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YOU Are Welcome Here!

If you are looking for a church to call your own, we hope you will consider us! At the root of all we do is our desire to live out the Great Commandments of Jesus Christ: to love God, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We hope what you see here will inspire you to visit.

Sundays: 8:00 & 10:00 am Worship (Holy Eucharist) – 12:30 pm La Misa in Spanish

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Kids are at Home in God's House

God put the wiggle in your children – so there’s no need to suppress it here! We take Jesus’ charge to “let the children come to me” seriously. During the program year, we offer nursery for children under 3, Sunday School for younger kids, youth group for those in grades 6 – 12, and fun activities that build faith and fellowship year round.

Kids at HC

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How to Find Us

We are located in the Dilworth area, close to Freedom Park.

2701 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

704.332.4171 Phone, 704.332.5081 Fax

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Music by African-American Composers in Worship

Since 1976, every U. S. President has designated February as African-American History Month. Like other countries, including Canada and England, America sets apart a period of time to recognize persons of African heritage who have advanced and enhanced aspects of our common life. One way in which I intend to mark this observance at Holy Comforter is by including music composed by black musicians in our weekly worship.more...

Prophets and Losses

“Prophets never preached for personal gain. In fact, the prophets who spoke truth to power and disrupted the religious establishment often had much to lose. History celebrates the prophets and we can think that their life and witness granted them a certain celebrity in their time. But it is often the case that prophets enjoyed no such favor, were scrutinized, mocked and ridiculed, or simply ignored by many.      ... Prophets still speak. May we hear and heed them.”  The Rev. Amanda K. Robertson, January 19, 2020, Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend more...

Who is John Rutter?

I would be willing to bet that most church-goers, even those who do not consider themselves musicians or who sing in a choir, have heard the name John Rutter. Rutter is arguably the most well-known English-speaking composer of modern times; his music holds special meaning for many, but perhaps especially so for we who identify as Episcopalians.more...

October 13: Hymn 397 Now thank we all our God

The hymn sung at the exit procession this coming Sunday will be a perennial favorite, Now thank we all our God. It regularly makes the “top ten” list of many parishioners, and is a well-known hymn across mainline denominations. In a 2011 survey published in the magazine Christianity Today, the hymn was included in a list of the twenty-seven most popular hymns that have repeatedly appeared in denominational hymnals since the early 20th century.more...

Hymn 660 O Master, let me walk with thee

An aspect of my work as a church musician and a “perpetual student” is the ongoing reading and research behind hymns we regularly sing in worship. I never tire of learning more about a text writer or a composer and their historical circumstances, and I love thinking about what a writer’s or composer’s creative energy might have done to spur them on.more...

Meet the Choral Scholars!

One of the ways that Holy Comforter connects with the wider community is through the sponsorship of a Choral Scholars program; that is, college-age music students are part of the Holy Comforter Choir. Each year, four students (one in each voice part – soprano, alto, tenor, bass) are offered a financial stipend to sing in the choir and serve as section leaders. The Choral Scholars program was begun in 2012 following the Vestry’s approval to fund the scholarships with a bequest from the estate of the late Carol Myers. Since that time, additional financial gifts have kept the program running, because the program has not yet become part of the parish’s annual operating budget. Generous parishioners like you contribute almost $8,000 per year to ensure that we can offer talented young singers the opportunity to gain experience singing in a church choir, all while enriching and supporting the adult volunteers who comprise the majority of the choir here.more...

Asterisks*: “little stars” that mean so much

If you’ve ever taken a closer look at the Psalms as they are printed in the Book of Common Prayer or in our worship bulletins, you’ve probably noticed an asterisk (*) separating verses of text. A question that I’m sometimes asked is, “Why are those asterisks in the Psalms?”more...

A new season of Choral Evensong begins

At the moment you read this blog post, someone on earth is praying. At the moment you read this blog post, someone is singing. Someone is quiet. Someone is weeping. Someone is drawing their last breath. Someone is being born. Corporate worship (that is, worship we do as a body, together, weekly) is about making sacred the ordinary things of earth – bread, wine, words, offerings, handshakes, signs of peace, singing, listening. Just as what we do together on Sunday morning sanctifies a period of time, so does another liturgy that has become a more frequent part of the fabric at Holy Comforter and other Episcopal parishes in Charlotte – Choral Evensong.more...

"Quiero el amor de Dios".

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God’s love, with all of their senses.

As the family approached, the young child looked hesitant. Her mother leaned down once they stood in front of me. “Would you like a blessing?” she asked her daughter, guiding her forward. “No,” the four-year-old’s answer and her face were suddenly very resolute. Hands outstretched, she insisted, “I want God’s love.” more...

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