Announcements September 14 – 21

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 15:  The Fall season of the Book Discussion Group will begin, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Members should bring ideas for the book we will read this Fall. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, September 16:  Together DEADLINE!

Sunday, September 29:  SHEPHERD GROUPS & EVENSONG – All Shepherd groups will meet together at a celebration of St. Michael and All Angels in a Choral Evensong  at 5 pm.  Bring your friends and join us first in the church for Evensong and then in the Parish Hall for a reception hosted by the Shepherd Groups of CHS.

In honor of St. Francis, we will have a bulletin board in the Parish Hall with pictures of your pets. Please send or bring the picture to the office. Please put your name and your pet’s name on the back of the photo. Deadline Sunday, September 29. We will have a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 6 at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The 2019-2020 Church School Year has begun!  SAVE THE DATE –  Friday October 18 – Pumpkin Carving – details and sign up are on Church School and Youth Group Bulletin boards. Plans are underway for a Middle School Retreat (5th – 9th Graders) November 15-17 at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH. These retreats are always great fun. Interested? Contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net. Joan McFadden

Choir rehearsal has resumed! We begin work on Evensong, as well as Adam’s+ last service, and All Saints’ Day. We are always happy to welcome new singers to this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the church.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH has resumed. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We are discussing Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! It’s that time of year again! There are many ways you can support this popular and successful fund raising parish event. Gently Used Jewelry: We welcome “good costume” or “fine” jewelry donations.  Drop off box is in Parish Office. Clearly label these donations so we can price them properly in advance of the bazaar. Volunteer sign up and other donation drop offs will be in October. More information will be available as we get closer to the date! Sue Sasso & Priscilla Isner.  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., for the HOLIDAY BAZAAR, please save a jar or two for the bake sale. Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

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.

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Announcements August 31 – September 6

Sunday, September 1:  ADULT EDUCATION – Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. This week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on The Sacrifice of Isaac. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this
dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 1:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am service, please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group. September’s Menu: Stuffed French Toast (Apple and Blueberry), Sausage, Fruit, Juice, Coffee and Tea.
$8 per person – Children under 18 are free.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Our Summer program, “Veggie Tale Theater”, concludes Sunday, September 1. The 2019-2020 Church School Year will begin on September 8.  Look for an e-mail with instructions on how to register on line.

Monday, September 2: In observance of Labor Day, the office will be closed.

Tuesday, September 3:  READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH resumes. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

Wednesday, September 4: Choir rehearsal resumes! We begin work on Evensong, Adam’s+ last service and All Saints Day. We are always happy to welcome new singers to this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30pm in the church.

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

Friday, September 6:  LABYRINTH  WALK – Parish Hall at 10 am.  The guided walk takes about 45 minutes; the labyrinth remains up until noon for people to drop in to walk. Give yourself the gift of time and come walk with us, let your reflective time on the labyrinth be a time to rejuvenate and relax. Questions please contact Gail Smith+.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

The Christmas Bazaar is November 2!  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., please save a jar or two for the bake sale.  Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Customers like to buy things they might not make themselves.  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

Monday, September 16:  Together DEADLINE!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29,
10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

 

 

Announcements August 24 – 30

Sunday, August 25:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. This week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on The Birth of Isaac and the Exile of Ishmael. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this
dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME:  It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, August 25:  After the 10 am service, during the Coffee Hour, please join Cheryl Kyle and the Keeffe-Jones family for a presentation about their October 2018 visit to Tanzania.  Come hear about the exciting happenings at Endupoto Primary School and Oljoro Secondary School; both schools are located in the Maasai Steppe and are supported by our Outreach Committee. We will have a picture slide show of the visit to both schools, as well as some safari highlights from the Tanzania trip.

