Saturday Services – Beginning this Saturday, March 2, the Saturday evening Eucharist will begin at 5:00 pm. The Saturday service is held at 4:00 pm during the winter months to accomodate the shorter days, but now that spring is around the corner and the days are getting longer, it’s time to shift back to 5:00 pm. Remember that Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 10 — don’t forget to Spring Forward!
Holy Week and Easter Schedule – The worship schedule for Holy Week and East Sunday has been set, so mark your calendars and join us if you can!
Wednesday of Holy Week – March 27
5:00 pm – Children’s Stations of the Cross
7:00 pm – Holy Eucharist (with the Washing of the Feet)
Noon to 3:00 pm – “Three Hours”
7:00 pm – The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter
7:30 am and 10:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Adult Education – Sundays at 9:00 am. For our three sessions in March (March 3, 10, and 17), we will return to our reflective group study of John’s Gospel. Participants may join at any time! Adult Sunday School sessions will NOT be held on either Palm Sunday (March 24) or Easter (March 31). We will pick up Sharon Inger’s lively series on Women of the Hebrew Scriptures again in April. More detail to come.
Morning Prayer returns to CHS – We will observe Lenten shifts during Morning Prayer. Don’t miss the opportunity to add Morning Prayer to your Spiritual discipline as we journey together through these 40 days. This liturgy is held every Thursday morning at 8:30 am in the side chapel.
Fridays in Lent – The Church of the Holy Spirit will offer opportunities for devotion, food, fellowship, and reflection. The Stations of the Cross devotion will be offered in church at 5:30 pm, led by a number of clergy and lay worship leaders. After Stations, a simple soup and bread supper will be offered in the parish hall at 6 pm. Signup sheets for hosting this supper will be posted in the reception room. At 6:30 pm, we will offer Jesus at the Movies, watching a thought provoking movie together. On Friday, March 22 we will offer Walking the Labrynth, led by Margaret Rappaport. As before on Lenten Fridays, people may participate in whatever portion of these that they desire.
Church School: Time to fill the eggs! Please pick up unfilled eggs in the front of the fireplace in the CHS Gallery/ Reception Room. Return the eggs filled with wrapped candies and small trinkets by Palm Sunday. the Church School team thanks you for making this traditional Easter Egg Hunt a wonderful event for CHS children and visitors.
Church School News: Walking the Way of the Cross & Supper – Wednesday of Holy Week, March 27 at 5:00 pm. All Church School families please list your choice of supper on the sign up sheet in the Gathering Room. We need to know your choices and number attending no later than Palm Sunday. Please note that extended families are also welcome.
Healing Prayers – Healing prayers will be offered on the fourth Sunday following the 10:00 am service. Fathers 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 craft room at the far end of the Sunday School area. We are just finishing a series of Old Testament lectures and will begin on February 26 a series on the New Testament. We welcome more men to the study, which includes a half-hour taped lecture by Professor Bart D. Ehrman, with discussion, plus free-wheeling, frequently humorous conversation about our lives as we gather week by week. Please feel free to come and try it out. Questions? Contact Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.
Planned Giving – Special thanks to the 50 parishioners who have included the church in their future financial plans. Parishioners can direct specific questions to the PG Committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Planned Giving. Answers will be provided by reply. Visit the updated Planned Giving page on the CHS website to learn more about what the Planned Giving committee is up to these days.
Where did the cookie jars go? The Galley West HAD 43 coffee cans for the Christmas Bazaar cookie walk for 2013. Now there are only 6! Who dun it? Please return them! Call Barbara Hoffman at 508-255-3912. No questions asked!
Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group – Will meet March 17 at 5:00 pm at the home Kathy and Nat Goddard, 905 Doane Road, Eastham. Bring something yummy to share and Mort Inger will present a lovely program.
Passover Seder at Holy Spirit – The Jewish congregation in the Nauset Region, Am HaYam Havorah, will be celebrating their Passover Seder in our Parish Hall during Holy Week on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 pm. This will include a pot luck meal. There is room for 40 non-Jewish guests by reservation only. If you would like to attend please call or email Fr. Ken Campbell at 508-240-5169 or email@example.com (or give him your name and address in writing). There are 20 spaces left as of March 2. No reservations will be accepted after March 20.
CHS Artist – For the month of March in the Gallery Reception Room, Father Adam has selected some of his favorite books from the CHS library — for adults and children! Just unclip the book, sit, read, and enjoy.
Free Shop – We are now gladly accepting clean spring clothing — please no more 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 open on Sundays from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and on Mondays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Guilds have started up for the new year as well! Thank you for your support.
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-owned cooperative in Palestine. Please see our Fair Trade display in the MAIN ENTRANCE to the Parish Hall! Questions? See Fr. Ken.
The World Day of Prayer – Friday, March 1 – is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. The organizing committee from France chose the theme “I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me.” Please join us (men and women welcome) at the Federated Church in Orleans at 1:00 pm.