Announcements March 16 – 22

Sunday, March 17:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, March 17: THE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We continue reading Walter Wink’s The Powers That Be, reading Chapters 2 and 3 up to page 81. We hope to complete the book on Palm Sunday, April 14. Brian and Brooke Skea

Upcoming LABYRINTH LENTEN WALKS:  On Fridays, March  22, 29 and April 5, & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Sunday, March 31: CHORAL EVENSONG, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

Thursday, April 4:  LADIES LUNCHEON – We meet at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. The committee for our April 4 meeting is: Ginny Lucil, chips; Betsy Mason, 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Georgia Schneider, juice; Susan Owens, paper goods; Joan Proctor, Table Decoration.

Sunday, April 7:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  During the 10 am service the children will present the Iona Community’s “He was Going on a Journey” under the direction of Ruth Campbell.  Don’t miss it!

APRIL GARDEN PARTY:  Will be held on Friday, April 12 with a weather date of Friday, April 26. Usual time and place. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to join us. Gilbert

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent.  While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday – thank you for making our traditional annual EASTER EGG HUNT possible to the delight of all the children!

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:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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: 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.

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:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

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

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Announcements March 9 – 15

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm until November 2.
Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 10,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, March 10:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, March 10: The Book Discussion Group – Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. On Sunday March 10 we will begin reading Walter Wink’s The Powers that Be, reading the Introduction and Chapter 1, up to p 37. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, March 13:  Wednesdays in Lent – This series will be held in the Parish Hall. At 5 pm, we begin with a soup and bread supper.  The reflection sessions begin at 5:30 pm, and will conclude at 6:45 pm. The series is based on Eugene Peterson’s Practice Resurrection. It is not a book study, and there’s no homework required. We do need people to sign up, to help us plan well, and to order the study guides each participant will need.  (The whole book is optional, for those who wish it.) Please register, by emailing Adam Linton+ at rector@chsorleans.org.

Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten Walks:  On Fridays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Lenten Sabbath Quiet Day:  Saturday March 16, 9:30, 1 pm in the Parish Hall. Our quiet day for Lent will focus on living into Sabbath time. We will be using our labyrinth, taking time for silence, for mediation and scripture, and reflection. We will also be exploring using Anglican Prayer beads.  Our day will end with a simple Contemplative Eucharist. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided.  Please sign up on the signup sheet in the reception room. Questions please contact the office or Gail Smith+.

Saturday, March 16: Our 5 pm Service will be held in the Parish Hall, and our small labyrinth will be a part of the service.

Sunday, March 31: Choral Evensong, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday – thank you for making our traditional annual EASTER EGG HUNT possible to the delight of all the children!

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:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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: 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.

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:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent.  While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

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Announcements March 2 – 8

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm until November 2.
Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 10,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, March 3:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, March 3: The Book Discussion Group – We will finish reading Brueggemann’s Gospel of Hope after the brunch following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 11 and 12. On Sunday March 10 we will begin reading Walter Wink’s The Powers that Be, reading the Introduction and Chapter 1, up to p 37. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, March 3:  YOUTH SUNDAY AND BREAKFAST – Our Youth Group will be serving biscuits and gravy at the Youth Brunch and pancakes at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, to be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5.  Come and help us celebrate our last day of Epiphany and to “bury the Alleluias” in preparation for Lent.  Bring a dessert if you can. Need a ride? Let one of the church school team or the office know so that someone can pick you up.

Wednesday, March 6:  Ash Wednesday services (Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes): 7:30 am, spoken service; 10 am, service with hymns; 7 pm, choral service.

Thursday, March 7:  Ladies Luncheon we meet at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. Being the day after Ash Wednesday, the mood may be more somber, but the outreach, conversation, and caring will be there. Our committee is: Chips: Ginny Lucil; Table decorations: Fay Cole; Paper goods: Georgia Schneider; 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Jane Affleck: Juice; Marge Farrell; and Dessert: Diana Crighton. See you on the 7th. Consider bringing something for babies in support of the ABC (A Baby Center).

Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten Walks:  On Fridays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Lenten Sabbath Quiet Day:  Saturday March 16, 9:30, 1 pm in the Parish Hall. Our quiet day for Lent will focus on living into Sabbath time. We will be using our labyrinth, taking time for silence, for mediation and scripture, and reflection. We will also be exploring using Anglican Prayer beads.  Our day will end with a simple Contemplative Eucharist. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided.  Please sign up on the signup sheet in the reception room. Questions please contact the office or Gail Smith+.

Saturday, March 16: Our 5 pm Service will be held in the Parish Hall, and our small labyrinth will be a part of the service.

Sunday, March 31: Choral Evensong, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.  This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam Linton+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

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:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering  this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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: 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.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

Stations of the Cross: Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent.  While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

 

 

Announcements February 23 – March 1

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 2, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm until November 2.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 10,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, February 24:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, February 24: The Book Discussion Group – We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Brueggemann’s Gospel of Hope. We plan to begin our Lenten reading of Walter Wink’s The Powers that Be on Sunday March 10. Brian and Brooke Skea.

Sunday, February 24:  The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet on Sunday, February 24 at 5:30 pm at Anne and Steve Koehler’s home: 14 Cheney Road, East Orleans.  508-255-0433.

Friday, March 1:  World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year. This year the Community of Jesus at Rock Harbor will be the host church with a service at 1 pm. The host country is Slovenia. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (Luke 14:15–24) with the theme “Come – Everything is Ready”. The women of Slovenia challenge us all to widen our circles, to expand our communities.

Sunday, March 3:  YOUTH SUNDAY AND BREAKFAST – Our Youth Group will be serving biscuits and gravy at the Youth Brunch and pancakes at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, to be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5.  Come and help us celebrate our last day of Epiphany and to “bury the Alleluias” in preparation for Lent.  Bring a dessert if you can. Need a ride? Let one of the church school team or the office know so that someone can pick you up.

Wednesday, March 6:  Ash Wednesday services (Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes): 7:30 am, spoken service; 10 am, service with hymns; 7 pm, choral service.

Thursday, March 7:  Ladies Luncheon we meet at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. Being the day after Ash Wednesday, the mood may be more somber, but the outreach, conversation, and caring will be there. Our committee is: Chips: Ginny Lucil; Table decorations: Fay Cole; Paper goods: Georgia Schneider; 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Jane Affleck: Juice; Marge Farrell; and Dessert: Diana Crighton. See you on the 7th. Consider bringing something for babies in support of the ABC (A Baby Center).

Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten Walks and Events:  On Fridays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Lenten Sabbath Quiet Day:  Saturday March 16, 9:30, 1 pm in the Parish Hall. Our quiet day for Lent will focus on living into Sabbath time. We will be using our labyrinth, taking time for silence, for mediation and scripture, and reflection. We will also be exploring using Anglican Prayer beads.  Our day will end with a simple Contemplative Eucharist. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided.  Please sign up on the signup sheet in the reception room. Questions please contact the office or Gail Smith+.

Saturday, March 16: Our 5 pm Service will be held in the Parish Hall, and our small labyrinth will be a part of the service.

Sunday, March 31: Choral Evensong, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.  This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam Linton+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Our parish Prayer Shawl Ministry is the featured display in the reception room during the month of February where you will see the lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort.  If you wish to take a shawl to a  parishioner, they are available in the church office. Debbi Manning will show you the array of choices and ask you to sign out a shawl. We have also knitted baby blankets for new infants. All the shawls and blankets have been blessed by Adam+. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

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: 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.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

 HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February Health Tip – FALL PREVENTION! It’s that time of year to be extra careful, inside and outside! A fall can happen in an instant, and can really impact a person’s independence and quality of life. Fall prevention means reducing your risk.
Find useful information at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

 

 

Announcements February 16 – 22

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 2, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm until November 2.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 10,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, February 17:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, February 17: The Book Discussion Group – We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Brueggemann’s Gospel of Hope chapters 8 and 9 up to page 112. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, February 18:  President’s Day observed, the CHS office will be closed.

Sunday, February 24:  The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet on Sunday, February 24 at 5:30 pm at Anne and Steve Koehler’s home: 14 Cheney Road, East Orleans. Phone: 508-255-0433.

Friday, March 1:  World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year. This year the Community of Jesus at Rock Harbor will be the host church with a service at 1 pm. The host country is Slovenia. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (Luke 14:15–24) with the theme “Come – Everything is Ready”. The women of Slovenia challenge us all to widen our circles, to expand our communities.