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service!  Interested? Contact Joan at music@chsorleans.org

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is still here bringing heat waves, heavy thunder storms, tornados, sharks, seals… so we thought it good to  repeat our reminders on outdoor safety precautions.  Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, bug spray, wearing your helmet when cycling and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect yourself and those around you. Here’s to a safe summer! Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Laura Baksa. Laura
is a sculptor and landscape artist. She creates functional art pieces for the garden and stone “follies” or “ruins”. Please stop by and enjoy her show! Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Summer 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. Mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Wednesday, September 18:  Beginning on Wednesday, September 18 and continuing through October 9, at 5 pm in the Parish Hall, Ken Campbell+ will lead a 4 week book study of The Words of My Father:  Love and Pain in Palestine, by Yousef Bashir. This is about a young Palestinian growing up in the Gaza Strip. Please contact Ken+ at Ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

 

 

Announcements August 17 -23

Sunday, August 18:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. For this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on The Mysterious Visit, and the Intercession of Abraham. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this
dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

Sunday, August 18:  “Sundae Sunday” – Weather permitting we will gather in the memorial garden, after the 10 am service, to enjoy ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles! Too wet or too hot, we will see you in the Parish Hall…Yum!!

Sunday, August 25:  After the 10 am service, during the Coffee Hour, please join Cheryl Kyle and the Keeffe-Jones family for a presentation about their October 2018 visit to Tanzania.  Come hear about the exciting happenings at Endupoto Primary School and Oljoro Secondary School; both schools are located in the Maasai Steppe and are supported by our Outreach Committee. We will have a picture slide show of the visit to both schools, as well as some safari highlights from the Tanzania trip.

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service!  Interested? Contact Joan at music@chsorleans.org

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is still here bringing heat waves, heavy thunder storms, tornados, sharks, seals… so we thought it good to  repeat our reminders on outdoor safety precautions.  Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, bug spray, wearing your helmet when cycling and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect yourself and those around you. Here’s to a safe summer! Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Laura Baksa. Laura
is a sculptor and landscape artist. She creates functional art pieces for the garden and stone “follies” or “ruins”. Please stop by and enjoy her show! Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Summer 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. Mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Wednesday, September 18:  Beginning on Wednesday, September 18 and continuing through October 9, at 5 pm in the Parish Hall, Ken Campbell+ will lead a 4 week book study of The Words of My Father:  Love and Pain in Palestine, by Yousef Bashir. This is about a young Palestinian growing up in the Gaza Strip. Please contact Ken+ at Ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: COME JOIN US! Our reading group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to 12 noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. Tuesday, September 3 we will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest who, while teaching a college course on the New Testament, is surprised by her discovery of God in the many non-Christian religions in the world. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included!  If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

 

 

 

Announcements August 10 – 16

Sunday, August 10:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. For this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on Ishmael, the Covenant Sign, and the Promise to Sarai. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

Tuesday, August 13:  Galley West Artisan Gallery (GWAG) – Information Meeting – 1 pm in the Fireplace Room. If you were unable to join us on July 23 (the tornado/stormy day) at the GWAG information meeting, you have another chance to learn about this exciting opportunity being offered to CHS members.  Please read the article in the August Together with more details…. and then come and listen to what we have planned. If you are interested in this opportunity but can not join us, please contact Sue at susansasso@hotmail.com or 508-255-1732.

Friday, August 16:  August Garden Party –  8:30 am to noon.  All  parishioners and  their friends are welcomed to join us. Come when convenient and stay as long as you can. There is always a break about 10 am when we gather around for coffee and donut holes and get to know each other better (and take a photo for the CHS Facebook page).  Please plan to join us on August 16.

Sunday, August 18:  “Sundae Sunday” – Weather permitting we will gather in the memorial garden, after the 10 am service, to enjoy ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles! Too wet or too hot, we will see you in the Parish Hall…Yum!!

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service!  Interested? Contact Joan at music@chsorleans.org

Wednesday, August 14:  APOLLO MISSION ANNIVERSARY & BOOK STUDY! – There will be a special showing of the academy award winning film, Hidden Figures, at the Eastham Public Library at 3 pm, followed by discussion. The film is about the three African American women working as human computers on the Apollo Project. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Action Team of Nauset Interfaith. All welcome!

