Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Programs


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Worship is at the heart of the Holy Spirit faith community.  Parish life is also involved in several programs of education, evangelism, outreach and fellowship.

Worship & Study
•    Masses: Held on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  Contemporary music is at the 10 a.m.
     service.
•    Healing Service:  Held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. for those seeking physical, mental and
      spiritual healing.
•    Bible Study:  For adults, at 4:30 p.m. prior to the Healing Service at 6:00 p.m. 
     Fr. Joe leads us through some exciting lessons the bible has to teach.
•    Children's Sunday School:  Held during the 10 a.m. service.

Holy Spirit Church Support
•    Acolytes:  Assist the priest with services.
•    Readers:  Read from scriptures during the services.
•    Ushers: They welcome everyone to our worship services and help our services run
      smoothly.
•    Altar Guild:  Are responsible for insuring the altar is set up properly, including flowers
     when appropriate, putting things away after the service and cleaning items used in the
     services.
•    Music Ministry:  Choir plays and sings at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday and other
     concerts and music programs as requested.  Introduce yourself to the choir director any
     Sunday.
•    Parish Response Team:  The Parish Response Team exists to make sure that our
     members do not fall through the cracks with respect to emergencies, communion, helping with  the homebound with transportation needs for medicine and doctors and just keeping in contact with the rest of us. Let the parish office know if you or someone you know has special needs.
•    Prayer Chain:  Talk to Father Ray about adding someone in need to the prayer chain.
•    Thrift Shop:  The parish runs a Thrift Shop on the parish grounds which supports both the parish and those needy in the local community.  This is supported by the entire parish by 
many parishioners generously giving their time.
•    Episcopal Church Women:  The ECW are a group of committed women who help with
     essential church activities.

Community Support


•    Church & Community Outreach:  Holy Spirit Church has joined other churches in Safety Harbor to set up a multi-denominational response to family needs by supporting the Family Center on Martin Luther King Dr, in Safety Harbor.  We provide food collections and     financial support as we are able.   
•    Asian American Ministries:  An integral part of the Episcopal Church's work of
     evangelism: Ethnic Congregational Development; Fr. Ray is our liaison.
•    Social Justice:  We are allied with the National Farm Worker Ministry for justice for our
     poorest workers, the men, women and children who labor in the fields for our food.
     Diocesan Convention of 2006 passed a resolution endorsing the Alliance for Fair Food. We
     also support the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) which promotes
     advocacy, education, awareness, services and assistance.