emphasis on/memorization of:

1. The Sacraments: How God delivers his forgiveness to his children through the Word-accompanying Holy Spirit.

2. The Fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23). 

3. The 3rd article of the Creed's explanation in the Small Catechism or Large Catechism.

4. The Explanation of the Small Catechism's section on the Holy Spirit.


  1. I'm looking forward to dressing the kids in at least one red grament for Pentecost. My nana would insist on this when we were growing up and now - though sometimes it doesn't happen out of budget contrictions or mom's laziness - I feel a sense of pride when I succeed in marching my little babies into church looking festive. Have you guys given the festal attire a try? ;P

  2. Great idea! Actually today (um, during the sermon), I was thinking "I wonder if it's a tradition on Pentecost to wear red..." I guess it is in your house! We always buy new clothes for Easter and Christmas (or nice used "new" clothes and accessories), but I haven't thought much about special dress for other feasts.

  3. I started dressing my kiddos in red for Pentecost last year and hope I have something red for them to wear this year. I like the festive parade too Lisa! Also I serve something red with the noon meal on that day, Strawberry Shortcake for example.

    And on Trinity Sunday we wear something white or all white and I let the girls wear their Baptismal shell necklaces. The shell necklace is also nice to wear throughout the year when we know a Baptism will be taking place in church. A good reminder of their own baptisms.

  4. Where do you buy your necklaces, Aubri?

  5. They're from James Avery,


    My mom has bought one for each of my children so far.