Announcements February 24 – March 2

cape snowSunday, February 26: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This Sunday after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, we will finish reading Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven, covering Chapter 28 (p129) to the end. The next Sunday, March 5, is the first Sunday of Lent. Our meeting will take place in the Library. We will be reading Walter Brueggemann’s Devotions for Lent, A Way Other Than Our Own, WJK Press, 2017, available in paperback from Amazon or your local bookseller. We will begin by reading the first 10 pages for March 5, the first 5 devotions. Brian and Brooke Skea

Tuesday February 28: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. An annual event sponsored by the Church School with great help from the Youth Group. Come one – come all – for food, fun, friendship & creativity. Arrive 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall – home by 7 to 7:30 pm. Dessert (brownies, cookies, etc) sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

Wednesday, March 1: ASH WEDNESDAY – Our Ash Wednesday services are 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 2: LADIES LUNCHEON – Save the date and join us with sandwich in hand to share at 12 Noon in the parish hall. It’s a fact that if you come a little early, you can enjoy even more camaraderie. March Committee: Barbara Mahoney – chips, Ginny Lucil – half & half and lemon, Sue Stevens – paper goods, Lori Linton and Nancy Ludwig – centerpieces, Diana Crighton- – dessert.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting on March 4, our Saturday service will moved to 5 pm until November 1.

Sunday March 5: YOUTH BRUNCH – please come to the Parish Hall a er the 10 am service and enjoy a DELICIOUS BRUNCH prepared and served by our wonderful Youth Group!

Friday, March 10: Labyrinth Walk at 10 am in the Parish Hall and 5:30 pm Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist. Our guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month at 10 am continue in March with the focus on “Healing”. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, will present an introduction to the walk following an opening theological reflection by Rev. Anne Koehler. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music will o er music selected to foster meditation on the theme. Join us again at 5:30 pm on March for celebration of the Eucharist. The labyrinth walk is meaningfully incorporated into an inspiring worship service by Rev. Anne Koehler. All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 16: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. 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.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS: 2 am on Sunday, March 12. Remember to “Spring Forward!”

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance; we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are des ned for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

EMAILS: Please note: We will NOT be using the admin@chsorleans.org email in the future. All emails to the CHS office should go to: office@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off anytime 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

Ladies Luncheon – THANK YOU: The ladies at the January Ladies Luncheon suggested bringing in donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis at our February meeting. The idea was a complete success. The huge baby carrier for donations that can be found in the entryway to the Parish Hall was brimming over with all-things-baby at the end of our meeting. Thanks to all who contributed to this gift from the heart.

Announcements February 17 – 23

105508079_53eaff8635Sunday, February 19: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This Sunday a er the 10 am service in the replace room, we will read up to page 128 (Chap 28) of Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday February 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster, MA. Any questions should be directed to Elizabeth Merri at 508- 240-6998. Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm at Bill and Judy Gardiner’s, 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Please call 1-508-255-2326 if you need directions.

Tuesday February 28: Save the Date – SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at 5 pm in the Parish Hall. An annual event sponsored by the Church School with great help from the Youth Group. Come one – come all – for food, fun, friendship & creativity. Arrive 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall – home by 7 to 7:30 pm. Dessert (brownies, cookies, etc) sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

Wednesday, March 1: ASH WEDNESDAY – Our Ash Wednesday services are 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

PARISH SPACE USAGE: We are happy to announce that Arline Consiglio has volunteered to be our “go-to person” for all Parish Space Usage and keeping our online calendar up to date! If you have any questions with Space Usage or the calendar please call the office and we will put you in touch with Arline. This is a huge task in the office and we are much indebted to Arline!

EMAILS: Please note: We will NOT be using the admin@chsorleans.org email in the future. All emails to the CHS office should go to: office@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Thanks to all who took the  me to participate in the Health Needs Survey. Results are being tabulated and will be discussed at this month’s meeting. We look forward to serving CHS with positive health and spiritual endeavors. We also welcome four new members to the committee and 15 new ‘one-time’ volunteers!! We are off to a great start!

PLEASE NOTE – AS OF NOW, WE HAVE INSTITUTED NEW OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY – THURSDAY 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. FRIDAY THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance, we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are designed for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped o any me 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

Ladies Luncheon – THANK YOU: The ladies at the January Ladies Luncheon suggested bringing in donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis at our February meeting. The idea was a complete success. The huge baby carrier for donations that can be found in the entryway to the Parish Hall was brimming over with all-things-baby at the end of our meeting. Thanks to all who contributed to this gift from the heart. Hope you had a Happy Valentines Day.

Announcements February 11-17

cape snowSunday, February 12: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – There will be no discussion group this Sunday, February 12, because of the Annual Meeting. We will meet next on Sunday February 19 a er the 10 am service. We will read up to page 128 (Chap 28) of Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, February 12: CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILIES & CHS ANNUAL MEETING – There will be a table in the Parish Hall for all children whose families are attending the Annual Meeting. Valentine supplies & quiet games will be provided!

Wednesday, February 15: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Our Men’s Lunch will meet as usual on the 3rd Wednesday. 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.

Sunday February 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster, MA. Any questions should be directed to Elizabeth Merri at 508- 240-6998. Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm at Bill and Judy Gardiner’s, 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Please call 1-508-255-2326 if you need directions.

Tuesday February 28: Save the Date – SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at 5 pm in the Parish Hall. More details to come!

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Thanks to all who took the  me to participate in the Health Needs Survey. Results are being tabulated and will be discussed at this month’s meeting. We look forward to serving CHS with positive health and spiritual endeavors. We also welcome 4 new members to the committee and 15 new ‘one- me’ volunteers!! We are o  to a great start!

