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.

 

 

January 11 – 17

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.

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).

Adult Education – Sunday, January 12 in the Fireplace Room at  9 am. We will be exploring Epiphany themes during this season. This week we will be looking at Jesus’ Baptism. All are welcome. Gail Smith+

Book Discussion Group – Sunday, January 12 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will begin reading Rabbi Paul by Bruce Chilton, reading the Preface and Chapter One. 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

Annual Reports Due: For those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (ccalhouncape@comcast.net).

CHURCH SCHOOL and YOUTH GROUP NEWS:  Looking ahead to the Annual Meeting on Sunday February 9, the children will meet in the Fireplace Room after church to make Valentine Cards. Nursery care is always provided! SAVE THE DATE – February 25 for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

MORNING PRAYER – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS – START TIME CHANGE to 8:30 a.m. – Starting Wednesday, January 8, 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 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the Chapel area of the church.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

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 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

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

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  On Tuesday, January 7 at 10 am in the Library, our group will begin 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.

MLK BREAKFAST REGISTRATION: The annual MLK Breakfast at Holy Spirit sponsored by Nauset Interfaith, “Face of Racism Today:  Mass Incarceration,” will feature the Honorable Judge Donald Cabelll, United States Magistrate Judge as well as music by well known instrumentalist and vocalist Bruce Abbott and the Youth Choir from the Nauset Middle School and youth poems from Monomoy Regional High School. To register:  ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com. Preregistration is required for this sell out event! Please contact Fr. Ken if you can help !

 

 

Announcements January 4 – 10

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.

EPIPHANY TROPE AND Youth Breakfast – Anne Moronta and Meredith Perkins will be directing the Epiphany Trope at the 10 am service. The children will then continue to the parish library where they will be read a Christmas story, served punch and holiday cookies, and play several new games. Come to the Parish Hall for the monthly Youth Breakfast – Serving:  Eggs Benedict & Fruit, Coffee, Tea, and Juice. $8 per person; children under 18 eat free. Eat some 12th Night cake and pick up your chalk.

Adult Education/Book Discussion Group:  There will be NO Adult Education or Book Discussion Group on January 5 and February 9 (Annual Meeting).

Ladies Luncheon – Thursday, January 9 at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is as follows: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Juice, Ginny Clarendon; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces, Ragnhild Bjerke; and Dessert, Diana Crighton. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided…chips, coffee, tea, juice, and dessert.  It is good to keep in touch with each other whether we feel “up” or “down”.  Companionship always helps.  Please come join us.

Annual Reports DueFor those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (ccalhouncape@comcast.net).

Centering Prayer will NOT be held Monday, January 6. Thursday prayer will continue at 10:30 am as scheduled.  We will resume Monday prayer on January 13 at 4:30 pm.

CHURCH SCHOOL and YOUTH GROUP NEWS:  Looking ahead to the Annual Meeting on Sunday February 9, the children will meet in the Fireplace Room after church to make Valentine Cards. Nursery care is always provided! SAVE THE DATE – February 25 for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

MORNING PRAYER – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS – START TIME CHANGE to 8:30 a.m. – Starting Wednesday, January 8, 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 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the Chapel area of the church.

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 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.

To everyone who shared their angels in the reception room for Advent and Christmas: please retrieve your angels after the service today, Sunday, January 5, to make room for the next display. Thank you!  

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

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

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  On Tuesday, January 7 at 10 am in the Library, our group will begin 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.

MLK BREAKFAST REGISTRATION: The annual MLK Breakfast at Holy Spirit sponsored by Nauset Interfaith, “Face of Racism Today:  Mass Incarceration,” will feature the Honorable Judge Donald Cabral, United States Magistrate Judge as well as music by well known instrumentalist and vocalist Bruce Abbott and the Youth Choir from the Nauset Middle School and youth poems from Monomoy Regional High School. To register:  ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com. Preregistration is required for this sell out event!

Parking Lot Safety: We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

 

 

Announcements December 28, 2019 – January 3, 2020

Sunday, January 5: One service at 10:00 a.m. – Epiphany Trope with breakfast following.
Please remember to bring your unwrapped gifts for the Christ Child.

