Happy Birthday to the Hook

Holy Comforter’s 1869 E. & G.G. Hook organ (“The Hook”) turns 150 this year! To celebrate, we have a wonderful slate of music planned throughout 2019. Check out the upcoming music calendar.

Lenten Organ Series

Join us for our annual Lent Organ Series. The series begins on Friday, March 15 with John Murgel, March 22 with Barbara Hulac and ends on March 29 with Norman Sutphin. These concerts are free and open to the public. For more information contact Mary McIntire.

offerings during the season of lent


March 13-April 10

12 noon: Stations of the Cross

April 14: Palm Sunday at 8:30 & 10:45

April 18: Maundy Thursday

7 pm: Holy Eucharist with Foot-washing

April 19: Good Friday

2 pm: Stations of the Cross (Sunrise Flatirons)

7 pm: Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from Reserved Sacrament

April 21: Easter Sunday

6 am: The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism

8:30 & 10:45 am: Holy Eucharist

Nursery provided for infants through 5 years at all worship services at Holy Comforter.

Lifelong Learning

Sundays, March 3 – April 7 at 9:45 in the chapel

It’s Time To…So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of Time. Recapture time as a gift and discover how to experience the joy of the present moment. Sessions reflect on time to Stop, Pray, Work, Pray and Love. Individuals can sign up to receive daily emails and videos at ssje.org/time. Participants can enjoy individual sessions or series.

Wednesdays, March 13-April 10 at 6 pm in Maglaras Hall

Embracing Spiritual Awakening: Join the Rev. Sandy Grundy for a soup supper and discussion of Diana Butler Bass’ series exploring how Christianity is evolving in our changing culture. This series is a Spiritual and educational journey with participants receiving a workbook for notes and reflections. Topics include: Waking Up; Believing; Behaving; Belonging and Awakening.

Sunday, April 14 at 9:45 in the chapel

From Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism: As Holy Week begins, we acknowledge the role of the Church and the Gospel narratives in the perpetuation of Jewish oppression. In exploring the development of anti-Jewish belief we will learn how to walk in love with our Jewish neighbors.

Summer Fun

Summertime is a great time of year at Holy Comforter! Join us for camps, our farmers’ market and even a parish retreat. Learn more.

Ongoing activities


for children

8:15 am-12:15 pm  Nursery Care for ages 0-2  & "God's Play Place" for ages 3-5

9:45-10:30 am "Godly Play" Sunday School for grades Pre-K-2 (School Year)

9:45-10:30 am "God's Explorers" Sunday School for grades 3-5 (School Year)

for youth

9:45-10:30 am Middle School & High School Youth Group for grades 6-12 (School Year)


adult bible study

Tuesdays in Maglaras Hall, 9:30 - 11:00 am, September-May

Join together to study the word. All are welcome and no prior Bible Study knowledge experience is necessary. Recommended Bible: "The New Oxford Annotated Bible," NRSV by Oxford Press, 4th edition (not required).
Contact The Rev. Sandy Grundy for more information.


centering prayer

Tuesdays in the Library @ 1:30 pm

Join others in this prayer method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift.   Centering prayer is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with him.

Contact The Rev. Sandy Grundy for more information.


Men's Group

Every other Thursday in Maglaras Hall @ 6:00 am, September-May

Join us for coffee, breakfast, and an abbreviated Morning Prayer service followed by discussion of the day's reading. This time of prayer, reflection and fellowship helps us grow and deepen our journey with Christ and with each other. 

Contact Chuck Mead for more information.


She Matters

She Matters is a fellowship group for women of all ages. The name, "She Matters" reminds us of the importance of every woman, and meetings provide a place to connect and explore topics and ideas that are important to women. 

Contact Marlene Stroud for more information. 


Dining Out Group

This fun group  of active older adults gathers monthly at a local restaurant  for  food and fellowship. Restaurants and dates vary, so please keep an eye on the e-news or contact Wendy Bangs for upcoming gatherings. 

For more information please contact Wendy Bangs at  630.309.1174.

save the date

Growing Home Host Weeks: April 7-14, May 19-26, September 15-22

Holy Week: April 14-21

Rainbow Trail Day Camp: June 10-13

Broadway/Choir Camp: June 24-28

Music Camp: July 22-25

Annual Parish Retreat at Cathedral Ridge: July 26-28