Announcements For October 19 – 26

fall on cape cod 2All Saints Service Remembrance Forms: The ushers will have these forms available this weekend (October 19 & 20). If you would like to have your loved one remembered at our All Saints Service on November 3, please fill out the green form and place it in the offering plate. Deadline, Thursday – October 24.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday service will move to our winter hours – 4 p.m. – starting Saturday, November 2. Also, please remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday evening, November 2 as we “Fall back.”

Sunday, October 20: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. “John One” – On the Sundays of October we will continue our group “lectio divina” – reflective reading and conversations around short passages, gradually working our way through the Gospel of John. No prior reading or “homework” required! Please join us for this lively, thoughtful discussion.

Sunday, October 20: Children’s Sabbath – 10 a.m. Service: Children’s Sabbath is a faith-based national program celebrating all our children in prayer and celebrating our responsibility to care for each one. The children will be in church for the whole service and will be involved in ushering, processing, reading one of the lessons, reading their own Prayers of the People, and of course they will sing!

Sunday, October 20: Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: The group will meet at 5 p.m. for a Pot Luck Sup- per at the home of Jack and Jane Nixon at 5 Dune Road in Brewster. Please call or email Elizabeth Merritt to confirm at 508 240 6998 or

Sunday, October 20: Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group. The group will meet at 5 p.m. at Jody Mines’s home, 670 State Highway, Eastham. Call if you need a ride!

Sunday, October 20: Orleans Shepherd Group. The group will meet at Sandy and Phil Marshall’s at 31 Pochet Rd., Orleans. Call 508-255-9971 and please carpool – parking is limited.

Tuesday, October 22: Living the Questions: This film series, continues through October 29 and will be offered at both 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Church Library. The video each week is 25 minutes long followed by 30 to 40 minutes for questions and discussion. Please pre -register with Fr. Ken Campbell at 508-240-5169 or

Thursday, October 24: Thursdays at Three: North Transept of the Church. The series on Thomas Merton continues through this Thursday, October 24. We’ll be discussing selections from The Sign of Jonas (Mariner Books, ISBN-13: 978-0156028004), as well as providing an introduction to Merton’s life and work.

Saturday, October 26: Sharing the Blessing Tea: Come together for a pleasant afternoon of fellowship, food (traditional English Tea); entertainment and discussion. Fr. Charles Morris, Cathy Morris, and Bruce Lederhouse will perform show tunes and oldies for sing-along. Sharing the Blessing will have an informative display of reading materials, pamphlets, books, and a bibliography on various aspects of LGBT issues. All are welcome! Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Attention kids – Your help is needed! The church is looking for volunteers to serve as acolytes for the 10 a.m. service. If you are in grades 3-12 and would like to serve, please let Deacon Sarah know ASAP to get on the schedule. Training will take place as needed directly after the 10 a.m. service.

Help Needed for Women’s Luncheon November 7: The next luncheon for all the women of the parish will be on Thursday, November 7. Because we had a smaller number of women at the October luncheon, we are short volunteers for November. If you are willing and able to help us with table decorations or dessert, please contact Sandy Marshall at 508-255- 9971 or Thanks!

Christmas Bazaar: We are now looking ahead and preparing for the next big event, our popular Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by the Guilds. It will be held on Saturday, November 23 before Thanksgiving. A number of local artisans have already made reservations to show and sell their wares. See you there!

Annual Holiday Antiques Show: You can still make a donation and be included in the patron listing of the Antiques Show Booklet. Forms are available in the Parish Office. (Make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” and note: Antique Show). Deadline is October 31. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair.

Stewardship: Pledge packets to make your 2014 pledge to The Church of the Holy Spirit have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please contact the parish office and we will get one mailed to you. Please prayerfully complete your pledge and return ASAP. Pledges will be blessed at services the weekend of November 23 / 24.

Healing the Culture of Violence: A number of organizations from the Lower Cape, including the Nauset Interfaith Association, are co-sponsoring an event to help us understand how each of us can help begin heal violence in our culture. There will be youth participants as well as adults. It will take place in our Parish Hall on November 9. Pre-registration is strongly urged as a capacity crowd is anticipated. See Fr. Ken Campbell for more information.

Raise Up Massachusetts: The Episcopal City Mission has joined with other faith communities and organizations across the state to secure 200,000 signatures supporting a raise in the minimum wage to $10. an hour and to pass an earned sick benefit for the one million workers who are not paid if they cannot work because of sickness. Our Justice and Peace Committee (Fr. Ken Campbell, chair) is providing a table in the Parish Hall, following the 10 a.m. service this and next week, for those who wish to sign the petitions. If so, please be sure to sign the petition for the town in which you are a legal resident.

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