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Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit

Guiding the Community to Christ, with Support & Love

Welcome

 

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit is a welcoming Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation located behind the Spectrum 8 movie theatre in the Delaware Avenue neighborhood of Albany, NY.  We invite you to come visit and feel Christ's abundant love which is ever-present with us as we worship and serve together as God's people.

 

Worship with Us

Ordinarily,
Worship Services with Full Communion are held every Sunday at 10 AM

Afterwards, join us for a cup of coffee and a delicious dessert during our Fellowship Coffee Hour.

 

9:00AM Christian Ed.

10:00AM Worship Service

11:00AM Fellowship Hour

However, due to the current emergency...

We will be meeting online via ZOOM

Holy Week

Stories of Worship, Adoration, Praise, Confession, Ritual, Promise, Death and Resurrection
This year we will walk through Holy Week using Zoom technology to connect our community of faith. Each day of the week there will be opportunities to practice ritual on our own and to gather as a body to hear the ancient stories that give us the foundation for our life of faith in Jesus Christ.

Palm Sunday ~ April 5 ~ 10 AM

Community worship will focus on Jesus’ Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
Spiritual Practice: As we prepare to gather, notice the plants in your home and in your neighborhood. How many of them thrive and how many might be dying? How many have buds? Notice the different shades of colors, the greens and browns and other flowering colors.

PALM SUNDAY ZOOM LINK

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Monday-Wednesday ~ April 6-8 ~ 7 PM

The Prayer of Examen
We are invited to gather in prayer each day. Join us on Zoom or use the prayer resource at home. The resource we will use during these days is “The Prayer of Examen”. This prayer helps us review our day, noticing gratitude alongside hardship and God’s presence in it all. We will also have a time of open prayer for the healing of the world.
You can find the prayer practice here: https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/practices/practices/view/28485/theprayer-of-examen

ZOOM LINK FOR MONDAY-WEDNESDAY

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Maundy Thursday ~ April 9 ~ 7 PM

Community worship will focus on the Last Supper and the practice of the washing of feet and eating meals together. We will reflect on what we know in scripture to be some reactions of the disciples in those last hours of Jesus’ life.
Spiritual Practice: As you go through your day, take special notice of the role water and washing plays in your life. Eat your meals mindfully, noticing every part of the meal. Notice the way your body takes in the food. If you are eating with others, notice conversation at the table. Notice the act of preparing the food and cleaning up the dishes.

MAUNDY THURSDAY ZOOM LINK

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Good Friday~ April 10 ~ 7 PM

Tonight we will listen and sit with the stories of betrayal that mark this often solemn day of lament and prayer.
Spiritual Practice: Spend time in personal prayer as you prepare to hear the stories of the betrayal and death of Jesus. Pray for our world and all who are in need.

GOOD FRIDAY ZOOM LINK

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Easter Vigil~ April 11 ~ 7 PM

Tonight we gather together as part of the company of saints and hear the stories of promise.
Spiritual Practice: Tonight, light a candle (if it is safe) as you prepare to join the story telling circle. Take time to be still and notice God. During worship, practice prayerful listening as the ancient stories of promise are shared again.

EASTER VIGIL ZOOM LINK

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Easter Sunday~ April 12 ~ 10 AM

In the midst of all that was and is and is to come we give name and claim to the ancient story of the resurrection of our savior and the hope of the empty tomb.
Spiritual Practice: Be ready to shout “Alleluia” from your windows and porches and beds. Think of creative ways to share hope from a distance. Notice which traditions you can still maintain even while physical distancing

EASTER ZOOM LINK

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/633385349
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Calendar

 

 

Living in Faith

Children's Sermon - Palm Sunday 2017

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

 

 

All are welcome to worship, visit, or contact us.  Have a prayer petition for us?  You're welcome to email it here.