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The Worship & Program and Rector's Report 2021

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The Worship & Program report and the Rector's Report from our annual meeting on February 7, 2021.

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.

Pastoral Letter From Bishop Hughes

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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."

Regional Meeting with Bishop Hughes

Thursday, March 18
Bishop Carlye J. Hughes

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.

Lent 2021: Psalms Workbook

Download this workbook for use during our Sundays 11:30am Spiritual Enrichment Group.  Any questions, please contact Churchwarden Patti Walsh.

Lent Madness 2021

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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 2020 - Three Kings (and no dinosaur) Plus Our Camels

Sunday, January 3
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On Sunday, January 3, 2021, 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 buddle.

Home Worship - Agape Meal

Bishop Hughes reminded folks at the December Lay Conversation zoom meeting of the opportunity to gather in worship in our homes, whether we have others in our household or not. Worshipping in households is one of the earliest forms of Christian worship and has been especially important this past year when we have not been able to gather in our congregations in person.  Click here for futher informaion.

Christmas Pageant 2020 Video

Christmas Pageant

Our Christmas Pageant was very different this year, but still reminded us of the joy that comes at Christmas with the arrival of baby Jesus.  Thanks to our Sunday School students, parents, teachers: Ms. Kathleen and Ms. Sunovia, and especially student Stephen for compiling this amazing video which was shared during worship services on Sunday, December 13.  Enjoy!

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.


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