Rearview Mirror: An Order of Worship for Pentecost Sunday

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balloons on pentecostWhile Pentecost Sunday is in the rear-view mirror, we thought you all might enjoy getting a peek at an order of worship from one of our contributors.

Justin Morgan: Our church context is a brand new multi-site community (launched in November) of a 205 year old UMC in downtown Raleigh, Edenton St. UMC. Our missional focus is on the micro-parish of the six blocks that surround our facility, which is comprised primarily of young adults, creatives, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, and tech folks.

One of the fun things we did for Pentecost this year was, when the children came forward for communion, they were all “wearing” a red helium balloon—a nod to Pentecost being the church’s birthday and a creative reinterpretation of the Acts 2 story of tongues of fire.

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Justin is the Campus Pastor of Church on Morgan, a multi-site community of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC and holds a M.Div from Duke Divinity School and a M.S.W. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Nicole have two children, Levi and Stella.


  1. When are people invited to come and make a commitment to Christ? When are they given an opportunity to become members of the Church?