Announcements March 14 – 20

Holy Conversations:  Sundays in Lent & Easter – March 15, 29, April 19, 26 from 11:30 am to 2 pm in the Parish Hall. Sharing and learning from the stories of CHS’s history in preparation for the new rector. Celebrate Life-giving stories; heal Life-sapping stories while making Japanese Kintsugi art. We move through this process knowing that Jesus will heal our Lenten brokenness, in confidence that God never abandons us, and Easter reconciliation is just ahead. Since the Holy Conversations are for adults only, all children and young adults are welcome in the Gathering Room for fun and games!

CHOIR APPRECIATION: SUNDAY, MARCH 15 – We deeply appreciate our wonderful choir every Sunday, but on Sunday, March 15, we will give them special recognition and celebrate with a festive coffee hour following the service. Please plan to attend and then join in the first of our Holy Conversations.

POTLUCK COFFEE HOURS:  March 15, 29, April 19, 26 are the Sundays designated for “Holy Conversations” and participants will need a little extra sustenance! We will use a potluck approach to coffee hour on March 29April 19 and 26 so no one person bears the burden of feeding us all. Look for the sign up board in the Parish Hall to indicate that you will bring something to share on those Sundays

Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent:  Wednesdays during Lent, March 18, 25, April 1, at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread and watch the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’. We will examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended. Please contact Dianne Fromm at heartwood1492@msn.com or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening.

MAUNDY THURSDAY:  The sign up sheet for our Maundy Thursday Vigil is available in the reception room. Please come and sign up for this meaningful devotion.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Church School news: CHANGE in filling the Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt! Please bring wrapped candy to the basket in the Reception/Art Gallery Room. The Church School Team and any volunteers will fill the 300 eggs on Palm Sunday in the Gathering Room after the Youth Brunch. Please no peanut related candy. Speak to any member of the Church School team if you would like to help. There are sign up sheets in the Gathering Room of the Church School for children to be Acolytes on the 4th Sunday of each month and for Readers on the 1st Sunday of each month. Please encourage your children to participate.

Youth Group SPONSORED FUN PARISH Event:  FRIDAY MARCH 20 from 5 to 9 pm in the Parish Hall. Spaghetti Supper & Pie Eating Contest plus a paper airplane building night! Come join in the fun! This event is open to all ages, bring a friend and your fun party attitude. We will supply the materials for the airplane building. There is no cost for this event but donations are greatly appreciated. There’s a first time for everything…bet this is one for most of us! Matt Thompson

Lenten Array Booklets:  Want to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments? There are laminated sheets available at all entrances to the church and on the small altar table.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  The artist for March is Gail Smith+ “Soul Work Gatherings”:  Baskets, Paintings, Appliqué Quilt work, Poetry, Soul collage by Gail Smith. “My art work, quilting, poetry writing, basket weaving all serve as ways for me to spend time and be present with God.” Please stop by the Gallery/Reception Room and enjoy Gail’s+ show!

F4Ks: Food 4 Kids has begun preparing for their 8th summer on the Lower and Outer Cape. We are thrilled that our fabulous Operations Team will be back with us this summer. However, we do foresee the hiring of two Site Supervisors who will deliver the meals to a site (Chatham Community Center or Wellfleet Recreation) and serve the lunches to the children there each day. The site supervisors may also work additional hours at the church before lunch. If you know an enthusiastic, capable individual who works well with kids and desires part-time employment this summer, please ask them to contact Brenda Ridgeway or Anne Koehler at info@food4kidscapecod.org.

ANNUAL NAUSET INTERFAITH GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE:  St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church on Main Street, Chatham at 12 Noon on Good Friday. The service will include seven brief reflections on the death of Jesus with short periods for quiet reflection, hymns, brief prayers and music. For more information please contact Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com

Adult study group – Sunday, March 15 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Lenten season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Because of “Holy Conversations” and the visit by Canon O’Connell  on March 22, the book discussion group will not be meeting until Palm Sunday, April 5, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul Chapter 9. Brian and Brooke Skea

FREE SHOP: Your SPRING clothing donations are most welcomed. 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? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277/artoff@comcast.net or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ suzyhannah3@gmail.com.

