Good Morning All,
I know you are busy getting school supplies in order, back to school haircuts, checking schedules and gearing up for a successful year! Its an exciting time of year!
Traditionally our official Kickoff Sunday for Sunday School is Sunday, September 8th the first Sunday after Labor Day! As we are all getting in the groove for back to school we are going to make the most of August and work towards getting back in our groove for Christian Ed as well. The first Sunday after school starts back, Sunday, August 4th we invite everyone to a Back to School Breakfast and Blessings of the Backpacks. Mother Mandy will bless the children and their backpacks at both services and we will have a delicious breakfast between services from 9:00-10:00 and after the 10:00 service! Plan to join us for scrumptious french toast and delicious breakfast treats! Tom Watts and his team are wonderful at helping us joyfully mark and celebrate special days in our parish!
A few other fun days to pencil in for the month of August!
Sunday, August 11th join us for Sunday Sundaes after the late service! A cold and sticky treat on what most likely will be a hot summer day!
Sunday, August 18th - Join us as we slip and slide into the school year! One of our favorite parts of VBS is the water slide on the last day and this year we missed out because of summer storms. We hope for a beautiful, hot day to slip and slide like never before. Children and adults alike bring your bathing suits and a towel and plan to run and jump down the "cushioned" water slide! Not just a tarp down the hill, but a blow up water slide perfect for adults and children alike!
Sunday, August 25th - Refreshing watermelon and a ever popular seed spitting contest after the late service. We are going to be on the hunt for seeded watermelons and no doubt we will find them. Watermelon tastes like summer so plan to join us during the last days of summer for a fun afternoon!
Sunday, September 1st - Labor Day weekend Sunday - Bring an item to celebrate and give thanks for your vocation. We will place the items on the alter and give thanks for the gifts we have and the way we share them with our community.
Lots of fun and joy filled days ahead as we all jump back into the routine of worshiping together and growing in our Love and Knowledge of the Lord! Looking forward to a great start to our year!
Peace and Love to all!
Summer Service Hours
8:30 and 10:00 am
Holy Spirit supports the Lamb Institute, a Christ-centered, multifaceted ministry based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras that seeks to reach out to the world with the love of Jesus Christ. LAMB was founded in 1999 by lifelong missionary, Suzy McCall, as a training school for Hondurans called to world mission. Today, LAMB operates an elementary school with over 200 children in one of the most violent and poverty stricken areas of Tegucigalpa, a large youth outreach program, a growing microcredit program with over 300 small business owners, multiple community programs, and a residential home outside the city for over 60 abused and neglected children.
Holy Spirit support Lamb Institute in multiple ways, including prayer, financial support, and an annual summer mission trip to serve the children who are cared for by the Lamb Institute in Honduras. These trips are intergenerational, for both the young and young-at-heart (rising high schoolers and up!).
For general information, see their website at: www.lambinstitute.org.
For our last mission trip blog, see www.ecohshonduras.wordpress.com
For Amanda Scott’s blog on the Lamb Institute ministry in Honduras, see https://hondurasamanda.blogspot.com. Amanda is a full-time Episcopal missionary, working with Lamb Institute in Honduras.
For information regarding ECOHS mission trips, contact Cathy Schlecht at email@example.com .
For other news and important events: The Dove Newsletter
SUMMER SERVICE TIMES
(Begin Sunday June 2, 2019):
8:30 & 10:00 am
No Sunday School
Praying the Rosary
Service times Sept-May
Worship 8:30 & 10:45
Sunday School 9:30 am
Mon - Thurs: 10am-3:30pm
PO Box 1010
Cumming, GA 30028
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
At the 112th Annual Council, we had the honor of hearing from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry during the Holy Eucharist. Below you will find a link to the video recording of his sermon. Please enjoy and share with others! Bishop Curry's sermon
If you are new to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, please introduce yourself to Mark Bohan, Senior Warden, or one of the ushers or other church members. We would like to welcome you and answer any questions you might have about the life and ministries of the congregation. You can click here to download our newcomer's brochure.
All baptized people of any age or church background are welcome to receive Holy Communion in this church.
Please join us for coffee hour after the 8:30 and 10:45 services.
A community of faith
seeking to love and serve
in the Spirit of Jesus Christ