Some people confuse Pentecost with Pentecostalism. Pentecostalism is a modern movement which teaches that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit results in speaking in tongues and other supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit’s presence. Pentecostalism shifts the focus off the Jesus Christ who was crucified and raised for our salvation. Instead it puts the focus on the gifts of the individual.
But special effects are not at the heart of Pentecost. Pentecost is the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise that the Father would send the Helper, the Holy Spirit, who would bring to remembrance everything our Lord said to His disciples. Pentecost today is found in the preaching of God’s Word and in Holy Baptism, which “the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).
We invite and encourage you to worship with us on Pentecost.