Rigged

VOTING, JUSTICE & PEOPLE OF FAITH

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT 5:00 PM

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion and Kol Rinah Congregation are co-hosting a screening of the documentary: “Rigged, the Voter Suppression Playbook” at 5pm on February 9. The event will be held at Holy Communion.

We are grateful to have the perspective of civil rights attorney and nationally recognized voting rights expert, Denise Lieberman, who will lead a discussion after the screening about current voting issues in our community and ways in which ordinary citizens can get involved.

We will also hear from clergy at both congregations who will lead a discussion about the role of the faithful in tackling issues like voter suppression.

Blue Christmas

Join us December 22, 2019 at 10:30am for a special service with the blues.

The holidays are not easy for everyone. Some of us are mourning. Some are at a loss. Some just yearn to sing in a different key.

Here is a video of the service:

At Holy Communion, we recognize that for many the holidays are not a time where joy comes easily. This year, we will be offering our third annual Blue(s) Christmas service,. We set aside this time to acknowledge the sadness and loss that many feel during the holidays. The blues music at this service doesn’t push for happiness, it understands the pain.

“Churches are the primary culprits for the schmaltzification of Christmas,” said The Rev. Mike Angell. “Calendars this time of year are full of parties and celebrations. Actually and metaphorically, it’s very sugary. This is a way to give people a space that doesn’t exist. A way to say: ‘We see you. We know what you’re going through. If you need to be tearful, you will not be looked at like you’re the Grinch.’”

Read more about our first ever Blue(s) Christmas service from 2017, featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

We hope you can join us for a Blue(s) Christmas.

All are welcome.

Bishop Election November 23

The Diocese of Missouri met for its 180th Convention. For only the eleventh time in these 180 years of our Diocese’s existence, the Convention elected a bishop, the Rev. Deon K. Johnson, rector of St. Paul’s church in Brighton, Michigan.

For the first time in the history of the church, the elected bishop was an openly gay black man.

The Forum: The Bishop Election

Rector’s Sermon following the election:

Your lay delegates serve three year terms, they are listed by year of election:

Adam Pearson (2017), Christian Davis (2018), Colleen Haggerty (2019), Ilena Albarron (2019 serving as alternate for Jean Parker, elected in 2018. Scott Ferguson was elected second alternate in 2019, and will vote if another member needs to step out).

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day 2019

Make a Difference Day

Join us Saturday, October 26th

Holy Communion will join with Our Lady of Lourdes, Christ the King, and SHED (Safe Homes for Elderly and Disabled) on Saturday, October 26th, to perform yard work and basic painting or concrete patching on the homes of area Seniors. The morning opens at 7:45am with coffee, donuts, and morning prayer at Holy Communion. We join in work with others at 8:30am and end with free lunch between noon and 1pm at the Heman Community Center to celebrate a job well done! Family/child friendly projects available or childcare for children ages 4+ provided at Our Lady of Lourdes. Complete a registration form or contact the Rev. Laurie Anzilotti to register. Registrations really needed to plan projects and site placements.

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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September 15: A Conversation with Architect Dan Stauder

Listen below for our conversation about our ongoing renovations. This summer the rector and wardens announced a change to the scope of the Next 150 renovations. With some hard work, and smart decisions, we were able to preserve most of the project. We think the final plan represents the spirit of the campaign and our values. This Sunday we spent some time with our Architect to understand the changes we have made to the plans and to answer questions.

You can read more about Dan Stauder on his firm’s website.

Theology on Tap Oct 1: May the Force be with You (and also with you)

Join us for a conversation with Eden Seminary’s Dr. Adam Ployd as we discuss the relationship between Theology and Star Wars. Ahead of the premiere of “The Rise of Skywalker,” we talk about the Force, Jedi powers, and the theological implications of the Star Wars mythology. May the Force be with you!

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

Theology on Tap Sept 3: Faith at Fort Sill Protesting Immigrant Detention

Join us for a conversation with our own Rev. Laurie Anzilotti, Maharat Rori Picker-Neiss and other leaders from the “Heartland for Human Justice Coalition” as they talk about their recent bus trip to protest the construction of new immigrant detention facilities, and we unpack the question “what does our faith require of us when our neighbor is detained?”

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