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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Celebrating Pentecost

Come Down, Oh Love Divine

Come down, O Love divine
seek thou this soul of mine
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing

O Comforter, draw near
within my heart appear
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing

O let it freely burn
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming

And let they glorious light
shine ever on my sight

and clothe me round the while my path illuming

And so the yearning strong
with which the soul will long
shall far out-pass the power of human telling

For none can guess its grace
till Love create a place
here in the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

words by Bianco di Siena (c. 1434)

We got all dressed up in our Ghanaian batiks to celebrate Pentecost and the remembrance of the birth of the Church's mission to go into the world making disciples. Here is a photo:

You'll notice little baby L is not in the photo - she was napping after a long day at church. I'll post a photo of her soon in her very spiffy batik dress.

It was a lovely Pentecost celebration! After being absent from church and The Body for over a month, it was wonderful to be back. Everyone noticed how much baby L has grown! Tonight is our church's Ladies' Twilight Garden Party, so we won't be having a Pentecost meal. But I do have some ideas for a meal, so we might celebrate in style tomorrow night.

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Amy said...

What beautiful clothes. So glad you were able to attend services!