Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pentecost 2020 is postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates.

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VISION.

Jesus' prayer in John chapter 17 is that his followers would be one just as He and the Father are one. Our response to this prayer today is to come together in humility to seek this unity that Christ offers through the Holy Spirit. As the body of Christ, we want to acknowledge our differences but focus our attention on Jesus who alone is able to reconcile all things. We want to praise God together, encourage each other and confess our faith in Christ as our savior.

Pentecost is the descent of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the Church, the new covenant community sustained by God's Spirit throughout time. Pentecost is a time to come together and seek the unity that Christ offers. It is our hope and prayer, our vision, that you would join us.

MISSION STATEMENT.

  • Worship God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as One Church Body with many members
  • Repent from the reality of our sins (past, present, and future) that cause division
  • Encourage and inspire each other to be "salt and light" in the world
  • Bear witness to the Good News bringing healing to all creation

Unfamiliar with God and church?

Know that you are not alone. You are loved, you are needed, and you are especially welcome.


Already go to church?

Join with thousands of other faith-filled people and find rejuvenation by celebrating our diverse, unified faith through this large, powerful experience.

Are you a church leader?

Join us in our desire to respond to Jesus’ own prayer that we would love one another and that we would be one.

Unfamiliar with God and church?

Know that you are not alone. You are loved, you are needed, and you are especially welcome.


Already go to church?

Join in with thousands of other faith-filled people and find rejuvenation by celebrating our diverse, unified faith through this large, powerful experience.

Are you a church leader?

Join us in our desire to respond to Jesus’ own prayer that we would love one another and that we would be one.

Unfamiliar with God and church?

Know that you are not alone. You are loved, you are needed, and you are especially welcome.

Already go to church?

Join in with thousands of other faith-filled people and find rejuvenation by celebrating our diverse, unified faith through this large, powerful experience.

Are you a church leader?

Join us in our desire to respond to Jesus’ own prayer that we would love one another and that we would be one.

UNFAMILIAR WITH GOD AND CHURCH?

Know that you are not alone. You are loved, you are needed, and you are especially welcome.

Please feel welcome to attend Pentecost 2020 and experience what the church can look like when it is working together in unity and peace. We hope that this experience will prompt you to connect with a local church so that you can make an informed decision about beginning a new walk of faith with God.

If you would like to connect with a local pastor or priest during the event, they will wear either a collar or/and have credentials on them. If you want to pray/talk with someone other than a priest/pastor during the event there are accredited people wearing red vests and credentials that you are welcome to reach out to.

To Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Luisa Marcal at luisa@thebridgesaskatoon.com.

ALREADY GO TO CHURCH?

Join in with thousands of other faith-filled people and find rejuvenation by celebrating our diverse, unified faith through this large, powerful experience.

If you are connected to a Pentecost 2020 participating church, please ask your pastor or leader how you can be involved in promoting and participating along with your church.

To Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Luisa Marcal at luisa@thebridgesaskatoon.com.

To Donate: If you would like to offer financial support to the event to help us cover costs please click here (donate button) or donate through one of the churches listed under “supporters,” using the memo "Pentecost 2020."

If you would like to participate in the choir, please contact Rob Priestly at heypriest@gmail.com.

Feel free and be encouraged to come to the event in a cultural dress if you have one. You are not alone in your faith, commitment, and conviction.

ARE YOU A CHURCH LEADER?

Join us in our desire to respond to Jesus’ own prayer that we would love one another and that we would be one.

If you and your church would like to officially participate in Pentecost 2020 please send an email to pentecost2020vision@gmail.com. Why? In addition to being a unifying act, your church will be listed as one of the participating churches on the Pentecost 2020 webpage.

We have tried/will try to send a mailed invitation to all churches in Saskatoon but if you haven't received one please send us an email.

