Announcements February 17 – 23

Sunday, February 18:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, February 18: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. This Sunday we will finish the last 4 chapters of “Pastrix”. Next Sunday, February 25, we will begin reading “All Shall be Well,” the introduction and the first two readings by Thomas Merton and Joan Chittister. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, February 18:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet on February 18 at the home of Jack and Karen Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, MA at 5 pm. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Sally Drew, 347 Tonset Road. Call 508-255-0481.

Wednesday, February 21:  Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – February 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks!  Beginning on Wednesday February 21, we will continue our Wednesday evening opportunity for prayer and discussion using John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress”.  We will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper.  Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition:  The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan, Edited with Introduction and Notes by Roger Pooley, Penguin Classics; ISBN-13: 9780141439716;  2008/2009. Our first session, Wednesday, February 21, pages 11 – 43.

Thursday, March 1:  Ladies Luncheon – Our March meeting is also on the first; March 1st.  Come join us.  Bring a sandwich to share and the rest is provided.  Our committee for March is: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Paper Goods, Pat Carroll; Lemon and Half & Half, Jane Affleck; Table Decorations, Lori Linton; Juice, Marg Farrell.  Dessert will be our favorite decadent standby. We need to look for a sale!

Saturday, March 10:  LENTEN QUIET DAY – LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS – A time for quiet reflection and self-discovery from 9:30 am to 2 pm, right here at Church of the Holy Spirit and led by the Rev. Gail Smith and the Rev. Anne Koehler.  Bring a brown bag lunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room, or call or email the church office.

Altar Flowers:  In the Reception Room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) you would like to donate flowers for the altars of CHS. Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday. For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers, and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter 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. 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. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

 Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed.  Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.

 

Announcements February 10 – 16

Sunday, February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting, after the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, February 11:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Due to the Annual Meeting, we will NOT meet this Sunday.  See you next week!

Sunday, February 11:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS Sunday, February 11:  There will be a Valentine making table in the Parish Hall during the Annual Meeting for all children whose families are attending the meeting. Tuesday, February 13: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER – 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Come one – come all – come & see this annual event sponsored by the Church School with the help and support of the Youth Group! Arrive at 5:30 for hat making, beads, good food, games and magic tricks!  Bring a dessert if you can. Home by 7:30 – full & happy!

Sunday, February 11: Book Discussion Group – We are NOT meeting this Sunday, February 11 because of the Annual Parish Meeting, but we will read the last four chapters of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s “Pastrix” on Sunday February 18. The following Sunday February 25 we shall begin Readings for Lent and Easter, found in “All Shall be Well” (2015) Orbis Press, in paperback. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, February 14:  ASH WEDNESDAY Services at 7:30 am, 10 am, and 7 pm.

Sunday, February 18:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet on February 18 at the home of Jack and Karen Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, MA at 5 pm. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Sally Drew, 347 Tonset Road. Call 508-255-0481.

Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session:  February 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks!

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers, and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter 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. 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. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends.Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

 Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed.  Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.

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Announcements February 3 – 9

NEXT SUNDAY, February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting, 

after the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, February 4:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, February 4:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS TODAY: Youth Sunday: Children’s Instructed Eucharist. After the peace, Church School children gather at the main altar for instruction. Please join us for the Youth Group Brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Sunday, February 11:  CHS Annual Meeting – there will be a Valentine making table in the Parish Hall during the Annual Meeting for all children whose families are attending the meeting. Tuesday, February 13: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER – 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Come one – come all – come & see this annual event sponsored by the Church School with the help and support of the Youth Group! Arrive at 5:30 for hat making, beads, good food, games and magic tricks!  Bring a dessert if you can. Home by 7:30 – full & happy!

Sunday, February 4: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Nadia Bolz-Weber’s “Pastrix”, reading chapters 13,14,15.  We will not meet Sunday, February 11 because of the Annual Parish Meeting. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, February 9:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 a.m. Parish Hall – Light is the theme for our guided walk this month.  Darlene T. Hagon will focus on awakening hope and deepening faith as symbolized by the quiet, increasing light of this time of year. The Rev. Anne Koehler will open and close the walk with prayers selected to augment the theme. Dr. Margaret Rappaport will pace our entrance into the labyrinth and hold the sacred space as we walk. All are welcome to join us for the walk or to pray and meditate while seated in our softly lit Parish Hall.

Wednesday, February 14:  ASH WEDNESDAY Services at 7:30 am, 10 am, and 7 pm.

Sunday, February 18:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet on February 18 at the home of Jack and Karen Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, MA at 5 pm. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Sally Drew,  347 Tonset Road. Call 508-255-0481.

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter 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. 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

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed. The chaplain will call our office to let us know. Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.

