September 25, 2022

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Low Tech Sunday

Note from Father Phil Regarding Parish Covid Protocols

Going forward,with the guidelines of the CDC and Diocese of NJ we will observe the following adaptations to our policy.

10 am:  masking is optional (nothing changed)

8 am:   Masks will be worn by altar party when consecrating and distributing Holy Communion.

Members of the congregation are expected to remain at discrete distances when gathering in the sanctuary and when coming forward for Communion.  

Note: the wearing of masks is appropriate and necessary for some of those in our community and we respect and honor everyone. 

Also note: we have never had a single instance of community spread throughout this now-ending pandemic. Your priest chooses to be vaccinated and boosted with all available vaccinations including the seasonal flu and others.  Our church is one of the safest arenas to attend public gatherings and has been for the past 2 1/2 years.  

What's happening at CHS?

Find out more on our website >

Get tickets and make donations online!

Can you help with driving?

If there are any folks out there who can assist on an as-needed, and hopefully infrequent, basis, could you shoot me a note? The recipients of our help are always most grateful. The more folks we have on the distribution list, the fewer times we will have to call on you. The key is to respond one way or another. PLEASE. LET ME KNOW IF I CAN ADD YOU TO THE LIST. OR NOT. 

Vicki Brooks,

Children's Formation is live!

We are welcoming all children from pre-school through 8th grade back to Church of the Holy Spirit!  

Where: St. Julian Room in the undercroft

Time: 9:50 am drop-off; children will will join the congregation during the passing of the Peace

Adult volunteers are needed.

Find out all about it >

Choir is back! Do you like to sing? The choir has reserved seats!

The choir meets on the second Thursday of every month, from 6 – 8:30 pm. We’ll have dinner beginning at 6, and rehearsal will begin around 7.


In addition to the monthly rehearsal, the choir meets at 9:30 am on Sunday to warm up for the 10 am service. After the 10 am service, the choir rehearses from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm.


All rehearsals are in the St. Francis Room.

Questions? Contact music director Alexei Tartakovsky.

St. Francis Day, October 4

We will be blessing pets on Saint Francis Day, Tuesday, October 4, at 4:30 pm, out back beyond the parking lot. All are welcome, whether you own a pet, or just want to come celebrate our furry and feathered and winged and scaled and shell-covered friends. Please bring along a cat- or dog-related product which we will donate to Father Johns Animal House. (no comforters, pillows, or dog/cat beds, no open containers of pet food) 

More information >

In our community - Shoe Drive for Stewartsville Middle School Performing Arts Club!

Do you have shoes in your closet that you never wear? We will take them! Every pair of gently worn, used and new shoes we collect turns into funds for our cause and the shoes are kept out of landfills! These shoes are then sent to impoverished countries where people living in these areas are employed to sell and buy our shoes!! We are collecting gently worn, used and new shoes of all kinds to raise money for new lighting and sound equipment for the stage at the Stewartsville Middle School, Stewartsville NJ where the musicals are directed by Dale Dabour, and parishioners Sidney Ryan and Levi Chardoussin are also members of the drama club! Please help support our cause! We will have a drop off bin placed in the Narthex! Thank you for your support! Dale Dabour (


Make a Prayer Request

Note: These requests go to the CHS Prayer Chain. Requests sent to the church office do not.

Worship with us!

Service Times and Links

8:00 a.m. - Holy Communion

Church of the Holy Spirit is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting:

ID: 962 3855 7143

Passcode: 087656

FaceBook Live site link


10:00 a.m. - Holy Communion

​Church of the Holy Spirit is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 913 7681 7129

Passcode: 254800

FaceBook Live site link


Preparing for Sunday

(Lectors & Intercessor and others serving

Find the lessons appointed for Sunday here >

Sunday's readings warn of the dangers of spiritual complacency. As Jerusalem is conquered, Jeremiah (SC) buys a plot of land to show his faith that God will restore the land. Amos (GR) cautions that indulgence and apathy will lead to terror and loss. Paul urges Timothy to eagerly embrace eternal life and the riches of Christ Jesus, enduring until Jesus returns. The rich man in today’s gospel story exchanges his comforts for torment, while Lazarus exchanges his tormented life for paradise.

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Church of the Holy Spirit | 3 Haytown Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833|

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