Announcements May 25 -31

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Homeless Prevention Council:  Let’s go for a walk and support the Homeless Prevention Council!  Getting more involved in our community was one of the overwhelming responses the Vestry received during ReImagining. CHS has been a long time supporter of the Homeless Prevention Council, and we know that this is a real need in our community.  Saturday, June 8, at Provincetown Town Hall, starts a 3.2 mile walk along historic Commercial Street to raise funds for homeless prevention. Register online individually at www.HPCcapecod.org, or pick up a registration form on the desk in the Reception Room, or register the morning of the event at 9 am (walk begins at 10 am). We would love to see a good group from CHS at thewalk. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607- 426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

Sunday, May 26: The Book Discussion Group: We will continue reading Rabbi Jesus on Sunday May 26 after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 4 and 5. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Monday, May 27: In observance of Memorial Day, the CHS Office will be closed.

Sunday, June 2:  Please join us for a delicious brunch prepared and serviced by our Youth Group after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall .

Thursday, June 6:  The next Ladies Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, with all hands on deck.  Our committee is : Chips, Fay Cole;  Table Decoration, Joan Proctor;   Paper Goods, Georgia Schneider;  Juice, Jan Roberts;  Dessert, Dilys.

Friday, June 7:  From 9-12, please meet in the back parking lot. We have plenty to do! Coffee, water and donut holes will be provided. Questions? Contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Sunday, June 9:  Happy Birthday CHS! Pentecost Sunday Is the 86th birthday of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Youth Recognition Sunday and our annual “Parish Cook-In”. So wear your RED and come celebrate with us! Following the Eucharist and Church School Recognition Celebration at the 10 am service, please come to the Parish Hall for the “Cook In”. Please bring a side dish (salad, veggie or fruit platter, baked beans, coleslaw etc.) to go with hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. Dessert and drinks provided!

Friday, June 14:  Labyrinth Walk – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev. Bill Heuss will be leading a Celtic walk.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  June 16 thru September 1 in the Creation Room 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.

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  Our group is currently reading The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Murillo, an entertaining and spiritually uplifting novel. We meet the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included! Come join us. Sandy Marshall

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

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Announcements May 18 – 24

Homeless Prevention Council:  Let’s go for a walk and support the Homeless Prevention Council!  Getting more involved in our community was one of the overwhelming responses the Vestry received during ReImagining. CHS has been a long time supporter of the Homeless Prevention Council, and we know that this is a real need in our community.  Saturday, June 8, at Provincetown Town Hall, starts a 3.2 mile walk along historic Commercial Street to raise funds for homeless prevention. Register online individually at www.HPCcapecod.org, or pick up a registration form on the desk in the Reception Room, or register the morning of the event at 9 am (walk begins at 10 am). We would love to see a good group from CHS at thewalk. Questions?Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607- 426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, May 19:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We start working our way through Second Corinthians. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, May 19: The Book Discussion Group:  We will review chapters 2 and 3, and possibly 4, of Rabbi Jesus, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, May 19: CHURCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Coffee hour will be in the Church School! Take the stairs or take the elevator and join the children for coffee and treats, open classrooms, Godly Play stories and art!  Church School children will greet you, guide you and be so happy that you have come!  There will be places to sit, places to walk, much to see, lots to hear!

Sunday, May 19:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group: The Annual Poetry Evening will be at Nat and Kathy Goddard’s at 5 pm with a Pot Luck supper.  Please RSVP  to 508-255-3818. Orleans Shepherd Group: Will meet at the home of Ann and Rick Paris, 57 Woodsneck Road, E. Orleans. Please call to confirm: 508-255-3583. Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Cynthia and Tom Murrary: 173 Crocker Lane, Brewster.  Questions? Call Elizabeth  at (508) 240-6998.

Friday, May 24:  Our May GARDEN PARTY has been changed to Friday, May 24. We meet in the rear parking lot at 8:30 am. Water, coffee and donut holes provided. Gilbert Merritt

Saturday, May 25: Fans of the Meetinghouse Chamber Music Series can attend a free sampler of the upcoming season next Saturday, May 25, at 4 pm at the Brewster Ladies Library. A varied program will be offered by Joan Kirchner, soprano, Meghan Koch, cello and Donald Enos, piano.

Monday, May 27: In observance of Memorial Day, the CHS Office will be closed.

