Worship Services

As Holy Spirit Episcopal Church remains closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we invite you to join our online services.

 

Sunday Worship

During this time of uncertainty, we continue to offer our main Sunday service online. Watch on the church YouTube page here.

Read this week's service leaflet

 

Holy Week and Easter


Palm Sunday | April 5, 2020

Liturgy of the Palms and the Liturgy of the Word
Broadcast on YouTube: 10:15 a.m.

Through dramatic readings of Scripture and music, we experience the journey from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem through his betrayal, persecution and death.

The Rev. Gretchen Strohmaier preaches. 

Instructions for making palm crosses

Read the Palm Sunday service leaflet


Good Friday | April 10, 2020

Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Broadcast on YouTube: noon

Scripture, music and ancient prayer provide the powerful setting for the drama of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

The Rev. Anita Rognas preaches.

Read the Good Friday service leaflet


The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day | April 12, 2020

Broadcast on YouTube: 10:15 a.m.

Join us as we proclaim the raising of Jesus from the dead through word and song in this online liturgy.

The Rev. Terri Ann Grotzinger preaches. 

The Easter celebrations continue for 50 days until the day of Pentecost.
Join us at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.

 

 


Worship services 

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is a Eucharistic community: our common life of fellowship, prayer, and service is grounded in the weekly communal celebration of the sacrament of bread and wine. The word "Eucharist" means "to give thanks." We gather at the altar to give thanks to God for the blessings of this life, especially for the gift of love given to us in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Listen to recent sermons.

Sunday morning – 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

A simple celebration of the Eucharist using  Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer. A quiet and reflective service, with no music and a sermon, lasting about an hour. 

Sunday morning – 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Approximately an hour and fifteen minute long service designed specifically to be accessible to adults and children of all ages and those new to church, with a sermon and organ-accompanied congregational singing, also with our full choir from September - May. Meet the worshippers and enjoy coffee and refreshments after the service in the parish hall (or in the courtyard, weather permitting, in the summer). Nursery care is available (ages infant - 3 years). Church School for ages Preschool through 9th grade is offered during the service, September - May. Ask an usher if you need directions for the nursery or Church School. 

Sunday Evening - 8 p.m. Compline
First Sunday of the month, October - June

Darkened and candlelit, our church is the ideal environment for this chant-based evening prayer service featuring members of the Holy Spirit Choir. These are the church's bedtime prayers, and they mark that transition from day into night. We pray Compline on Sunday evening as a transition before the beginning of the week, as a way to reflect, renew, and refresh.

Listen to the close of Compline.

 


Altar Flowers

Flower donations are always welcome. You can donate to the altar flowers by calling Lani Brewer, or the church office at 542-2167. A minimum donation of $30 is requested. Flowers can be given in honor of or in memory of loved ones, or in thanksgiving for a special event in your life. Please let us know and the dedication will be printed in the Sunday bulletin.