Welcome to the Holy Communion Blog

Here you'll find news, events, sermons, and articles relevant to life among Holy Communion.

  • Holy Land Pilgrimage July 2018

    The Rector will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from July 3-13, 2018 with St. George’s College.  Over the course of the 10 day trip, pilgrims will thoroughly explore the Holy Land. Highlights include visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, the Jordan River, Gethsemane, and even an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea! You can read about the course on […]

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  • Prayers for St. Louis after the Stockley Verdict

    This morning we learned that former Police Officer Jason Stockley has been acquitted in the accused murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. Many were waiting with some anxiety for the verdict. Black clergy have warned we could see weeks of unrest. The downtown civil courts building is surrounded by barricades. The governor and mayor of St. Louis […]

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  • Music Festival October 22 “Music From West Africa” with soloist Dawn Padmore

    Dawn Padmore, Liberian-born soprano, a versatile classical artist, is known for presenting diverse repertoire to listeners internationally. We’re lucky that she has family at Holy Communion and visits regularly. Ms. Padmore sang at Holy Communion most recently on Christmas Eve 2016. This Sunday she will join our choirs for an exploration of the sounds and […]

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  • December 17 10:30am Lessons and Carols for Christmas

    The tradition of the service of Lessons and Carols comes from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, where it was first observed on Christmas Eve, 1918. Since 1919 the service has begun with the hymn “Once in royal David’s city.” Most often this was introduced by a boy chorister, singing alone, unaccompanied. Custom has it […]

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  • St. Francis Sunday

    Bring your pets to church! On October 1, at 10:30am in the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we’ll give thanks for the animals in our care and pray to be faithful stewards of God’s creation. Bring your animals to church for a shortened service of Holy Eucharist. Following Communion, the animals will all process […]

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  • Fall 2017 Newsletter

    Click here to download our Fall 2017 “News to Share” 

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  • New Partnership with Magdalene St. Louis

    After a 2 week campaign, we are pleased to announce that we have surpassed our fundraising goal of $7,200 for Magdalene and covered their first year’s rent for graduates. We are grateful to all the donors who helped make this possible. The generosity of this congregation is an immense blessing. Following a vote of the […]

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  • Welcome Brooklyn Payne as Director of Youth Ministries

    Brooklyn Payne, who served last year as our service corps member in Panama has joined the staff of Holy Communion as Director of Youth Ministries. Brooklyn will be leading our youth group and their bi-weekly Faithquest gatherings starting September 17. You can read more about our youth program on the Youth Ministry page. Brooklyn writes […]

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  • Rector’s Statement on Organized Hate in Charlottesville

    As a leader in a church that claims Diversity as a principal value, I need to say a word about what happened in Virginia. This weekend in Charlottesville a group of terrorist organizations gathered. I believe it is important to call these organizations by that name. The terrorist groups gathered to intimidate, to strike fear. […]

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  • Bishop Visit 2017

    Sunday, August 20, we will be joined at the 10:30am service by The Right Rev. George Wayne Smith, tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The Bishop visits congregations every 12-18 months, and his presence with us reminds us of our connection to the wider Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. The bishop also represents […]

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