Announcements for April 13 – 19

anselm1Food Drive for LCOC: We are holding a food drive for the Lower Cape Outreach Council, which runs food pantries in all eight towns on the Lower/Outer Cape. Please pick up a grocery bag from the entrances and fill it during the week with the items listed here

The Angelica Center 2013 Speaker Series: The Church of the Holy Spirit was thrilled to host a sold-out house for Saturday’s talk by Barbara Brown Taylor. 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. Call 508-255-2656 or email to reserve tickets. Schedule: 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.

Planned Giving: Are you satisfied with the returns received on your savings accounts, investments, or CDs? A Charitable Gift Annuity may be the answer you’re looking for. Please stop by the Planned Giving display at coffee hour and talk to members Bob Brimmer and Bill Gardner.

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 are continuing with Sharon Inger’s lively series on Women of the Hebrew Scriptures through 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

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 Quilters on May 3, 4, 10, and 11, including matinees on Saturdays, May 4 and 11. This is a staged reading about pioneering women who settled the American Prairie. Two of our parishioners are in the cast. This is a fundraiser for CHS and the Apostles’ Build of Habitat of Orleans. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased after the Sunday 10:00 am service, or you can make reservations by calling 508-255-8588.

Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Will meet on Sunday, April 21 at 5:00 pm at Jack and Jane Nixon’s house, 5 Dune Road, Brewster. Call 508-896-7662.

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

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.

Fair Trade Update: If you haven’t yet, please try one of our Fair Trade products. We received a new order this week which includes cocoa, snack bars, four kinds of chocolate bars, four kinds of teas, plus whole bean or ground organic coffee, both regular and decaf. By buying these products, you help small American businesses, provide just pay for workers in developing nations and help promote organic farming. Questions? See Fr. Ken Campbell.

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