Worship Schedule

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Sunday morning worship is at the heart of our community. During the first half of the worship service, we hear The Word, and reflect on it during a sermon or discussion.  The second half of the service is Holy Communion, when we break bread together and share wine, as a symbol of God among us.

[Grape juice and] gluten-free wafers are available upon request at all services. All who seek God and are drawn to Jesus Christ are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

[Our Healing Ministry offers each member of the congregation the opportunity to have one of our healing ministers pray over them at the altar during Holy Communion.] You may also request private healing prayer after the service.

Each week (except in the Summer), immediately after the service, we have a chance to visit together during Coffee Hour. This important time of the week, hosted by a church family, allows us to catch up with old and new friends.

Sunday Mornings

8am Quiet Eucharist (or as listed on our website calendar) - Also available via Zoom.

10am Choral Eucharist ​(and Sunday School September - June) - Also available via Zoom every Sunday OR our Facebook page most Sundays.

Summer Worship

For Summer 2021, we will once again maintain our 8am & 10am Worship schedule as listed on our website calendar and add a midweek Thursday 7pm service (outdoors OR online, depending upon the weather).

Upcoming Events

Every Perfect Gift
Sunday, October 24:
On Sunday, October 24, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign. This is the time of year when we each recommit our time, talent and treasure to the Holy Spirit Community.  This year’s theme "Every Perfect Gift" is an opportunity to share our gifts through Eucharist and through our service to the world.  This is how we participate in the ongoing creation of abundance and generosity.  Every perfect gift comes from God above. Read more
Chapel - Green
Sunday, October 24:
On Sunday, October 24, 2021, our 8am service will be Read more
Sunday, October 31:
All Saints' Day (celebrated Sunday, October 31 this year) is a day on which we pray the names of those we have lost in the past year (or longer).  We are reminded of all those who have marked our lives with a sign, act, word, experience from their own.  We are ALL called to be saints to each other!  If you would like someone remembered in our prayers on Sunday, October 31, please email our Parish Administrator, Catherine Tamasik. Read more
Chapel - White
Sunday, October 31:
On Sunday, October 31, 2021, our 8am service will be Read more
3 Weeks of Pre-Advent
Sunday, November 7:
  At Holy Spirit Verona we share in three weeks of "Pre-Advent" -- the three Sundays between All Saints and Advent 1.  During this time we encourage you to take an intentional “pause” before the waiting and preparing of Advent.  Advent used to be seven weeks, up until the 7th century, and there is a small movement within the Church to return to that (see theadventproject.org).  Many of the scripture readings and prayers after All Saints give a hint or lean towards Advent, so Father Jerry says... why not just go there! Read more
Tuesday, November 9:
On Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm at St. James' Upper Montclair we will have three high school students confirmed and one adult who will be received into The Episcopal Church.  This will be a Diocesan-wide service, and we ask that you pray for these four individuals as they began yet another chapter on their spiritual journey.  For further information, speak with Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday, November 21:
On Sunday, November 21, all parishioners are asked to return their Recommitment Forms.  We ask you to reflect on the gifts you have received, and to consider how God is calling you to share your time, talents and treasure.  Join together as we explore the way that our generosity is inspired by our faith, and how we are formed/ led into relationship with each other as we share our gifts with the world.  Read more
Interfaith Thanksgiving 2019
Sunday, November 21:
The clergy leaders of four of Verona's houses of worship, and one in West Orange, will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 5pm.  The gathering will take place at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, 26 Lakeside Avenue.  There will be NO recption after the service (unlike previous years). Read more
Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018
Sunday, November 21:
The clergy leaders of four Verona houses of worship, and one in West Orange, will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 5pm.  The service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake located at 26 Lakeside Aveune, and the theme will be "Shalom: Let There Be Peace On Earth."  Masks and social distancing will be required. Read more
First Sunday in Advent 2015
Sunday, November 28:
The *official* first Sunday of Advent begins the Christian Church's new calendar year.  Happy New Year!  This year we move to Year C, using the Gospel of Luke for most Sundays.  The traditional color of Advent is purple; however, the more contemporary color is blue as a tribute to the role of the Blessed Mother, Mary.  Join us in the Sundays of Advent as we wait in expectancy for the Christ-child once again. Read more