 

Announcements January 27 – February 2

PLEASE HOLD THE DATE: February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting

Thank You: Thank you to all the CHS members who so generously donated to my gift fund, on the occasion of my retirement Sunday, January 21st. It was overwhelmingly generous and I will never forget it. It has been so rewarding to serve as your organist for these years.  With love, Sandy Cole

2017 Financial STATEMENTS ARE IN THE RECEPTION ROOM. PLEASE PICK YOURS UP AND SAVE CHS POSTAGE!

Please remember to bring in your last year’s palms for our Ash Wednesday service on February  14.

Sunday, January 28:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 28: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Pastrix: reading the next three chapters, beyond 789, to 10, 11, 12. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, February 1: LADIES LUNCHEON –  Oh, the weather outside was frightful…and our January Ladies Luncheon had to be cancelled for good reason. We look forward to our meeting on February 1. All you need is a sandwich to share.  We will keep the same committee unless you let me know that you can’t do it. Table decorations, Lori Linton; Chips, Sue Stevens; Paper Goods, Barbara Mahoney;  Lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck;  Juice, Fay Cole;  Dessert, Betty Yearing.  Any of you wanting to help Betty, just give her a call.

Friday, February 9:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 a.m. Parish Hall – Light is the theme for our guided walk this month.  Darlene T. Hagon will focus on awakening hope and deepening faith as symbolized by the quiet, increasing light of this time of year. The Rev. Anne Koehler will open and close the walk with prayers selected to augment the theme. Dr. Margaret Rappaport will pace our entrance into the labyrinth and hold the sacred space as we walk. All are welcome to join us for the walk or to pray and meditate while seated in our softly lit Parish Hall.

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Lydia Bell. After majoring in art, Lydia realized that it is the practice of putting brush to pigment-to water-to paper that brings the results that truly matter. This past summer she studied with Paul Riley, an international artist, on his farm in Devon, England. Please come and enjoy her show in the Gallery Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter 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. 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

Habitat Bakeware Project: The Habitat Bakeware project was a huge success thanks to the participation of the many friends of Habitat. We were able to redeem the Shaw’s Stamps for enough Rachel Ray Bakeware to give each new 2018 and 2019 Habitat homeowner a covered casserole and an oil dropper bottle. Elizabeth Merritt

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We will begin our monthly health topics in January with the focus on thyroid health. Look for handouts during coffee hour after the 10 am service with additional copies available on the desk in the Reception Room.  We look forward to your feedback! We also will be including the contact information in every Together for local groups that may be helpful to you.  Ann Pike-Paris

NATIVITY SETS: Are you looking for your Nativity Set that you so kindly loaned to CHS for our December display of collected crèches? We have safely stored them in the Rev. Gail Smith’s office. Please come in to pick yours up!

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed. The chaplain will call our office to let us know. Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

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Announcements January 20 – 26

PLEASE HOLD THE DATE:  February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting

 2017 Financial STATEMENTS ARE IN THE RECEPTION ROOM. PLEASE PICK YOURS UP AND SAVE CHS POSTAGE!

NATIVITY SETS:  Are you looking for your Nativity Set that you so kindly loaned to CHS for our December display of collected crèches? We have safely stored them in the Rev. Gail Smith’s office. Please come in to pick yours up!

Sunday, January 21:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 21: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Pastrix: chapters 7,8,9. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, January 21:  Shepherd Groups –  The Brewster-Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at 5 pm at the home of Jane and Jack Nixon, 5 Dune Road, Brewster.  For questions please call Elizabeth Merritt 508-240-6998. The Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm for dinner at the Beacon Room, Orleans. RSVP by January 17 to Kate Paradise at 774-207-0435.

Thursday, February 1: LADIES LUNCHEON –  Oh, the weather outside was frightful…and our January Ladies Luncheon had to be cancelled for good reason. We look forward to our meeting on February 1. All you need is a sandwich to share.  We will keep the same committee unless you let me know that you can’t do it. Table decorations, Lori Linton; Chips, Sue Stevens; Paper Goods, Barbara Mahoney;  Lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck;  Juice, Fay Cole;  Dessert, Betty Yearing.  Any of you wanting to help Betty, just give her a call.

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Lydia Bell. After majoring in art, Lydia realized that it is the practice of putting brush to pigment-to water-to paper that brings the results that truly matter. This past summer she studied with Paul Riley, an international artist, on his farm in Devon, England. Please come and enjoy her show in the Gallery Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup 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! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter 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. 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

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We will begin our monthly health topics in January with the focus on thyroid health. Look for handouts during coffee hour after the 10 am service with additional copies available on the desk in the Reception Room.  We look forward to your feedback! We also will be including the contact information in every Together for local groups that may be helpful to you.  Ann Pike-Paris

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

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Announcements January 13 – 19

PLEASE HOLD THE DATE

February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting

ANNUAL REPORTS were due to the office on Monday, January 8. If you have not sent yours in, please do so ASAP! Please email to chs@chsorleans.org or bring your copy into the office. Thank you.