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance, we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are des ned for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign-up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FAIR TRADE: PLEASE NOTE! For improved security, please pay for Fair Trade items by check (made out to Fr. Ken Campbell) and leave in the money box. If you want to pay by cash please leave cash in the Justice & Peace mailbox in the Church Office or give the cash directly to Fr. Ken. Thank you!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off anytime 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

Snow Closing

winter seashoreAll activities at the Church of the Holy Spirit are cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, due to the winter storm.  The campus will be closed.

We expect to resume scheduled activities on Friday. Stay safe and warm.

Announcements Feb 4 – 10

winter birdPLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE INSTITUTED NEW OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY – THURSDAY 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. FRIDAY THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.

Sunday, February 5: CHURCH SCHOOL – Children’s instructed Eucharist. Please attend class first. After the Peace, we will enter the Church and gather at the main altar.

Sunday, February 5: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will be reading up to Chapter 20 (p101) of “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander on Sunday Feb 5 after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, February 5: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 am service. This brunch will be serving Eggs Benedict – DELICIOUS! The Youth Group is participating in a Food Drive to help a local Food Pantry. Bring a nonperishable food or canned good item to donate to this wonderful cause and you will receive $1.00 off your brunch! Also, due to the cancelation of our Epiphany Trope service, the Youth Group will be collecting all gifts to the Christ Child. Bring your UNWRAPPED toy and they will be given to children in need in December 2017 at the Lower Cape Outreach Gift Center.

Friday, February 10: LABYRINTH WALK – At 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month at 10 am continues in February with the meditation theme “Consciousness.” Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, offers a brief instructive introduction to the walk. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music, presents the music of Azam Ali to enhance the theme. Rev. Anne Koehler shares a theological reflection to connect participants to the deeper meaning of the walk experience. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The PARISH ANNUAL MEETING will be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 AT 11:30 am IN THE PARISH HALL – Save the Date!

Sunday, February 12: CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILIES & CHS ANNUAL MEETING – There will be a table in the Parish Hall for all children whose families are attending the Annual Meeting. Valentine supplies & quiet games will be provided.

Wednesday, February 15: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Our Men’s Lunch will meet as usual on the 3rd Wednesday. 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.

Sunday February 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster, MA. Any questions should be directed to Elizabeth Merri at 508- 240-6998. Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm at Bill and Judy Gardiner’s, 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Please call 1-508-255-2326 if you need directions.

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance, we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are destined for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign-up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FAIR TRADE: PLEASE NOTE! For improved security, please pay for Fair Trade items by check (made out to Fr. Ken Campbell) and leave in the money box. If you want to pay by cash please leave cash in the Justice & Peace mailbox in the Church Office or give the cash directly to Fr. Ken. Thank you!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off anytime 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Our new “Health Ministry Survey” was included as a separate insert in the January Together. If you have not already completed it, please take the time to complete the survey and place it in the “Survey Boxes” at each entrance or mail it back to the church to the Attention: Health Ministries. Additional surveys are available in the Parish Office.

Announcements January 28 – February 3

labyrinth_4The PARISH ANNUAL MEETING will be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 AT 11:30 am IN THE PARISH HALL – Save the Date!

Sunday, January 29: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will be reading up to Chapter 14 (p 76) of Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, February 2: LADIES LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our Ladies Luncheon is held on the first Thursday of every month and is early again this month. Just bring a sandwich to share and come join us! Drinks are provided. This month we decided to support the Baby Center. So please bring along some diapers or other useful baby item. Our committee for February is as follows: Diana Crighton – dessert, Ginny Clarendon – chips, Sue Stevens – lemon and 1/2 & 1/2, Pat Carroll – paper goods, and Fay Cole – table decorations.

Sunday, February 5: CHURCH SCHOOL – Children’s instructed Eucharist. Please attend class first. After the Peace, we will enter the Church and gather at the main altar.

Sunday, February 5: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 am service. This brunch will be serving Eggs Benedict – DELICIOUS! The Youth Group is participating in a Food Drive to help a local Food Pantry. Bring a nonperishable food or canned good item to donate to this wonderful cause and you will receive $1.00 of your brunch! Also, due to the cancelation of our Epiphany Trope service, the Youth Group will be collecting all gifts to the Christ Child. Bring your UNWRAPPED toy and they will be given to children in need in December 2017 at the Lower Cape Outreach Gift Center.

Wednesday, February 15: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Our Men’s Lunch will meet as usual on the 3rd Wednesday. 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.

Friday, February 10: LABYRINTH WALK – At 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month at 10 am. continues in February with the meditation theme “Consciousness.” Dr. Margaret Rappaport, certified labyrinth facilitator, offers a brief instructive introduction to the walk. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music presents Chants sung by Anonymous 4 to enhance the theme. Rev. Anne Koehler shares a theological reflection to connect participants to the deeper meaning of the walk experience. ALL ARE WELCOME!

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance, we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are destined for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FAIR TRADE: PLEASE NOTE! For improved security, please pay for Fair Trade items by check (made out to Fr. Ken Campbell) and leave in the money box. If you want to pay by cash please leave cash in the Justice & Peace mailbox in the Church Office or give the cash directly to Fr. Ken. Thank you!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards, which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Our new “Health Ministry Survey” was included as a separate insert in the January Together. If you have not already completed it, please take the time to complete the survey and place it in the “Survey Boxes” at each entrance or mail it back to the church to the Attention: Health Ministries. Additional surveys are available in the Parish Office.