I have been looking for ideas to make our Pentecost celebration special. I found an old reference book that had these suggested symbols:
Dove — They would make a mess in the sanctuary. Instead, we will sing the hymn Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song, because that will be tidy.
Flames — The Fire Marshal would not approve of a bonfire but watch out for candles!
Censor — We do not own one and not sure what we would do with it.
Beehive — I am allergic to bee stings, that is out.
Ark (symbol of the church) — Too big to fit in our building!!!
I thought about bringing in a fan to simulate the Spirit moving among us but the Production Team said that swirling air currents could possibly spread germs so that is a no-go.
Here is my suggestion: wear something red, socks, PJ's, a St Louis Cardinals baseball cap (GO CARDS!), and open your healthy red heart to the Spirit that will be mighty among us.