Worship Schedule

children at the altar with backpacks

Sunday morning worship is at the heart of our community. During the first half of the worship service, we hear The Word, and reflect on it during a sermon or discussion.  The second half of the service is Holy Communion, when we break bread together and share wine, as a symbol of God among us.

Grape juice and gluten-free wafers are available upon request at all services. All who seek God and are drawn to Jesus Christ are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

Our Healing Ministry offers each member of the congregation the opportunity to have one of our healing ministers pray over them at the altar during Holy Communion. You may also request private healing prayer after the service.

Each week, immediately after the service, we have a chance to visit together during Coffee Hour. This important time of the week, hosted by a church family, allows us to catch up with old and new friends.

Sunday Mornings

8am Holy Eucharist (September - June or as listed on website calendar)

10am Choral Eucharist ​(and Sunday School September - June)

Summer Worship

For Summer 2018, we are maintaining our 8am & 10am Worship schedule as listed on our website calendar and adding a midweek Thursday 7pm Eucharist.

Upcoming Events

Chapel - Purple
Sunday, March 24:
A contemplative service in our historic All Saints Chapel. The Worship (about 40 minutes) includes silence and Taize chants as we praise God early on a Sunday morning. Read more
Sunday, March 24:
A full worship service with music, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Wednesday, March 27:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. March 27 – St. Peter’s Church, 271 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells Read more
Chapel - Purple
Sunday, March 31:
A contemplative service in our historic All Saints Chapel. The Worship (about 40 minutes) includes silence and Taize chants as we praise God early on a Sunday morning. Read more
Sunday, March 31:
A full worship service with music, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Wednesday, April 3:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. April 3 – St. Peter's Church, 94 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston Read more
Chapel - Purple
Sunday, April 7:
A contemplative service in our historic All Saints Chapel. The Worship (about 40 minutes) includes silence and Taize chants as we praise God early on a Sunday morning. Read more
Sunday, April 7:
A full worship service with music, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Wednesday, April 10:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. April 10 – Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street, Verona Read more
Palm Sunday Procession 2018
Sunday, April 14:
On Palm Sunday (April 14) our 10am Worship Service begins on our front lawn (weather permitting) with a grand procession where everyone marches around and in the Church.  The service begins with triumph and ends with contemplation.  The worship concludes with the reading of The Passion story, with no dismissal and leaving in silence. Read more
Chapel - Purple
Sunday, April 14:
A contemplative service in our historic All Saints Chapel. The Worship (about 40 minutes) includes silence and Taize chants as we praise God early on a Sunday morning. Read more
Children's Eucharist Red Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14:
Once a month, typically the third Sunday (but on Palm Sunday this month!), the 10am Eucharist is an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages! Read more
Sunday, April 14:
A full worship service with music, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Wednesday, April 17:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. April 17 – St. Peter’s Chapel, 271 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells -- This will be a Tenebrae Service. Read more
Maundy Thursday 2018
Thursday, April 18:
The most dramatic worship service of the year!  Join us on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm for our Maundy Thursday worship service.  The word maundy is derived from the Latin mandatum which means commandment.  Jesus' commandment was to love one another, and we do this by washing of feet and sharing a Eucharistic meal.   Read more
Thursday, April 18 to Friday, April 19:
After the Maundy Thursday Worship, we keep vigil in our historic Chapel with an all night watch.  The reserve sacrament is present and visitors may knock on the red parking lot door if they would like to come and pray. Read more
All Saints Chapel - Our Garden
Friday, April 19:
On Good Friday (March 30) we share bread from the "reserve sacrament" which was blessed at the Maundy Thursday worship.  At 7am we conclude our over-night vigil with a morning service of prayers.   Read more
Friday, April 19:
On Good Friday (April 19) at 10am we offer a Stations of the Cross service for children where the kids carry a large cross in and around the church.  The service is very tactile in that kids try on a crown of thorns, touch nails that might have been used in crucifixion, and taste vinegar all of which are reminders of how Jesus suffered before his death. Read more
Friday, April 19:
On Good Friday (April 19) our main Church will be available for private prayer and reflection.   "Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Matthew 6:6 Read more
cross contemplation
Friday, April 19:
Our main Good Friday Worship is (April 19) at 7:30pm.  We will use the traditional Good Friday liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer with they praying of the solemn collects.  In addition, attendees will be encouraged to contemplate their own crosses in life, and pray on how to give them over to God. Read more
New Fire 2018
Saturday, April 20:
Join us for our Vigil Celebration of Easter on the eve before (Saturday, April 20) at 7:30pm when we light the new fire and experience the move from darkness into light.  The service begins in the center of our outdoor labyrinth, and then all process into the darkened church where each attendee lights a candle from the new flame. Read more
Sunday, April 21:
Jesus Christ is risen!  Alleluia!  On this festival day, we will have one Worship Service at 10am; there will be no 8am Worship Service on Easter Sunday. The Alleluia Banner is also dug up (which was buried on Ash Wednesday) at 9:45am; kids should arrive early.  After Worship we host a deliciously scrumptious Fellowship Hour and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.   Read more
Sunday, April 21:
A festive Eucharist service with music, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Flowering the Cross 2018
Sunday, April 28:
Join us on Sunday, April 28 as we "flower the cross," turning a symbol of pain and suffering into one of rebirth and renewal. Please bring any type of flower or greenery. While some churches "flower the cross" on Easter Sunday, it's been a long tradition at Holy Spirit to embrace this tradition on the Second Sunday of Easter. Read more
Main Church - White
Sunday, April 28:
A full worship service with music, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Read more