As we approach the Day of Pentecost on May 31 (I know, can you believe it?) I ask if you would like to join in the tradition of reading the gospel in various languages, during the service on that day.
This is in keeping with the experience of the disciples on the first day of Pentecost when the Spirit descended and they proclaimed the Gospel in many languages. You would be responsible for getting a copy of the lesson in the language of your choice.
When it is time to read the gospel, everyone stands and, staying in your place, you would read from the gospel of John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 (this is a change from the earlier e-mail to the congregation!) in the language of your choice. Then I will read the Gospel in English.
Please respond if you’d like to participate. Also, remember that on that day, it is customary to wear red to symbolize the fire of the Holy Spirit that lights upon the disciples’ heads. See you then!