CHS News
November 22, 2020
Advent III: Rex Gentium
(Christ the King) Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday Services
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.

8:00 a.m. - Holy Communion
Fr. Philip Carr-Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Sunday 8 am Zoom worship. Check the website for the link.

10:00 a.m. - Holy Communion
Fr. Philip Carr-Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom worship at 10 am. Check the website for the link.
Preparing for Sunday (Lectors & Intercessor)
Find the lessons appointed for Sunday and the litany - here >
Sunday's readings celebrate Christ, our compassionate King. Ezekiel pictures God as our Shepherd, who rescues and watches over us. In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul pictures Christ reigning triumphantly over creation, over his enemies, over the Church and even over death. Jesus presents a vision of final judgement, in which the Son of Man welcomes into God’s kingdom those who have treated others with compassion and mercy.
The season of Advent is here! If you weren’t able to attend worship service in person, swing by Holy Spirit to pick up a Home Advent Kit from the bin under the portico outside Dove Hall..
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).
What's happening?
Town Hall Meetings Planned
Three more dates:
  • Wednesday November 25 - 7 pm;
  • Sunday November 29 - 4 pm;
  • Monday November 30 - 7 pm
Pick any or all and join us for community and conversation and some news about upcoming plans about Christmas services and the Epiphany House blessings. Details and zoom links here >
Relaxation Through Guided Imagery
In this challenging time, spend 30 minutes with Judy Linger on ZOOM relaxing through guided imagery Sunday November 22 at 4:00pm and repeated each Sunday in November ( 11/22, 11/29) at the same time. To pre-register contact
Thanksgiving Day Service
In light of our surging pandemic-reality, Father Andrew David Kruger of Trinity Episcopal Church, Cranford and Father Philip Carr-Jones of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Lebanon will offer a special combined service of Morning Prayer on Thanksgiving Day.

The liturgy will include a strong focus on giving thanks to God. In addition the service will include prayers of protection and safety for those who choose to travel, and expressions of grief and absolution for those who choose to stay home and physically apart from loved ones.

The service will be online at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. Watch for the Zoom link.
What else is happening?
November 22 - Music for a Sunday afternoon
New CHSchool offering coming: White Christian Privilege on Saturday, 12 December at 4pm. Find out more >
Hunterdon Strong Community Challenge
“When you feel like worrying, try praying instead. Worrying only creates more stress, but prayer creates more peace. God is bigger than whatever is stressing you out.” Dave Willis
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