Announcements for November 1-7

autumn-leaves 2PLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday service has now moved to our winter hours – 4 p.m. – through February 2014. Also, remember to turn your clocks back this evening, November 2 as we “Fall back!”

Sunday, November 3: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. Leviticus: A Study of the “Law” in its own context and ours (led by Sharon Inger). Come and take a look at the third book of the Old Testament with us. November 3: Historical background – the writers, the con- text, the significance for the ancient Israelis. November 10: Sacrifice and purification – what is really going on here? November 17: The Holiness Code – what does Leviticus say to us today?

Sunday, November 3: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. Discussion on Lauren Winner’s book Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis.

Tuesday, November 5: Living the Questions at 12:30 p.m. in the Library. The final three weeks on Transformation led by Fr. Ken Campbell. Call 508-240-5169 or November 5: Compassion: The Heart of Jesus’ Ministry, November 12: Creative Transformation, November 19: Embracing Mystery. A 25-minute video with discussion following. Coffee pro- vided.

Thursday, November 7: Monthly luncheon for Women of the Parish, 12 noon in the Parish Hall. Volunteers for the day are Betty Daiute, Marge Farrell, Ginny Clarendon, Anne Crocker and Barbara Mahoney. Call Peter Blank (508-760-1516) if you need a ride. Come join us and bring a friend!

Thursday, November 7: Thursdays at Three at 3 p.m. in the Gathering Room – East Asian Brush Painting and the Writings of Thomas Merton. The Rev. Dr. Judith Davis, Rector of Christ Church Episcopal in Harwich Port, will lead us in a series of three “Thursdays at Three” in No- vember (7, 14, 21). No previous art skill is necessary for these Thursday sessions. Participants will observe a demonstration each week and practice techniques of East Asian Brush Painting.

Saturday, November 9: HEALING THE CULTURE OF VIOLENCE – 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall: A number of organizations from the lower/outer Cape, including the Nauset Interfaith Association, are co-sponsoring an event to help us understand how each of us can help begin healing violence in our culture. Pre-registration is strongly urged as a capacity crowd is anticipated. See Fr. Ken Campbell for more information.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Save the date: Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have our usual offerings from the food table, cheddar cheese, cookie walk, jewelry, scarves, pottery, crafts, Christmas decorations, White Elephant and much more. Also enjoy a delicious lunch of soups and sandwiches. Please leave any “Elegant White Elephant” in the Fireplace Room after November 10. There is a basket in the Reception Room for jewelry and scarf donations. Please come. There’s something for everyone!

Thursday, November 28: Our Thanksgiving Service with Eucharist will be held at 10:00 a.m.

ATTENTION YOUTH! 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.

CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of November is Wilma Morris. Don’t miss the beautiful “hand & heart” of Wilma! Calling all CHS artists (ALL 65 of you) to consider showing/ selling your art one month in 2014 – the early months of 2014 are still OPEN! Comments? Call Sharyn Laughton – 508 255 7277 –

Galley West: Fall Hours: It was a busy and successful Summer season for Galley West, thanks to the services of our volunteer staff and our faithful customers who support the gift shop. A big hand and kudos to all for a job well done! The shop is now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Thank you.

Free Shop: The Free Shop is now gladly accepting FALL CLOTHING. Please no more summer clothing or shoes. MANY THANKS for your support of this vital & important CHS ministry. Thank you to all who worked the shop this summer! Kathy Chapman – 508 255 4657, Sharyn Laughton – 508 255 7277 – Co Directors.

Pledge Statements: Please pick up your Third Quarter Pledge Statements in the Reception Room. Questions? Please contact the Parish Office or e-mail Ellie at holyspiritorleansdata- 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.

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