After Jesus rose from the dead, he was with his friends for 40 days, explaining what his death and resurrection meant and what they must do to establish the Church. On the 40th day, he was taken away (the Ascension), but he said, “Stay in Jerusalem until you are baptized by the Holy Spirit.” His friends did not know exactly what he was talking about, but they stayed and waited. On the fiftieth day after Passover there was the Jewish festival of Shavuot, called in Greek Pentecost (which means fiftieth). On that day, the friends of Jesus were met together and something amazing happened! To learn more, find your Bible (or go online) and read the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles (it’s in the New Testament). And you are welcome to join us at St. Barnabas on Sundays for our drive-through Eucharist from 10 a.m. to Noon.