An ecumenical Pentecost service of celebration was held on Sunday morning, May 27, 2012, at the Ogema Dew Drop-In. The service that was scheduled for the Ogema CPR Park moved in doors when the heavens opened and poured out rain and wind, which is a symbol of Pentecost. The morning began with a service led by Sylvia Fitzgerald, DLM of the United Church and the Reverend Isabella Frank of the Anglican Church. The room was decorated with red carnations, red helium balloons, red streamers and three red bowls filled with water with floating candles. The cross and candles were placed on a white tablecloth with red tablecloth over top.
The floating candles were lit during the Litany of the Spirit; representing God of creation, eternal light, warm breath, healing touch, life-loving; Spirit of justice, power, integrity mercy, compassion and hope; giver of joy, peace, comfort, strength, love, wonder, and good counsel as well as a number of other life giving gifts; in all forty candles were lit.
During the singing of ‘I Feel the Winds of God Today’, the leaders led the gathering around the room twirling their red streamers in the air, an exercise moment for everyone. Following the closing of the service, the red helium balloons were taken outside and let go into the wet heavens.
A breakfast was provided by the leaders, pancakes, sausages, fruit trays, orange juice and coffee. In all a silver collection was given for the use of the Dew Drop In. Vivian Mead on behalf of those gathered thanked the hostesses Sylvia and Isabella for their service and hard work.