Adult Education: Sundays at 9:00 am. On April 28, Ruth Campbell will lead a special presentation on the exciting ministry she will be offering here this summer, providing food to young people in need, called “Free Food for Kids.”
The Angelica Center 2013 Speakers Series at the Church of the Holy Spirit: These talks are on Saturdays at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Tickets available for a suggested donation of $20 per event. Call 508-255-2656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets. June 8 – Kathleen Norris “So What If God Exists?” and July 27 – Walter Brueggemann “The Counter-world of the Psalms.”
Contemplative/Centering Prayer: Silent, meditative prayer will be held every Tuesday from 2:00 pm 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 with any questions at 650-714-1862 or email at 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. Morning Prayer includes extended reading of the Psalms as well as praying with beautiful Canticles.
Thursdays at Three: May 2 at 3:00 pm – North Transept of Church – A celebration of the Eucha- rist according to the 1559 Prayer Book. It won’t look like any communion service you’ve seen before!
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 conduct this study at Holy Spirit on the Fridays of May (starting May 3) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cape Cod Coalition of Welcoming Congregations: Will meet at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. A film about Del Martin, one of the early prophets and California activists will be shown to honor the first same-sex couple to be mar- ried in California – Del Martin and Phyllis Lyons. This is an inspiring film. Your Sharing the Blessing/Believe Out Loud Committee is a member of the Cape Cod Coalition of Welcoming Congregations – come and support your church.
Planned Giving: “Procrastination.” We all know that word! During the month of April members of the Planned Giving Committee have provided information to help you to take the next step in your planning process. Starting a “Family Legacy Plan” and or selecting a “Charitable Gift Annuity” are two options available. Please stop by during our Coffee Hour and talk to members; Sue Sasso and John Holmes.
Summer Fair: We are having our popular Summer Fair on Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, rain or shine. Everyone in the parish is encouraged to come, participate and help. Signup 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. On June 10 we will be receiving summer toys: bikes, tennis rackets, puzzles, games, etc. and paper back books (in good condition).
Quilters: This play will be presented by The Church of the Holy Spirit on May 3, 4, 10 and 11 evenings at 8:00 pm with matinees on May 4 and 11 at 3:00 pm. This is a staged reading about pioneering women who settled the American prairie. Two of our parishioners are in the cast. This is a fund raiser for CHS and The Apostles Build of Habitat of Orleans. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased after Sunday service in the Parish Hall or reservations can be made by calling 508-255-8588.
The Cape Community Orchestra will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm in the Parish Hall. The program will include “The Moldau” by Smetena, “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Copland, as well as music by Grieg, Wagner and a medley of tunes from Broad- way. The concert is free (donations accepted). The 45-piece orchestra is conducted by John P. Hagon and includes musicians from the Church of the Holy Spirit.
CHS Artist: The featured artist of the month 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: 508-255-7277.
Free Shop: We are now gladly accepting clean Spring clothing – please no more Winter cloth- ing! 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 are in full swing as well! Thank you for your support.
FAIR TRADE UPDATE: If you haven’t yet, please try one of our FAIR TRADE products. We re- ceived 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 countries AND the promotion of organic farming. Questions? See Fr. Ken Campbell.
Lower Cape Outreach Council: The outreach committee thanks all of the people who donated food to the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Their pantries’ stocks have been extremely low and your generosity will help them help our neighbors in need. If you were unable to donate food and would like to do so, there are bags available as you enter the church. We supplied ap- proximately 60 bags of food to help fill the shelves of the eight Lower Cape food pantries.