Announcements Sept 3 – Sept 10

400px-St_Mary_LakePlease keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.

Sunday, September 4 & September 11: ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room from 9 to 9:45 am. We will be discussing Anglican Spirituality: The History of Anglicanism (with a DVD).

Sunday, September 4: YOUTH BRUNCH – Every first Sunday of the month the Youth Group hosts a brunch, in the Parish Hall, just after the Sunday 10 am service. Come and join the fun!

Sunday, September 4: CHS wishes to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Nancy Barker, who died recently. Her committal will be on Sunday, September 4 at 12 Noon in the Orleans Cemetery. Mother Liza will be officiating.

Thursday, September 8: LADIES’ LUNCHEON – In the Parish Hall at 12 Noon. Hostesses: Joan Proctor, Pat Carroll, and Dot Cross. Dessert will be provided by Dilys Smith. Please bring a sandwich to share. Chips and paper supplies are provided.

Friday, September 9: Please join us for our LABYRINTH WALK at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Theme: True Freedom. Meditative music by Jazz musicians. At 5:30 pm, we will celebrate the Eucharist with an additional walk. Meditative piano music; Brian Longridge. Walks are facilitated by The Rev. Anne Koehler, Director of Music Darlene Hagon and Dr. Margaret Rappaport.

Saturday, September 10: SPECIAL EVENT: The first Labyrinth Pilgrimage Walk at three labyrinth sites will take place at 10 am in the Parish Hall (Bonsai plants/candlelight/music). Our walk will be followed by another in the outdoor labyrinth at the Federated Church of Orleans at 12 Noon (Wind chimes/rhythm sticks). The third walk will occur at the outdoor labyrinth in Baxter Park in Chatham at 2 pm (Meditative offerings). Additional information in our brochure.

Monday, September 12: The ST. MARTHA AND KIMBALL GUILDS will resume at 10 am in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House. Bring a sandwich for lunch at noon and we will provide the tea and good cheer.

Wednesday, September 21: MEN’S LUNCH – Bring your bag lunch and join the fellowship in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon.

Thursday, September 22: Save the Date! Welcoming Paths Committee has planned a wonderful ALL PARISH POT LUCK in the Parish Hall from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. We will have TOAST AND JAM, our favorite musical group, provide a show for you. More information will follow!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALE THEATER – Through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall & across from the Nursery from 9:45 to 10:45 am – then children join their families in church. Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! September 4: Moon Men-ace on Planet Tell-a-Lie – featuring 3, 2, 1, penguins. A New Church School Year Begins Sunday, September 11 – REGISTRATION SUNDAY AT 9:30 am – Nursery through High School.

ATTENTION YOUTH!  Your help is needed! The church is looking for volunteers to serve as acolytes for the 10 am service. If you are in grades 3-12 and would like to serve, please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Caroline Keeffe-Jones. She is a talented seventh grader at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. Come and enjoy her show! Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery, contact Sharyn Laughton: artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE—Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15. Start saving your much needed donations for this popular sale! Drop-off at the Parish Hall begins Wednesday October 12. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition, White Elephant items such as small appliances in WORKING order, small furniture, books and children’s toys. We cannot accept televisions, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Questions? Call Fay and Ike Cole at 508-255- 9542 or pebblepoint@comcast.net. ALSO – Mark your calendars and plan on helping make this year’s RUMMAGE SALE a success. Look for more information about volunteer schedules plus donation drop-off dates and times in the October Together !

PLEDGE STATEMENTS: Through the end of JULY are in the reception room. Please pick up your statement, so CHS can save postage!

