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

  • Summer Second Sundays

    Join us on the second Sunday of each of the summer months (June 11, July 9 and August 13). At 5:30pm in Mitchell Fellowship Hall we will have a simple relaxed service of Eucharist around the dinner table, followed by an activity for all generations. Each month will feature a guest musician. June 11: The […]

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  • Celebrate Reaching our Goals

    Holy Communion in 2015-2016 went through a long process of discernment. We talked with one another one on one. We met in people’s homes. We gathered across the congregation. We talked about hopes, dreams, and visions of the future. We talked about what brought us to Holy Communion, what keeps us in the church, and […]

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  • El Salvador Pilgrimage May 26-June 2

    Discernment for 2016-2017 In the 2016-2017 year Holy Communion is discerning a potential partnership with the Anglican Church of El Salvador through the Anglican-founded non-governmental organization Cristosal. Noah Bullock, the Executive Director of Cristosal preached and presented a Symposium at Holy Communion on October 8 and 9, 2016. The next step is a pilgrimage to El […]

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  • Crossin’ Over- Holy Communion trip to the Black Rep

    Join us for a night out at the Black Rep! On June 2, the choir of Holy Communion invites the whole congregation to join us for a trip to the Black Rep’s production “Crossin’ Over.” Written by Ron Himes and Charles Creath the show:  “takes a look at songs of faith, spirituals and gospel music […]

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  • Welcome Heidi Olliff as Children’s Ministry Consultant

    Heidi Olliff will be consulting with Holy Communion over the next months as we discern together the future shape of our ministries with children and families. She would love to talk with families about their recent experience at Holy Communion. We are planning a teachers, parents, and children’s meeting after the 10:30am service on May 21. You can reach […]

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  • St. Paul and the Redeemer Choristers April 30

    Join us April 30 for the visit from SPR! The choristers from St. Paul and the Redeemer Episcopal Church (Hyde Park, IL), will visit Holy Communion next weekend, and will provide the music for the 10:30 service on April 30th.  Several of the Holy Communion youth will join their voices with the SPR youth, as […]

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  • Easter at Holy Communion

    Easter is the most important feast in the Christian year. At Holy Communion we welcome all people to join us in the celebration. We have two services on Easter Sunday, a simple spoken service at 8am, and a Festival service with music at 10:30am. Both include an Easter sermon by the rector. This post focuses […]

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  • Palm Sunday

    Holy Week begins with a parade. As we mark Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we shout “Hosanna!” carrying palms and singing hymns as we make our way to the church. At Holy Communion we bring the joy of New Orleans style music in the procession. Joy is appropriate. This is the celebration that the Messiah, […]

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  • Taize April 5 6:30pm

    Join us the First Wednesday of April for a special evening prayer service in the style of Taize. A huge “Pilgrimage of Trust” will take place in St. Louis over Memorial Day Weekend this year. People from all over the world are coming to pray. The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. It is composed of more than one […]

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  • Remembering Oscar Romero

    As we continue our discernment towards a relationship with El Salvador, the whole parish is invited to gather for dinner on Sunday Night to watch the movie Romero. This week marks the 37th anniversary of the Archbishop of El Salvador’s martyrdom. We’ll have a “dinner and a movie” gathering next at 6pm at the church. (The group […]

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