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 shoresof beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We are a Christian community that celebrates the Good News of Jesus Christ and who p
articipates 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, 10 am Wednesdays with church school at 9:50 am Sundays. 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.
Formation for children is 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.
We are also hoping to staff a nursery in 2011 for the wee ones. Please contact us if you have an infant coming to services and would like to make use of our nursery space.
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 Mother Nancy 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.
Mother Nancy is available in the vestibule after worship service each Sunday and downstairs in our church hall during our coffee hour. We invite all to share fellowship after each service, and if you aren’t sure where to find the church hall, please feel free to ask. If you would like to make an appointment with Mother Nancy for weddings, counselling, bereavement or other matters, please call our church office at 262.248.3522 and our Administrative Assistant Beth will be happy to help you Tues, Wed or Thurs from 12 pm – 5 pm.
You may also use our Contact Form from the link above if you wish to send an e-mail.
Mother Nancy 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.
Alleluia, we get to say Alleluia Christ is Risen for 50 days! Most of us think of “Easter” as a day. Easter is a season lasting 50 days. In fact, it’s called, The Great Fifty Days of Easter. During this season, you will notice some liturgical changes such as readings are chosen from The Acts of the Apostles, rather than Hebrew Scripture; there is no Confession, and The Prayers of the People are only Form III.
Easter season is joy filled, from the beautiful vestments we wear to the readings to the music we sing. Every part of our worship is filled with beauty and joyful acknowledgment that Christ is our Lord and Savior.
Come and join in on the celebration.
SATURDAY MARCH 23 at 9:00 am: CHURCH CLEAN UP AND POLISH UP. come and help us shine and polish the church for Palm Sunday and Easter. “Many hands make light work!”
Holy Week Schedule:
Wednesday, March 27th
Tennebrae Service – 7:00pm
Tenebrae means shadows; it is a service of diminishing light interspersed with psalms and readings. This quiet service begins Holy Week worship with a monastic tone. It is not a good one for children.
Friday, March 28th
Maundy Thursday 7:00pm
Agape Meal: 5:30 pm
Agape means love in the unconditional sense of how Jesus loves us. It is a simple meal consisting of cheese, olives, grapes or other fruit, bread and wine eaten before the Maundy Thursday Service, which begins at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 29th
Stations of the Cross – 12:00 noon
Good Friday Service – 7:00pm
Stations of the Cross: (12noon) is a moving liturgy where as a community we move from one “station” to the next, remembering Jesus’ path into death and from death to resurrection.Good Friday: This service remembers Jesus’ crucifixion. It too is a quiet service wherein we pray together, remember Jesus’ death, celebrate his willingness to die for us, and consume the Reserved Bread and Wine from Maundy Thursday.
Easter Sunday, March 31st
Easter Sunday Service at 10:00am
Followed by Easter Egg Hunt – Everyone is Welcome!
We’re the local Peace Pod for Women4Women – Knitting 4 Peace in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Please, join us on Tuesday nights from 7-8 PM at
883 Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
The items in most need are scarves and peace pals, but you are free to craft whatever project you can with whatever craft you work. We do have people who knit, crochet, sew, and spin their own yarn.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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