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, January 2017. Appointed to the Committee were Joan Kirkby, Sandy Marshall, Gilbert Merritt and Anne Moronta. Also appointed to the Committee was outgoing Vestry Member, Warden Rick Paris.
At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one year term, and four Vestry-at-large members, each for a two year term.  Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2017 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

MUSIC NEWS:  The Bell Choir rehearsals are in the Parish Hall on Monday afternoon beginning September 12, from 1:30 to 3 pm. Although reading music is a great help, it is not a requirement to participate. Willingness to learn and interest are. During the month of September the Adult Choir will continue our Summer Schedule of Sunday rehearsals at 9 am in the church prior to the 10 am service. Adult Choir rehearsals will resume on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm beginning Wednesday October 5 in the North Transept of the Church. New members for all music groups are invited to join us! If you have any questions, please call the church at 508-255-0433 ext. 13 and leave a message. Darlene Hagon email: hagonshogan@comcast.net or John Hagon email: jphagon@comcast.net.

 

Announcements Aug 27 – Sept 3

Fruits and vegetablesPlease keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.

Sunday August 28: ADULT EDUCATION: In the Fireplace Room from 9 to 9:45 a.m. we will be discussing Mary the God-Bearer: A Model for All Christians.

Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. – Red Cross Blood Drive will be held here at Church of the Holy Spirit, in the Parish Hall.

Friday, September 9: Please join us for our Labyrinth walk at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Theme: True Freedom. Meditative music by Jazz musicians. At 5:30 p.m. we will celebrate the Eucharist with an additional walk. Meditative piano music provided by Brian Longridge. Both walks are facilitated by The Rev. Anne Koehler, Director of Music, Darlene Hagon, and Dr. Margaret Rappaport.

Saturday, September 10: SPECIAL EVENT: The first Labyrinth Pilgrimage Walk at three labyrinth sites will take place at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall (Bonsai plants, candlelight and music). Our walk will be followed by another in the outdoor labyrinth at the Federated Church of Orleans at 12 Noon (Meditative offerings). The third walk will occur at the outdoor labyrinth in Baxter Park in Chatham at 2 p.m. (Wind chimes and rhythm sticks). Additional information coming in our brochure.

Monday, September 12: The St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene at 10 a.m. in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House. Bring a sandwich for lunch at noon and we will provide the tea and good cheer.

Thursday, September 22: Save the Date! Welcoming Paths Committee has planned a wonderful ALL PARISH POT LUCK on Thursday, September 22 in the Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will have TOAST AND JAM, our favorite musical group, provide a show for you. So, do save the date and more information will follow!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALE THEATER – Now through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall & across from the Nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – then children join their families in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! August 28: Madame Blueberry – a lesson in thankfulness. September 4: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie – featuring 3, 2, 1, penguins. A New Church School Year Begins Sunday, September 11 – REGISTRATION SUNDAY AT 9:30 a.m. Nursery through High School.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania and Maasai beaded jewelry. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 404 students in Tanzania. Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

The CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on November 19. Please gather up your “no longer wanted treasures” and save them for the Bazaar sale.

FREE SHOP: Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Thanks to our faithful volunteers and to our customers who support the Galley West gift Shop. As of September 6, the shop will be open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and Sunday’s from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon.

PET FOOD DRIVE: The Creation Care Team at St. Mary’s in Barnstable, with CCDART (Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team), is holding a pet food drive here from Sunday, August 21 to Sunday, August 28 (look for the basket in the reception room). Please donate dry and/or canned dog and cat food to distribute to help elderly and low-income members of our community feed their pets. Our Team is also working to educate local Episcopal churches about issues of animal welfare, of treating God’s creatures with the same love that God has for them.

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

HELP WANTED.  Our CHS nursery needs a caregiver for Sunday mornings, beginning September 3rd. This paid job is for two hours every Sunday beginning at 9:15 a.m. Contact Sandy Marshall, personnel chair, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net if interested.

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 39th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 25, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket). There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. All donations: Please make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – and note that it is for the Antique Show. Mail your donation to the Church office or place it in the Sunday offering plate. We sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Announcements Aug 20 – Aug 27

cape cod springA special thank you to The Rev. Anne Koehler for officiating at all the services this weekend.