Thursday, March 7:  Ladies Luncheon we meet at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. Being the day after Ash Wednesday, the mood may be more somber, but the outreach, conversation, and caring will be there. Our committee is: Chips: Ginny Lucil; Table decorations: Fay Cole; Paper goods: Georgia Schneider; 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Jane Affleck: Juice; Marge Farrell; and Dessert: Diana Crighton. See you on the 7th. Consider bringing something for babies in support of the ABC (A Baby Center).

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.

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.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Our parish Prayer Shawl Ministry is the featured display in the reception room during the month of February where you will see the lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort.  If you wish to take a shawl to a  parishioner, they are available in the church office. Debbi Manning will show you the array of choices and ask you to sign out a shawl. We have also knitted baby blankets for new infants. All the shawls and blankets have been blessed by Adam+. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

BABY CENTER BASKET:  The Baby Center in Hyannis really needs baby supplies such as wipes and diapers and can also use children’s coats and snow suits. The attendees at the monthly women’s luncheon have agreed to bring their donations to their luncheons but we need your help as well. Please put your donation in the basket in the Reception Room and we will deliver them to the Center. Even one package of diapers is appreciated! Many thanks!

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: 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.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February Health Tip – FALL PREVENTION! It’s that time of year to be extra careful, inside and outside! A fall can happen in an instant, and can really impact a person’s independence and quality of life. Fall prevention means reducing your risk.
INSIDE: Keep pathways clear; Be aware of uneven surfaces. Remove throw rugs or secure them with a rug gripper; Keep frequently used items close by and within reach; Light your way.
OUTSIDE: Watch out for sidewalk cracks, holes, changes in sidewalk levels; Be aware of slippery surfaces from rain, snow and ice; Wear supportive shoes with good traction; Take your time.
Find useful information at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

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Announcements February 9 – 15

Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit:  The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit will be held in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am this Sunday, February 10, 2019. Before the Annual Meeting, there will be a light buffet lunch. Nursery care and a Valentine card making session will be provided for children.

Sunday, February 10:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, February 10: The Book Discussion Group – We will not meet Sunday, February 10 because of the Annual Meeting. We will meet Sunday February 17 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading chapters 8 and 9 of Brueggemann’s A Gospel of Hope. We hope to finish this book on Sunday March 3, and begin a new book in Lent, The Powers that Be by Walter Wink. Brian and Brooke Skea.

Church School News – February 10:  During the 10 am service, a children’s instructed Eucharist will be held. A Valentine card making table for children will be set up during the Annual Meeting so parents’ can attend. The Coffee Hour will include a light lunch buffet for everyone before the Annual Meeting.

Thursday, February 14:  Valentine’s Day LABYRINTH WALK and POT LUCK SUPPER – 5 pm in the Parish Hall.  Our February labyrinth walk will be followed by a Pot Luck Supper. Bring your family, someone you love to share the walk and your favorite potluck dish to share. Come join us as we celebrate Christ’s love for us as we share that love with one another. Sign up sheet in the Reception Room. Gail Smith+

Monday, February 18:  President’s Day observed, the CHS office will be closed.

Friday, March 1:  World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year. This year the Community of Jesus at Rock Harbor will be the host church with a service at 1 pm. The host country is Slovenia. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (Luke 14:15–24) with the theme “Come – Everything is Ready”. The women of Slovenia challenge us all to widen our circles, to expand our communities.

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.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Our parish Prayer Shawl Ministry is the featured display in the reception room during the month of February where you will see the lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort.  If you wish to take a shawl to a  parishioner, they are available in the church office. Debbi Manning will show you the array of choices and ask you to sign out a shawl. We have also knitted baby blankets for new infants. All the shawls and blankets have been blessed by Adam+. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

BABY CENTER BASKET:  There is an almost empty basket on the shelf in the vestibule of Parish Hall that’s ready to take donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis. The Center really needs baby supplies such as wipes and diapers and can also use children’s coats and snow suits. The attendees at the monthly women’s luncheon have agreed to bring their donations to their luncheons but we need your help as well. Please put your donation in the basket and we will deliver them to the Center. Even one package of diapers is appreciated! Many thanks!

