Church of the Holy Spirit

at Rector
Location Harleysville
Date Posted January 16, 2024
Category Pennsylvania (Jane Gober)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation 114,180
Diocesan Compensation Info https://diopa.org/uploads/attachments/clmp9cdaryfbg8gqsz5kriuv8-cow-rb-2024-compensation-guidelines-final.pdf
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 464
Average Sunday Attendance 130
Child Population in Church School 60
Adult Population in Church School 10
Teacher Population in Church School 9
Budget 500,000

Description

Liturgical style and practice

We are a community of God and as followers of Jesus Christ, our worship life is welcoming, inclusive, and affirming. We have always used inclusive language in the liturgy to help us better understand and more deeply experience the mystery of God. The inclusivity of our language is not limited to pronouns but expands to the many metaphors and names that describe our triune God in our Scriptures and traditions.

We are blessed by excellent music which uplifts, and gives depth to, our worship. Our music ministry is highly regarded under the creative and dedicated leadership of the Director of Music and associate musicians. We have multiple volunteer choirs that embrace the gifts of children and adults, as well as a 5-octave handbell choir, and many volunteer instrumentalists who offer their talents. The music repertoire is broad and diverse, including traditional Anglican hymns and anthems as well as more contemporary offerings.

A wide variety of services on Sunday and during the week are led by the rector, guest ministers, the deacon, and lay ministers including Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline along with other special services throughout the liturgical year. We use full-word leaflets to ensure that everyone may fully participate in the worship services. Children of all ages participate in Sunday services and are embraced by the community, and several are regular lay readers.

Strengths

Church of the holy spirit is an active, thriving, growing congregation with worship, music, education, community service, and programs every day of every week. We are blessed by excellent music which uplifts and gives depth to, our worship. Our music ministry is highly regarded under the creative and dedicated leadership of the director of music and associate musicians. We have multiple volunteer choirs that embrace the gifts of children and adults, as well as a 5-octave handbell choir, and many volunteer instrumentalists who offer their talents.  Hospitality at the church of the holy spirit is intentional, active, and part of our DNA.

We are a lay-empowered congregation and look to further grow and develop our initiative, autonomy, ministries, and exploration of how we can serve the needs of our parish and communities near and far. By creating a welcoming, open, and affirming environment we seek to incorporate all seekers into the ministry of their choosing. Our congregation has a history of supporting our community and its ministries through giving time, treasure, and talents. The level of our volunteerism and collaborative working relationship with our clergy and staff bears this out.

Challenges

We are at the forefront of a society that is less and less focused on denominational loyalty and practices but wants to deeply engage in meaningful worship and music, explore the depth of god’s love and creativity, and seek to serve others in the name and hope of Jesus Christ.

There are areas of growing interest that need attentive discernment and facilitation including creation care and environmental stewardship, contemplative prayer, retreat opportunities, inclusive and expansive language, comprehension of god, more effective family and multi-generational ministries, and arts and spirituality. We want to grow, explore, create, and reach beyond the expected and the comfortable in the broad episcopal tradition.

 

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Contact Information

All questions and applications should come to the Office of Transitions in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

Interested qualified applicants should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and their OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Jane Gober jgober@diopa.org .