Thanks for visiting our home on the web. Holy Communion Episcopal Church is a small, friendly parish of loving and fun people dedicated to doing the work which our belief in Christ gives rise to. We worship in an historic downtown church located less than one mile from the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We are a Christian community that celebrates the Good News of Jesus Christ and who participates in the Global Anglican Community.
If you are looking for a church, we invite you to learn who we are and we encourage you to visit and worship with us. Our regular worship times are 10 am Sundays with church school. Special services and other events are listed on the “Calendar” and described throughout our site and we invite you to explore.We have tried to answer all your questions in the tab here on the main page (just above my photo) entitled “New to Us” … if you have any questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to call us or use our online contact form found at the link above titled “Contact”.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Questions about coming to church at Holy Communion? We share the answers!
Our service of Holy Eucharist begins at 10 am on Sunday Mornings. Church School will gather at 9:50 am or sometimes starts their program at the beginning of the main service after the processional hymn. Any changes are typically noted on the church calendar.
Our services represent a combination of the traditional elements of worship and music with contemporary themes. Our choir typically performs an anthem at each service. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during our services.
Episcopal services are liturgical in nature. That means the movement of the service is in a particular order; the ministry of the word, which consists of readings from Scripture, then Prayers of the People, then The Peace, then Holy Eucharist, which is commonly called Communion. It is our tradition to use wine and bread for this part of the service.
Liturgy invites us to relax so that our minds and hearts can open to the Presence of God, and the Holy Spirit. We come to church first to worship God, and also to form a community of people gathering to do God’s will.
The order of the service, including hymn numbers (found in the Hymnal), as well as the Readings, are found in the bulletin, which is handed to you as you enter the church. In the book racks on the back of the pew, there are (blue) Hymnals and (red) Books of Common Prayer.
The Service begins at 10:00 on both Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday service usually ends at 11:15. You are always invited to Coffee Hour afterwards.
Coffee Hour is a time of Fellowship. You can stay as long or as short of a time as you wish.
Our Mission Statement is: “Accepting all people, Sharing God’s love, Teaching God’s ways” – every one is accepted at Holy Communion just as you are. People dress anywhere from their ‘Sunday Best’ to blue jeans. What’s important is that you come to church!
Street parking is available free of charge until 12 pm on Sundays for all visitors to Holy Communion in Lake Geneva. The meters do not need to be fed until 12 pm onwards. The closest parking is available on Broad Street itself.
Due to the busy nature of Lake Geneva in the summer, it is wise to arrive about 15 minutes early in order to be sure to secure a spot within easy walking distance, no more than a minute away from the church.
Programs for children are located in the rooms found exiting from the front left of the sanctuary and up the center stairs. We provide crafts and other age appropriate Christian instruction and activities in a welcoming and fun environment. Each Sunday we invite all children to participate, but children are always welcome to stay in church with their parents or caregivers.
Everyone, adults and children alike, who wish to receive Communion (the Bread and Wine) will be fed. If you would like to receive a blessing instead, simply come to the Altar Rail at Communion and request it when the Celebrant approaches you with the bread.
If you are unable to walk to the Altar Rail, we are always happy to bring Communion to you in your pew after others have received.
We will gladly accommodate the seating of your large group, such as a family or class reunion, and are appreciative of advance notice. Kindly call the church office at 262.248.3522 or email us from our Contact Form by Friday before the Sunday you plan to attend. We can also help to make arrangements for bus parking, if required.
The mass Celebrant personally welcomes visitors and introduces them to the congregation.
At this time, we invite you to stand and share with the congregation your name, your current church affiliation and if you are visiting friends or family within the church or local Lake Geneva area. If you like, we would love to receive your contact information in order to keep you up to date on what’s going on at Holy Communion.
If you wish to become a member of Holy Communion, offer a pledge, or have envelopes for your givings, please ask either of the ushers at the back of the church and they will be pleased to direct you to the appropriate person serving that day who can assist you.
Here’s how to get in touch:
Holy Communion Episcopal Church
320 Broad Street
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
Phone: 262.248.3522 Please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: holycommunionlakegeneva.com
“The Peace of the Lord Be With You”
The response is “And also with you.” This ancient exchange of greeting has evidences in various places within the New Testament reminding us of its use by Christians even before the New Testament was written. It is a continuation of the Baptismal Welcome reminding us of our unity in Christ. The exchange was, and is, done in variety of ways; a bow, a handshake or an embrace. Visitors are included in this exchange at the level they are most comfortable. By simple extension, all baptized Christians are invited to our altar for communion or a blessing. Once again, a sign of welcome to visitors and members at the level of spirituality they find themselves. We are here as a church of welcome to all who seek Christ and a deeper knowledge of him.
Peace be with you.
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