"Lent: 40 Days, 40 Items" Food Drive

Do something special this Lent: help fight hunger one day at a time!  Place one non-perishable food or toiletry item into a box each day during Lent (40 days = 40 items).  Return the box and its contents to Holy Spirit Verona by Palm Sunday, March 28.  If you would like to pick up a box, email us to make arrangements, or download two flyers to make your own box.

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Lent 2021: Do Psalm-Thing Awe-Psalm

Our theme this Lent is "Do Psalm-Thing Awe-Psalm."  Yes, we'll be using the Book of Psalms to lead us.  Take advantage of our many opportunities to do something more this season:

Tuesday Evening online 8pm Compline

Sundays online 11:30am Spiritual Enrichment Group using "The Psalms

Wednesdays - Confession / Reconciliation by appointment

***ONLINE*** Vestry Meeting

The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, and has been doing so via Zoom duing the pandemic.  We will gather online on Monday, March 8 at 7:30pm via Zoom to pray together, discuss the business of the church and enjoy each others' company.  An email will be sent with logon information.

***ONLINE*** Spiritual Enrichment Group Using The Psalms

Our Spiritual Enrichment Group (previously called Kitchen Conversations) will be doing psalm-thing awe-psalm this Lent -- praying and reflecting on The Psalms.  We will meet online via Zoom on Sundays at 11:30am (from February 14 to March 28).  To download a copy of our workbook, click here.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry.

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***ONLINE*** Compline for Lent

We will gather online each Tuesday night of Lent (February 23 to March 30) at 8pm to pray the "bedtime" prayer know as Compline.  A peaceful service with an emphasis on the Psalms will be offered.  Join us as we do Psalm-Thing Awe-Psalm for Lent.  We will use the same Zoom link that we use for our Sunday morning Worship Services.

Sunday School - February 2020

In-Person or Online Sunday School

For the winter/spring of 2021 we will continued a biweekly schedule for our Children's Christian Formation.  Every other Sunday from 11:45am to 12:30pm our Sunday School teachers (and sometimes Father Jerry) will host an in-person Sunday School Program in our lower level.  Students may also opt for attending via Zoom.  Our next class is Sunday, March 7.  For further information, email Father Jerry

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Pastoral Letter From Bishop Hughes

The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, our Diocesan Bishop, has written a pastoral letter entitled "How Shall We Keep A Holy Lent?"  We have included it in the Thursday, February 25 Happenings, or you may read it on the Diocesan website.  She encourages us to recognize the grief we have carried in this year of pandemic and connect with our authentic self, rather than emphasis our aspirational self.  She concludes with "You have my prayers for a holy and authentic Lent."

Healing Prayer Covid Service

Healing Prayer Covid Service

On Sunday, February 7, 2021 during the sermon at both services, we held a healing prayer service for those affected by Covid-19.  Click on image to watch video.

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Sunday School - February 2020
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Healing Prayer Covid Service

Welcome to Church of the Holy Spirit!

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The red door on an Episcopal (Anglican) Church is traditionally a sign of welcome. Come through the door, and you'll discover that we are a multi-generational, family-centered church. Our congregation worships together, supports each other in times of trouble, celebrates together, and does God’s work in the world.  We are open, welcoming, and inclusive. We invite you to join us.

Finding Holy Spirit

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 36 Gould Street, Verona, and is one block north of Bloomfield Avenue. It is directly across the street from the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School track.

Park in the parking lot and come in the red door. Before each service, you are likely to find our rector standing on the sidewalk or front steps to greet you. 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 7:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group (previously called Kitchen Conversations) will be doing psalm-thing awe-psalm this Lent -- praying and reflecting on The Psalms.  We will meet online via Zoom on Sundays at 11:30am (from February 14 to March 28).  To download a copy of our workbook, click here.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday School - February 2020
Sunday, March 7:
For the winter/spring of 2021 we will continued a biweekly schedule for our Children's Christian Formation.  Every other Sunday from 11:45am to 12:30pm our Sunday School teachers (and sometimes Father Jerry) will host an in-person Sunday School Program in our lower level.  Students may also opt for attending via Zoom.  Our next class is Sunday, March 7.  For further information, email Father JerryRead more
Monday, March 8:
The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, and has been doing so via Zoom duing the pandemic.  We will gather online on Monday, March 8 at 7:30pm via Zoom to pray together, discuss the business of the church and enjoy each others' company.  An email will be sent with logon information. Read more
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Tuesday, March 9:
We will gather online each Tuesday night of Lent (February 23 to March 30) at 8pm to pray the "bedtime" prayer know as Compline.  A peaceful service with an emphasis on the Psalms will be offered.  Join us as we do Psalm-Thing Awe-Psalm for Lent.  We will use the same Zoom link that we use for our Sunday morning Worship Services. Read more
Saturday, March 13:
The next gathering of our joint Youth Group is Saturday, March 13 from 3 to 5pm online via Zoom.  Everyone in grades 6 to 12 are welcome.  Login information will be emailed from joint Youth Director, Liz Dalton, or contact her at youthgroup@slechurch.org for more details.  This is a joint venture with Holy Spirit Verona, St. John's Montclair and St. Luke's Montclair. Read more
Sunday, March 14:
Don't forget to turn you clocks AHEAD ONE HOUR before you go to sleep on Saturday, March 13... otherwise you will be LATE for Church (which would be absolutely terrible). Read more
Sunday, March 14:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group (previously called Kitchen Conversations) will be doing psalm-thing awe-psalm this Lent -- praying and reflecting on The Psalms.  We will meet online via Zoom on Sundays at 11:30am (from February 14 to March 28).  To download a copy of our workbook, click here.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry. Read more
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Tuesday, March 16:
We will gather online each Tuesday night of Lent (February 23 to March 30) at 8pm to pray the "bedtime" prayer know as Compline.  A peaceful service with an emphasis on the Psalms will be offered.  Join us as we do Psalm-Thing Awe-Psalm for Lent.  We will use the same Zoom link that we use for our Sunday morning Worship Services. Read more
Bishop Carlye J. Hughes
Thursday, March 18:
This spring Bishop Hughes is inviting all members of the diocese to join her at one of eight Zoom meetings, organized by the eight Regional Ministry Networks.  Holy Spirit Verona is in the Regional Ministry Network of Florence Li Tim-Oi and our meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm.  The Zoom link will be sent via the Diocesan listserv on the Monday before and we'll include it in that morning's Happenings email.  Please save the date and make plans to attend. Read more