Intercultural Pentecost Celebration


This year ICF Delft will celebrate it with many different cultures together.

The ICP network of colourful churches will be hosting an online Pentecost service on May 31 at 11 a.m. from the ‘Nieuwe Kerk’ in Delft.

The focus will be a reflection on the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the nations.

Highlighting the kingship of Jesus with dance, worship in six different languages and a sermon visually illustrated on the spot.

The whole celebration is in Dutch and will be subtitled in English.

Holy Spirit, come and restore us!, May 20

Holy Spirit, come and restore us! 

Many people long for change. They feel unsatisfied about the life they live now.  

Do you face a heavy workload and stress in your daily duties? Or do you have to cope with loneliness or depression? What can you do to make the change that seems so necessary? Your own power seems too limited to make the change that seems so necessary. And circumstances aren’t likely to change automatically. 

This Sunday we will celebrate Pentecost, the wonderful event of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, that happened about 2000 years ago in the city of Jerusalem. Why did this happen? It was the fulfillment of the promise of Jesus toward his disciples: ‘I am with you all the days till the end of the age.’   

The Spirit is the only one who can really change our life. And that’s what He longs for! If you ask what his most important work is, it is this: 

  • He wants to demonstrate wrong choices and dead-end roads in our life. 
  • He wants to reveal Jesus to us and give us a new identity in Him.  
  • He makes us search for God’s new kingdom and be happy witnesses of the Gospel. 

Do you long to know more about the work of the Spirit and do you long for his healing and restoring presence? See, hear more in the service of coming Sunday 20 May, 12 hrs 15 in the Génestet Church, Oude Delft 102. Till soon! 

Pastor Niek Tramper 

No other Name?!

Soon after the execution of Jesus two of his followers were arrested by the Jerusalem authorities. Unlike in Delft today, everywhere the apostles went, there was a riot. What was it about their message which got the authorities, and others, so alarmed and angry? Wouldn’t it be simply great news to know that Jesus was alive and well and was providing a wonderful rescue operation? The answer is: not if you were already in power. Next Sunday we listen to this story and try to understand what it can mean for us, today. We also celebrate Holy Communion. Welcome!

Holy Spirit: Comforter and Coach

Comforter and coach! That sounds well, yes, but these words might raise many questions to you. Who or what actually is the Spirit of God and how does He do this work of comforting and coaching? If I need such a coach, how can I ask Him? More in the ICF-service 4 th of June!

Jesus said that the Spirit is the Comforter who will bring new joy in God. That he is the Coach who will help us finding a real and lasting life goal. That he is de Advocate, the one who assists if we are accused, and when we realize that we cannot stand in God’s judgment.

The Spirit of God wants to create in us a new heart, a new desire to love God and to love people around. He causes a deep longing for the renewal of a world that is full of evil and pain still.

Eager to learn more about the work of the Holy Spirit? Join us in the ICF-service, Sunday 4 June (Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday of the Holy Spirit), 12 hrs 15 Génestet church, Oude Delft 102. Pastor Niek Tramper will do the sermon and afterwards you are welcome for a fellowship lunch.