Announcements January 13 – 19

PLEASE HOLD THE DATE

February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

Parish Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

PARISH USAGE REQUESTS:   Arline Consiglio manages Parish space usage requests and is in the Parish Office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Please come into the Office to complete a Parish Usage Form.

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

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

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

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

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

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

“The Church of the Holy Spirit” – Like us on Facebook!

 

Announcements January 6 – 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

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

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

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

“The Church of the Holy Spirit” – Like us on Facebook!

 

 

Announcements December 30 – January 5, 2018

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

Sunday, December 31:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, December 31: CHURCH SCHOOL – There will be NO regular Church School today, but there will be a special Veggie Tale Christmas movie, “St. Nicholas: A Story of Giving” with Nursery and preschool care. Sunday, January 7: 10 am, Epiphany Trope and Youth Sunday.  Bring an unwrapped gift for a child for The Cape Cod Council of Churches Christmas 2018 gift store. Children will gather in the library after the Trope and be picked up there after the service for Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall.  Thank you!

Thursday, January 4:  LADIES LUNCHEON – In the Parish Hall at 12 Noon – Remember your New Year’s resolution is to go to these luncheons! Bring your sandwich to share and come join us. Our committee for January is:  Table decorations, Lori Linton; Chips, Sue Stevens; Paper Goods, Barbara Mahoney; Lemon and Half ‘n half, Jane Affleck; Juice, Fay Cole; and Dessert, Betty Yearing.  If anyone wants to help Betty with this venture, just call her and offer your help. Thanks to Dilys for making us happy carolers last meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

December in the CHS Gallery Reception Room:  Back by popular demand, an annual display of collected crèches. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please make time to look at all these special Christmas traditions. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

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

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

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

“The Church of the Holy Spirit” – Like us on Facebook!

 

 

Announcements December 23 – 29

 

 CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES

  • Sunday, December 24 – 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant
  • Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist
  • Monday, December 25 – 10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Eucharist

Sunday, December 24:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Is not being held today.

Sunday, December 24: CHURCH SCHOOL – This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent AND Christmas Eve.  There will be no Nursery Care or Church School in the morning.  The Church School will present the Christmas Pageant at 4:30 pm. Children should arrive at 4 pm to put on their costumes. After a homily by Gail Smith+, children may remain in costume to join their parents or go to the corridor next to the reception desk to remove them before joining their parents. All costumes will be removed and left in the corridor after the service. Next Sunday, Dec. 31 there will be no regular Church School but there will be a special Veggie Tale Christmas movie, “St. Nicholas: A Story of Giving ” with Nursery and preschool care. Sunday, Jan 7, 10 am, Epiphany Trope and Youth Sunday.  Bring an unwrapped gift for a child for The Cape Cod Council of Churches Christmas 2018 gift store. Children will gather in the library after the Trope and be picked up there after the service for Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall.  Thank you!

Thursday, January 4:  LADIES LUNCHEON – In the Parish Hall at 12 Noon – Remember your New Year’s resolution is to go to these luncheons! Bring your sandwich to share and come join us. Our committee for January is:  Table decorations, Lori Linton; Chips, Sue Stevens; Paper Goods, Barbara Mahoney; Lemon and Half ‘n half, Jane Affleck; Juice, Fay Cole; and Dessert, Betty Yearing.  If anyone wants to help Betty with this venture, just call her and offer your help. Thanks to Dilys for making us happy carolers last meeting.

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

Sunday, January 7: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are not meeting on December 24 and 31. We will be reading the first 30 pages of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s memoir/sermon, Pastrix for our next meeting in the Fireplace Room on January 7.  Nadia had a troubled adolescence, is a former stand-up comic, and is currently the Pastor of the Church for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, CO.  Look for more on her in the January Together, check her out on YouTube and come join us! Brian and Brooke Skea

December in the CHS Gallery Reception Room:  Back by popular demand, an annual display of collected crèches. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please make time to look at all these special Christmas traditions. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

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

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

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

“The Church of the Holy Spirit” – Like us on Facebook!