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  Our group is currently reading The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Murillo, an entertaining and spiritually uplifting novel. We meet the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included! Come join us. Sandy Marshall

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is fast approaching and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling or swimming and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect your self 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

 

 

Announcements May 11 – 17

THANK YOU – The Rummage Sale team would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who worked so hard to make our springtime rummage sale a success.  The pre-sale advertising and posting of flyers all over town; the parishioners and their friends who filled the Parish Hall with donations; the volunteers that set up the Parish Hall, unloaded cars, sorted, organized, and priced “treasures” for days; the volunteers that worked the sale on Friday and Saturday; Fay & Ike Cole’s lunch on Friday; Matt Thompson’s lunch on Saturday; and the team that re-packed our leftovers for the Salvation Army truck. Our volunteers ranged in age from 4 to 100 and it was a wonderful week of both working and fellowship. It really takes a dedicated team to make this sale happen and we can’t thank you all enough! We took in $3400. A donation will be made to the Homeless Prevention Council.

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, May 12: The Book Discussion Group: We will continue reading Rabbi Jesus on Sunday May 12 after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 2 and 3. Brooke and Brian will unfortunately be out of town. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Friday, May 17:  Our Labyrinth Walk in May will take place at 10 am in the Parish Hall. We will be exploring and celebrating the Easter season and spring.

Friday, May 17:  SAVE THE DATE:  The Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH), an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a
concert to benefit homeless and at-risk youth on the Lower and Outer Cape. Questions? Please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.

Sunday, May 19: CHURCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Coffee hour will be in the Church School! Take the stairs or take the elevator and join the children for coffee and treats, open classrooms, Godly Play stories and art!  Church School children will greet you, guide you and be so happy that you have come!  There will be places to sit, places to walk, much to see, lots to hear!

Sunday, May 19:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group: The Annual Poetry Evening will be at Nat and Kathy Goddard’s at 5 pm with a Pot Luck supper.  Please RSVP  to 508-255-3818. Orleans Shepherd Group: Will meet at the home of Ann and Rick Paris, 57 Woodsneck Road, E. Orleans. Please call to confirm: 508-255-3583. Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Cynthia and Tom Murrary: 173 Crocker Lane, Brewster.  Questions? Call Elizabeth  at (508) 240-6998.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP:  THANK YOU to all of you who responded to the appeal for coffee hour hosts!  The sign up sheet goes into August and as of right now there are just two openings:  May 12 and July 28.  Sign up today!

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

 June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is fast approaching and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling or swimming and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect your self 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

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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Announcements May 4 – 10

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP:  THANK YOU to all of you who responded to the appeal for coffee hour hosts!  The sign up sheet goes into August and as of right now there are just two openings:  May 12 and July 28.  Sign up today!

Sunday, May 5: The Book Discussion Group: We will begin our new book, Rabbi Jesus by Bruce Chilton on Sunday, May 5 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Chapter One. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, May 5:  Youth Brunch – After the 10 am service please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

Thursday, May 9:  Ladies Luncheon – May 9, the second Thursday in May. The Rummage Sale is being held the first week, so we needed to move the date.  Bring your sandwich and come enjoy good conversation with good people!  The May committee is:  Table decoration, Georgia Schneider; Paper goods, Barbara Mahoney; Juice, Nancy Ludwig and Marge Farrell; Chips, Betsy Mason; Dessert, Shawn Bossung and Dilys Smith.

Friday, May 10:  Garden Party from 9 am to 12 Noon.  Come join us.  We have plenty to do! Coffee, water and donut holes will be provided.   Questions? Call Gilbert at 508-360-1125.

Friday, May 17:  Our Labyrinth Walk in May will take place at 10 am in the Parish Hall. We will be exploring and celebrating the Easter season and spring.

SAVE THE DATE:  On Friday, May 17, Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH) an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a
concert to benefit homeless and at-risk youth on the Lower and Outer Cape. Questions? Please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.

Sunday, May 19:  EASTHAN/WELLFLEET SHEPHERD GROUP – the Annual Poetry Evening will be at Nat and Kathy Goddard’s at 5 pm with a  Pot Luck supper.  Please RSVP  to 508-255-3818.

Sunday, May 19:  ORLEANS SHEPHERD GROUP will meet at the home of Ann and Rick Paris, 57 Woodsneck Road, E. Orleans. Please call to confirm:  508-255-3583.

