And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. Acts 2:1-6
No one can say Jesus is Lord but by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:3
Pentecost, meaning "fiftieth," marks the completion of Easter. Fifty days after His Resurrection, Christ sends his Holy Spirit, as He promised, and the Church is born.
Let all your graces be outpoured
On each believer’s mind and heart;
Your fervent love to us impart.
Lord, by the brightness of Your light,
You in the faith do men unite
Of every land and every tongue;
This to Your praise, O Lord, be sung.
From every error keep us free;
Let none but Christ our Master be,
That we in living faith abide,
In Him with all our might confide.
Lord, by Your power prepare each heart
And to the weakness strength impart,
That bravely here we may contend,
Through life and death to You ascend.
Traditions and Activities
Basic themes include the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Baptism
Pentecost Crafts for Kids:
Holy Spirit Paper Plate Dove
Holy Spirit Handprint Dove
Tongue of Fire Crown
HERE, HERE and HERE
Cuisine for Pentecost Sunday:
Flames of Fire Cookies
Tongues of Fire Cupcakes HERE and HERE
12 Fruit Salad (RC sites 12 fruits of the Spirit, you can make a 9 Fruit Salad)
Dove Dinner Rolls
Also serving "Red" or "Spicy" foods is a good idea