 

 

Announcements December 16 – 22

The Following Advent IV Weekend Services will be held in the Parish Hall

  • Saturday, December 23:  Advent IV, 4 p.m. Eucharist
  • Sunday, December 24:  Advent IV, 10 a.m. Eucharist (NO 8 a.m. service)

CHRISTMAS SERVICES – IN CHURCH

  • Sunday, December 24 – 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant
  • Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist
  • Monday, December 25 – 10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Eucharist

Sunday, December 17:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, December 17: CHURCH SCHOOL – The children will be in their classrooms for the first part of the morning today, and come up to be with their families in church at the Peace. Last year’s “Gifts to the Christ Child” will be delivered to the Cape Cod Council of Churches’ warehouse after the service. Next Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent AND Christmas Eve.  There will be no Nursery Care or Church School in the morning.  The Church School will present the Christmas Pageant at 4:30 pm. Children should arrive at 4 pm to put on their costumes.  After a homily by Gail Smith+, children may remain in costume to join their parents or go to the corridor next to the reception desk to remove them before joining their parents. All costumes will be removed and left in the corridor after the service. Thank you!

Sunday, December 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet  at 5 p.m. at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster. The Eastham/ Wellfleet group will hold their Annual Christmas Party and Yankee Swap at home of Ike & Fay Cole, 180 Hay Rd. Eastham;  508-255-9542… Bring something yummy to share. The Orleans Shepherd Group is not meeting in December.

Wednesday, December 20:  MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will meet in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Rides can be arranged.  Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.  Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Thursday, January 4:  LADIES LUNCHEON – In the Parish Hall at 12 Noon – Remember your New Year’s resolution is to go to these luncheons! Bring your sandwich to share and come join us. Our committee for January is:  Table decorations, Lori Linton; Chips, Sue Stevens; Paper Goods, Barbara Mahoney; Lemon and Half ‘n half, Jane Affleck?; Juice, Fay Cole; and Dessert, Betty Yearing.  If anyone wants to help Betty with this venture, just call her and offer your help. Thanks to Dilys for making us happy carolers last meeting.

Sunday, January 7:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are not meeting on December 17, 24 and 31. We will be reading the first 30 pages of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s memoir/sermon, Pastri for our next meeting in the Fireplace Room on January 7.  Nadia had a troubled adolescence, is a former stand-up comic, and is currently the Pastor of the Church for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, CO.  Look for more on her in the January Together, check her out on YouTube and come join us! Brian and Brooke Skea

December in the CHS Gallery Reception Room:  Back by popular demand, an annual display of collected crèches. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please make time to look at all these special Christmas traditions. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall and winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

GIVING TREE – On behalf of the Homeless Prevention Counsel and the Safe Harbor Shelter, THANK YOU all VERY MUCH for contributing to another very special Christmas for their families in need.  Please take a look at last year’s thank-you notes hanging on the tree to see how much your generosity is appreciated.

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

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

 

Announcements December 9 – 15

                                               CHRISTMAS SERVICES

  • Sunday, December 24 – 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant
  • Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist
  • Monday, December 25 – 10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Eucharist

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: Thursday, December 14. Thank you.

A special thank you to our youth readers at last weeks Youth Sunday, 10 am service: Maggie Bragdon, Sean Chung and Davis Keeffe-Jones.

GIVING TREE – DECEMBER 10 is the LAST DAY TO BRING YOUR GIFTS and your dove tags back to the Giving Tree as we will be delivering the gifts tomorrow. Please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774-279-3453 if you have questions or concerns. On behalf of the Homeless Prevention Counsel and the Safe Harbor Shelter, THANK YOU all VERY MUCH for contributing to another very special Christmas for their families in need.  Please take a look at last year’s thank-you notes hanging on the tree to see how much your generosity is appreciated.

Sunday, December 10:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, December 10:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We hope to finish “The Divine Dance” this Sunday, reading Part III and the Appendix. We will also discuss possible books for the New Year, namely two books by Brian McClaren, “Finding Our Way Again” (2008) Thomas Nelson, and “The Great Spiritual Migration” (2016) Convergent Books. Also “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Boltz-Weber (2015) Convergent Books. You can see her on YouTube, and also her memoir “Pastrix” (2013) Jericho Books. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, December 10:  CHURCH SCHOOL – We are busy preparing for the Christmas Pageant, December 24 and the Epiphany Trope, January 7. Please sign up for a part in the gathering room. After last night’s pageant rehearsal, we had pizza and decorated gingerbread houses.  Some of these beautiful creations are for sale in the Parish Hall so please stop by after the service and get one to take home!

