Welcome to Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and School, a friendly, family-oriented community located just west of Austin, Texas, near the heart of Dripping Springs. We feel God calling us to provide a place that is open to all, stands for the message and ministry of Jesus Christ and equips people for living a holy life, sharing faith and welcoming others to our community.
Limestone walls and big windows
Through which we contemplate Eternity
And Beauty, which has donned
The Hill Country as a Sunday frock.
Inside there is much movement
In the passing of the Peace,
Families stirring in this burrow,
Turning round to welcome me.
They thank me for the gift I bring:
Not the words I say or sing
(This is after all a liturgical church),
But for the voice with which I say them.
It is as if I have a voice
Of limestone and big windows
Through which they see Eternity
And the Beauty of old cathedrals.
The frocks and friendly faces,
Different accents, different voices
Beauty uses, but the body
And the word remains the same.
May we all to one another be,
Like these families were to me,
Limestone and big windows
Open on Eternity.
~ Andrew Morrison, May 2013 visitor
Baptism & Confirmation Services
November 5, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed will be at Holy Spirit on Sunday, November 5 for baptisms and confirmations. All are invited to come join in the celebration. A reception, hosted by Holy Spirit's Military Ministry, will be held in the parish hall from 9:30-10:15.
Christmas at Holy Spirit
December 24 - 4th Sunday of Advent/Chrismas Eve
9:30am One combined service of Lessons & Carols (no Eucharist)
6:30pm Holy Eucharist with special musicians and spoken liturgy
9:00pm Holy Eucharist with special musicians, sung liturgy and incense
December 25 - Christmas Day
9:30am Holy Eucharist with acapella carol singing
1st Sunday of Advent Party
Sunday, December 3rd, 4:30-6:30pm in the parish hall.
Come celebrate the beginning of Advent with your parish family. Create an advent wreath or banner to take home and use throughout the season of Advent. All ages are welcome!
Pizza, salad, & holiday dessert will be served.
Kindly rsvp with your craft preference to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Icons: Contemplation in Color
Br. James Dennis, O.P. returns to Holy Spirit during the season of Advent to lead us in the use of icons for contemplation and prayer. This four week series will begin on November 19 and will be held at 9:30 on Sunday mornings in the parish hall.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
ON THE JOURNEY
Click here to read Chris' blog. Text and audio files of the Sunday sermons are available here too.