NEWS FROM FOOD 4 KIDS: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

 JUNE IS CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

 HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is fast approaching and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling or swimming and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect your self 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

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 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.

 

 

Announcements April 27 – May 3

Parish Financial Forum

SUNDAY, APRIL 28:  We will have a Parish Financial Forum in the Parish Hall, after the 10 AM service. This will include First Quarter financials, plus a presentation of the successfully completed settlement with our Diocese on the matter of Assessments, along with the following adjustments to CHS Budget 2019.

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 28:  The Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Betsey and Ed Mason have offered to host our group at 5:30 p.m. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Sunday, April 28: The Book Discussion Group: We will not meet this Sunday due to the Financial Forum being held during Coffee Hour. We will begin our new book, Rabbi Jesus by Bruce Chilton on Sunday, May 5 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Chapter One. Brian and Brooke Skea

Tuesday, April 30:  STONE SOUP SUPPER – In the Parish Hall from 5 to 8 pm – an interfaith supper sponsored by Am HaYam Havurah (Jewish congregation on lower/outer cape and Nauset Interfaith). It will feature conversations on food traditions and their relation to interfaith understanding. If interested in participating please email Ken Campbell+: ksbcambel5050@gmail.com or call: 413-478-5719. Thank you!

RUMMAGE SALE time is here!  Friday, May 3 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, May 4 (9 am to 12 noon).  Can’t wait until 4:00 on Friday to shop?  Early admission at 3:30 pm for a $20 donation (all other times, admission is free).  DONATION DROP OFF at the Parish Hall begins Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am.  Full schedule is posted in the Together and on pink flyers in the Reception Room and Parish Hall.  We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing and shoes in wearable condition. Also, gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances in working order and children’s toys.  New this year – live outdoor plants are also welcome. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, golf or ski equipment.  Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success!  You don’t have to sign up, just please come volunteer your time and help. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607-426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

Sunday, May 5:  Youth Brunch – After the 10 am service please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

Thursday, May 9:  Ladies Luncheon – May 9, the second Thursday in May. The Rummage Sale is being held the first week, so we needed to move the date.  Bring your sandwich and come enjoy good conversation with good people!  The May committee is:  Table decoration, Georgia Schneider; Paper goods, Barbara Mahoney; Juice, Nancy Ludwig and Marge Farrell; Chips, Betsy Mason; Dessert, Shawn Bossung and Dilys Smith.

SAVE THE DATE:  On Friday, May 17, Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH) an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a
concert to benefit homeless and at-risk youth on the Lower and Outer Cape. Questions? Please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP:  THANK YOU to all of you who responded to the appeal for coffee hour hosts!  The sign up sheet goes into August and as of right now there are just two openings:  May 12 and July 28.  Sign up today!

News from Food4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  As in past years, we are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  If you have any questions, please call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

 June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show your one favorite work and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

 HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Association.org. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

 

 

Announcements April 20 – 26

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 21: The Book Discussion Group: There will not be a meeting this Easter Sunday, we will resume next weekend. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, April 21:  Easter Brunch: On Easter Sunday, April 21, we will have a special Easter Brunch after the 10 am service, prepared and served by our Youth Group, come and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 30:  STONE SOUP SUPPER – In the Parish Hall from 5 to 8 pm – an interfaith supper sponsored by Am HaYam Havurah (Jewish congregation on lower/outer cape and Nauset Interfaith).  It will feature conversations on food traditions and their relation to interfaith understanding. If interested in participating please email or call Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.   Thank you!

RUMMAGE SALE time is here!  Friday, May 3 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, May 4 (9 am to 12 noon).  Can’t wait until 4:00 on Friday to shop?  Early admission at 3:30 pm for a $20 donation (all other times, admission is free).  DONATION DROP OFF at the Parish Hall begins Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am.  Full schedule is posted in the Together and on pink flyers in the Reception Room and Parish Hall.  We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing and shoes in wearable condition. Also, gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances in working order and children’s toys.  New this year – live outdoor plants are also welcome. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, golf or ski equipment.  Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success!  You don’t have to sign up, just please come volunteer your time and help. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607-426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE:  On Friday, May 17, Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH) an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOMELESS AND AT-RISK YOUTH on the Lower and Outer Cape.  Please come and support this work!  For more information, please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP:  THANK YOU to all of you who responded to the appeal for coffee hour hosts!  The sign up sheet goes into August and as of right now there are just two openings:  May 12 and July 28.  Sign up today!