HEALTH MINISTRY:  March’s topic of the month is Brain Health. Did you know, more than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) each year? For more information, go to Food & Drug Administration Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults – http://www/fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/ucm163959.htm

LADIES LUNCHEON:  We had a record turnout for our March 5 Ladies Luncheon.  The day was lovely and it was easy to forget that things could go wrong in our world.  However, due to the threats of flu and the corona virus, we will suspend meetings until June, and then assess the situation.  In the meantime, stay well, stay safe, and God Bless. Fay Cole

 

 

Announcements March 7 – 13

RUMMAGE SALE 2020: There will be a planning meeting in the fireplace room on Tuesday, March 10 at 10 am to put together a leadership team to run the Rummage Sale. We are looking for new leadership this year. Save the dates for Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 with set-up beginning in the parish hall on Tuesday, May 12. This is a major parish fundraiser and is always a fun event. We can’t pull it off without a lot of help. If you are interested in helping but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Melissa Keeffe: call/text (607) 426-0916. or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

Holy Conversations:  Sundays in Lent & Easter – March 15, 29, April 19, 26 from 11:30 am to 2 pm in the Parish Hall. During our Holy Conversations we will share stories from the Church of the Holy Spirit’s history. After collecting our stories during our first Holy Conversation, we will decide which ones we want to talk about more. We do this work as part of our preparation for the next rector. Like the Japanese art of Kintsugi, we will mend the broken pieces of our stories into a wholeness that is made possible only through Jesus Christ. We will also be creating a beautiful work of Kintsugi together and have a healing service. Since the Holy Conversations are for adults only, all children and young adults are welcome in the Gathering Room for fun and games!

CHOIR APPRECIATION: SUNDAY, MARCH 15 – We deeply appreciate our wonderful choir every Sunday, but on Sunday, March 15, we will give them special recognition and celebrate with a festive coffee hour following the service.  Please plan to attend and then join in the first of our Holy Conversations.

Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent:  Continuing with the Wednesdays during Lent, March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, we will meet at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread. We will watch the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ and examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended.  Please contact Dianne Fromm at heartwood1492@msn.com or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening.

MAUNDY THURSDAY:  The sign up sheet for our Maundy Thursday Vigil is available in the reception room. Please come and sign up for this meaningful devotion.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Church School news: CHANGE in filling the Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt! Please bring wrapped candy to the basket in the Reception/Art Gallery Room. The Church School Team and any volunteers will fill the 300 eggs on Palm Sunday in the Gathering Room after the Youth Brunch. Please no peanut related candy. Speak to any member of the Church School team if you would like to help. There are sign up sheets in the Gathering Room of the Church School for children to be Acolytes on the 4th Sunday of each month and for Readers on the 1st Sunday of each month.  Please encourage your children to participate.

Youth Group SPONSORED FUN PARISH Event: FRIDAY MARCH 20 from 5 to 9 pm in the Parish Hall. Spaghetti Supper & Pie Eating Contest plus a paper airplane building night!  Come join in the fun! This event is open to all ages, bring a friend and your fun party attitude. We will supply the materials for the airplane building. There is no cost for this event but donations are greatly appreciated. There’s a first time for everything…bet this is one for most of us!  Matt Thompson

Lenten Array Booklets: The Lenten Array is now up on the altars for the season of Lent. For those of you who would like to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments, there are laminated sheets available at all entrances to the church and on the small altar table.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  The artist for March is Gail Smith+ “Soul Work Gatherings”:  Baskets, Paintings, Appliqué Quilt work, Poetry, Soul collage by Gail Smith. “My art work, quilting, poetry writing, basket weaving all serve as ways for me to spend time and be present with God.”
Please stop by the Gallery/Reception Room and enjoy Gail’s+ show!