As a church leader, pastor or priest you will be invited to a pre-event. More details to be posted here. At this pre-meeting we will pray for the event as well as answering questions and going through the service more in detail. If you have questions prior to this please reach out or see the FAQ on this site.

Church leaders who want to inspire and rejuvenate your congregations and staff by celebrating our diverse yet unified faith through this large, powerful experience are called to get involved.

EVENT.

2.00pm

Doors Open

Arriving early allows enough time for 14 000 people to enter and rush seating. Parking is available, but carpooling and public transportation are good options.

3.00pm

Praise & Worship

Hymns and songs that are well established and accepted by all denominations. Ex. How Great Thou Art. The worship will be lead by an ecumenical choir and musicians from different churches in Saskatoon.

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The Life of Jesus

During the service there won't be a traditional sermon or a homily. We have chosen not to invite a famous speaker. Instead, 5 events from the life of Jesus will be read from the gospels all while the different generations engage in Jesus life-giving story.

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At the Cross

Different churches that are represented will place a wooden cube around the cross. The significance of this is that we all bring our piece, different as it is, broken as it may be, and ask for Jesus to fit us into his body in a true way.

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Offering

Be free to give as you feel called. There is no charge to attend the event.

5.00pm

Program Concludes

In the spirit of unity, be encouraged to stay and fellowship, or enjoy a meal together. Follow @pentecost2020sk on Facebook and Instagram to receive updates after the event.

TEAM.

Our team is made up of pastors and church leaders from many denominations, each with a desire to see unity within the local body of Christ.

Bishop Bryan Bayda

The Ukranian Catholic Church

Father Jakob Palm

Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church

Pastor Linda Walker

The Bridge Fellowship Centre

Pastor Brock Fehr

C3 Church

Reverend Roberto DeSandoli

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Pastor Dale Kary

Hope Fellowship Church

Sherry Waugh

The Bridge Fellowship Centre

PARTNERS.

Would you like to be a supporting partner?

Follow the link to find details on how to become a supporting church or organization.

OUR CURRENT PARTNERS.

  • The Bridge Fellowship Center
  • C3 Church Saskatoon

  • Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church
  • Hope Fellowship Church
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Awakening Church

  • Ukrainian Catholic Church
  • Elim Church

  • 15:5 Church

  • The Rock Church

  • House For All Nations

  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
  • Forest Grove Community Church
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Prairie Center For Ecumenism
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Saskatoon
  • Campus Collective

  • The Anglican Diocese Of Saskatoon
  • City Centre Church

  • Louise Street Community Church Of The Nazarene
  • Inspire YXE

DONATE.

Would you like to support Pentecost 2020 financially?

A gathering like this costs about $55.000 and it is our hope that you feel prompted to help us with the costs associated with this service in unity. The event is free to attend, no ticket purchase necessary.

You can contribute financially to Pentecost 2020 through several channels. For donations over $20 you can donate right here on the webpage. For donations under $20, you can give through your local church. Please mark the donation “Pentecost 2020”. For donations over $1000 please mark the donation Pentecost 2020 and submit them directly to:

Ukrainian Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Saskatchewan
214 Avenue M South
Saskatoon, SK S7M 2K4

The Ukranian Catholic Church has graciously agreed to provide staff to do the work of accounting for Pentecost 2020. Any surplus from Pentecost 2020 will be directed towards works of unity in the Church in the future as decided by the steering committee, representing a great variety of churches.

FAQS.

GENERAL.

Pentecost is the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit and therefore the birthday of the one (unified), holy (dedicated, set apart), catholic (all-encompassing, universal) and apostolic (sent) church. It is celebrated 50 days after Passover (Pasha, Easter).

It was put on the heart of some Christian leaders in the city to once again come together to express the unity that does exist in the Christian Church. We are doing it because showing love, respect and care for one another, despite our differences, is what Jesus called us to do. God the Father, through Jesus & The Holy Spirit started one church to exist as a diverse and unified body, reflecting Who God is. As a family, you need to have the occasional family reunion!

