Pentecost Mosaic Photo credit: Music4Life,Pixabay

No, this is not an image of the first recorded fire drill! This is Pentecost Sunday, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the followers of Jesus to bind them together into … the Church, the living body of the Living Lord (Acts 2).

Our celebration will include multiple readers bringing the scene of scripture alive, some classic hymns of the day including Spirit, Spirit of gentleness and Revive your work O Lord, and a sermon that quotes Dr. Suzanne Simard from her new book Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest. Have a look below at the Order of Worship and announcements for this Sunday. The service will be available online this Sunday from 10:20 a.m. at and thereafter on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at

Here is a prayer for the day, from Hildegard of Bingen, Germany (12th century)

Holy Spirit,
making life alive,
moving in all things,
root of all created being, 
cleansing the cosmos of every impurity, 
anointing wounds.
You are lustrous and praiseworthy life, 
you waken and re-awaken everything that is. 

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