Lent One
Between Memory and Hope
Worship with us!
Services of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.
Preparing for Sunday
Find the lessons appointed for Sunday here >
Sunday's scriptures offer strength and hope in the face of temptation and evil.
Who is serving on Sunday? Check the server schedule >
Youth Formation
Focus for Lent: Reflection/Introspection
Sunday School Lesson: How We Worship: A study of our Sunday Service to help understanding and get ready for the Youth-Led Service on 5/12 ;
Begin "Our Hands on the Cross" Full-size wooden cross creation & decoration
Teaching Team: Tricia Simpson-Curtin
Some notes about our common worship in Lent

Lent is upon us and with the change of season, so has both our seating and much of our worship. With the Bishop's permission, I have written a creedal hymn for use during Mass. It is based on a section of Paul's Letter to the Philippians 2:5-11. This famous passage is better known to scholars as the Philippian's Hymn, being a hymn form dating from the very first decade of the Early Church(c.50 AD). In this way, long before theological controversies made it necessary to create fuller length creeds, the Early Church made do with a simple form: Jesus Christ is Lord!  I have arranged the words to go with one of the lovelier and lilting melodies in all of our hymnody. (Well, that's my opinion anyway ! ) We will sing it as our Creed for the season and I will ask your reflections upon it, though after you've learned it enough.  

Learning new things in worship can be awkward. But while we're at it, we'll also try to get more involved, as we have chimes set out across the pews with directions on when to ring them as we sing our Psalms. And since we are members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, we can sing in various languages beyond Latin and English. Our Sanctus ( Holy, Holy, Holy) is an easy tune, sung first in English then in Spanish. In this way, when our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters from our sister parish Cristo Rey, Trenton join us, we'll have some common things to sing together. Come with your usual open hearts and we will make a joyful noise!

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This week
Begins March 13 - this coming Wednesday - at Lebanon Reformed Church, 100 Brunswick Ave, Lebanon NJ 08833 with Rev. David Ruisard.
March 8 & 9
Men's Retreat at the Community of St. John Baptist.
Coming Soon
March 29-30 - Second Biennial Art Show
The theme is “ LIGHT! ”, defined broadly and open to your interpretation. The scientific definition of the word is “electromagnetic radiation visible to the human eye.” However, light also expresses humanistic characteristics such as enlightenment and truth, or actions, like brighten, set on fire, animate, illuminate. 
The Service Auction is rolling!
It's time to get in gear!
The auction's website is up > It's your one-stop-shop for tickets, sponsorship, and donations.
Questions? See Marge Keller!
Watch the CHS website for more information >
Easter Flower Donations
Easter flower donation envelopes will be available on the table in the Narthex during Lent for those of you who would like to make a donation toward this year’s Easter flowers. Please submit the names of loved ones, memorials, or thanksgivings, with your donation ($35 is suggested) by placing the envelope in the Sunday collection plate or the Altar Guild mailbox by the door in the undercroft no later than Palm Sunday, April 14, to guarantee that the names are included in the Easter bulletin. (Checks can be made out to Church of the Holy Spirit Altar Guild). Thank you!
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3 Haytown Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
908 236-6301  www.churchholyspirit.org

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