The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


In the Spirit

A flaming processional lights up Pentecost at University Lutheran Church, Gainesville, Fla. It seems as if the breath of the Spirit wafted over the congregation as youth wave crepe paper streamers.

For the reading from Acts 2 the children spoke the names of the nations represented at the first Pentecost. Member Joan Anderson said each child embraced the challenge with eagerness and pronounced them fearlessly: Parthians, Medes, Elamites .... As they spoke, they placed the paper flames on a burlap map of the nations.


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