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Holy Communion

Sunday, May 22
In the Episcopal Church, we don't formally observe "First Communion," leaving it up to parents' discretion as to when they'd like their child(ren) to begin receiving the Eucharist.  We welcome all who are baptized - no age limit! - to receive.  Some families do like to mark that milestone for their children, so on May 22 at our 10 am service, we will celebrate Holy Communion with a few of our kids.  Our Sunday School classes in May and June will be focused on Eucharist.

Regional Ministry Network Clergy Meeting with Bishop Hughes

Thursday, April 28

The clergy of the Florence Li Tim-Oi (central south) Regional Ministry Network will gather with Bishop Hughes at Holy Spirit (in the Fellowship Hall) for this month's meeting.  The meeting will be from 9:30-11 am on Thursday, April 28, 2022.  Our cluster is named for the first female ordained in the Anglican Communion.  To learn more about the regional ministry networks, click here.

Episcopal 101 - Part 2

Sunday, June 5

Want to learn what a verger is?  Have no idea where the narthex is?  Come learn more about The Episcopal Church - offered in two parts at 7pm on Sunday, May 15 and Sunday, June5.  Bring your questions and be prepared for some fun!  Wine and cheese also available.  For more information, speak with your Churchwardens or Rector.  #bothand  #britishreformation

Episcopal 101 - Part 1

Sunday, May 15

Want to learn what a verger is?  Have no idea where the narthex is?  Come learn more about The Episcopal Church - offered in two parts at 7pm on Sunday, May 15 and Sunday, June 5.  Bring your questions and be prepared for some fun!  Wine and cheese also available.  For more information, speak with your Churchwardens, Curate or Rector.  #bothand  #britishreformation

Interfaith Unity Service for Peace

Sunday, March 27
Unity Service for Peace

On Sunday, March 27 at 5pm the Verona Clergy Council (B’nai Shalom, Calvary Lutheran, First Presbyterian, Holy Spirit Episcopal, Islamic Center of Verona and Our Lady of the Lake) is hosting an interfaith unity service for peace which will include speakers, prayers, and music.  As we watch the unrest in Ukraine, our hearts are heavy witnessing history repeating itself.  Join in community to pray for peace in our world.

Lent Madness 2022

lent madness

What is it?  Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck (Rector at St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, MA). In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion.  How do I vote?  go to: www.lentmadness.org.  Click on image or here for more details.

Epiphany House Blessing

star

It is a tradition in many Christian households to offer an Epiphany House Blessing using chalk to mark the current year and the initials of the Magi above the outside doorways of homes.  A cross is placed between each of the letters; this year the marking would be 20+C+M+B+22 (each year the last two digits would change).  Then the prayer listed below (scroll down or click on the Moravian Star) is said.

Epiphany 2022 - Three Kings (and a dinosaur?) Plus Our Camels

Sunday, January 9
We Three Kings

On Sunday, January 9, 2022, we will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.  We will honor the arrival of the Three Kings (and sometimes a dinosaur), and we will celebrate our three camels (loving made by a parishioner over four decades ago).  They help make our Christmas Season so joy-filled, and they are most certainly a part of our congregation's sacred bundle.  What will your Star Word be for 2022?

Pre-Advent = 3 Extra Weeks

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 12th century, and there is a small movement within the Church to return to that (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!

Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle Session #10

Monday, April 4
COHS Labyrinth 2016

Our Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle will gather for our final session via Zoom on Monday, April 4 from 7-9pm.  Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based 10-part series on race, grounded in faith, that walks participants through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  If you are interested in future groups, please email Father Jerry.

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