Announcements for March 23 – 29

palm-sunday-globalHoly Week and Easter Schedule

Maundy Thursday
Holy Eucharist with the Ritual of the Washing of Feet at 7:00 pm
Good Friday
The Three Hours from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter Sunday at 7:00 pm
Everyone is encouraged to bring a bell to ring iat the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.  
Easter Sunday
Holy Eucharist at 7:30 am and 10:00 am
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
After the 10 am service

Adult Education: Sundays at 9 am – Adult Sunday School sessions will NOT be held on either Palm Sunday or Easter, March 24 and 31. We will pick up Sharon Inger’s lively series on Women of the Hebrew Scriptures again in April. More details to come.

Centering Prayer: Silent, meditative prayer will be held every Tuesday from 1:30 until 2:00 pm in St. Dunstan’s Chapel, located in the lower level of the church. All are welcome. Please contact Nancy Crewdson with any questions at 650-714-1862.

Morning Prayer during Lent – 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.

Walking the Way of the Cross – Wednesday of Holy Week, March 27 – 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 welcome.

Nightwatch: Sign up for an hour in the Reception Room. It has been the historical and traditional practice of the People of God to keep watch from the end of the Maundy Thursday Service, commemorating the Last Supper, through the night, until 12 noon, at the point in his- tory when Christ was crucified. You may participate in this ancient tradition by keeping watch, in hour intervals, through the quiet time of the night, from Maundy Thursday evening, until 12:00 pm on Good Friday. This will be a time when you can come and pray, meditate, watch, or do whatever you wish in quiet adoration of the Passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Good Friday Three Hours: In six half-hour segments, is a service of Scripture, preaching, special music, prayer and meditative silence. The first hour is the ecumenical offering of the Nauset Interfaith Association. Special music will be offered in all segments. The Church of the Holy Spirit choir will sing in the final hour.

Preachers
12:00 pm – The Rev. Kenneth Swetland, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
12:30 pm – The Rev. Bob Powell, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Orleans
1:00 – The Rev. Sally Norris, Orleans Federated Church
1:30 pm – The Rev. Ken Campbell
2:00 pm – Ms. Sarah D. Kelb
2:30 pm – The Rev. Adam S. Linton

27th Annual United People for Kids Good Friday Walk: March 29, 2013. The walk benefits disadvantaged children on Cape Cod and the Islands. Registration begins at 8:30 am on the grounds of the Bible Alliance Church on Route 6A in Brewster. If you can’t walk with us, but would like to pledge, contact one of our youth groupers, or Donna Tavano at the coffee hour or you can mail your donation to U.P for Kids, P.O. Box 297 Yarmouthport, Ma. 02675. Questions? See Rich Weeks, Chairman, U.P. for Kids 508-362-1586 or email: tracyan- drichweeks@hotmail.com.

Living With Loss: Will meet at Hunan III restaurant on Wednesday, March 27 at 5 pm.

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 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Galley West: We are open on Sundays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Mondays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Guilds have started up for the new year as well.

Welcoming Committee: The next Sundays are some of the most important days of our holy year. We will have new friends joining us for these services. Please make these people feel welcome by helping them find a place in your pew and sharing a prayer book or a hymnal. You might also extend an invitation to them to join us for Coffee Hour.

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