The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit Welcomes You.
The red door on an Episcopal 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.
Lenten Pilgrimages - Without leaving Verona!
This Lent, we've collectively come up with several Lenten "pilgrimages" designed to deepen our connection to God. Participate in any or all.
Worship: Father Mark will work with parishioners to design an Easter Vigil service. If you are interested, please see him or send him an email.
1) Mike Carlucci hosts an ongoing Men's Bible Study at his home on Wednesday evenings. This low-key gathering is a chance to explore parts of the Bible, reading and sharing how each passage relates to you personally. No prior or in-depth Scriptural knowledge needed, just a desire to deepen your relationship with God through scripture. For more information, contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973.239.9096. The group is also open to becoming a co-ed group if any women are interested.
2) Join us for a (more or less) weekly Lenten discussion of A Clearing Season by Sarah Parsons, led by Patti Walsh at 8:30 a.m on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall. The book takes us week by week through Lent in an effort to help us figure out what is keeping us from a closer relationship with God. So, for example, instead of saying on Ash Wednesday, "I'm giving up chocolate for Lent," you may decide in Week 3 that you need to give up resentment or fear for the rest of Lent, or take up forgiveness or gratitude. Copies of the book will be available in the Fellowship Hall. Questions? Contact Patti Walsh.
Communal life: We nourish each other as a community through support -- and food! If you are feeling especially burdened by this "long and lonely winter," remember that the "Son" is always there behind the clouds, and more practically, remember that you can reach out to Fr. Mark (email@example.com or call 973/595-1128) or request private healing prayer in the chapel after services or email Mary Garland at firstname.lastname@example.org for online healing prayer or reach out to a trusted friend in the congregation.
We'll also come together with a brunch on Palm Sunday -- just for a chance to be together as a parish family. More details to come!
Outreach: We're using this time of introspection to determine whether or not Holy Spirit can and should start a food pantry, how it would be organized and staffed, etc. If you are interested in being part of this discussion, please contact Mary Garland.
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The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 36 Gould Street, Verona, and is one block north of Bloomfield Avenue, in Verona. It is directly across the street from the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School track.
Park in the parking lot and come on in the red parking lot door.