Resources for Pentecost 2013

by Christine Sine

Pentecost icon via Wikimedia

Each year I like to post a new list of resources for special days in the lectionary. Today’s list is an updated resource list for Pentecost.

This is the day when we celebrate:.

  1. The coming of the Holy Spirit and the infilling of Jesus’ disciples with the power to go out and change the world
  2. The great multi cultural gathering that we catch a glimpse of as we watch the spirit fall and suddenly everyone is able to understand each other – not all speaking the same language but able to understand each other in their own languages.  Acts 2:11.
  3. Pentecost is traditionally the time that many churches pray for the peace of our world in which at times there seems to be so little cross cultural understanding.

Last year’s resources focused on visual resources and Christian art that give us images of Jesus from different cultural perspectives.

This year’s list provides some of the best sites I have found from around the world with resources for Pentecost. I would love to expand this list so if you know of other resources that you think should be added and help us to think creatively about this important celebration please let me know.

From Australia & New Zealand

The Billabong

Laughing Bird Liturgical Resources

From Bosco Peters in New Zealand

From South Africa always produces wonderful resources

From U.K

Jonny Baker always provides great resources in his worship tricks. You check out the general list for pentecost here.

I particularly like this link to a great Pentecost meditation by Mark Berry.

From Canada

Re-worship  always provides excellent resources and this Pentecost list is no exception

From U.S.

The Text This Week has some of the most comprehensive resource lists around. Their pentecost list is well worth visiting.

Another good list is Resources from the Calvin Institute

And for a short meditation I enjoyed this video by Franklyn Shaefer

From U.S.

A beautiful Pentecost poem from Outside the Box


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Jo May 17, 2013 - 12:51 am

Some beautiful writings here. Thanks. Does anyone have any ideas for using with children and families?

Christine Sine May 17, 2013 - 8:36 am

Jo a good question and maybe a resource list we should try to put together for next year. – here are a couple I found. I particularly like the ideas of getting kids to make a kite or wind chimes. and

jo May 18, 2013 - 6:16 am

Yes kites are a fabulous idea – I found this idea for a kite service Although I think I would do a simpler version – with kite making as part of the service.

Food always plays a big part in our celebrations – I think eating together is an important aspect of worship. A few menu ideas on my blog, red food mainly!


Christine Sine May 18, 2013 - 6:34 am

Beautiful and I love the litany at the end for those who would fly kites

Christine Sine May 18, 2013 - 6:35 am

Jo thank you for making me aware of your blog too and the great suggestions that you make there. I am adding the link here for others that may be interested

jo May 18, 2013 - 10:12 am

Oh thank you Christine !

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