To be obedient to Jesus instruction to love one another so that the world might know that we are sent by Him. To worship and highlight Jesus through the grace of the Holy Spirit and in doing so glorifying the Father. When we do this we believe that Jesus through the Holy Spirit will make us able to see our differences as gifts instead of sources of division. To repent from our sins and to seek healing that can only come from God. To establish and re-establish relationships and covenants between people and churches. To be inspired to be Jesus’ hands and feet in a hurting world.

EVENT.

Pentecost 2020 will take place on May 31, 2020. Doors open at 2:00pm and the service will begin at 3:00pm. The official end time is 5:00pm but people are welcome to stay.

The service itself will emphasis participation rather than observation. We anticipate a 14,000+ person gathering with everything that entails. We will sing, confess our faith, hear scriptures, pray and acknowledge where we have missed the mark as Church. We hope and pray that the Pentecost that took place almost 2000 years will come alive narrated by the voices we often fail to hear, the children. During the service actions of unity will take place. Representatives from the different churches will lay down the fabrics in front of the cross. We will place the different names of our respective churches next to the cross.

People from all generations, from many different nations and peoples. People from many (if not all) different Christian denominations in Saskatoon. The service will be a microcosm of the diversity we find in Saskatoon and in Canada. There will be people coming in from the different parts of the province as well as from further away.

No, Pentecost 2020 is free as the cost is being covered by donations.

At 5:00pm the official service is over but if you would like to stay and worship or connect with new friends you can do so. Music and prayer will continue. We also encourage you to share a meal together after you leave. If you are connected to a church or with a Christian organization we encourage you to continue to interact with your neighbour church and to pray together. We encourage you to have a positive impact on Saskatoon by volunteering at different places of ministry. It is our hope and prayer that the Holy Spirit will move us to have a loving and lasting impact on Saskatoon, the province and beyond. If you are not currently connected to a church we encourage you to visit one and check it out. After the service you can stay up to date by following @pentecost2020sk.

Absolutely, Pentecost 2020 welcomes all people to join us as we direct our attention to Jesus.

Pentecost is the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit and therefore the birthday of the one (unified), holy (dedicated, set apart), catholic (all-encompassing, universal) and apostolic (sent) church. It is celebrated 50 days after Passover (Pasha, Easter).

It was put on the heart of some Christian leaders in the city to once again come together to express the unity that does exist in the Christian Church. We are doing it because showing love, respect and care for one another, despite our differences, is what Jesus called us to do. God the Father, through Jesus & The Holy Spirit started one church to exist as a diverse and unified body, reflecting Who God is. As a family, you need to have the occasional family reunion!

No, Pentecost 2020 is free as the cost is being covered by donations.

During the service, there will be prayer, singing. and worship. We all participate in this way. You can participate more specifically by helping your church prepare some things that we will use during the service.

  • a wooden cube painted in one colour that your church decides and with your church name on.
  • a piece of fabric or garment in the same colour as the cube that we will lay down on the path that the cross of Christ will take during the service. More information about how to make these things will be available online in March.
  • You are welcome to participate in the ecumenical choir – rehearsals in April and May at Emmanuel Baptist Church. (More information under the question ”How do I join the choir”.)

A Church, fellowship or communion that confesses at least the 66 un-contended books of Scriptures and at least one of the Nicene or Apostles Creeds* and that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit and therefore the only Way to eternal life, healing and restoration.

To be obedient to Jesus instruction to love one another so that the world might know that we are sent by Him. To worship and highlight Jesus through the grace of the Holy Spirit and in doing so glorifying the Father. When we do this we believe that Jesus through the Holy Spirit will make us able to see our differences as gifts instead of sources of division. To repent from our sins and to seek healing that can only come from God. To establish and re-establish relationships and covenants between people and churches. To be inspired to be Jesus’ hands and feet in a hurting world.