Adult study group – Sunday, March 8 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Lenten season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+

Book Discussion Group –  Sunday, March 8 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul, reading chapter 8. Brian and Brooke Skea

HEALTH MINISTRY:  March’s topic of the month is Brain Health. Did you know, more than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) each year? For more information, go to Food & Drug Administration Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults – http://www/fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/ucm163959.htm

 

 

Announcements February 29 – March 6

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER Schedule:
Palm Sunday:  Saturday, April 4 :  5 pm;  Sunday, April 5:  8 am & 10 am.
Maundy Thursday:  April 9:  5 pm; “On the Road to Gethsemane”, Agape meal, Foot Washing, and Time in the Garden.
Overnight Prayer Vigil:  Watch with Jesus for an hour from April 9:  9 pm until April 10:  9 am.
Good Friday:  April 10:  3 pm Stations of the Cross – Labyrinth Walk; 5 pm Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday:  April 11:  7 pm Easter Vigil.
Easter Sunday:  April 12:  8 am Spoken Liturgy; 10 am Choral Liturgy followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch.

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 7, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm through and including October 31.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 8, remember to “Spring forward”.

YOUTH SUNDAY AND BRUNCH: Sunday, March 1 after the 10 am service, join us in the Parish Hall for brunch prepared and served by our youth. This month: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Fruit, Fresh Baked Biscuits, Coffee, Tea; $8 per person, children under 18 eat free.

Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent:  On the five Wednesdays during Lent, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, we will meet at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread. We will watch the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ and examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended.  Please contact Dianne Fromm at heartwood1492@msn.com or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening.

Ladies LuncheonMarch 5, 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is: Sue Stevens, potato chips and paper goods; Nancy Ludewig, juice; and Dilys Smith, applesauce for those people who desire a Lenten alternative. Hope you will join us. If school is closed on a Ladies Luncheon date (due to weather), the luncheon will automatically be cancelled.

Instructed Eucharist:  Saturday, March 7 at the 5 pm service and Sunday, March 8 at the 10 am service. Come join us and our children for our Instructed Holy Eucharist and learn something new or something you have forgotten!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The Church School is again sponsoring the Easter Egg Hunt after the 10 am Easter Service. Please help by picking up empty plastic eggs in the Reception Room starting March 1 and return them filled with candy or trinkets. NO PEANUT PRODUCTS IN THE CANDY PLEASE! There are sign up sheets in the Gathering Room of the Church School for children to be Acolytes on the 4th Sunday of each month and for Readers on the 1st Sunday of each month.  Please encourage your children to participate.

Lenten Array Booklets: The Lenten Array is now up on the altars for the season of Lent. For those of you who would like to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments, there are booklets available at all entrances to the church and on the small altar table.

MAUNDY THURSDAY:  The sign up sheet for our Maundy Thursday Vigil is available in the reception room. Please come and sign up for this meaningful devotion.

Holy Conversations:  Sundays in Lent & Easter – March 15, 29, April 19, 26 from 11:30 am to 2 pm in the Parish Hall. During our Holy Conversations we will share stories from the Church of the Holy Spirit’s history. After collecting our stories during our first Holy Conversation, we will decide which ones we want to talk about more. We do this work as part of our preparation for the next rector. Addressing those issues that haunt us, healing wherever it is possible, and working towards reconciliation together will help give us a fresh start and be in the best space possible for our new rector. We encourage everyone to participate in these important discussions.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  The artist for March is Gail Smith+ “Soul Work Gatherings”:  Baskets, Paintings, Appliqué Quilt work, Poetry, Soul collage by Gail Smith. “My art work, quilting, poetry writing, basket weaving all serve as ways for me to spend time and be present with God.”
Please stop by the Gallery/Reception Room and enjoy Gail’s+ show!

FREE SHOP:  Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277/artoff@comcast.net or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ suzyhannah3@gmail.com.

Adult study group – Sunday, March 1 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Lenten season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+

Book Discussion Group –  Sunday, March 1 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul, reading chapters 7. Brian and Brooke Skea

HEALTH MINISTRY:  March’s topic of the month is Brain Health. Did you know, more than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) each year? For more information, go to Food & Drug Administration Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults – http://www/fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/ucm163959.htm

 

 

 

Announcements February 22 – 28

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 7, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm through and including October 31.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 8, remember to “Spring forward”.

