CHS News
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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 - Rite II
Page 355 in the Book of Common Prayer
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 - Rite II
Page 355 in the Book of Common Prayer
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 encourage forgiveness. In Exodus (Track 1), despite Israel’s fear and unfaithfulness, God rescues them from the advancing Egyptians. The author of Genesis (Track 2) tells the story of Joseph’s forgiving his brothers. In Romans, Paul explains that nothing in our lives is outside the reign of Christ. In Jesus’ story in today’s gospel, one slave refuses to share the forgiveness he receives from the king.

What's happening at CHS?
Ongoing course offerings include:

  • An hour of 1:1 “Basic Computer Skills” with Carol Crawford-Jones set up individually with her at
  • Gloria Jean Waller encourages visiting a 24/7 online event involving art and photography entitled “Spiritual Hospitality Through Creative Fellowship” at
  • Karen Sammer, a certified women’s health educator, offers “Empowering Women to Take Charge of Their Heart Health”. The same discussion will be offered Friday September 11 at 10am and Tuesday September 15 at 7pm. Register at
  • Fr. Phil is putting together a lecture about the Book of Common Prayer (or other issues pertaining to Episcopalianism) and
  • Roberta Maas has promised a discussion about The Use and Influence of Color. Can’t wait!!
I’m also still hoping for someone to share an hour on local history and places of interest. For instance did y’all know the man who discovered the first gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill (thus starting the California Gold Rush) was a native of Lambertville?

Lastly, if anyone has a suggested class to offer, a skill set or fund of knowledge to request, or a repeat class announcement, please contact

Judy Linger, “Superintendent”
What else is happening?
In our Community
The Good News Home for Women is Accepting Clients
September 11 & September 15 - Empowering Women to Take Charge of Their Heart Health - more information >
Kiwimbi Speaker October 10
Janet Van Abs calls this to our attention:

Kiwimbi's Karamu Special Guest,
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o,
Receives International Award
Don't miss your chance to hear him speak at our
Virtual Karamu October 10th at 7:30.
To register click here or text KARAMU to 41444
From Suzanne Higgins: Our donations to the Open Cupboard necessarily were curtailed these past months because of Covid. However, Father Phil and I believe we can again continue to support this vital component of our community. More information>

October 12, 2020 - The Bishop George E. Councell Memorial Golf Tournament - Information and registration >
”Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado
Give with a joyful heart!
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