Rector’s Welcome

Welcome to Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.

You’re here. You’re exploring. That probably means God is doing something in your life right now. A move. A transition. A feeling that there is something more.

What we say in response is this: God knows who you are. God knows your situation. And God is calling you by name.  

At Holy Spirit, we believe God has called us by name to become and share the good news of Jesus Christ. 

And we believe God may be calling you to join us.

Here are some things that make us different:

We intentionally include people with and without disabilities. We believe all people are created in God’s image and likeness, and we are taking steps to make our space inclusive of people with and without disabilities. As you walk in the front door, you see to your left McClennan County’s only publicly-accessible inclusive playground. Inside, our recently renovated spaces go beyond ADA compliance. And in the future, we hope to found the very first disability-inclusive Episcopal school.

We serve those who serve our community. God sends us to be the face of Christ in our community. At our annual Community BBQ, we host community organizations and serve a meal to families visiting their loved ones at the Highway 6 jail. At our annual First Responders’ meal, we feed over 300 men and women who are serving our community on a Sunday morning. And throughout the year, we set tables for community organizations, recovery groups, and others who are working for Central Texas’ good.

We create space for all people, young and old, to hear Jesus’ voice and follow him in their lives. Jesus is our Good Shepherd. He calls each of us by name. Every aspect of our worship and education reflects these basic facts. Whether it’s our Montessori-inspired children’s curriculum, a rich suite of biblical and practical adult classes, or one-on-one spiritual coaching, everything works together to help you find and take your spiritual next step.

Jesus says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you” (Matthew 7:7, NRSV). 

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, I invite you to keep asking, searching, and knocking . . . until you hear God calling you by name.  

Yours in Christ,

The Rev. Jason Ingalls 

Rector