Please keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.

Sunday, August 21: ADULT EDUCATION: Mother Liza is off this weekend, so no adult education this Sunday. We will resume next Sunday, August 28 in the Fireplace Room from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with a discussion of Mary the God-Bearer: A Model for All Christians.

Saturday, August 27: A funeral service for Lucy C. Chandler will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. – Red Cross Blood Drive will be held here at Church of the Holy Spirit, in the Parish Hall.

Friday, September 9: Please join us for our Labyrinth walk at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. At 5:30 p.m. we will celebrate the Eucharist with an additional walk. Both walks are facilitated by The Rev. Anne Koehler, Director of Music, Darlene Hagon, and Dr. Margaret Rappaport.

Saturday, September 10: SPECIAL EVENT: The first Labyrinth Pilgrimage Walk at three labyrinth sites will take place at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Our walk will be followed by another in the outdoor labyrinth at the Federated Church of Orleans at 12 Noon. The third walk will occur at the outdoor labyrinth in Baxter Park in Chatham at 2 p.m. Additional information forth coming in our brochure.

Thursday, September 22: Save the Date! Welcoming Paths Committee has planned an ALL PARISH POT LUCK on Thursday, September 22 in the Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. TOAST AND JAM, our favorite musical group, will provide a show. Please save the date; more information will follow!

PLEDGE STATEMENTS: Through the end of JULY are in the reception room. Please pick up your statement, so CHS can save postage!

HELP WANTED:  Our CHS nursery needs a caregiver for Sunday mornings, beginning September 3rd. This paid job is for two hours every Sunday beginning at 9:15 a.m. Contact Sandy Marshall, personnel chair, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net if interested.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALES THEATER – Now through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall & across from the Nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – then children join their families in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and young-er! August 21: Pistachio, the little boy who woodn’t – a lesson in listening to your parents. August 28: Madame Blueberry – a lesson in thankfulness. September 4: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie – featuring 3, 2, 1, penguins.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania and Maasai beaded jewelry. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 404 students in Tanzania. Questions about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly accepting SUMMER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Thanks to our faithful volunteers and to our customers who support the Galley West Gift Shop. As of September 12, the shop will be open Mondays from 10 AM to 12 Noon and Sundays from 11 AM to 12 Noon.

PET FOOD DRIVE: The Creation Care Team at St. Mary’s in Barnstable, with CCDART (Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team), is holding a pet food drive here from Sunday, August 21 to Sunday, August 28 (look for the basket in the reception room). Please donate dry and/or canned dog and cat food to distribute to help elderly and low-income members of our community feed their pets.

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 39th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 25, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket). There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. All donations: Please make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – and note that it is for the Antique Show. Mail your donation to the Church office or place it in the Sunday offering plate. We sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you. Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

With Deep Sympathy:  The Parish wishes to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of
Lucy C. Chandler and Laura M. Kowalker, (Meredith Perkins’ mother), who died recently.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 5 – Sept. 4). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

Announcements Aug 13 – Aug 20

Please keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.

daylilySunday August 14: ADULT EDUCATION – Using the Book of Common Prayer for Personal Devotion, Mother Liza will discuss the variety of ways the Book of Common Prayer can be a tremendous aid to a life of prayer. This class will meet from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. If you have your own Book of Common Prayer, you might want to bring it but we will also have copies available.

Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. – Red Cross Blood Drive will be held here at Church of the Holy Spirit, in the Parish Hall.

HELP WANTED: Our CHS nursery needs a caregiver for Sunday mornings, beginning September 3rd. This paid job is for two hours every Sunday beginning at 9:15 a.m. Contact Sandy Marshall, personnel chair, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net if interested.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALE THEATER – Now through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall & across from the Nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – then children join their families in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! August 14: The League of Incredible Vegetables – a lesson in handling fear. August 21: Pistachio, the little boy who woodn’t – a lesson in listening to your parents. August 28: Madame Blueberry – a lesson in thankfulness. September 4: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie – featuring 3, 2, 1, penguins.

