Listen to Sermons

Listen to selected sermons from the Church of the Holy Spirit. All sermons are by Father Adam Linton, Rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

December 10, 2017
Comfort, My People

October 29, 2017
A Mighty Fortress

October 22, 2017
If You Love Me

October 19, 2017
Get Dressed

August 13, 2017
After Charlottesville


July 30, 2017
The Top of Everest Part II

July 23, 2017
The Top of Everest Part I

April 2, 2017
Lazarus, Come Forth!

January 1, 2017
Worship Him!

March 27 2016
Take Up and Read

March 25, 2016
Made a Curse for Us

March 20, 2016
Whose Voices Will Prevail?

February 28,2016
Once There Was a Garden


July 19, 2015
He Is Our Peace

May 10, 2015
Chosen People

November 9, 2014
Be Wise

October 5, 2014
The Surpassing Value

September 14, 2014

August 31, 2014
Losing and Saving

August 10, 2014
The Word Is Near Us

August 3, 2014
Feeding The Multitude

July 27, 2014
The Merchant and The Pearl

May 18, 2014
He Is The Way

March 16, 2014
A Future Born Again

March 9, 2014
Lent 1

March 3, 2014

March 2, 2014
The Light of Christ Illumines All

February 9, 2014
Holy Unknowing

December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve – Born Again

December 22, 2013
Advent 4

November 3, 2013
Loved Into The Kingdom

October 13, 2013
Now, Here, This

August 18, 2013
Not Peace, But Division

August 11, 2013
Treasure Promise

July 28, 2013
Walter Brueggemann
Pentecost 10

July 14, 2013
The Unexpected Neighbor

June 16, 2013
You Have Found Me

May 12, 2013
Revelation or Fantasy

April 14, 2013
On Paul’s Conversion
(Barbara Brown Taylor)

March 24, 2013
Palm Sunday

March 17, 2013
Being Dangerous With Jesus

February 24, 2013
Smoke and Fire

February 3, 2013
Epiphany 4

January 20, 2103
Epiphany 2

December 2, 2012
Advent 1

November 11, 2012
Veterans’ Day

November 4, 2012
All Saints’ Day

September 2, 2012
Pentecost Sermons 2012 III

July 29, 2012
Pentecost Sermons 2012 I

June 3, 2012
Trinity Sunday

March 11, 2012
Winter Sermons IV

February 19, 2012
Winter Sermons III

February 12, 2012
Winter Sermons II

November 13, 2011
Winter Sermons I

October 16, 2011
Pentecost Sermons 2011 IV

October 2, 2011
Pentecost Sermons 2011 III

September 11, 2011
Pentecost Sermons 2011 II – With references

August 14, 2011
Pentecost Sermons 2011 I

July 31, 2011
Sermons on Jacob IV

July 24, 2011
Sermons on Jacob III

July 17, 2011
Sermons on Jacob II

July 10, 2011
Sermons on Jacob I


Recent Posts

Announcements February 24 – March 2

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 3, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm until November 3.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 11,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, February 25:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, February 25: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will begin reading “All Shall be Well,” the introduction, Thomas Merton and Joan Chittister. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, February 28:  Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – February 28, March 7, 14, and 21. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks!  Continuing on Wednesday, February 28, we will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper. Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition:  The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan, Edited with Introduction and Notes by Roger Pooley, Penguin Classics; ISBN-13: 9780141439716; 2008/2009. This second session will cover  pages 43 – 71.

Thursday, March 1:  Ladies Luncheon – Our March meeting is also on the first; March 1st.  Come join us.  Bring a sandwich to share and the rest is provided.  Our committee for March is: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Paper Goods, Pat Carroll; Lemon and Half & Half, Jane Affleck; Table Decorations, Lori Linton; Juice, Marg Farrell.  Dessert will be our favorite decadent standby. We need to look for a sale!

Sunday, March 4:  Youth Group Brunch – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.  Please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS brunch hosted and served by the Youth Group.

Saturday, March 10:  LENTEN QUIET DAY – LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS – A time for quiet reflection and self-discovery from 9:30 am to 2 pm, right here at Church of the Holy Spirit and led by the Rev. Gail Smith and the Rev. Anne Koehler.  Bring a brown bag lunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room, or call or email the church office.

Altar Flowers:  In the Reception Room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) you would like to donate flowers for the altars of CHS. Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday. For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers, and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email:

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

MEN’S LUNCH:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email to: about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed.  Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.