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:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

FREE SHOP: Your Spring clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Is open during coffee hour on Sundays until 12 Noon. Please stop by. Summer schedule sign up:  There will be a sign up calendar for July and August on the bulletin board in the side entry way to the parish hall. Please pick your time preference: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Questions? Call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Association.org. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

PASTORAL CARE:  Celia Calhoun, Coordinator – If YOU are taken to the hospital, please inform the staff there that you want your home parish to be informed. The chaplain there will call our office to let us know. And if you are already visiting someone, please let me know who you are, and who you are visiting so we can make sure that everyone is covered (as far as is possible). ccalhouncape@comcast.net, 508-776-6628 or pastoralcare@chsorleans.org.

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.

 

 

 

 

Announcements April 13 – 19

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 18:  Maundy Thursday, 6 pm – Foot Washing, Agape Supper & Eucharist (Parish Hall)

April 19:  Good Friday, 3 pm – Labyrinth Walk (Parish Hall) & 5 pm Good Friday Liturgy (Church)

April 20:  Holy Saturday, 7 pm – Easter Vigil

April 21:  Easter Sunday, 8 & 10 am – Easter Egg Hunt after 10 am Service

Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, April 13 and 14 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given.  Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate. Deadline: Monday, April 15.

HELP NEEDED! COFFEE HOUR SIGN-UP TODAY IN THE PARISH HALL, after the 10 am service.

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 14:  PALM SUNDAY – CHURCH SCHOOL – Families line the pews with palms as clergy, choir and parish enter church. After prayers children attend classes. During Coffee Hour there will be egg coloring for the Parish.

Sunday, April 14: The Book Discussion Group:  Following the 10 am Palm Sunday service in the Fireplace Room, we will finish Walter Wink’s The Powers That Be, reading Chapter 11 and the Epilogue. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, April 18:  Maundy Thursday We’ve posted a sign-up sheet in the reception room for the Agape supper, to be held in the Parish Hall at 6 pm. Please sign-up and let us know how many in your party. This foot washing, Agape supper and Eucharist is for children and adults. Children can help set up at 5:30 pm and help strip the altar at the end of the evening.

NIGHTWATCH:  Please sign up on the sign up sheet in the Reception Room. We are offering you the opportunity to keep watch, in hour intervals, through the quiet time of the night. From Maundy Thursday evening starting at 8 pm, through the morning of Good Friday, until 8 am.  This will be a time when you can come and pray, meditate, or watch in quiet adoration of the Passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Friday, April 19:  34th GOOD FRIDAY WALK UNITED PEOPLE FOR KIDS – 8:30 am Registration at Bible Alliance Church, Rte 6A, Brewster. If you can’t join the Walk but would like to make a pledge or free will offering, please contact Rich Weeks at 508-685-8746 or mail your donations (Checks payable to United People for Kids) to: United People for Kids, PO Box 297, Yarmouth Port, MA  02675.

Friday, April 19:  STATIONS OF THE CROSS AND Labyrinth Walk:  On Good Friday, there will be a “Stations of the Cross” and Labyrinth Walk using our larger labyrinth at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

All are welcome to attend the annual Ecumenical Good Friday service of the Nauset Interfaith Association at the Brewster Baptist Church, route 6A on April 19 at 12 Noon. For more information please contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcambell5050@gmail.com, 413-478-5719 or The Rev. Dr. Doug Scalise at dscalise@brewsterbaptistchurch.org or 508-896-3381.

Sunday, April 21:  Easter Brunch: On Easter Sunday, April 21, we will have a special Easter Brunch after the 10 am service, prepared and served by our Youth Group, come and enjoy!

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

The Lenten Array is now up on the altars for the last two weeks of Lent.  For those of you who would like to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments, there are booklets available at all entrances to the sanctuary beginning today, Sunday, April 7 through Maundy Thursday.  Questions, contact Leslie Jones at 774-212-2856 or leslie.f.jones896@gmail.com.

 HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Association.org. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

SAVE THE DATE:  On Friday, May 17, Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH) an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOMELESS AND AT-RISK YOUTH on the Lower and Outer Cape.  Please come and support this work!  For more information, please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.