The Annual Parish Meeting follows the one 9:00 am service on that day. There will be some bagels, no luncheon.
Please come!! This is YOUR parish and we need your suggestions so that we can serve God in the most meaningful way, YOUR annual meeting is scheduled at CHS for Sunday, January 26th at 9:00 am as part of the single service.. Among other things, it will give you an opportunity to see where your contributions of time, talent, and treasure are spent and if you are new to the area and/ or to CHS, you might be surprised to see how many opportunities there are for us all to “pay it forward”. If you have been wanting to get involved and didn’t know where to go for information, this would be a great time. You will also have an opportunity to recognize our current vestry members for their extraordinary efforts over this past year and to vote on the new candidates for 2020 and beyond. Lunch will be served following. We do hope you will be able to join us for this very important annual event.
The Keller Sacristy will be dedicated on February 8th at 10:00 am. Please join me, my family and friends for this special event.
Jim was passionate about all things church-related, having joined the Episcopal Church, as he would say, “for fun and profit”. He was a paid member of the boys’ choir at St. Michaels in Baltimore. During his young adult years, he was mentored by Fr. John Maddox, SSJE, and that led to his desire for ordination to the priesthood. As often happens, however, life interceded and he was not ordained. But Jim never forgot the lessons or rituals he learned along the way.
One of the things Jim felt we needed at Holy Spirit was a Priest Sacristy—a place where clergy could vest, store their vestments and have a quiet place for spiritual meditation prior to/after a service.
When Jim died after a three-year struggle with leukemia, I knew that neither he nor I would want a lot of flowers at the funeral. In lieu of that, I requested that we start a Jim Keller Memorial Fund. Fr. Phil and I felt that if the funds were sufficient, the most meaningful thing we could do in Jim’s memory would be the building of that longed-for Priest Sacristy. That dream is now fulfilled, for Jim and for his family.
I hope you can join us for the brief dedication service on February 8th. If you have not seen the lovely space created by Gary Scott, Jim West, George Landgraf, Hal Murray, Rex VanVeldhuisen and Rich Southwick, please do stop in to see their wonderful gift of time and talent on Jim’s behalf. The Keller family is most grateful.
Saturday, Feb. 8
$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.
The theme of this year's festival is the Holy Spirit working in our lives! Appropriately, this year’s event focuses on Pentecost. Acolytes choose both a morning and afternoon workshop. The day ends with a special celebration of the Holy Eucharist complete with balloons and bubbles.
For the Holy Eucharist, be sure to bring your vestments, processional crosses, torches, banners, thuribles, kites, or whatever else you use in a service. (Don’t forget to bring stands if you have them.) Parents and other guests are invited to join us for the service, which will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Several young people will be chosen to serve as acolytes in the day’s liturgy. Others will be given the chance to serve as ushers or readers.
To register, complete and submit the attached form. For additional Information please contact Fr. Mark Chattin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 858-0491.
February 15th at starting at noon
All members and friends of CHS are invited to participate in an amazing local outreach program on February 15. What can you do to help? Plan to come and represent the Church of the Holy Spirit by all you say and do. Just sit down and become part of the party.
The time is Noon to 1:30 P.M. and the location is Mirota Senior Residence, 200 Van Horne Road, Whitehouse Station, N.J. 08889 (behind Cushetunk Estates). An excellent luncheon will be served for the resident seniors. Live music will be provided. Come and help make this another amazing and successful CHS outreach event.
Jane and I will be at both services to answer any questions you may have. The signup sheet will be in the Narthax at the 9 AM service on January 26th.
Questions? Contact Jane & Jeff Anderson: email@example.com
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).
MDM Honduras (Missions of Divine Mercy Honduras) is a faith-inspired community development program that strives to bring hope, healing, and empowerment to people in the community of San Matias, Honduras, by organizing volunteers to work in a variety of areas. From their website, www.mdmhonduras.org ,
"Each and every team brings laborers to be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus."
There is no age limit for this program; families and individuals are encouraged to come learn more on the 23rd. This trip offers a unique opportunity to connect with each other, and to connect with families from very different backgrounds that we might otherwise never meet. For more information, email Trish Simpson-Curtin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video from Fr. Phil, captured by Erin Anderson during the performance.
Two postludes: "Großer Herr und starker König" and "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein"
We know that Alexei, our very own director of music, is working on a Ph.D. at CUNY. He has a recital coming up in NYC and admission is free! Here is an opportunity to hear him play in a concert setting.
Recital: Alexei Tartakovsky, piano
Two opportunities: Monday, February 24 at 6 p.m or you can make an evening of it in NYC on Friday, February 21 and hear the same concert! For this one you need tickets :
Fri, February 21, 2020, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST
Location: Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Fryderyk Chopin - 24 Preludes, op. 28
Einojuhani Rautavaara - Passionale
Franz Schubert - Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
There will be a reception after the concert
Here is a poster in pdf format for you to print and share. Here is the link to the Facebook event.
Monday, February 24, 2020 , 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Elebash Recital Hall
Alexei Tartakovsky, piano
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
24 Preludes, Op. 28 (1839)
Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 (1828)
Please remember our previously homeless and honorable discharged New Jersey veterans taking refuge in Veteran’s Haven North in Glen Gardner.
Veteran’s Haven North has a new Wish List, copies of which are located in the narthex of the church along with a large red bin for donations. This summer our church is emphasizing their need for all sizes of men’s FLIP FLOPS, LAUNDRY PODS, DRYER SHEETS, and all occasion or blank CARDS. Any suggestions or questions can be addressed to Judy Linger or Nanette Chardoussin at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
A bin marked VHN is located in the narthex. Thanks for your consistent support of this worthy charity. For questions contact Judy Linger at (772) 321-4885 and email@example.com; or Nanette Chardousin at firstname.lastname@example.org