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We are now able to have worship in person! Please join us at 8 AM or 10:00 AM, for Holy Eucharist Rite I (8 am) and Holy Eucharist Rite II (10:00 am) service each Sunday, as well as online at Facebook Live, at the link below:

Services are about an hour in length as well as the online Facebook service at 10:.00 am.

Please join us for worship and fellowship!

For any seasonal liturgies, please see the home page.

Contact office@holyspiritvashon.org with questions about accessing our worship services through Facebook.

Past Sermons

3rd Advent, RCL B, CHS, Evan G Clendenin, 12-17-23

They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.   God repairs us and the world. God saw that the creation was good and very good, and yet evil, sin, all those things that frustrate the purposes of life and beauty and good and deep love run rampant, cling and just gum things up. God’s final purpose, God’s intent without ceasing, is to bring us into that original design. So, God repairs and renews us, and the world. A passage has stayed in my mind since I got around to reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance during the covid pandemic. It is a story of a man and his son taking a Honda cb 350 across the country. It is a meditation of what it means to repair things, and a meditation…

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Pentecost 21, October 22, 2023, Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon WA, The Rev. Evan G. Clendenin

We have a capacity to think and imagine. This is a gift of God. We can think and imagine stories, pipe organs, woolen tapestries, and custom bicycles and engines that run on straight vegetable oil. We can try to imagine what and how a person other than yourself feels or sees the world. We can image and imagine arrangements for life that better meet the needs of those who inhabit a place or share in the life of a community. We can imagine and describe patterns in the creation and how it lives and operates. We can image and imagine God. This capacity to imagine potentially draws us nearer to the truth of our things, our being and the God who is, who will be, who God will be. But we also get stuck with false thoughts and images that don’t get us where we need to go, or even…

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Pentecost 6, July 9, 2023, Church of the Holy Spirit, The Rev. Evan G. Clendenin

Homily, July 9 2023, CHS Vashon, The Rev Evan G. Clendenin We don’t always know, see, what we are doing, how we are behaving. So, it can be helpful when someone with the wisdom to do so can gently enough hold up a mirror of wisdom, even divine wisdom, to help us know, see better what we are doing, who we are, and who we are in God. This is what Jesus does for us, and doing so invites us into the life of wisdom, the life of peace making and compassion building, the life of his yoke that is easy and light. Jesus does so in many ways. One of them is parables. He was a person who paid attention to things like plants and seeds and soil, and birds, and also businesses and their managers and employees, and widows, and housekeepers sweeping, farmers, and more. He paid attention…

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Pentecost 3, June 18, 2023, Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon. Rev. Evan G. Clendenin

What pouring out of God are you being made to be part of? What pouring out of Gods love are you being made part of? Jesus walked about in the story today and had compassion on the crowds, who were harassed a helpless-God pours out his love into our hearts. And that pouring out sends us into the world to shape things up a bit more in healing and gentling and wise and compassionate ways. What pouring out of God’s love are you being made to be part of? And as indicators of that love, you might just simply ask one another: What makes you leap when you see it? What makes you laugh to hear it? In the story of Abraham and Sarah, visited by three strangers during the hot and drowsy afternoon, there at the doorway of the tent, notice that they look and leap, listen and laugh.…

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Ascension Sunday, 5-21-23, RCL A, Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon, The Rev. Evan G Clendenin

What work have you finished? What work do you have yet to do? As we round the bend in the church year where ascension appears, the question of the work we put down and pick up-as persons, as a church-presents itself to our hearts and mind. We will pick up and put down much work in our lives. What Work is God giving us, giving you now? To finish and to hand on to others. Jesus speaks of the work he has finished and the work he hands on to us in today’s gospel reading. He speaks of his work, his vocation, the work given to him by his father, as he prays over his disciples. It is a prayer spoken over us as well. Jesus prays to his father and over the disciples with great love and devotion. He does so as he prepares to put down his work…

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4th Easter, RCL A, April 30, 2023, CHS Vashon, The Rev. Evan G. Clendenin

Those who had been baptized devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. I think it’s time I got to some fundamentals preaching with you. Let’s eat. Let’s eat. Let’s talk again about the fact of our eating together. This as a gift from God, the ability to eat together at one another tables. And it makes us good, primitive apostolic age Christians too. We hear in the reading from Acts today that the disciples were generally having a joyous and good time together back in those days after Jesus ascended to heaven and sent the Holy Spirit, tongues of fire, gifts of wonder, healing, power. Lives being transformed, hearts turning to the still small voice humming within them like a swarm of bees, announcing that new life has taken up residence in the old self. “And day by day the Lord…

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