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.
Holy Week at Holy Spirit
All are welcome to attend any and all of the services at Holy Spirit observing Holy Week.
Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday with the traditional triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We reenact that by entering the church waving palms, just as the ancient people did when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem nearly 2000 years ago. The service begins at 9:30 am, Sunday, April 13.
Maundy or Holy Thursday
Our observance continues on Thursday evening, April 17, at 7:30 pm, when we observe Maundy or Holy Thursday. In this solemn service, people in the congregation are invited to participate in the foot washing, remembering this humble act Jesus performed with his disciples at the Last Supper. At the end of the service, we strip the altar in preparation for Good Friday. Following the service, there is an all-night vigil in the Chapel, remembering when Jesus implored his disciples to stay awake while He prayed.
There are three services offered at Holy Spirit on Good Friday, April 18. The first service, at 10 am, is a stations of the cross geared to young children. Children are invited to feel the crown of thorns, taste the vinegar, and carry the cross as they follow the way of the cross. The service lasts approximately 45 minutes.
At noon, we will offer a Good Friday service with Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament. We will also have a Good Friday service at 7:30 pm.
This dramatic service restores the Light that was extinguished when Jesus died on the cross. It begins at 8 pm on April 19.
A beautiful way to start Easter, this 9:30 am worship service with Holy Communion is filled with joy and fellowship. Children are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg hunt immediately following the worship service on April 20.
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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.