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Capital Campaign Questionnaire

Our parish is considering a capital campaign. In order to assess the level of support for campaign, we are asking members and friends of Holy Communion to compete a survey. All answers will be kept confidential and at no time will you be asked for a binding pledge. In order to fill out the survey, […]

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El Salvador Weekend October 7-8

This year, we will celebrate our partnership with Cristosal and El Salvador October 7-8. There are many opportunities for folks to get involved. On Sunday October 7 Noah Bullock, executive director of Cristosal, will be our guest preacher and the speaker at our Adult Forum. Columbus day has come into controversy in recent years. We […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Director of Reconciliation at Holy Communion

On Sunday September 16, The Rev. Melanie Mullen WAS our guest preacher, and presented at our Adult Forum. Melanie serves as the Presiding Bishop’s Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation-care. In this role she lead the Episcopal Church’s work on racial reconciliation and justice, domestic poverty, stewardship of creation, and the United Thank Offering. She […]

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Farewell Connor

One of the dangers in hiring talented young professionals involves knowing you will one day have to say goodbye as they continue their career. On Monday, our organist Connor Scott submitted his resignation to me and our Music Director Mary Chapman. He has been called as the organist of Webster Hills United Methodist Church where […]

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Message from the Rector Regarding the Olive Development

Earlier this month, I preached a sermon taking a position on the current debate about a proposed development at Olive and 170 in University City’s third ward. Later the same week I spoke at an open meeting with members of the City Council and the mayor present, announcing a clergy statement in support of a […]

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Pardon our Construction

Holy Communion is making some minor updates to Mitchell Hall and the Lounge. We anticipate opening the hall and the new nursery September 9. Please pardon the construction and, for your safety, respect the barriers that mark the construction area while these projects are underway. Recently crews removed the worn and stained carpet in Mitchell […]

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Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Join us for a special music festival service Sunday December 16. Our choir and clergy will lead us in lessons and carols for the season as we turn from Advent toward Christmas. There are no tickets, and like all services at Holy Communion there is no charge for admission. All are welcome, but you may want […]

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Announcing a new Senior Warden

I am pleased to announce the appointment of your next senior warden: Shirley Mensah.  The Senior Warden serves as the rector’s advisor, and leads the vestry (the parish’s governing board) in the rector’s absence. Shirley accepted my appointment earlier this summer, and we shared the news with the vestry at their last meeting. Scott Ferguson had […]

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Concert to End Gun Violence

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, at the 10:30 service, our Music Festival will remember the forgotten victims of America’s gun violence epidemic with The Concert Across America, a series of live music events of all sizes from coast to coast. We are joining places of worship across the country who are holding their own music event, be it humble or […]

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