“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire which came to rest on each one of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:1-4
In this time of the COVID-19 Corona Virus crisis, may we be reminded of how our church looked at Pentecost.
May the banner once again give us its message of the Spirit that descends on all those who follow the Lord. The first banner reads FIRE and WIND, the middle banner reads HOLY SPIRIT, the final banner, when translated from Greek, reads “SPIRIT or BREATH” (of God).
In September 2005 the idea of creating a banner was conceived and the congregation were invited to submit designs in March 2006. It was a slow process for the design team of four and it was not until November 2006 that the final design was approved by the Worship Committee.
Sewing commenced in January 2007 with 8 people involved at the start, but due to clashing diary dates and one person moving away from Taunton, the number soon reduced to 5. It was finished in May 2008 in time for Pentecost Sunday in our Festival Year.
This banner would not have been possible without an incredibly generous donation which covered not only the cost of making the entire banner, but also the cost of the brass pole from which it is hung. This gift made it possible for the very best materials to be used for the project.