Announcements September 16 – 22

Sunday, September 17:  Book Discussion Group – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) next week on Sunday, September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 17:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – 9:45 am, in the Gathering Room – Cheryl Kyle will be presenting and showing a video of her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa. Cheryl has been helping the Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls to grow, and in recent years, helped them obtain their own source of clean water.

September 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS –  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Shepherd Group will  gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s; 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans;  508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s;  64 Nickerson Rd;  Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham.  RSVP 508-255-9542.

Monday, September 18:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds has reconvened; Every Monday, in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All are welcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Wednesday, September 20:  MEN’S LUNCH –  Our Men’s Lunch group will resume on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

Thursday, October 5:  Ladies Luncheon – 17 of us shared lunch together in September, for our first gathering after summer vacation and as one person put it, “It felt like a party.” We decided to continue to collect baby items for the Baby center in Hyannis at this Oct. meeting.  Remember to bring a sandwich to share and be in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon.  The rest will be provided.  Our committee for October is Sue Stevens (chips), Jane Affleck (lemon and 1/2 and 1/2), Pat Carroll (paper goods), and Bev Dreher and Dot Cross collaborating on table decorations.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 13 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14 (9 am to 12 Noon):  RUMMAGE SALE – DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, times will be posted. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition. We will also need gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances IN WORKING ORDER and children’s toys. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Watch for sign up sheets to be posted in  Parish Hall and Reception Room later this month. Please contact Melissa Keeffe: email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell at 607- 426-0916.

Saturday, November 4:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR UPDATE – Plans are well underway for our All Parish Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.  In October you will be asked to volunteer to help make our Bazaar a success.  Please see more info in your September Together newsletter  and contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 with any questions.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Thank you to Janet Winter and Nancy Munson for answering the call for Wednesday volunteers. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

PARISH USAGE REQUESTS:   Arline Consiglio manages Parish space usage requests and is in the Parish Office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Please come into the Office to complete a Parish Usage Form.

 

Announcements September 9 – 15

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at music@chsorleans.org. Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

Sunday, September 10:  Book Discussion Group – We hope to meet Sunday, September 10, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) two weeks later on Sunday September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, September 11:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All arewelcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Friday, September 15:  GARDEN PARTY—From 9 am to 12 Noon. “See you in September when the summer’s through”.  As the popular song goes, summer is through and we hope you can join the Parish Garden Team this month. Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Saturday, September 16:  YOUTH MOVIE & PIZZA NIGHT – From 5 to 9 pm. Grades 5 – 9. We will make our own pizzas and then watch the popular 1996 family adventure, PG film “Alaska”. This is a free event, but you must R.S.V.P. to Matt Thompson (mt@meganet.net) by Friday, September 15 – so he can get the pizza supplies.  COME JOIN THE FUN!

Sunday, September 17:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – 9:45 am, in the Gathering Room – Cheryl Kyle will be presenting and showing a video of her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa. Cheryl has been helping the Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls to grow, and in recent years, helped them obtain their own source of clean water.

September 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS –  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Shepherd Group will  gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s; 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans;  508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s;  64 Nickerson Rd;  Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham.  RSVP 508-255-9542.

Wednesday, September 20:  MEN’S LUNCH –  Our Men’s Lunch group will resume on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

October 13 & 14:  RUMMAGE SALE – SAVE THE DATES! It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Thank you to Sue Sasso and Nancy Anderson for answering the “urgent call” for new volunteers. We still need a  couple more volunteers for Wednesday mornings. Contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are open on Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

PARISH USAGE REQUESTS:   Arline Consiglio manages Parish space usage requests and is in the Parish Office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Please come into the Office to complete a Parish Usage Form.

 

 

Announcements September 2 – 8

Sunday, September 3:  Church School News – Today is our last Sunday for Veggie Tale Theatre. It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger.

Sunday, September 3:  YOUTH GROUP BRUNCHafter the 10 am service in the Parish Hall. Please come and enjoy warm fellowship and a DELICIOUS meal prepared and served by the Youth Group.  You’ll be glad you came! Yum!!

