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.
Worship with us!
Services of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday
Preparing for Sunday
Find the lessons appointed for Sunday here >
Sunday's lessons focus on Jesus’ person and ministry, as revealed in his baptism.
Who is serving on Sunday? Check the server schedule >  
Prelude:“January, By the Fireplace” from Seasons, Peter Tchaikovsky
Gathering Hymn: Songs of thankfulness and praise, Hymnal 135
Gospel Hymn: Blessed be the God of Israel, Hymnal 444
Offertory   (8:00 am): Christ, when for us you were baptized, Hymnal 121
( 10:00 am) Senior Choir: “Brother James’s Air”, Gordon Jacob
Communion Music: Hymnal 121, 297
Missional Hymn: O love, how deep, how broad, Hymnal 448
Postlude: I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo, Ludwig van Beethoven, from Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110
Giving statements and envelopes
Year-end Giving Statements for 2019 will be placed under the Dove in the Narthex this Sunday. Please contact Eva Lesniak if you find any discrepancies that need to be corrected at or 908-420-3613.

Booklets of Giving Envelopes are also located under the Dove in the Narthex.
Mirota House Luncheon
January 18, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
All members and friends of CHS are invited to participate in an amazing local outreach program on Saturday, January18, 2020. What can you do to help? Come and represent the Church of the Holy Spirit by all you say and do. Just sit down and become part of the party.
Save the date! February 23
On Sunday, February 23rd, immediately following the 10:00 worship service, Wes Jones from MDM Honduras will be visiting CHS to share information about a possible mission trip in the works for next year (spring-summer 2021). More information >
Diocesan Acolyte Festival
Saturday, Feb. 8, 9:30-3:30
Trinity Cathedral
$28 ($33 at the door), includes lunch and event t-shirt

The Diocesan Acolyte Festival offers the acolytes of your parish an opportunity for fellowship and learning in a day-long celebration of their ministry. More information and registration >
2020 Epiphany Sermon Series On Prayer
The who, what, why, where, when, and how of Prayer
Throughout the Sundays in January and February, sermon offerings will be directed toward the development and practice of our community’s understanding of prayer.
Can you contribute to the goodies selection? You bring the treats, whether homemade or store bought, and the coffee, tea setup is done by others. Suggestions: bagels and cream cheese; donuts; cookies; anything sweet or savory but keep it simple. Offerings should be finger foods so we don’t need plate and forks. We have white catering trays for plating and are using the table under the Dove for service. Signup sheet is in the Narthex. Please sign up for your signature treat.
We are again blessing all homes, and not just the day of Epiphany - January 6th, but throughout the Season of Epiphany - over the eight weeks of January & February. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, we will bless several homes from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and then gather at the last one on that night for a conversation from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Whole families with children are welcome to attend.  More information >
Latest photos
A traditional part of Advent for our young people is to knit blankets for Derek’s Hugs, which distributes blankets to childrens’ hospitals in honor of Derek Gaddis. Our Children’s Formation completed 7 blankets. See the photos >

All the photos from 2019 are linked to Our Photos on the website.
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