Adult Education:  There will be NO Adult Education on December 29, January 5 and February 9 (Annual Meeting).

Please Note:  So that the office staff can enjoy the New Year Holiday, the office will be closed on December 31 and January 1, 2020. There will be NO Healing service on December 31 and NO Morning Prayer on January 1.

Sunday, December 29:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read chapters 8 and the Epilogue of Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. There will be NO Book Discussion Group on Sunday, January 5. Brian and Brooke Skea

Centering Prayer will NOT be held Monday, December 30 or January 6. Thursday prayer will continue at 10:30 am as scheduled.  We will resume Monday prayer on January 13 at 4:30 pm.

CHURCH SCHOOL:  Sunday, December 29 – New Year’s Party and Veggie Tale Christmas Movie at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Sign up sheets in Gathering Room for Angels and Shepherds for the Epiphany Trope Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Annual Reports DueFor those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (ccalhouncape@comcast.net).

2020 Pledge Envelopes:  If you have made a financial pledge for 2020 and you requested either weekly or monthly envelopes, they are here!  Please pick them up in the Gallery, where they are being watched over by many angels.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

Thursday, January 9:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is as follows: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Juice, Ginny Clarendon; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces, Ragnhild Bjerke; and Dessert, Diana Crighton. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided…chips, coffee, tea, juice, and dessert.  It is good to keep in touch with each other whether we feel “up” or “down”.  Companionship always helps.  Please come join us.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please come and enjoy this heavenly collection. Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray. The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery. Looking ahead to February 2020 in the Reception Gallery…… LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS – A call for hearts from CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, photographers & beyond! This will be a “group” showing of your hearts on paper, fabric, rocks, clay, etc. work can be for sale or just for exhibit. All hearts gladly & gratefully received mid-January 2020.  Let Sharyn Laughton know what you will be submitting at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry:  Monthly tip from the Health Ministries Committee – December is a good time to talk about FALL PREVENTION! We are all at risk of injury due to a fall. Check out the tips we’ve posted this month, and the completed ramp not the Parish Hall! Be vigilant during the upcoming holidays. Prevention is the key. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

RECYCLING TEAM AT CHS:  We still need additional volunteers to join the CHS Recycling Team. Every 7 to 10 days is usually sufficient to collect the parish recycles from the kitchen and the hallway off the Reception room. You then bring them to your town recycling center.  PLEASE consider helping with the CHS recycling. It is a small but important task to help our environment. Questions? Contact Jack Sasso at jacksasso@hotmail.com.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  Our reading group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from  10 am to noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. We will be wrapping up reading  Holy Envy by    Barbara Brown Taylor, and in January will select our next book.   Come join us!
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 December 21 – 27

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve:  Tuesday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist
Christmas Day:  Wednesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

Please Note:  So that the office staff can enjoy Christmas and the New Year Holiday, the office will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and December 31 and January 1, 2020. There will be no
Healing Service on December 24 and 31 and NO Morning Prayer on December 25 and
January 1.

Sunday, January 5: One service at 10:00 a.m. – Epiphany Trope with breakfast following.

Sunday, December 22: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. We will be exploring Nave stories of the Bible at CHS. Debra Kissinger+

Sunday, December 22: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read chapters 6 and 7 of Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. Brian and Brooke Skea

CHURCH SCHOOL:  Tuesday, December 24 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant should be in the Gathering Room by 4 pm! All children are welcome, new children, grandchildren and those who could not get to the rehearsal. Sunday, December 29 – New Year’s Party and Veggie Tale Christmas Movie at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Sign up sheets in Gathering Room for Angels and Shepherds for the Epiphany Trope Sunday, January 5, 2020.

ANNUAL REPORTS DUEFor those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (ccalhouncape@comcast.net).

