Pentecost roughly coincides with Shavuot, and I could spend time reflecting on the giving of Torah and the giving of Spirit, but I won't. We are having a very Succothy Pentecost in so far as it will involve lots of tents/booths (gazebos); this kind of amuses me, but I am easily amused these days, something to do with disappearing under an unfinished essay and juggling too many balls...
So, Saturday, Community Fun Day called a Pentecost Party. Lots of little tents on the green outside the local 'Manor House' housing lots of things to look at, try or buy. Face painting and lots of cutting and sticking for children; Christian tat and Fairtrade gifts; bobbin lace, local history photos, flower arranging and card making for adults. Money off a cuppa in the tearooms and a good time to be had by all.
Sunday, open air service - all three traditions together come rain or shine, with our little tents in case of need, and the option of the 'great hall' (which isn't very) if it pours. Two worship bands and a pianist, a drama group; dangly skeletons, streamers, ballons and not-to-be-lit tealights presented in red or gold party bags... oh, and four ministers, a couple of lay readers and a partridge in a pear tree (OK, I made up the last bit)
Monday... sleep? Alas not, I still have a large chunk of essay to write from scratch. Still, the forecast is pretty grim so maybe sitting tapping away at my PC is relatively attractive. It all seemed such a good idea back in September...!
Enjoy your Pentecost celebrations, whatever you are up to.