Children at the Church of the Holy Sprit
People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs."
Your children--of all ages--are most welcome in our worship service! We are delighted that you are here wth us. We encourage you to take part in worship in whatever way works best for your family.
From September through May, nursery care is offered in the Undercroft during the frst part of the service. Children join their families at the Peace (after the sermon and prayers, before Communion).
Make a joyful noice to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
We understand that small children make noise. As long as that noise is joyful, children are more than welcome to remain in the sanctuary. A child who is screaming at the top of his or her lungs might benefit from some decompression time downstairs (with or without a parent)--but please don't stress about normal kid noises.
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
All who seek to draw closer to God and to each other are welcome to receive Christ's body and blood at God's altar here at the Church of the Holy Spirit. This includes children. Children who have been baptized are strongly encouraged to receive communion. God's bread of life is for all of us, and there's no better way to experience God's love than to be literally nourshed by it. If for whatever reason your child does not want to receive communion, you are welcome to bring him or her to the altar rail for a blessing.
"Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.
If you would like to be part of a kid-focused worship experience, including a Bible story, activity, dinner, and (very short!) communion service, check out Family Worship, offered 5:30-7:00 p.m. on two Wednesdays a month (usually the 2nd and 4th). For details, talk to Grace, our priest.
They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and his entire family were baptized without delay.
If you are interested in becoming part of God's family through baptsm for yourself or your child(ren), please talk to Grace, our priest.
And once again, WELCOME!