The Angelica Center 2013 Speaker Series: A very exciting series of speakers at CHS kicks off this month when Barbara Brown Taylor, NYT best-selling author of Leaving Church, joins us here on April 13. Two more talks, also by eminent writers on the spiritual life in its many forms, will be offered over the course of the spring and summer. All talks are on Saturdays at 2 pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $20 per event; $50 for the series of three. Call 508-255-2656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets. Schedule: April 13 – Barbara Brown Taylor “Learning to Walk in the Dark: Faithful Unknowing,” June 8 – Kathleen Norris “So What If God Exists?” and July 27 – Walter Brueggemann “The Counter-world of the Psalms.” Read more about the Angelica Center Speaker Series.
Congratulations to Jake Arsenault, Owen Buehler, Sienna Gamsey, and Connor Pike, who are members of our Communion Preparation Class, which was co-taught by Fr. Adam and Lori Linton.
Planned Giving: Are you a member of the “50 Fat Cats” who have included the Church of the Holy Spirit in their future financial plans? Stop by the Planned Giving Display in the Parish Hall and look at the handouts we have prepared for you. PG members Fred Plumb and Ernie La France will be available to answer your questions.
Habitat for Humanity – Apostles’ Build: Are you looking for a way to participate more fully in the ministries of the Church of the Holy Spirit? Or looking for a way to get involved in a Habitat build? In 2013 Habitat for Humanity will be building five houses on nearby Namskaket Road in Orleans. One of the five will be what’s called an “Apostle’s Build,” a collaborative effort funded by a consortium of churches. Contact Brian Ridgeway at 774-207-0902 or Sally Dewing 508-255-2656 for more details or inquire at the parish office.
Adult Education: Sundays at 9 am – We will pick up with Sharon Inger’s lively series on Women of the Hebrew Scriptures again on Sunday, April 7, and continue this series on April 14 and 21. On April 28, Ruth Campbell will lead a special presentation on “Free Food for Kids,” the exciting ministry she will be offering this summer providing food to young people in need.
Contemplative/Centering Prayer: Silent, meditative prayer is offered in a welcoming group environment every Tuesday from 2:00 until 2:30 pm in St. Dunstan’s Chapel, located in the lower level of the church. All are welcome. If you are interested in participating in a small contemplative prayer group at another date and time, please contact Nancy Crewdson at 650-714-1862 or email email@example.com.
Morning Prayer Rite II: This liturgy of The Daily Office continues to be held every Thursday morning at 8:30 am in the side chapel. The service of Morning Prayer features a focus on the meditative reading of the Psalms, as well as praying with beautiful Canticles.
Thursdays at Three: April 18 & 25, May 2 – All are welcome to join us on Thursdays at 3 pm in the church in the North Transept for intriguing conversation and exploration of a wide variety of topics. On April 18 we’ll discuss The Birthing of the Anglican Church; April 25: The Book of Common Prayer; and May 2: A Celebration of the Eucharist Using the 1559 Prayer Book. Don’t miss these lively and informative sessions!
The CHS Youth Group: PING PONG ALERT – Due to school scheduling, this event is postponed to Sunday, April 21 at 4:00 pm. This intergenerational ping pong party is sure to be a good time. Please join us in the Parish Hall. Questions? Contact Robin McLaughlin.
80th Anniversary Church of the Holy Spirit History Display: During the month of May a CHS history display will be held in the reception toom. Interesting church personal stories such as Bonnie Snow’s reflection about “kittens on the altar” will be shared. Please leave your story in the box provided at the reception desk.
Quilters: The Church of the Holy Spirit will present a staged reading of the play Quilterson May 3, 4, 10, and 11, including matinees on Saturdays, May 4 and 11. Tickets are $20 each. Interested in helping or questions, call Bill Gardiner at 508-255-2326 or Phil Suraci at 508-240-2785.
Orleans Shepherd Group: We will meet at Bill and Judy Gardiner’s house at 35 Payson Lane in East Orleans on April 21 at 5:00 pm for hors d’oeuvres and fellowship. Please call Judy if you are able to attend at 508-255-2326.
The Rich and The Rest of Us: Our bishop, Tom Shaw, has asked all parishes of the diocese to provide an opportunity for a book study of The Rich and the Rest of Us by Tavis Smiley and Cornell West. We will do this study at the Church of the Holy Spirit on the Fridays of May from 10:00 am to 11:15 am Please let Fr. Ken Campbell know if you plan on attending. Non-parishioners are welcome too! Call 508-240-5169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHS Artist: The featured artist of the month in April is Pia Mackenzie. There are still a few months open to sell/exhibit your art in 2013. Please sign up now — the sign up sheet is in the Gallery. The show must go on! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.
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 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 Guild is in full swing as well! Thank you for your support.
N.O.A.H. (no other affordable housing): Our 4th Friday of the month commitment for their evening meal NEEDS BAKERS! If you’re interested in helping (every other month), please call Georgia at 508-255-2368 for details.
May Together deadline: The deadline is Monday, April 8. We are trying to keep to the new 8-page standard, so please submit brief articles that cover events and news relevant to the coming month, or very early the following month.
Summer Fair: We will be holding our very popular Summer Fair on Saturday, July 13 from 9-3, rain or shine. Everyone in the parish is encouraged to come, participate, and help. Sign-up sheets will be in the Parish Hall or the Reception Room. Call Marcia Bechtold (508-255-0611) or Phil Suraci (508-240-2785) if you have any questions.