Pentecost Sunday, May 19
Pentecost Sunday is a day of promises fulfilled. The promised Spirit of God is poured out. The baptized have become "children of God" and " joint heirs with Christ." By the power of the Spirit we have seen the face of the Father in his only begotten Son and been saved by him. Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Join one another for worship and fellowship in the Holy Spirit this Sunday!
11:00 a.m. One Festival Worship
To celebrate our unity in the Holy Spirit, to welcome new members and to give thanks for a wonderful year of Sunday School, we have one worship service. Both the adult and the children’s choirs will sing. Before worship, at 8:30 a.m. everyone is invited to cheer the Capitol Classic 10K—a fundraiser for our children’s neighborhood schools. The route runs on East Capitol from the Supreme Court to RFK stadium, and along 3rd Street NE. The church and Supreme Court parking lots will be accessible from 2nd and A St NE after 9:00 a.m.—just inform the MPD officer that you are local traffic headed to the church. Please see www.capitolhillclassic.com for the complete route and ways to participate.
12:30 p.m. Congregational Potluck Picnic
Bring a dish to pass, please, at the Pentecost Potluck Picnic on the Plaza. (Don’t you love alliteration?!) We’ll have games and fun times. Contact Anne Sanyi, youth and family ministry coordinator, to help out or with questions: youth@ReformationDC.org or 202-543-4200.
3:00 p.m. Why We Can’t Wait Revival
Inspired by the 50th Anniversaries of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Reformation is hosting this city-wide revival. We are painfully aware of what is being called the New Jim Crow—mass incarceration and its staggering web of injustice. The preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Kelly Wilkins, Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ. Reformation’s choir will lead music and Valarie Ashley, executive director of Reformation’s Southeast Ministry will speak. Attendees are invited to read the introduction and chapter one of Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow. This is the second in a series of revivals held throughout the spring and summer. For more information see www.becomingchurch.org.