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
Lent & Easter
Parish Retreat at Camp Capers
The 3rd Annual Parish Retreat will be held at Camp Capers on May 12-14, 2017. This is a time of rest, refreshment, and fellowship with your church family. Camp Capers is located in the Texas Hill Country on the Guadalupe River. The retreat is open to all members of Holy Spirit, and limited financial assistance is available.
Information on registration will be availble soon.
2017 Lent & Easter Dates
Ash Wednesday, March 1
Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes, 12:00 noon & 6:30pm
Palm Sunday, April 9
Holy Eucharist, 8:30 & 10:30am
Mon, Tues, & Wed of Holy Week, April 10-12
Holy Eucharist, 6:30pm
Maundy Thursday, April 13
Agape Meal & Holy Eucharist, 6:30pm
Good Friday, April 14
Stations of the Cross, 11:00am & 6:30pm
Solemn Collects & Communion, 12:00 noon
Easter Day, April 16
Easter Vigil, 6:30am
Festive Holy Eucharist, 8:30am & 10:30am
Easter Egg Hunt, 9:30am
Pot-luck Lunch, 12:00 noon
First Sundays at Holy Spirit
First Sundays at Holy Spirit is a time for newcomers to learn more and explore a potential call to join the Holy Spirit family.
“Newcomer” is a self-selecting group and all who consider themselves new to Holy Spirit are welcome to join. While newcomers may join or leave the class at anytime, participants will be encouraged to attend a series of First Sundays during the course of the fall/spring.
Beginning August 7, First Sundays at Holy Spirit will meet the first Sunday of each month at 9:30 in the small conference room with Fr. Chris.
Adult Formation Classes
Adult Christian Formation classes will resume on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Classes meet on Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:15am in the Parish Hall. All are invited to attend and participate in classes.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
FROM THE GIFTS YOU HAVE GIVEN US
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