From the Building Faith website : On the Day of Pentecost the Christian Church celebrates the gift of God’s Holy Spirit given to God’s holy people. Pentecost is also the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks, celebrated 50 days after Passover. On this feast, the first fruits of the wheat harvest were presented, and the covenant made with God at Mount Sinai was remembered and renewed.
In the Acts of the Apostles, Luke describes the promised outpouring of the Spirit and the beginning of the Church’s mission as occurring in Jerusalem during this feast. The accounts in both Acts (Acts 2:1-4) and the Gospel of John (John 20:22) depict the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples assembled together. This assembly of the disciples emphasizes an important point: From the beginning, the experience of the Holy Spirit has been a corporate experience. Individuals as members of the Body of Christ participate in this experience, but the power of the Spirit is given for the life of the Church. Read more >
Internationally acclaimed pianist, Alexei Tartakovsky, will perform works by Chopin, Schubert and more. Sometime in the future - maybe in the fall Reception to follow the concert Proceeds will benefit the Jane Self Burnham Young Music Scholarship at Church of the Holy Spirit 3 Haytown Road Lebanon, NJ 08833 Download a pdf poster to print and share >
The Women's Overnight Retreat that was to have been held on March 27-28 (Friday evening through Saturday afternoon) at St Marguerite’s Retreat House at the Episcopal convent, Community of St. John Baptist in Mendham, New Jersey will be rescheduled.
The cost is $100 per person. It will cover one overnight and three meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & lunch). Details including the theme (emphasis) are forthcoming soon. Participation is limited to 27 women.
Based upon the CHS response level, registration may be opened up beyond Holy Spirit women.
To hold your space, please email email@example.com as soon as possible (Subject: Women’s Retreat). To secure your registration, please provide $100 check, made out to Church of the Holy Spirit (memo line: Women’s Retreat) as soon as possible.
Dear friends, Because of the many concerns about the coronavirus, I am wondering if we should postpone our meeting next Sunday to discuss, "Educated." At first, I thought we could come to CHS and meet, as there is not a big group. However, I'm reconsidering that idea, and I'd like to reschedule our discussion for later in April. However, I will need the books to return to the library.
If you agree with rescheduling, could you please bring your copies to CHS sometime this coming week (March 16-20), and I'll return them. Suzanne
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when Tara’s older brother became violent. Then, lacking a formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Originally scheduled for February 23, immediately following the 10:00 worship service, Wes Jones from MDM Honduras was to be visiting CHS to share information about a possible mission trip in the works for next year (spring-summer 2021). This visit will be rescheduled. Meanwhile, pray for Wes and his family as they deal with their flooded home.
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.
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
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