Please bring your palms from last year to the church and place them in the basket in the Reception Room so that we may burn them in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – February 25 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. This year we will have pancake races like they do in England and a crazy apron contest. There will be prizes for the best ones! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

Wednesday, February 26:  ASH WEDNESDAY – Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at
10 am & 7 pm in the Church.

Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent:  On the five Wednesdays during Lent, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, we will meet at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread.  Each week we will watch a portion of the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ then examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended.  Please contact Dianne Fromm at heartwood1492@msn.com or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening. This event is open to the community.  Please bring your friends!

Debra+ wants to get to know you! Sign up on the board in the reception room for a small gathering in a parishioner’s home. Many dates and times are available. We just added an evening gathering for those who work during the day.

Ladies LuncheonMarch 5, 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is: Sue Stevens, potato chips and paper goods; Nancy Ludewig, juice; and Dilys Smith, applesauce for those people who desire a Lenten alternative. Last month, Janet Winter rose to the challenge of creating paper art from the leftover napkins filling up the kitchen drawers. By unanimous decision, we will use this colorful “leftover napkin” art again! Hope you will join us. If school is closed on a Ladies Luncheon date (due to weather), the luncheon will automatically be cancelled.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the library from 10 am to 12 Noon. We are currently discussing our new selection, “The Sabbath” by Abraham Heschel, a brief yet profound  meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day. We welcome new members. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  The CHS art exhibit for February – LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS. This exhibit of hearts comes from Parishioners’ collections and hearts created by CHS artists/crafters/potters/quilters – all for your viewing delight. Enjoy the show! All CHS parishioners & artists who offered their “hearts” – please pick them up the last week of February – Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Thank you for your offerings!

CHS CHOIR:  Music is an excellent way to lift the spirit during the winter months—if you are interested in joining us for the Lent and/or Easter seasons, we are always open to welcoming new voices. If you are interested in joining the Sunday Choir, speak to our Music Director, Joan Kirchner, or a choir member.

FREE SHOP:  Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277/artoff@comcast.net or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ suzyhannah3@gmail.com.

Adult study group – Sunday, February 23 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Epiphany season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+

Book Discussion Group –  Sunday, February 23 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul, reading chapters 5 and 6. Brian and Brooke Skea

HEALTH MINISTRY:  February’s topic of the month is Women’s Heart Health! Heart disease accounts for 1 in 5 female deaths yearly. It is the leading cause of death for African Americans and White women. Reduce your risks, check out the postings we’ve placed around the church campus this month!

The KIMBALL HOUSE is open on Monday from 10 am until 12 Noon, except when the Church is closed on a holiday. The Guild welcomes all interested and those who are considering joining us, to see how the aluminum ware is created. We also have a display of wares for purchase. Come see us creating and working: Jane Affleck, Georgia Schneider, and Susan Owens.

Holy Conversations:  Sundays in Lent & Easter – March 15, 29, April 19, 26 from 11:30 am to 2 pm in the Parish Hall. During our Holy Conversations we will share stories from the Church of the Holy Spirit’s history. After collecting our stories during our first Holy Conversation, we will decide which ones we want to talk about more. We do this work as part of our preparation for the next rector. Addressing those issues that haunt us, healing wherever it is possible, and working towards reconciliation together will help give us a fresh start and be in the best space possible for our new rector. We encourage everyone to participate in these important discussions.

 

Announcements February 15 – 21

LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER Schedule:
 Ash Wednesday:  Wednesday, February 26Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
at 10 am & 7 pm
Palm Sunday:  Saturday, April 4 :  5 pm;  Sunday, April 5:  8 am & 10 am
Maundy Thursday:  April 9:  5 pm; Traveling “Maundy Thursday” Journey
Overnight Prayer Vigil:  Watch with Jesus for an hour from April 9:  9 pm until
April 10:  9 am
Good Friday:  April 10:  3 pm Stations of the Cross – Labyrinth Walk;
5 pm Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday:  April 11:  7 pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday:  April 12:  8 am Spoken Liturgy; 10 am Choral Liturgy
followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 7, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm through and including October 31.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 8, remember to “Spring forward”.

