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We chose Holy Spirit because...

"This is my home. All of the activities, all of what we see at church are a collective effort of putting our faith into action. We don’t see any bystanders here; everyone participates. It’s a humbling and wonderful experience to be part of this community.”  - Member since 1985

PRE-ADVENT BEGINS

Sunday, November 8
3 Weeks of Pre-Advent

At Holy Spirit Verona we share in three weeks of "Pre-Advent" -- the three Sundays between All Saints and Advent 1.  During this time we encourage you to take an intentional “pause” before the waiting and preparing of Advent.  Advent used to be seven weeks, up until the 7th century, and there is a small movement within the Church to return to that (see theadventproject.org).  Many of the scripture readings and prayers after All Saints give a hint or lean towards Advent, so Father Jerry says... why not just go there!

Bishop Hughes To Meet with Lay Members

Thursday, August 20
Bishop Carlye J. Hughes

In May and early June, Bishop Hughes hosted Zoom gatherings with all diocesan congregations, grouped into eight Regional Ministry Networks. For the Summer Regional Zoom meetings, the Bishop has asked Canon Margo Clark to engage an expert on mental health topics, depression in particular, so prevalent during this time of sustained trauma due to the pandemic.  On Thursday, August 20 at 6pm a Zoom Conference is scheduled.  Login information will be shared via email.

The Journey Forward

As we begin the journey forward and discuss returning to in-person worship and gatherings, our Bishop, the Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, offers some important thoughts: "In-person worship will require all of us, clergy and laity alike, to prioritize the needs of others over our own. It is not simply our own safety we watch over, is it the safety of all those we interact with at home, church, work, and school."  Click here for more info.

Virch - Virtual Church Sunday Worship

Virch - Green

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.  Our 10am worship service will also be live-streamed via our Facebook page.

Bishop Hughes To Meet with Lay Members (Make-Up)

Tuesday, June 9
Bishop Carlye J. Hughes

Bishop Hughes is eager to spend time in conversation with the members of the diocese, to reflect and consider what we, our churches, and our communities have learned and experienced as we have adjusted to the changes this time has demanded of us.  On Tuesday, June 9 at 6pm she will host a **make-up** Zoom Conference for all members of Holy Spirit Verona and our South Central cluster of churches for anyone who missed the May 19 session.

Virch - Virtual Church Sunday Worship

Virch -Red

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.

Bishop Hughes To Meet with Lay Members

Tuesday, May 19
Bishop Carlye J. Hughes

Bishop Hughes is eager to spend time in conversation with the members of the diocese, to reflect and consider what we, our churches, and our communities have learned and experienced as we have adjusted to the changes this time has demanded of us.  On Tuesday, May 19 at 6pm she will host a Zoom Conference for all members of Holy Spirit Verona and our South Central cluster of churches.  Login information will be shared via email.

Holy Week and Easter 2020 in Extraordinary Time

Seminarian Katherine Rollo at Easter Sunday Coffee Hour

Holy Week and Easter Sunday were most certainly *different* in 2020 due to the pandemic and requirement to keep phyisical distancing.  But, Holy Spirit Verona was gathered as a community for Palm Sunday, Maunday Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday -- we did Virch -- Virtual Church and God was with us!  Read the captions (hover over each photo) to enjoy the photos fully.

Holy Week 2020 in Extraordinary Time Photos

Blessing of the Palms 2020

Despite the need to "fast from public worship" we gathered as a community virturally to mark Holy Week 2020.  The liturgies of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in the midst of a pandemic certainly make for extraordinary time.  Read the captions to understand what was happening in that virch (virtual church) service.

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