At Holy Comforter Christianity is not a spectator sport. Each of the faithful is gifted by God with graces and talents, given to reach out to the world and build up the Body of Christ. At Holy Comforter there are many different ways that you can strengthen your spiritual life and minister to others. Finding your home in the Church is about making the connection with those ministries and groups in the parish that nurture you in your spiritual life and give you a chance to nurture others in return.
Each one of us has a room in the house of God that is set apart for us. Each one has a role to play, a gift to offer, a home to make, a ministry to fulfill. If you can’t find that particular ministry, it may also be that the door to that room in God’s house has not yet been opened. There are always new ministries waiting to be discovered by new ministers. If you need help in your discernment, please take time to visit with one of the clergy of the parish.
A Prayer for Discernment
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
The primary calling of our Parish Choir is to lead the congregation in the worship of God. On Sundays and Feast Days they often offer choral anthems to the glory of God, and for the meditation and reflection of the people. The Choir’s repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chants to the best of 20th and 21st century Anglican Church Music. The Choir strives to offer the best music they can, not as a performance before an audience, but rather as an offering to God. The Parish Choir rehearses every Thursday night beginning at 6:45pm and on Sunday mornings at 9:45am.
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King is an Order for women of the Anglican, Lutheran, and Catholic Church, and was organized in 1885. Every Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of prayer, service and personal ministry, dedicated to the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. Every Daughter undertakes a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. Candidates for membership undertake a three to six month period of study with a Daughter from the chapter before making a commitment.
You may recognize a Daughter of the King by the modified Greek fleury cross inscribed in Latin with the Order’s ideal, “Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine” which means that with heart, mind and spirit we are reminded to uphold and bear the cross. At the base are the letters “FHS”, initials which stand for our motto, “For His Sake…” We wear the cross either on a chain or pinned over the heart.
If you’re looking for a way to serve the Church and grow in a life of prayer and devotion then consider joining the Order of the Daughters of the King. At Holy Comforter, the Chapter of St. Mary and St. Martha meets monthly on first Sunday after service, beginning at 12:30pm for study and fellowship.
“For His Sake I am but one: but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do.
Lord, what will you have me do?”
Anglican Church Women
Our parish women’s group (Anglican Church Women) meets monthly on first Saturday at 10:00am for fellowship and to discuss the needs of the parish. Throughout the year they put on fundraising events to support the outreach ministry of our parish. The current president is Stella Stanley.