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CHS News
January 10, 2021
The First Sunday after the Epiphany:
The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
JESUS MAFA. John baptizes Jesus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
JESUS MAFA. John baptizes Jesus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
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 >


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)

Find the lessons appointed for Sunday - here >
Sunday's readings explore the meaning of baptism, both for Jesus and for us. In Genesis, God parts the waters, transforming darkness and turmoil into light and hope. The reading from Acts links baptism with the empowering descent of the Holy Spirit in the developing Christian community. In today’s gospel, as John baptizes Jesus, the heavens split apart and the Spirit descends, affirming Jesus as both messianic King and Spirit-filled servant.
Request Communion
If you would like to receive Holy Communion, email by Friday to admin@churchholyspirit.net
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).
What else is happening?
CHS Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting for 2021 will be held on the 24th of January online (via ZOOM) between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. Please mark your calendar now so that you can be present for this meeting. For more information >
W3K Stewardship Campaign
A House Blessing bag will be left on the front doorknob of each home. In addition to containing a House Blessing prayer card, each bag contains a booklet about Holy Spirit’s 
Stewardship for 2021. As you consider your giving to CHS for 2021, please ask how you are being called to respond to God’s gifts and presence in your life. An Estimate of Giving card with a return envelope can be found inside the back cover of this booklet.
In Our community
January 18 - Martin Luther King Day of Service
Activities and worship opportunities are being organized by both Northern Hunterdon County and by the Diocese of NJ. Find out how you can participate >
Epiphany House Blessings have begun!
From January 4th through February 13th, Father Phil will be blessing more than 160 front doors – chalking lintels and anointing doorknobs – along 14 different routes. Every household in the parish should have received a postcard with the date your home is scheduled to be blessed. (Please email eva@churchholyspirit.org if you did not receive one.)
Give thanks with a grateful heart!
Year End Finance Note:
Thank you to all parishioners for your generosity this year and during this holiday season. Due to year end of 2020 falling near a weekend, CHS will be extending the deadline for contributions for 2020. Any donations received by Saturday, January 9th and dated on or before December 31, 2020 will be credited for 2020. Any donations received after that date will be credited for 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Sally Bird, Treasurer @ sallybird@comcast.net.