Please bring your palms from last year to the church and place them in the basket in the Reception Room so that we may burn them in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

EPIPHANY EVENSONG AND COMBINED SHEPHERD GROUPS – Sunday, February 16 at 5 pm in the church. The season of Epiphany is the season of light. This is the theme for our next service of Evensong. Following the Choral Evensong, there will be a reception in the Parish  Hall. The combined Shepherd Groups of Brewster, Orleans and Eastham will provide hearty hors d’oeuvres for all to enjoy. There will also be wine and other beverages. We need a few folks to help set up and clean up. Contact Cynthia Murray at csamurray@mac.com or 914-924-8758 if you can help.  You do not need to belong to a Shepherd’s Group to participate—feel free to bring a savory or sweet finger food to share!  Joan Kirchner

PLEASE NOTE:  DATE CHANGE – Eucharistic Minister Training – Saturday, February 22: Eucharistic Ministers will join in a training update at 10 am in the church. Eucharistic Ministers are worship leaders who assist at the altar by leading the Psalm, serving the chalice, and sometimes assist the priest in setting the altar. They are also cross-trained to serve as an acolyte and a lector. If you sense that you might be called to this ministry, please speak with Debra+.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – February 25 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. This year we will have pancake races like they do in England and a crazy apron contest. There will be prizes for the best ones! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

Wednesday, February 26:  ASH WEDNESDAY – Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at 10 am & 7 pm in the Church.

Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent:  On the five Wednesdays during Lent, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, we will meet at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread.  Each week we will watch a portion of the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ then examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended.  Please contact Dianne Fromm at heartwood1492@msn.com or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening. This event is open to the community.  Please bring your friends!

Debra+ wants to get to know you! Sign up on the board in the reception room for a small gathering in a parishioner’s home. Many dates and times are available. We just added an evening gathering for those who work during the day.

Ladies LuncheonMarch 5, 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is: Sue Stevens, potato chips and paper goods; Nancy Ludewig, juice; and Dilys Smith, applesauce for those people who desire a Lenten alternative. Last month, Janet Winter rose to the challenge of creating paper art from the leftover napkins filling up the kitchen drawers. By unanimous decision, we will use this colorful “leftover napkin” art again! Hope you will join us. If school is closed on a Ladies Luncheon date (due to weather), the luncheon will automatically be cancelled.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  The CHS art exhibit for February – LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS. This exhibit of hearts comes from Parishioners’ collections and hearts created by CHS artists/crafters/potters/quilters – all for your viewing delight. Enjoy the show! All CHS parishioners & artists who offered their “hearts” – please pick them up the last week of February – Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Thank you for your offerings!

CHS CHOIR:  Music is an excellent way to lift the spirit during the winter months—if you are interested in joining us for the Lent and/or Easter seasons, we are always open to welcoming new voices. If you are interested in joining the Sunday Choir, speak to our Music Director, Joan Kirchner, or a choir member.

FREE SHOP:  Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277/artoff@comcast.net or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ suzyhannah3@gmail.com.

Adult study group – Sunday, February 15 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Epiphany season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+

 Book Discussion Group –  Sunday, February 15 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul, reading chapters 5 and 6. Brian and Brooke Skea

HEALTH MINISTRY:  February’s topic of the month is Women’s Heart Health! Heart disease accounts for 1 in 5 female deaths yearly. It is the leading cause of death for African Americans and White women. Reduce your risks, check out the postings we’ve placed around the church campus this month!

The KIMBALL HOUSE is open on Monday from 10 am until 12 Noon, except when the Church is closed on a holiday. The Guild welcomes all interested and those who are considering joining us, to see how the aluminum ware is created. We also have a display of wares for purchase. Come see us creating and working: Jane Affleck, Georgia Schneider, and Susan Owens.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE:  Monday, March 16 in the Parish Hall, 9 am to 2 pm. Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. Please support this worthy event.

 

 

 

Announcements February 1 – 7

CHS ANNUAL MEETING – Sunday, February 9 – ALL TO ATTEND 10 am SERVICE NO SATURDAY or Sunday 8 am SERVICES (Snow Date – Sunday February 23 – One Service at 10am). Children will meet in the Fireplace Room after church to make Valentine Cards. Nursery care is provided!