Wednesday, September 6:  Open Organizational Choir Rehearsal – 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the church sanctuary. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has wanted to be a part of our choir to “just come and check us out” and discover all the wonderful things we have planned. Just follow the joyful (yet heavenly) noise! “Sing praises to our God. Sing praises!” Lori Linton, Choir Director

Thursday, September 7:  LADIES LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. We hope you all enjoyed your summer and look forward to seeing you when the Ladies’ Luncheon resumes on September 7. Our September committee will be:  Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Friday, September 8:  LABYRINTH WALK – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev Anne Koehler will offer an opening reflection and closing prayer. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will share a short commentary on the theme “Awareness” as a stimulus for meditation as we walk. Director of Music/Labyrinth, Darlene T. Hagon, will offer selected Argentine and Brazilian meditative music to accompany the walk.

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at music@chsorleans.org. Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

Sunday, September 10:  Book Discussion Group – We hope to meet Sunday, September 10, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) two weeks later on Sunday September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

Monday, September 11:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All are welcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Friday, September 15:  GARDEN PARTY –  9 am to 12 Noon. In August, we made a good dent in the weeding and pruning or our parish gardens…But there is still much more to do in preparation for winter. Cold water, coffee and donut holes will  be available. Any questions, contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Sunday, Septembet 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS:  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Group will gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s. 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans; 508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s; 64 Nickerson Rd; Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet Group will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham. RSVP 508-255-9542

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Thank you to Sue Sasso and Nancy Anderson for answering the “urgent call” for new volunteers. We still need a  couple more volunteers for Wednesday mornings. Contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net.

Food4Kids has completed their 2017 season!  The food has all been distributed, coolers cleaned and packed away, and the  Operations Center has been dismantled until next June. A huge thanks to all who supported or volunteered with Food4Kids this summer!

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

 

Announcements August 26 – September 1


Sunday, August 27
:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 27:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend. 

 Friday, September 8:  LABYRINTH WALK – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev Anne Koehler will offer an opening reflection and closing prayer. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will share a short commentary on the theme “Awareness” as a stimulus for meditation as we walk. Director of Music/Labyrinth, Darlene T. Hagon, will offer selected Argentine and Brazilian meditative music to accompany the walk.

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at music@chsorleans.org. Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Signup to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  We will not meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

 

Announcements August 19 – 25

PLEASE NOTE:  On Friday, August 25 we are having ALL the carpets at CHS cleaned, in all buildings.  ALL church services on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 will be held in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, August 20:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 20:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

N.O.A.H. = No Other Affordable Housing – Now called St. Joseph’s by the Catholic Charities of MA, the building still houses beds, a kitchen and dining room to feed the homeless who enter. Our parish has, for years, supplied the fourth Friday night meal of the month. Many of our parishioners have been committed to this activity over the years and some still are but the project needs “new blood.” Anyone who is willing to commit, please contact the church office or leave a note in the N.O.A.H. mailbox in the office before August 17. Thank you.

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Signup to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

 

Announcements August 12 – 18

Sunday, August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris. 

Sunday, August 13:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 13:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

N.O.A.H. = No Other Affordable Housing – Now called St. Joseph’s by the Catholic Charities of MA, the building still houses beds, a kitchen and dinning room to feed the homeless who enter. Our parish has, for years, supplied the fourth Friday night meal of the month. Many of our parishioners have been committed to this activity over the years and some still are but the project needs “new blood.” Anyone who is willing to commit, please contact the church office or leave a note in the N.O.A.H. mailbox in the office before August 17. Thank you.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Sign up to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

Parish Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.orgEmails to Gail Smith, assisting priest, should be sent to: gsmith@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

 

 

 

Announcements August 5 – 11

Sunday, August 6:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 6:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Sunday, August 6:  YOUTH  BRUNCH—After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by our youth before you enjoy the rest of a summer Sunday on Cape Cod. Always delicious and service with a smile!

Friday, August 11:  LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall – Our monthly guided walks continue in August with the theme, Kindness. Opening reflections with The Rev. Anne Koehler will be offered. Before the walk, a short commentary focusing on the nature of “kindness” and its importance for personal growth will be presented by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Following those remarks, she will recognize Darlene T. Hagon who completed the Veriditas certification in June, 2017. Darlene will give a brief overview of her training by Rev. Lauren Artress, the founder of the Veriditas labyrinth movement in the United States and Europe. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Please join us in the Parish Hall to sit quietly, pray and meditate even when you don’t walk the labyrinth. Closing prayer and comments will conclude the walk. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community. Please save Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m., for our Pilgrimage Walk.  Details to follow. 

August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris.

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Sign up to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!