2020 PLEDGE ENVELOPES:  If you have made a financial pledge for 2020 and you requested either weekly or monthly envelopes, they are here!  Please pick them up in the Gallery, where they are being watched over by many angels.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

Thursday, January 9:  LADIES LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is as follows: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Juice, Ginny Clarendon; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces, Ragnhild Bjerke; and Dessert, Diana Crighton. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided…chips, coffee, tea, juice, and dessert.  It is good to keep in touch with each other whether we feel “up” or “down”.  Companionship always helps.  Please come join us.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please come and enjoy this heavenly collection. Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray. The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery. Looking ahead to February 2020 in the Reception Gallery…… LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS – A call for hearts from CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, photographers & beyond! This will be a “group” showing of your hearts on paper, fabric, rocks, clay, etc. work can be for sale or just for exhibit. All hearts gladly & gratefully received mid-January 2020.  Let Sharyn Laughton know what you will be submitting at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry:  Monthly tip from the Health Ministries Committee – December is a good time to talk about FALL PREVENTION! We are all at risk of injury due to a fall. Check out the tips we’ve posted this month, and the completed ramp not the Parish Hall! Be vigilant during the upcoming holidays. Prevention is the key. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

RECYCLING TEAM AT CHS:  We still need additional volunteers to join the CHS Recycling Team. Every 7 to 10 days is usually sufficient to collect the parish recycles from the kitchen and the hallway off the Reception room. You then bring them to your town recycling center.  PLEASE consider helping with the CHS recycling. It is a small but important task to help our environment. Questions? Contact Jack Sasso at jacksasso@hotmail.com.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  Our reading group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from  10 am to noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. We will be wrapping up reading  Holy Envy by    Barbara Brown Taylor, and in January will select our next book.   Come join us!
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 December 14 – 20

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve:  Tuesday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist
Christmas Day:  Wednesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

Please Note:  Sunday, January 5: One service at 10:00 a.m. – Epiphany Trope with breakfast following.
Also, s
o that the office staff can enjoy Christmas and the New Year Holiday, the office will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and December 31 and January 1, 2020. There will be NO Healing service on December 31 and NO Morning Prayer on December 25 and January 1.

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the office. Deadline: Monday, December 16. Thank you.

Sunday, December 15: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. We will be exploring Nave stories of CHS. Debra Kissinger+

Sunday, December 15: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read chapters 2 and 3 of Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. Brian and Brooke Skea

CHURCH SCHOOL: Sunday, December 15 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant will receive their costumes during Church School. After the Eucharist a baptism celebration with cake takes place in Parish Hall. Tuesday, December 24 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant should be in the Gathering Room by 4 pm! All children are welcome, new children, grandchildren and those who could not get to the rehearsal. Sunday, December 29 – New Year’s Party and Veggie Tale Christmas Movie at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Sign up sheets in Gathering Room for Angels and Shepherds for the Epiphany Trope Sunday, January 5, 2020.

 2020 Pledge Envelopes:  If you have made a financial pledge for 2020 and you requested either weekly or monthly envelopes, they are here!  Please pick them up in the Gallery, where they are being watched over by many angels.

Friday, December 20:  Labyrinth Walk –  Our walk this month will begin in the Parish Hall at 10 am and last 45 minutes. The labyrinth will remain up for people to walk until noon. As we approach Christmas, we can find ourselves too busy. Our hope is that our labyrinth walk will give us time and space to rest and to refocus ourselves on the coming of Christ. We will walk our way to Bethlehem, traveling with Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, opening our hearts to all that journey might bring.  Please come join us for the walk. See you there, Gail Smith+

Annual Reports Due:  For those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (ccalhouncape@comcast.net).

Thursday, January 9:  Ladies Luncheon –  12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is as follows: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Juice, Ginny Clarendon; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces, Ragnhild Bjerke; and Dessert, Diana Crighton. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided…chips, coffee, tea, juice, and dessert.  It is good to keep in touch with each other whether we feel “up” or “down”.  Companionship always helps.  Please come join us.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please come and enjoy this heavenly collection. Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray. The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery. Looking ahead to February 2020 in the Reception Gallery…… LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS – A call for hearts from CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, photographers & beyond! This will be a “group” showing of your hearts on paper, fabric, rocks, clay, etc. work can be for sale or just for exhibit. All hearts gladly & gratefully received mid-January 2020.  Let Sharyn Laughton know what you will be submitting at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry:  Monthly tip from the Health Ministries Committee – December is a good time to talk about FALL PREVENTION! We are all at risk of injury due to a fall. Check out the tips we’ve posted this month, and the completed ramp not the Parish Hall! Be vigilant during the upcoming holidays. Prevention is the key. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