PASTORAL CARE NEEDS: During the Interim/Transition period, Gail Smith+ is available for Pastoral Care. Please contact her directly for visits, prayers, health issues, deaths, and other pastoral care at gsmith@chsorleans.org or through the parish office at 508-255-0433. If you have a pastoral need when the office is closed, call the parish office and press zero to be connected to the answering service who will forward your need to Gail. There is no longer a chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital. If you or a loved one are in the hospital, contact Gail Smith+ or the office.

Debra+ wants to get to know you! Sign up on the board in the reception room for a small gathering in a parishioner’s home. Many dates and times are available and more will be added as needed.

Adult study group – Sunday, February 2 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Epiphany season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+

YOUTH SUNDAY AND BRUNCH – Sunday, February 2: After the 10 am service, join us in the Parish Hall for brunch prepared and served by our youth. Menu: Waffles with Cream Cheese, Strawberries, Bacon, Coffee and Tea. $8 per person, children under 18 eat free.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Sunday, February 2 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Chapters 3 and 4 of Chilton’s Rabbi Paul. We will NOT meet February 9 because of the Annual Meeting. Brian and Brooke Skea

LADIES LUNCHEON: Our next lunch is Thursday, February 6 in the Parish Hall at 12 noon, bring a sandwich to share, and enjoy! Our committee is: Barbara Mahoney, Chips; Nancy Ludwig, Juice; Paper Goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces: Janet Winter; and Dessert, Dilys Smith.

Eucharistic Minister Training Update – Saturday, February 15: Eucharistic Ministers will join in a training update at 10 am in the church. Eucharistic Ministers are worship leaders who assist at the altar by leading the Psalm, serving the chalice, and sometimes assist the priest in setting the altar. They are also cross-trained to serve as an acolyte and a lector. If you sense that you might be called to this ministry, please speak with Debra+.

EPIPHANY EVENSONG AND COMBINED SHEPHERD GROUPS – Sunday, February 16 at 5 pm in the church. The season of Epiphany is the season of light. This is the theme for our next service of Evensong. Following the Choral Evensong, there will be a reception in the Parish  Hall. The combined Shepherd Groups of Brewster, Orleans and Eastham will provide hearty hors d’oeuvres for all to enjoy. There will also be wine and other beverages. We need a few folks to help set up and clean up. Contact Cynthia Murray at csamurray@mac.com or 914-924-8758 if you can help.  You do not need to belong to a Shepherd’s Group to participate—feel free to bring a savory or sweet finger food to share!  Joan Kirchner

SAVE THE DATE – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 25 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. This year we will have pancake races like they do in England and a crazy apron contest. There will be prizes for the best ones! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  The CHS art exhibit for February – LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS.
This exhibit of hearts comes from Parishioners’ collections and hearts created by CHS artists/crafters/potters/quilters – all for your viewing delight. Enjoy the show!

CHS CHOIR:  Music is an excellent way to lift the spirit during the winter months—if you are interested in joining us for the Lent and/or Easter seasons, we are always open to welcoming new voices. If you are interested in joining the Sunday Choir, speak to our Music Director, Joan Kirchner, or a choir member.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277/artoff@comcast.net or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ suzyhannah3@gmail.com.

HEALTH MINISTRY: February’s topic of the month is Women’s Heart Health! Heart disease accounts for 1 in 5 female deaths yearly. It is the leading cause of death for African Americans and White women. Reduce your risks, check out the postings we’ve placed around the church campus this month!

MORNING PRAYER – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS – START TIME CHANGE to 8:30 a.m. – In an effort to make it more convenient for more parishioners to attend a mid-week service, the Wednesday Morning Prayer service has moved the starting time to 8:30 am in the Chapel area of the church.

