May 20th was a joyous occasion at SAPC! At the 9 am service we welcomed confirmands into the church and at 11 am the children led a great service. The children had wonderful songs to sing, did a great job at reading (and writing some) liturgy, and were great leaders of the service. Not only were there 2 great services representing the life of the congregation, but the birthday of the church was celebrated on Pentecost.
After Jesus’ death and resurrection, he told the disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit after his ascension. While the disciples were waiting, they were saying prayers and thinking about the next steps of their ministry. Then the Holy Spirit swept down and they were all able to speak other languages to spread the word and form the church. We celebrated the formation of the church in style with a birthday themed service, a fun and interactive retelling of the story, and birthday cake after the 11 am service.