RECYCLING TEAM AT CHS:  We still need additional volunteers to join the CHS Recycling Team. Every 7 to 10 days is usually sufficient to collect the parish recycles from the kitchen and the hallway off the Reception room. You then bring them to your town recycling center.  PLEASE consider helping with the CHS recycling. It is a small but important task to help our environment. Questions? Contact Jack Sasso at jacksasso@hotmail.com.

THANK YOU:  I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 42nd Annual Antique Show and Sale such a success! Thank you also to all who were patrons of the show, and in addition, to all who volunteered so willingly to give your time, skills, and efforts posting advertising, covering the “gate,” compiling the show booklet, and assisting in other ways to make this event possible. The spirit that flows through each of you is such a blessing within our parish. I am most grateful and thankful to each of you who have given so willingly to help with this annual endeavor! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

 

 

Announcements December 7 – 14

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve:  Tuesday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist
Christmas Day:  Wednesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the
office. Deadline: Monday, December 16. Thank you.

Sunday, December 8: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. We will be exploring Nave stories. Debra Kissinger+

Sunday, December 8: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read chapters 2 and 3 of Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. Brian and Brooke Skea

CHURCH SCHOOL: Sunday, December 15 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant will receive their costumes during Church School. After the Eucharist a baptism celebration with cake takes place in Parish Hall. Tuesday, December 24 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant should be in the Gathering Room by 4 pm! All children are welcome, new children, grandchildren and those who could not get to the rehearsal. Sunday, December 29 – New Year’s Party and Veggie Tale Christmas Movie at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Sign up sheets in Gathering Room for Angels and Shepherds for the Epiphany Trope Sunday, January 5, 2020.

2020 Pledge Envelopes:  If you have made a financial pledge for 2020 and you requested either weekly or monthly envelopes, they are here!  Please pick them up in the Gallery, where they are being watched over by many angels.

Friday, December 20:  Labyrinth Walk –  Our walk this month will begin in the Parish Hall at 10 am and last 45 minutes. The labyrinth will remain up for people to walk until noon. As we approach Christmas, we can find ourselves too busy. Our hope is that our labyrinth walk will give us time and space to rest and to refocus ourselves on the coming of Christ. We will walk our way to Bethlehem, traveling with Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, opening our hearts to all that journey might bring.  Please come join us for the walk. See you there, Gail Smith+

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please come and enjoy this heavenly collection. Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray. The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery. Looking ahead to February 2020 in the Reception Gallery…… LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS – A call for hearts from CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, photographers & beyond! This will be a “group” showing of your hearts on paper, fabric, rocks, clay, etc. work can be for sale or just for exhibit. All hearts gladly & gratefully received mid-January 2020.  Let Sharyn Laughton know what you will be submitting at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry:  Monthly tip from the Health Ministries Committee – December is a good time to talk about FALL PREVENTION! We are all at risk of injury due to a fall. Check out the tips we’ve posted this month, and the completed ramp not the Parish Hall! Be vigilant during the upcoming holidays. Prevention is the key. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

RECYCLING TEAM AT CHS:  We still need additional volunteers to join the CHS Recycling Team. Every 7 to 10 days is usually sufficient to collect the parish recycles from the kitchen and the hallway off the Reception room. You then bring them to your town recycling center.  PLEASE consider helping with the CHS recycling. It is a small but important task to help our environment. Questions? Contact Jack Sasso at jacksasso@hotmail.com.

THANK YOU:  I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 42nd Annual Antique Show and Sale such a success! Thank you also to all who were patrons of the show, and in addition, to all who volunteered so willingly to give your time, skills, and efforts posting advertising, covering the “gate,” compiling the show booklet, and assisting in other ways to make this event possible. The spirit that flows through each of you is such a blessing within our parish. I am most grateful and thankful to each of you who have given so willingly to help with this annual endeavor! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair