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Pentecost Readings

Have you been brushing up on another language during the quarantine? Or do you speak/read another language in general? Help with our celebration for Pentecost!

In previous years, our Pentecost service has featured a special collection of readings in languages from all across the globe. This year, we’re hoping to keep with that tradition even though we won’t be gathered together physically in the church building.

We are looking for volunteers to record themselves reading the Pentecost reading in languages other than English to be added to a video we can play on that Sunday.

As the disciples start speaking in other languages in the reading, the voices of the lectors reading in another language will join them. Please record your video in landscape format (wide rather than tall), make sure your face is visible and your voice is understandable. Try not to record in the windy outdoors…

Email your Recordings to office@holycommunion.net Wednesday May 27 by 9:00am

You can print out a selection of the lessons below. We invite you to participate in other languages as well. We can assist with finding a translation for you to use, just email or call!


Readings in other languages:
Spanish
French 
German
Igbo
Yoruba
Swati 

Theology on Tap March 4: Faith in the Primary?

Theology on Tap this month will take a theological look at the race for president in 2020. While not endorsing any one candidate or policy position, we will look at clips and quotes, places where faith has played a role in the race thus far. We will ask the age old question: what role should religion play in politics? 

The Rev. Mike Angell came to St. Louis from Washington, DC. He has been active on both the local and national stage in questions about faith and our political life. He is the author of the forthcoming: “How can I live Peacefully with Justice?” from Church publishing. Mike is the regular organizer of Theology on Tap. 

Theology on tap meets the first Wednesday of most months at Schlafly Bottleworks. Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today. Join us and bring friends! 

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Theology on Tap Feb. 5: Reclaiming Dr. King with Prof. Ben Sanders

Join us for a conversation with The Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders III of Eden Seminary as he leads us in an exploration of Dr. King’s legacy. In 1967, Dr. King stated that his “dream had turned into a nightmare.” On the heels of this year’s celebration, how would King evaluate the state of our union? 

Professor Sanders’ PhD thesis seeks to “reestablish black theology as a resource for contemporary churches in need of a robust theological approach to race and racism.” 

Location Change: Theology on Tap will meet for the first time at the Schlafly Bottleworks. 

Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today. Join us and bring friends! 

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November 3: All Saints Costume Party and Game Night

Join us for a special All Saints edition of Game Night! You are invited to come dressed as your favorite saint. Costumes are encouraged but not required!

Bring your jack o’lanterns for a Pumpkin Glow on the front lawn after evening prayer!

Bring your favorite game and a dessert or side dish to share. We will provide the pizza and drinks. We will gather from 5-7:30pm on the first Sunday of most every month. Please feel free to come and go as your schedule permits.

Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff: Oct 20, 2019

Mark your calendar for Sunday October 20 and join us for a fall carnival, chili cook-off and more!

Come for games, great food, and fun for all ages.
 
All are invited to join us after our 10:30am service on Sunday October 20 for the fourth annual Family and Friends Fall Festival on the front lawn.

 

Potluck: You are invited to bring a dessert or side dish to share.

Chili Cook-off: Think you have what it takes? Bring a pot of your finest chili to the Fall Festival and submit your entry at the chili table.

Pumpkin Painting: For the littlest festival goers we will have pumpkin painting! Decorate your pumpkin to take home and put on the porch.

Carnival Games: We will have many games set up to play on the lawn for all ages.

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Blessing of the Animals October 6

Bring your pets to church!

On October 6 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 out to the front lawn for a blessing, and a reception with treats for people and animals.

A few words about logistics:

  • For reasons of safety: non-aggressive dogs are welcome on leashes. All other animals need to be in carriers, like you would use for travel on an airplane or train.
  • If your animal isn’t suited to coming to church: Come with a picture of your animal. We’ll send you home with a prayer card you can use to extend the church’s blessing.
  • Stuffed animals are also welcome! Children are welcome to bring their stuffed animals for a blessing.
  • Remembering pets we have lost: We will also say a prayer for pets we have loved and see no longer.

Open Worship Committee Sunday 9:15a

This Sunday we will have an “open” worship committee meeting at the Forum hour.

The rector will begin with a brief theological reflection on the nature of worship, the Episcopal structure for worship, and what it means to worship in the round.

We will spend a fair amount of time de-briefing the first two weeks of worship in Mitchell Hall. We will talk about any adjustments we might want/need to make.

We hope you can join us.

Theology on Tap Aug 6: Faith and Reproductive Justice

Missouri has been in the national news as “pro-life” advocates have pushed for new laws and policies that may make us the first state in the union with no clinic offering abortion services. While regarding all abortion as having a “tragic dimension,” since before Roe v. Wade The Episcopal Church has advocated for reproductive choice in local, state, and national policy. Join our rector and Dr. David Eisenberg of Missouri Planned Parenthood in a conversation about faith and reproductive justice.

Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.  Join us and bring friends.

Theology on Tap meets upstairs at Dressel’s Pub at 6:30pm on the First Tuesday of each month. Click for a map

Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108

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