In worship, we are united, acknowledging the holiness of God, to hear Godís Word, to offer prayer and to celebrate Godís presence among us. All are welcome to participate in worship at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit because it is in worship that we live out our life as a Christian family together.
The Episcopal Church is a denomination for whom worship is the primary and foundational experience of our faith formation. The liturgical and musical expressions of our faith are designed primarily by the clergy, music director, altar guild, and others.
~ Sundays at 10:30 AM
The Acolyte Ministry for Sunday and Holy Day Worship is open to all ages in the congregation, children, youth, and adult. This ministry is one of service at the altar and of leadership in worship, and requires training by the Verger in order to become a participant.
Altar Guild / Sacristan
The Altar Guild Members or Sacristans prepare the altar and worship space for worship for Sunday and Holy Day worship. Their role is one of quiet service and devotion as they care for the sacramental and liturgical vessels and spaces which are primary to the worship of the Episcopal Church. This ministry is open to women, men, youth, and children and requires training and mentoring in order to become a participant.
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~ Sundays at 10:45 AM
The ministry of the Holy Spirit Choir is one of service to the congregation in creating a worshipful experience on Sunday morning and Holy Days through the mediums of vocal and instrumental music. Leading the congregation in the singing of hymns, service music, and Canticles and Psalms, as well as performing an Anthem, the ministry of the choir is primary in our engagement of God in worship when we gather together. Open to all who love music and who can regularly rehearse with the other members of the choir.
~ Sundays at 10:30 AM
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (or Chalice Bearers) serve at the altar in worship and in the distribution of the element of wine in the chalice during Holy Eucharist. Being bearers of the Blood of Christ, theirs is a ministry of service and devotion to the sacramental Christ in our midst. This ministry is open to women and men sixteen years and older, and requires licensing through the Diocese of West Texas.
Lector / Reader
~ Sundays at 8:30 AM & 10:30 PM
Lectors are ministers of the Word of God as found in the Holy Scriptures, who read the Old Testament, Epistle, and Psalmody readings in the worship services of the Episcopal Church. This ministry is open to all ages, but requires some training and mentoring in order to become a participant.
~ By appointment
Joyce Gray is a trained spiritual director. Her qualifications include an M.S. degree in Child Development and Family Living, 12 graduate hours at the Anglican School of Theology in the Diocese of Dallas, Clinical Pastoral Care experience, and numerous retreat experiences.
St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals
~ Sunday, at 10:30 AM
In October, congregants and community bring pets of all kinds for a special blessing.
Please check back at a later time for more information.
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~ Sundays at 10:30AM
The ministry of Ushers is primarily one of hospitality, meeting and greeting worshippers as they arrive for a worship experience. They offer church bulletins and other hand-outs, call forth persons to carry the oblations of bread, wine, and offertory to the altar, and serve in any capacity needed to help persons worship and feel comfortable in our midst. Open to all, but requires training and mentoring.