Wednesday, September 18:  Beginning on Wednesday, September 18 and continuing through October 9, at 5 pm in the Parish Hall, Ken Campbell+ will lead a 4 week book study of The Words of My Father:  Love and Pain in Palestine, by Yousef Bashir. This is about a young Palestinian growing up in the Gaza Strip. Please contact Ken+ at Ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Laura Baksa. Laura
is a sculptor and landscape artist. She creates functional art pieces for the garden and stone “follies” or “ruins”. Please stop by and enjoy her show! Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Summer 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is still here bringing heat waves, heavy thunder storms, tornados, sharks, seals… so we thought it good to  repeat our reminders on outdoor safety precautions.  Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, bug spray, wearing your helmet when cycling and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect yourself and those around you. Here’s to a safe summer! Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. Mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

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Announcements August 3 – 9

Sunday, August 4:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis and for this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on God’s Covenant with Abram. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Coffee Hour host needed for August 11. Please sign up today in the Parish Hall. Thank you!

Sunday, August 4:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am Service, please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group!

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service! We will also be featuring some soloists, both vocal and   instrumental. Interested? Please contact Joan at music@chsorleans.org

Tuesday, August 13:  Galley West Artisan Gallery (GWAG) – Information Meeting – 1 pm in the Fireplace Room. If you were unable to join us on July 23 (the tornado and stormy day) at the GWAG information meeting, you have another chance to learn about this exciting opportunity being offered to CHS members.  Please read the article in the August Together with more details…. and then come and listen to what we have planned. If you are interested in this opportunity but can not join us, please contact Sue Sasso at susansasso@hotmail.com or 508-255-1732 and she will send you the material.

Friday, August 16:  August Garden Party –  8:30 am to noon.  All  parishioners and  their friends are welcomed to join us. Come when convenient and stay as long as you can. There is always a break about 10 am when we gather around for coffee and donut holes and get to know each other better. (and take a photo for the CHS Facebook page).  Please plan to join us on August 16.

Sunday, August 18:  “Sundae Sunday” – Weather permitting we will gather in the memorial garden, after the 10 am service, to enjoy ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles! Too wet or too hot, we will see you in the Parish Hall…Yum!!

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Laura Baksa. Laura
is a sculptor and landscape artist. She creates functional art pieces for the garden and stone “follies” or “ruins”. Please stop by and enjoy her show! Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Summer 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is still here bringing heat waves, heavy thunder storms, tornados, sharks, seals… so we thought it good to  repeat our reminders on outdoor safety precautions.  Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, bug spray, wearing your helmet when cycling and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect yourself and those around you. Here’s to a safe summer! Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: COME JOIN US! Our reading group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to 12 noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. On September 3 we will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest who, while teaching a college course on the New Testament, is surprised by her discovery of God in the many non-Christian religions in the world. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included!  If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. We want to thank all of you who have submitted your donations to be a patron of the show. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. You may either mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murray or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

 

 

Announcements July 27 – August 2

A Financial Forum will be held this
Sunday, July 28, 2019 after the 10:00 am service in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, July 28:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis and for this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on the Flood Narrative. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service! We will also be featuring some soloists, both vocal and   instrumental. Interested? Please contact Joan at music@chsorleans.org

Sunday, August 18:  “Sundae Sunday” – Weather permitting we will gather in the memorial garden, after the 10 am service, to enjoy ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles! Too wet or too hot, we will see you in the Parish Hall…Yum!!

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. We want to thank all of you who have submitted your donations to be a patron of the show. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. You may either mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murray or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. 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 FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Cheryl Kyle.  She appreciates the opportunity to share her paintings with the congregation and friends of The Church of the Holy Spirit. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 573 students in Tanzania, East Africa. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Summer 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is here and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling, or being mindful of the area you are swimming in, please protect yourself and those around you. And don’t forget the tick checks! The Environmental Working Group has a great resource about repellents, diseases and science based facts: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: COME JOIN US! Our reading group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to 12 noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. On September 3 we will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest who, while teaching a college course on the New Testament, is surprised by her discovery of God in the many non-Christian religions in the world. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included!  If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

Summer Hosts Needed: The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekend for refugee families. The final weekend is August 9-11. More information or questions? Contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.