Sunday, January 14:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 14: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Nadia-Bolz-Weber’s book “Pastrix” on Sunday Jan 14, reading chapters 4, 5 and 6.

Wednesday, January 17:  MEN’S LUNCH – In the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Sunday, January 21:  Shepherd Groups –  The Brewster-Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at 5 pm at the home of Jane and Jack Nixon, 5 Dune Road, Brewster.  For questions please call Elizabeth Merritt 508-240-6998. The Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm for dinner at the Beacon Room, Orleans. RSVP by January 17 to Kate Paradiseat 774-207-0435.

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.

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Lydia Bell. After majoring in art, Lydia realized that it is the practice of putting brush to pigment-to water-to paper that brings the results that truly matter. This past summer she studied with Paul Riley, an international artist, on his farm in Devon, England. Please come and enjoy her show in the Gallery Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup 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! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter 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. 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

GIVING TREE – THANK YOU, EVERYONE who brought gifts for the families served by Safe Harbor Shelter and Homeless Prevention Council. You’ve helped to give them a very special Christmas at a very difficult time.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – CAPE COD:  Gifts for Brewster and Truro future home owners. We’ve been able to trade-in Shaw’ Rachael Ray stamps for 5 five covered casserole dishes and are almost have enough for the sixth one. Our goal is nine so that each family who moves into a new Habitat home this summer will have one. The program runs through December so all our holiday grocery shopping should get us to our goal. Also many thanks to all who have been saving and putting them in the collection box on the Welcoming Table at the side entrance to the Parish Hall.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We will begin our monthly health topics in January with the focus on thyroid health. Look for handouts during coffee hour after the 10 am service with additional copies available on the desk in the Reception Room.  We look forward to your feedback! We also will be including the contact information in every Together for local groups that may be helpful to you.  Ann Pike-Paris

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Announcements January 6 – 12, 2018

2018 PLEDGE ENVELOPES are in the Reception Room. Please pick yours up and save CHS postage!

Sunday, January 7:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 7: 10 am Service, Epiphany Trope and Youth Sunday.  Bring an unwrapped gift for a child for The Cape Cod Council of Churches Christmas 2018 gift store. Children will gather in the library after the Trope and be picked up there after the service for Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall.  Thank you!

Sunday, January 7:  Youth Brunch – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service – Please come to a delicious brunch, prepared and served by our fabulous youth! YUM!

Sunday, January 7: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are not meeting on December 31. We will be reading the first 30 pages of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s memoir/sermon, Pastrix. Nadia had a troubled adolescence, is a former stand-up comic, and is currently the Pastor of the Church for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, CO.  Look for more on her in the January Together, check her out on YouTube and come join us! Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, January 8: ANNUAL REPORTS are due to the office by Monday January 8. Please email to  chs@chsorleans.org or bring your copy into the office. Thank you.

Friday, January 12:  Labyrinth Walk – In the Parish Hall at 10 am. The first of the scheduled monthly labyrinth walks in 2018 is focused on the theme, Deep Listening. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, will offer a perspective on striving to center ourselves. The Rev. Anne Koehler will open and close the walk with prayers selected to augment the theme. Darlene T. Hagon, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, has selected Epiphany music to enhance the January theme. A Raphael print of the Madonna and Christ Child donated by parishioner, Peg Skelly will be featured on the labyrinth.

Sunday, January 14:  MLK BREAKFAST – Three or four helpers are needed to help with table settings on Sunday, January 14 after lunch ( 1 pm).  Please see Fr. Ken. Pre-registration is required to attend the breakfast at 8:30 am on Monday, January 15 at ksbcambell@verizon.net or 413-478-5719.  Don’t delay!  It is always a sellout!

Wednesday, January 17:  MEN’S LUNCH – In the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Lydia Bell. After majoring in art, Lydia realized that it is the practice of putting brush to pigment-to water-to paper that brings the results that truly matter. This past summer she studied with Paul Riley, an international artist, on his farm in Devon, England. Please come and enjoy her show in the Gallery Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup 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! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter 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. 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

GIVING TREE – THANK YOU, EVERYONE who brought gifts for the families served by Safe Harbor Shelter and Homeless Prevention Council. You’ve helped to give them a very special Christmas at a very difficult time.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – CAPE COD:  Gifts for Brewster and Truro future home owners. We’ve been able to trade-in Shaw’ Rachael Ray stamps for 5 five covered casserole dishes and are almost have enough for the sixth one. Our goal is nine so that each family who moves into a new Habitat home this summer will have one. The program runs through December so all our holiday grocery shopping should get us to our goal. Also many thanks to all who have been saving and putting them in the collection box on the Welcoming Table at the side entrance to the Parish Hall.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We will begin our monthly health topics in January with the focus on thyroid health. Look for handouts during coffee hour after the 10 am service with additional copies available on the desk in the Reception Room.  We look forward to your feedback! We also will be including the contact information in every Together for local groups that may be helpful to you.  Ann Pike-Paris

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