People from all generations, from many different nations and peoples. People from many (if not all) different Christian denominations in Saskatoon. The service will be a microcosm of the diversity we find in Saskatoon and in Canada. There will be people coming in from the different parts of the province as well as from further away.

Absolutely, Pentecost 2020 welcomes all people to join us as we direct our attention to Jesus.

The service itself will emphasis participation rather than observation. We anticipate a 14,000+ person gathering with everything that entails. We will sing, confess our faith, hear scriptures, pray and acknowledge where we have missed the mark as Church. We hope and pray that the Pentecost that took place almost 2000 years will come alive narrated by the voices we often fail to hear, the children. During the service actions of unity will take place. Representatives from the different churches will lay down the fabrics in front of the cross. We will place the different names of our respective churches next to the cross.

At 5:00pm the official service is over but if you would like to stay and worship or connect with new friends you can do so. Music and prayer will continue. We also encourage you to share a meal together after you leave. If you are connected to a church or with a Christian organization we encourage you to continue to interact with your neighbour church and to pray together. We encourage you to have a positive impact on Saskatoon by volunteering at different places of ministry. It is our hope and prayer that the Holy Spirit will move us to have a loving and lasting impact on Saskatoon, the province and beyond. If you are not currently connected to a church we encourage you to visit one and check it out. After the service you can stay up to date by following @pentecost2020sk.

It is rush seating, so you are welcome to choose your seats on a first come, first serve basis. The stage will be centred in the arena so everyone should be able to see what is going on. Seats near the stage will be reserved for participants (readers etc, representatives and the choir). If you anticipate more than 300 people from your church attending, please send an email to pentecost2020vision@gmail.com

We will use hymns and songs that are well established over denominational history and lines. A couple of examples are: “How Great Thou Art” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. Imagine 14,000 people singing these songs together!

Yes, there will be an offering for the purpose of covering expenses and for the future work of unity in Saskatoon.

There is parking outside Sasktel Centre but it will be limited as we are anticipating a full house. Please carpool or use public transit if you can. Some churches will arrange busses from their respective places of worship to the event. Check with your church if that is the case.

We hope to have a big, 400-strong choir representing the church of Saskatoon. Please send an email to Rob Priestly, the choir conductor at heypriest@gmail.comif you would like to participate. The first choir rehearsal, date, and location will be announced here on the webpage in February.

Please send an email Sherry Waugh the prayer coordinator at swaughoo@yahoo.ca.

By telling your family and friends about it. By sharing social media @pentecost2020sk, the webpage www.pentecost2020vision.com and by asking your pastor or priest for material.

Yes! Children are most welcome to Pentecost 2020. Due to the size of this gathering, there will not be childcare available; however, our service will be designed to captivate and involve the children in attendance. We will also have some crafts prepared that children can do in their seat.

Yes, please visit http://www.sasktelcentre.com/accessibility for more information. Instead of a ticket please send an email to luisa@thebridgesaskatoon.com.

No, the concessions will not be open so we encourage you to eat before. Even better have someone over for a meal after.

No, but we hope and pray that this service is a step towards full communion in the church.

Pentecost 2020 will take place on May 31, 2020. Doors open at 2:00pm and the service will begin at 3:00pm. The official end time is 5:00pm but people are welcome to stay.

You can contribute financially to Pentecost 2020 through several channels. For donations over $20 you can donate right here on the webpage. For donations under $20, you can give through your local church. Please mark the donation “Pentecost 2020”. For donations over $1000 please mark the donation Pentecost 2020 and submit them directly to:
Ukrainian Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Saskatchewan
214 Avenue M South
Saskatoon, SK  S7M 2K4

The Ukranian Catholic Church has graciously agreed to provide staff to do the work of accounting for Pentecost 2020. Any surplus from Pentecost 2020 will be directed towards works of unity in the Church in the future as decided by the steering committee, representing a great variety of churches.