Wednesday, December 13:  “A Service of Light” – The season of Advent can be a time of darkness and light as we move our way purposefully towards Christmas and the coming of Christ. Given all the recent deaths in our parish family, we are aware that this has been a time of all sorts of loss for us here at church and beyond. In light of this there will be “A Special Service of Light” next Wednesday December 13 at 6 pm in the Church around the main altar. It will be a short simple service of quiet with candles, prayers, Icons, and Taize chant. Please invite any friends or family that you feel might benefit from this time of quiet and prayer.

Sunday, December 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet  at 5 p.m. at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster. The Eastham/ Wellfleet group will hold their Annual Christmas Party and Yankee Swap at home of Ike & Fay Cole, 180 Hay Rd. Eastham;  508-255-9542… Bring something yummy to share. The Orleans Shepherd Group is not meeting in December.

Wednesday, December 20:  MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will meet in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Rides can be arranged.  Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.  Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

December in the CHS Gallery Reception Room:  Back by popular demand, an annual display of collected crèches. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please make time to look at all these special Christmas traditions. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall and winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

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

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

                                   “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

 

Announcements December 2 – 8

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

  • Sunday, December 24 – 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant
  • Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist
  • Monday, December 25 – 10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Eucharist

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: Thursday, December 14. Thank you.

Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3:  Annual First Fruits Sale –  9 am to 4 pm in the Parish Hall. Choose a fresh green centerpiece for your holiday table, a bough for your mantel, or smaller arrangements for gift-giving to teachers, home-bound friends, and neighbors. Buy homemade Christmas cookies and cakes. Proceeds to be donated to local charities.

Sunday, December 3:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, December 3:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will finish “The Divine Dance” reading Part III, The Holy Spirit, p185-194. Beyond that we will read the practices in the Appendix the following Sunday. Brian and Brooke.

Sunday, December 3:  Youth Brunch – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service – Please come to a delicious brunch, prepared and served by our fabulous youth! YUMMY!!

Wednesday, December 6:  Wednesdays at Six: During this fourth and final session we will be discussing Chapter Thirteen, “Underland Without the Queen”; Chapter Fourteen, “The Bottom of the Word”; Chapter Fifteen, “The Disappearance of Jill”; and, “The Healing of Harms.”

Thursday, December 7:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  Please save the date and join us as we usher in this festive time of year.  With you as chorus and Dilys at the piano, we can sing our favorite carols once again. Bring a sandwich to share. Our committee for December is:  Ginny Lucil, chips; Sue Stevens, paper goods; Sandy Marshall, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and half and half; and Klondike Bar Dessert.

Friday, December 8:  Labyrinth Walk – in the Parish Hall at 10 am. This monthly Friday morning walk led by Darlene T. Hagon, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator will focus on the theme, Gifts.  She will guide us in exploring the ways in which gifts are an important part of human relationships. The Rev. Anne Koehler will open and close the walk with a prayers selected to augment the theme and Dr. Margaret Rapaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator will pace our entrance into the Labyrinth. Labyrinth Walk and Celebration of the Eucharist, 5:30 pm. The Evening Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist will prompt us to ponder the true question of Advent:  What are we waiting for?

Saturday, December 9:  ADVENT RETREAT – 9:30 am to 2 pm, St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main St., Chatham. Journey through Advent with the Trinity; lead by Gail Smith+. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Questions? Call 508-945-2832.

CHURCH SCHOOL :  Ready? Set! GO to the bulletin board in the Gathering Room and SIGN UP for your part in the:  CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, December 24;  Epiphany Trope, January 7; how many houses your family would like to make at GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING; how many pieces of pizza you wish to eat! DECEMBER 3: Advent Wreath Making during class time in the Gathering Room – bring greens if you can – church school will provide all supplies. Father Adam will bless wreaths! DECEMBER 3 Christmas Pageant costume assignment – Parish Hall entry way after 10 am service. DECEMBER 7 (Thursday):  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, ADULTS assemble houses, volunteers needed! DECEMBER 9 – the one & only Christmas Pageant rehearsal (5 pm) – Gingerbread House Making (6:15 pm) and pizza. DECEMBER 10 – Sale of Gingerbread Houses, Parish Hall.

Thanks to our youth, THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room. This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week.  Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by December 10. Thank you!

December in the CHS Gallery Reception Room:  Back by popular demand, an annual display of collected crèches. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please make time to look at all these special Christmas traditions. Contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or csamurray@mac.com if you have a crèche or other Advent or  Christmas decorative items you are willing to share. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

THANK YOU:  I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 40th 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