Thursday, September 22: Save the Date! The Welcoming Paths Committee has planned a wonderful ALL PARISH POT LUCK on Thursday, September 22 in the Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will have TOAST AND JAM, our favorite musical group, provide a show for you. So, do save the date and more information will follow!

Our rector, Fr. Adam Linton, is on sabbatical. During his time away, our half-time assisting priest, Mother Liza Spangler, will be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and other days as may be required. If you would like to meet with her for any reason, please call her to make an appointment at 716-796-5084.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania and Maasai beaded jewelry. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 404 students in Tanzania. Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly accepting SUMMER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Thanks to our faithful volunteers and to our customers who support the Galley West gift Shop. As of September 12, the shop will be open Mondays from 10 AM to 12 Noon and Sunday’s from 11 AM to 12 Noon.

PET FOOD DRIVE: The Creation Care Team at St. Mary’s in Barnstable, with CCDART (Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team), is holding a pet food drive here from Sunday, August 21 to Sunday, August 28 (look for the basket in the reception room). Please donate dry and/or canned dog and cat food to distribute to help elderly and low-income members of our community feed their pets. Our Team is also working to educate local Episcopal churches about issues of animal welfare, of treating God’s creatures with the same love that God has for them.

It’s POP TOP time again! Please leave them on the window sill in the Kitchen.

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 5 – Sept. 4). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

THREE PROPOSALS: Would you be interested in helping with one of the following three proposals? 1. Establish a chapter of the Network of Spiritual Progressives on Cape Cod (Rabbi Michael Lerner); 2. Help educate ourselves and youth about the drug epidemic on Cape Cod; 3. Help with an interfaith Refugee Support team? If so, please see “Three Proposals” on the desk in the reception room and on the Fair Trade display in the Parish Hall.

Announcements Aug 6 – Aug 13

summer meadowPlease keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.

Sunday, August 7 and Sunday August 14: ADULT EDUCATION – Using the Book of Common Prayer for Personal Devotion, Mother Liza will discuss the variety of ways the Book of Common Prayer can be a tremendous aid to a life of prayer. The class will meet from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. If you have your own Book of Common Prayer, you might want to bring it but we will also have copies available.

PLEASE NOTE – THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 7: THE OPEN BUDGET MEETING: This is a Parish wide open meeting, in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service. We will be discussing Finances and our 2017 Budget. Please come!

Sunday, August 7: Please attend the YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH & THE OPEN BUDGET MEETING. The two activities will take place together in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service.

Friday, August 12: The Labyrinth at Church of the Holy Spirit – Our scheduled 10 a.m. walk focuses on “True Vulnerability”. It will encourage us not to fear the unknown and the inevitable perils of life. The meditation will strengthen our trust in God for guidance and protection. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will guide the walk. Darlene T. Hagon, will offer meditative music focused on Creation and Earth. The Rev. Anne Koehler will offer theological reflection. All are welcome to join us in the sacred space of the labyrinth for personal and communal meditation and faithful contemplation.

Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. we will have the Red Cross Blood Drive at Church of the Holy Spirit, in the Parish Hall.

Save the Date! Welcoming Paths Committee has planned a wonderful ALL PARISH POT LUCK on Thursday, September 22 in the Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will have TOAST AND JAM, our favorite musical group, provide a show for you. So, do save the date and more information will follow!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALE THEATER – Now through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall & across from the Nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – then children join their families in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! August 7: Beauty and the Beet – a lesson in unconditional love. August 14: The League of In-credible Vegetables – a lesson in handling fear. August 21: Pistachio, the little boy who woodn’t – a lesson in listening to your parents. August 28: Madame Blueberry – a lesson in thankfulness. September 4: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie – featuring 3, 2, 1, penguins.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania and Maasai beaded jewelry. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 404 students in Tanzania. Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly accepting SUMMER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS FOR GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please bring ALL your company by! Barbara Hoffman

PET FOOD DRIVE: The Creation Care Team at St. Mary’s in Barnstable, with CCDART (Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team), is holding a pet food drive here from Sunday, August 21 to Sunday, August 28 (look for the basket in the reception room). Please donate dry and/or canned dog and cat food to distribute to elderly and low-income members of our community. Our Team is also working to educate local Episcopal churches about issues of animal welfare, of treating God’s creatures with the same love that God has for them.

It’s POP TOP time again! Please leave them on the window sill in the Kitchen.

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

THREE PROPOSALS: Would you be interested in helping with one of the following three proposals? 1. Establish a chapter of the Network of Spiritual Progressives on Cape Cod (Rabbi Michael Lerner); 2. Help educate ourselves and youth about the drug epidemic on Cape Cod; 3. Help with an interfaith Refugee Support team? If so, please see “Three Proposals” on the desk in the reception room and on the Fair Trade display in the Parish Hall.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 5 – Sept. 4). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

Announcements July 30 – Aug 6

goldenrodNote: Our rector, Fr. Adam Linton, is on sabbatical. During his time away, our half-time assisting priest, Mother Liza Spangler, will be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and other days as may be required. If you would like to meet with her for any reason, please call her to make an appointment at 716-796-5084.

Sunday, August 7 and Sunday August 14: ADULT EDUCATION – Using the Book of Common Prayer for Personal Devotion, Mother Liza will discuss the variety of ways the Book of Common Prayer can be a tremendous aid to a life of prayer. The class will meet from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. If you have your own Book of Common Prayer, you might want to bring it but we will also have copies available.

Sunday, August 7: Please attend the YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH & THE BUDGET OPEN MEETING. The two activities will take place together in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service.

PLEASE NOTE – NEXT SUNDAY.  Sunday, August 7: THE BUDGET OPEN MEETING: This is a Parish wide open meeting, in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service. We will be discussing Finances and our 2017 Budget. Please come!

Labyrinth Walk.  Friday, August 12: The Labyrinth at Church of the Holy Spirit – Our scheduled 10 a.m. walk focuses on “True Vulnerability”. It will encourage us not to fear the unknown and the inevitable perils of life. The meditation will strengthen our trust in God for guidance and protection. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will guide the walk. Darlene T. Hagon, will offer meditative music focused on Creation and Earth. The Rev. Anne Koehler will offer theological reflection. All are welcome to join us in the sacred space of the labyrinth for personal and communal meditation and faithful contemplation.

Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. we will have the Red Cross Blood Drive at Church of the Holy Spirit, in the Parish Hall.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS.  SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALE THEATER – Now through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall & across from the Nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – then children join their families in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! August 7: Beauty and the Beet – a lesson in unconditional love. August 14: The League of In-credible Vegetables – a lesson in handling fear. August 21: Pistachio, the little boy who woodn’t – a lesson in listening to your parents. August 28: Madame Blueberry – a lesson in thankfulness. September 4: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie – featuring 3, 2, 1, penguins.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Leslie Jones. Leslie’s exhibit is titled Doors, Windows, Passageways & Facades. It is comprised of photos/painting photos depicting subjects taken in England & Ireland. The displayed images are enlarged, but 5×7 cards of each image will be available; send to a friend or to keep like prayer cards to assist you on your journey of getting to know God and yourself more intimately. Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly accepting SUMMER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS FOR GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please bring ALL your company by! Barbara Hoffman

LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: For the months of July and August we will be serving lemonade and cookies after the 10 a.m. service. Please sign up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall to bring cookies. The lemonade is provided. We hope you will all enjoy this new and delicious change for the summer!

NOAH: NO OTHER AFFORDABLE HOUSING – CHS has been taking the evening meal to the shelter in Hyannis on the 4th Friday of the month for years. All of the grand volunteers who have served, baked and made cookies need help! Are you interested in putting in some time for those less fortunate once a month or every other month? Please call Georgia at 508-255-2368
It’s POP TOP time again! Please leave them on the window sill in the Kitchen.

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

THREE PROPOSALS: Would you be interested in helping with one of the following three proposals? 1. Establish a chapter of the Network of Spiritual Progressives on Cape Cod (Rabbi Michael Lerner); 2. Help educate ourselves and youth about the drug epidemic on Cape Cod; 3. Help with an interfaith Refugee Support team? If so, please see “Three Proposals” on the desk in the reception room and on the Fair Trade display in the Parish Hall.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 5 – Sept. 4). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

Announcements July 23 – July 30

beach plumsPLEASE NOTE: Our rector, Fr. Adam Linton, is on sabbatical. During his time away, our half-time assisting priest, Mother Liza Spangler, will be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and other days as may be required. If you would like to meet with her for any reason, please call her to make an appointment at 716-796-5084.

Sunday, August 7 and Sunday August 14: ADULT EDUCATION – Using the Book of Common Prayer for Personal Devotion, Mother Liza will discuss the variety of ways the Book of Common Prayer can be a tremendous aid to a life of prayer. The class will meet from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. If you have your own Book of Common Prayer, you might want to bring it but we will also have copies available.

Sunday, August 7: Please attend the YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH & THE BUDGET OPEN MEETING. The two activities will take place together in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday, August 7: THE BUDGET OPEN MEETING: This is a Parish wide open meeting, in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service. We will be discussing Finances and our 2017 Budget. Please come!

Labyrinth Walk.  Friday, August 12: The Labyrinth at Church of the Holy Spirit – Our scheduled 10 a.m. walk focuses on “True Vulnerability”. It will encourage us not to fear the unknown and the inevitable perils of life. The meditation will strengthen our trust in God for guidance and protection. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will guide the walk. Darlene T. Hagon, will offer meditative music focused on Creation and Earth. The Rev. Anne Koehler will offer theological reflection. All are welcome to join us in the sacred space of the labyrinth for personal and communal meditation and faithful contemplation.

Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. we will have the Red Cross Blood Drive at Church of the Holy Spirit, in the Parish Hall.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALE THEATER – Now through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall and across from the Nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – then children join their family in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! July 24: King George and the Ducky, a lesson in selfishness. July 31: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Leslie Jones. Leslie’s exhibit is titled Doors, Windows, Passageways & Facades. It is comprised of photos/painting photos depicting subjects taken in England & Ireland. The displayed images are enlarged, but 5×7 cards of each image will be available; send to a friend or to keep like prayer cards to assist you on your journey of getting to know God and yourself more intimately. Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly accepting SUMMER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS FOR GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please bring ALL your company by! Barbara Hoffman

LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: For the months of July and August we will be serving lemonade and cookies after the 10 a.m. service. Please sign up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall to bring cookies. The lemonade is provided. We hope you will all enjoy this new and delicious change for the summer!

NOAH: NO OTHER AFFORDABLE HOUSING – CHS has been taking the evening meal to the shelter in Hyannis on the 4th Friday of the month for years. All of the grand volunteers who have served, baked and made cookies need help! Are you interested in putting in some time for those less fortunate once a month or every other month? Please call Georgia at 508-255-2368.

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

It’s POP TOP time again! Please leave them on the window sill in the Kitchen.

THREE PROPOSALS: Would you be interested in helping with one of the following three proposals? 1. Establish a chapter of the Network of Spiritual Progressives on Cape Cod (Rabbi Michael Lerner); 2. Help educate ourselves and youth about the drug epidemic on Cape Cod;
3. Help with an interfaith Refugee Support team? If so, please see “Three Proposals” on the desk in the reception room and on the Fair Trade display in the Parish Hall.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 5 – Sept. 4). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon