Pentecost is one of the seven principal feast days of the Episcopal Church when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles. We begin the Feast of Pentecost with a special reading of the story from Acts featuring the voices of students from the English as a Second Language program and end with the joyful fellowship of our first Summer Sunday Night of the year. We hope you'll join your church family for a glorious Pentecost!
Dramatic Pentecost Reading Featuring ESL Students
9 am & 11:15 am in the Church
Experience a dramatic reading amplified by ESL students and an instructor reading the Bible in Russian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Then, after the services, come to Sumners Hall for cookies and international candy while getting to learn more about our English as a Second Language ministry.
Guest Speaker - Alice Garrick
10:15 – 11 am in the Hall Life Center
We welcome Alice Garrick, head of the Women's Deck in the Diocese of Raiwind, Pakistan, who will speak about the work of The Church of Pakistan to protect women and girls. She will also bring beautifully handcrafted items made by the women she has helped out of human trafficking.
More information here.
Give Blood, Save a Life
8:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Parlor
Please join St. John the Divine and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for a Blood Drive. Giving blood is a wonderful way to give back to your community and it costs nothing but a little time and a little blood!
Sign up here
5 – 6 pm in the Church
Celebrate Pentecost with a spirited evensong led by the SJD Chorale.
Contact Steve Newberry for more information.
Summer Sunday Night
5:30 – 7 pm on the lawn
Summer Sunday Nights are the perfect way to spend your Sunday evenings in June. Enjoy picnic food cooked fresh by the SJD grill team, and plan to play in the second annual SJD Kickball cup!
Contact Kim Jameson for more information.