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Verona Strong by Scott Chesney

In Father Jerry's Easter Sunday 2020 sermon he talked about how HOPE brings us out of fear, and LOVE helps sustain hope.  This was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary's experience in Gospel writer Matthew's resurrection story.  Father Jerry also referenced an inspirational video by Verona resident Scott Chesney LLC. Click here for Scott's full message.  #veronastrong  #weareverona Read more

I Can Hear The Bells

On Easter Sunday at 10 am our bells will be rung along with other Churches across the state. The recommendation came from Janet Hoven, Mayor of Chester Borough. Morris County leaders suggest "we hope it will lift everyone's spirits and renew faith in humanity by remembering all the things we are still grateful for. During this time please keep in mind all of those who have been working tirelessly on the frontline to ensure our health, safety, and welfare." #mayitbeso Read more

Worship Update - Password Required

Zoom Technology has informed it's customers that effective tomorrow, April 5, all meetings will require a Password in order to sign on.  This is due to hackers who have been "dropping" in on groups unannounced and sharing inappropriate things or hate speech.  You will now need a weblink that has the Password embedded within it, OR the actual Password.  To obtain this password, email office@holyspiritverona.org or someone you know in the congregation.  Stay safe! Read more

Virch - Virtual Church Sunday Worship

At Holy Spirit Verona, we continue to "fast from public worship" in order to maintain physical distancing.  Everyone is invited to attend an 8am or 10am service on Sunday via a Zoom (online video) Conference.  For those without access to a computer or camera, a phone number is provided from which a person could listen to the service.  We hope that you will consider joining us virtually.  Click photo (or see below) for Login Information. Read more

***VIRTUAL*** Youth Group

A message from Liz Dalton, Mutlti-Church Youth Director: We are living in a time of change and of uneasiness.  I believe there is no more important time than now to gather together, even if we have to do it from our own houses.  Youth Group will be held every week from 3-5pm on Saturdays, starting March 28.  Some weeks we will gather on Zoom, and others we may be on different platforms having a movie or game night, or other virtual activities. Read more

A Message Our Bishop - March 21

Here is a section of Bishop Hughes's statment: As of this week, all churches in the Diocese of Newark are directed to refrain from public worship. Additionally, all churches will fast from meetings and gatherings in the diocese for the duration of this health crisis. While we do not know when this crisis will end, it seems certain that it will not end before Holy Week and Easter.  For the full statement click on blue DON crest or read below. Read more
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Virtual Sunday Worship Services

At Holy Spirit Verona, we will follow the directive of Bishop Hughes and "fast from public worship" until at least March 29.  Everyone is invited to attend an 8am or 10am service via a Zoom (online video) Conference.  For those without access to a computer or camera, a phone number is provided from which a person could listen to the service.  We hope that you will consider joining us virtually.  Click photo (or see below) for Login Information. Read more

A Message from the Rector

Here is a portion of an email sent late on March 13 to our community. At Holy Spirit Verona, we will follow the directive of Bishop Hughes and "fast from public worship" this Sunday, March 15 and the following two Sundays.  Everyone is invited to attend an 8am or 10am service via a Zoom (online video) Conference (see below).  For those without access to a computer or camera, a phone number is provided from which a person could listen to the service.  We hope that you will consider joining us virtually.   Read more

Prayer for a Pandemic

Prayer for a Pandemic, by Cameron Bellm
May we who are merely inconvenienced
     Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
     Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
     Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. Read more

A Message Our Bishop - March 13

Mar. 13: Eastern congregations to refrain from public worship, other gatherings through Mar. 29 Dear Companions on the Journey,
At our Convention just over a month ago, we focused on a word often found in Holy Scripture, behold. A simple word that sounds old fashioned today. Behold is used to communicate that something important is about to be said or happen in the Bible. When we read or hear that word in the Bible, we could substitute the words: “now listen, this is very important.” Read more

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