Office Hours: When we reduced office staff over a  year ago for budgetary reasons, we went from having one full time and one half-time paid office staff positions to just one half-time paid office staff.  But, when we reduced staff, we did not reduce the hours the office was open.  Recognizing that we still have much work to do, but now with less people, the church office will now be open Monday through Thursday from 10 am until 12:30 pm.  The office will be closed to the congregation at 12:30 pm for the remainder of the day so that the staff can focus on accomplishing the work of the parish. We ask that everyone be respectful of these new hours and that those with keys honor this change and leave the staff to do their work in the afternoons. The Vestry

 

 

Announcements January 18 – 24

PASTORAL CARE NEEDS: During the Interim/Transition period, Gail Smith+ will be available for Pastoral Care. Please contact her directly for visits, prayers, health issues, deaths, and other pastoral care concerns at gsmith@chsorleans.org or through the parish office at 508-255-0433. If you have a pastoral need when the office is closed, just call the parish office number and press zero to be connected to the answering service who will forward your need to Gail. Please note there is no longer a chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital. If you or a loved one are in the hospital, please contact Gail Smith+ or the office.

Debra+ wants to get to know you! Please sign up on the board in the reception room for a small gathering in a fellow parishioner’s home. A number of dates and times are available and more will be added as needed.

CHS ANNUAL MEETING – Sunday, February 9 – ALL TO ATTEND 10 am SERVICE – NO SATURDAY or Sunday 8 am SERVICES (Snow Date – Sunday February 23 – One Service at 10am). Children will meet in the Fireplace Room after church to make Valentine Cards. Nursery care is always provided!

2019 Giving Statements Have Been Sent:  Most of you will receive your statement in your email.  Just in case you might think it is yet another SPAM email, here is what the email will look like:

From: Church of the Holy Spirit <noreply@chsorleans.simplechurchcrm.com>

Subject: Church of the Holy Spirit Giving Statement

Reply-To: Anne Koehler <aekoehler51@gmail.com>

Attached, you will find your giving statement from Church of the Holy Spirit for 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019. Please retain this for tax purposes. Those of you who receive our Together newsletter by traditional mail will receive your Giving Statements by traditional mail also.

Adult Education – Sunday, January 19 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. Epiphany and Lent: “Glimpse of the Gospel”. Using as a lens the themes for the season, we will be exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday Come join us in the Fireplace Room. See you there, Gail

Book Discussion Group – Sunday, January 19 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be reading Chapter 2 of Rabbi Paul by Bruce Chilton. You can find the book via your local bookseller or on Amazon. We look forward to seeing you all as we begin this New Year of reading. Brian and Brooke Skea

SAVE THE DATE – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 25 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall! This year we will have pancake races like they do in England and everyone is invited to wear a crazy apron. There will be prizes for the best ones! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  The featured CHS artist for January is the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort have been a ministry at CHS for years. Each shawl is blessed by the clergy before they’re distributed. Our parish prayer shawls will be on display in the reception room during January. If you would like to take a shawl to someone, just choose a shawl on display and sign on the clip board so we know who will receive the shawl. If you want to join our group of knitters, please visit the display for more information or contact Sandy Marshall at  508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277/artoff@comcast.net or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ suzyhannah3@gmail.com.

Health Ministry: Health Ministry – January’s tip of the month is COLD and FLU protection!  Minimize your exposure by washing your hands OFTEN, keeping your distance from coughers and sneezers, disinfecting surfaces (faucets, doorknobs, keyboards). Get your flu shot if you haven’t yet. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, with rare exception. Check out the tips we’ve posted around the campus this month, take good care of yourselves, and let’s stay cold & flu-free together! Meg Nemitz and Ann Pike-Paris, co-chairs

LADIES LUNCHEON:  We had a good turnout for our January meeting, including Debra Kissinger+ and her daughter, Emma-Li, who was visiting from college. Our next meeting is February 6. Our committee is:  Barbara Mahoney, Chips; Nancy Ludwig, Juice; Paper Goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces: Janet Winter; and Dessert, Dilys Smith. Come to the Parish Hall at 12 noon, bring a sandwich to share, and enjoy whatever happens!

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  On Tuesday, at 10 am in the Library. Our group is discussing our new selection, “The Sabbath” by Abraham Heschel. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the church library from 10 am to noon and welcomes new members. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit, we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: office@chsorleans.org or  508-255-0433.