Announcements for January 19-25

St PeterMartin Luther King Day Observance – On Monday, January 21 at 12 noon (not 11:30 am as published in the January Together), we are holding an Observance of Martin Luther King Day here at CHS, sponsored by the Nauset Interfaith Association. The Reverend Wesley Williams is the guest speaker and there will be a simple lunch and special music. Please join us!

The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit will be held in the Parish Hall at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013. It is important that we have a quorum, so please come. If you need a ride, please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3535 or Peter Blank 508-760-1516.

PLEASE NOTE: The Saint Martha & Kimball Guilds will NOT meet on Monday, January 21.

Adult Christian Education – Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:45 am. Please join us as we continue our reflective group study of John’s Gospel, “JOHN ONE.” January 20 in the Parish Hall. Drop-ins are welcome.

Morning Prayer returns to CHS –  Morning Prayer is offered every Thursday morning at 8:30 am in the side chapel.

Healing Prayers – Healing prayers will be given on fourth Sundays following the 10:00 Sunday service. For January this will fall on the 27th. Frs. Herb Skelly and Bill Heuss will officiate with assistance from the Health Ministry.

Men’s Study Group Invites New Members – The Men’s Study Group meets each Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Sunday School Craft Room. We are currently watching a series of lectures on the Old Testament by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine. We also function as a mutual support group. For more information, call Bruce Lederhouse, 508-240-2853, or just drop in and check us out.

Thursdays at Three – Kaleidoscope Bible Study and the Lectionary: This community-based Bible study using Lectio Divina involves listening to the same biblical passage three times. In order to go deeper into the text, the reading will come from the previous Sunday’s Lectionary. Join us for this time of divine reading and meditation in holy scripture on Thursdays, January  17, 24, and 31 at 3:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Brewster-Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Cynthia and Herb Wieboldt, 76 Forest Pines Drive, East Dennis at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 27. For questions call: Elizabeth Merritt 508-240-6998. Note: This is a change from our regular meeting on the third Sunday of the month.

Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet Sunday, January 27, at 5 p.m. Place TBA. Please note change of date and time! Orleans Shepherd Group: Nancy and Richard Miller have invited us to meet at their home, 10 Pilgrim Lake Terrace, East Orleans on Sunday, January 27 at 5 p.m. for Hors D’Oeuvres and re- freshments. Please let the Millers know, 508-255-5282, if you will be there and if you will be able to bring something wonderful!

Orleans Shepherd Group: Nancy and Richard Miller have invited us to meet at their home, 10 Pilgrim Lake Terrace, East Orleans on Sunday, January 27 at 5 p.m. for Hors D’Oeuvres and re- freshments. Please let the Millers know, 508-255-5282, if you can attend.

Pleasant Bay Shepherds Group Will meet January 27 at 5 p.m. at Scott and Sue Daniels’ home, 7 Overlook Drive, Chatham, for a pot luck supper. Please call 508-945-0204 for directions.

Stewardship Update – Through Monday January 14 we have received 203 pledges for $362,228.00. This includes 19 new pledges. THANK YOU! We still have a ways to go to reach our goals of $413,000. If you plan to make a pedge for 2013, please send your pledge card back ASAP. All pledges received will be blessed by Fr. Adam. If you need a 2013 pledge packet, please contact the Parish Office.

Pre-Lent High Tea: Come One, Come All to a High Tea on February 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The committee “Sharing the Blessing/Believe Out Loud” will feed you and entertain you. Please come and have fun.

2013 Offertory Envelope Boxes – The 2013 Offertory Envelopes for people who pay weekly or monthly are in the Reception Room. Your 2013 number is likely different than 2012 but we will still track your donations correctly. If you want envelopes please contact the parish office and we will issue them.

2012 Giving Statements – Your Giving Statements are in the Church reception room. Please pick them up and save the church postage. Thank you.

CHS Artist – January’s exhibit is “Free Food for Kids.” This is a lunch program for children run by Ruth Campbell. There are still a few months open in 2013 to exhibit/sell your art in the CHS Gallery. The sign-up sheet is located in the gallery by the exit door.

Free Shop – We are now accepting clean winter clothing. If the Free Shop is closed, donations can be left in the container outside the Free Shop door. We are open Mondays from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Galley West – We are now open on Sundays from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and on Mondays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Guilds will be starting on January 7 as well! Thank you for your support.

Gentle Yoga at CHS – Please join our morning Yoga class. The class is lead by Marilyn Greenberg and is suitable for all levels. We will be meeting from 8:00 am to 9:00 am in a church school classroom, downstairs in the Parish Hall. The class is offered at $10/class. Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, block and strap (we do have some extras). Next class – Tuesday, January 22.

Fair Trade: Justice for All God’s Children – We have just received three kinds of healthy chocolate and organic olive oil made by a worker’s owned cooperative in Palestine. Please see our Fair Trade display in the MAIN ENTRANCE to the Parish Hall! Questions? See Fr. Ken.

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