View the CHS News as Webpage

The First Sunday in Lent

February 21, 2021

Our mission is to become Christ

as we serve others, proclaim God’s love, and grow in the Spirit.

lent logo.png

Worship at Church of the Holy Spirit is both in-person and online. During this time of the Covid-19 epidemic, those attending in-person will be asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Find out more >

CHS Worship is also on FaceBook Live (available without Facebook)

8:00 a.m. - Holy Communion

Fr. Philip Carr-Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Sunday 8 am Zoom worship.

Join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 832 8215 4902

Password: 880454

10:00 a.m. - Holy Communion

Fr. Philip Carr-Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom worship at 10 am. Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 0566 5819

Preparing for Sunday

(Lectors & Intercessor) Please read from the screen on Sunday

Find the lessons appointed for Sunday - here >

Sunday's readings affirm God’s promise of continuing relationship. In Genesis, life begins anew, sealed by God’s promise to all creatures and confirmed by the rainbow. The author of 1 Peter explains that we are saved through the cleansing water of baptism. In today’s gospel, Jesus’ forty days of temptation in the wilderness end with the proclamation of God’s good news.

Make a Prayer Request

 It would be very helpful if, when the need for urgent prayers has passed, you would let us know so that our list does not become too cumbersome to manage. Thank you :)


Request Communion

If you would like to receive Holy Communion, email by Friday to

Include (copy, paste and complete):

  •    Name
  •    Address
  •    Contact phone number
  •    Instructions on where you would like the Sacrament delivered.

You must be home to receive. We cannot simply drop it off. The Lay Eucharistic Distributor will call when they arrive.Communion will be delivered directly after services end (before Noon).

Request Communion

What else is happening?

Thursdays in Lent


Centering Prayer @ 8-8:30 pm

Thursdays in February: 18,25 and March: 4, 11, 18, 25

With Ana Hernandez, Fr. Phil and area ecumenical churches. Zoom link here: Join Zoom Meeting

Also live streamed on FaceBook live here:

Easter Flowers


Please consider making a donation for Easter lilies on the altar in thanksgiving or in memorial. There is a direct link on the CHS website to make an online donation for altar flowers. The suggested amount is $35. After you choose the amount and the payment method, right under the amount will be an option to add a note. That's where you click and add your thanksgiving or memorial. Please complete your donation no later than Palm Sunday, March 28 so that dedications can be included in the Easter bulletin. Thank you.

Tuesdays in Lent - The Spirituality of Resilience


February 24 through March 23 – 7 p.m. The overall theme of these sessions is Spirituality of Resilience. Sub-topics include how resilience can be experienced through Art, Music, Literature, Prayer and Meditation, Physical Nature of Body/Mind. Each topic will be presented by a different speaker followed by discussion and reflection. Specific dates for each sub-topic will be announced once they are set. We hope you can join all the sessions or pick and choose those that are of interest to you.

This Zoom link will remain the same for the Tuesdays in Lent series.

Join Zoom Meeting

Tuesday February 24, 7 PM – Presenter: The Rev. Edward Murphy, Supply Priest, St. Peter’s Washington NJ and former member of CHS

Resilience Through Art: the healing power of having a conversation with five works of art.

Wednesdays in Lent - A House of Meanings


Beginning Ash Wednesday at 6:00 pm and Wednesdays in Lent.

New Theology on Tap Book Discussion.

We are pausing our current book on the history of the Church for a special short session on A House of Meanings. The author is a long-time friend of the rector as well as his official role as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer. Find out more >

And more...


Support CHS with your pledges/donations


Support CHS with AmazonSmile

Church of the Holy Spirit | 3 Haytown Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833|

908 236-6301 ||

Facebook  Instagram  YouTube