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: 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.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February Health Tip – FALL PREVENTION! It’s that time of year to be extra careful, inside and outside! A fall can happen in an instant, and can really impact a person’s independence and quality of life. Fall prevention means reducing your risk.
INSIDE: Keep pathways clear; Be aware of uneven surfaces. Remove throw rugs or secure them with a rug gripper; Keep frequently used items close by and within reach; Light your way.
OUTSIDE: Watch out for sidewalk cracks, holes, changes in sidewalk levels; Be aware of slippery surfaces from rain, snow and ice; Wear supportive shoes with good traction; Take your time.
Find useful information at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

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Announcements February 2 – 8

Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit :  The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit will be held in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am on Sunday, February 10, 2019. In the event that a weather emergency requires the cancellation of this meeting, it shall be held on February 24, 2019, same time and place.

Thursday February 14:  Valentine’s Day LABYRINTH WALK and POT LUCK SUPPER – 5 pm in the Parish Hall.  Our February labyrinth walk will be followed by a Pot Luck Supper. Bring your family, someone you love to share the walk and your favorite potluck dish to share. Come join us as we celebrate Christ’s love for us as we share that love with one another. Sign up sheet in the Reception Room. Gail Smith+

Sunday, February 3:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, February 3: The Book Discussion Group – We will continue reading Walter Brueggemann’s “A Gospel of Hope” after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 6 and 7, up to page 83. We will not meet Sunday February 10 because of the Annual Meeting. We hope to finish this book on Sunday March 3, and begin a new book in Lent, The Powers that Be by Walter Wink. Brian and Brooke Skea.

Sunday, February 3:  YOUTH SUNDAY AND BREAKFAST  –  Please join us after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall, for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

Church School News – February 10:  A Valentine card making table for children will be set up during the Annual Meeting so parents’ can attend.  During the 10 am service, a children’s instructed Eucharist will be held. The Coffee Hour following will include a light lunch buffet for everyone before the Annual Meeting. February 8, 9 and 10:  A group from Holy Spirit will attend a high school retreat at the Barbara Harris Camp. Questions? Please email or talk to Matt Thompson our Youth Leader at: mt@meganet.net.

Thursday, February 7:  LADIES LUNCH 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Be sure to put it on your calendar, bring a sandwich to share, and join us. Our committee this time is: Ginny Lucil, Chips; Joan Proctor, Table decorations; Georgia Schneider, Paper Goods; Jane Affleck, Lemon and 1/2 and 1/2; Lori Linton, Juice. Diana Crighton volunteered to bring dessert, which just might have a Valentine theme.

Friday, March 1:  World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year. This year the Community of Jesus at Rock Harbor will be the host church. The host country is Slovenia. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (Luke 14:15–24) with the theme “Come – Everything is Ready”. The women of Slovenia challenge us all to widen our circles, to expand our communities.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Our parish Prayer Shawl Ministry is the featured display in the reception room during the month of February where you will see the lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort.  If you wish to take a shawl to a  parishioner, they are available in the church office. Debbi Manning will show you the array of choices and ask you to sign out a shawl. We have also knitted baby blankets for new infants. All the shawls and blankets have been blessed by Adam+. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

BABY CENTER BASKET:  There is an almost empty basket on the shelf in the vestibule of Parish Hall that’s ready to take donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis. The Center really needs baby supplies such as wipes and diapers and can also use children’s coats and snow suits. The attendees at the monthly women’s luncheon have agreed to bring their donations to their luncheons but we need your help as well. Please put your donation in the basket and we will deliver them to the Center. Even one package of diapers is appreciated! Many thanks!

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: 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.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February Health Tip – FALL PREVENTION! It’s that time of year to be extra careful, inside and outside! A fall can happen in an instant, and can really impact a person’s independence and quality of life. Fall prevention means reducing your risk.
INSIDE: Keep pathways clear; Be aware of uneven surfaces. Remove throw rugs or secure them with a rug gripper; Keep frequently used items close by and within reach; Light your way.
OUTSIDE: Watch out for sidewalk cracks, holes, changes in sidewalk levels; Be aware of slippery surfaces from rain, snow and ice; Wear supportive shoes with good traction; Take your time.
Find useful information at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

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