West End United Methodist Church

One Story, Many Languages

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon

Today is Pentecost when we celebrate the Holy Spirit descending on the believers in Jerusalem and the birth of the church.  The text lists a number of different people gathered in Rome that day, all of whom were telling the same story of God’s work in the world, but in many languages.  The church was born among a wide variety of cultures.  During the pandemic we have tried to reflect that variety through our bulletin covers that have expressed a variety of cultures, skin tones, settings.  Our own individual faith experiences are also experienced by Christians in many lands, cultures, and languages.  Today we celebrate the multiple cultures and settings around the world for this birthday party for the church.   (NOTE: We are livestreaming both services, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are using a chamber choir and having limited congregation.  NOTE:  The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • Acts :2:1-21


Early Service Bulletin (5/23/2021)

Late Service Bulletin (5/23/2021)


One Story, Many Languages (Children's Moment & Sermon)