Join us for a fantastic evening featuring Jambalaya and Jazz. We will have many desirable items available at the silent & live auction followed by wonderful entertainment provided by Choko Aiken with Cleve Eaton and Sonny Harris. NOTE: You will not receive a physical ticket. Your name(s) will be listed for you to check in at the door. Order your tickets HERE.
We invite you to soak in God’s light amongst good company. Community is very important to us at Holy Spirit. We enjoy a vibrant parish social life with barbecues, family game nights, bunko, occasional Sunday brunches together, among other activities.
We take seriously Jesus’ command to “love one another as I have loved you” and care for one another by providing practical, emotional, and spiritual support for each other in times of need (and times of joy-like the birth or adoption of a child).
Of course, community extends beyond those with whom we worship. For us, Outreach is love in action. Food scarcity is a primary area of concern and we address that with our Beans and Rice Ministry. We are currently pursuing partnerships with schools and other agencies to assist with providing food during the weekends and holidays for children who traditionally receive free or reduced meals at school.
All are always welcome at any of our events!
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:
That God is still speaking and is present in all things in our lives.
We change, our lives change, the world changes. The one constant we have in our lives is that God is with us in all things. We don’t always feel God’s presence, but faith is trusting in things not seen. And when we doubt, that is honored too. As a community, we create space for people to be honest about their joys, their sorrows, and their doubts. Oftentimes, it is a faith which has doubted and questioned which is the strongest. And if you never doubt, you are welcome too. All are welcome, the doubter, the seeker and the faithful!
In the Power of Scripture
The Episcopal Church takes reading the Bible very seriously. Approximately 70% of the Book of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible, and Episcopalians read more Holy Scripture in Sunday worship than almost any other denomination in Christianity.
In the Importance of Tradition
We are part of a living faith which spans thousands of years. We value the wisdom and devotion of all those who have preceded us in faith. Our Book of Common Prayer is not only full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity. We, who are many and diverse, come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer. There are many voices of those who precede us in faith, which help us to be faithful today.
In the Gift of Reason
Each of us, with God’s help and the gift of Scripture and Tradition, come to faith in our own way. The gift of Reason allows us to do this. Reason helps us to answer our questions and grow spiritually. We honor the gift of science in our faith and take seriously the challenge to be faithful to our tradition while open to new revelations in our world.
In the Value of Community
From the earliest days, the followers of “The Way” knew growing in the life of Christ means being in intentional community. Jesus modeled this in his gathering of disciples. Jesus was always challenging the cultural norms by inviting with those who were scorned to be a part of his community.
In Faith in Action
Worship, prayer, and community are central to who we are at Holy Spirit. And we believe that we are called to be the hearts, hands, and feet of Christ here in our patch of God’s good creation. Outreach is a central and growing emphasis for us a gathered body.
In Worship as an Experience of the Soul, the Heart, the Head, and the Entire Body
Episcopalians find that worship is enhanced by creating a beautiful worshipful space–we light candles and carry torches to remind us of light go Christ. There is a purpose for how we use our bodies in prayer. We lift with our voices in prayer and and praise in word and song; we stand in exultation and offering of ourselves, sit in the service of listening, kneel in supplication, and bow in reverence to the sacrifice that Christ made for us.
In the Sacraments and Sacramental Living
As it states on the Episcopal Church Website
“Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 857).
- Confirmation (the adult affirmation of our baptismal vows), pp. 413-419, Book of Common Prayer
- Reconciliation of a Penitent (private confession), pp. 447-452, Book of Common Prayer
- Matrimony (Christian marriage), pp. 422-438, Book of Common Prayer
- Orders (ordination to deacon, priest, or bishop), pp. 510-555, Book of Common Prayer
- Unction (anointing with oil those who are sick or dying) pp. 453-467, Book of Common Prayer
Welcome to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit! We are an inclusive, inquiring community doing our best to follow in the path set forth by Jesus.
Our mission is to create worship, ministries, education, and social gatherings which support our deepening discipleship with Christ. We believe it is important that our experience of “church” reaches beyond the confines of any building or worship service; and that it must be relevant to how we live our lives–how we raise our families, care for aging parents, mend broken relationships, approach our vocations, and participate in the needs of our community and the world.
Grateful for Christ’s message of love, grace, and forgiveness , we attempt to embody that for our families, church, and the greater community. We are grounded in the teachings and worship of the Episcopal Church.
It is our experience that deepening discipleship is lived out in individual prayer and study,corporate worship, Christian education, sharing of gifts, gathering in community, and tending to the least of these. We believe the Holy Scriptures are living words, pointing to the way as ascribed by the Living Word–Christ.