Announcements for January 3-9

Cape Cod WinterSunday, January 5: Sarah’s First Celebration of the Eucharist at 10 a.m. Please join us as the newly ordained Reverend Sarah D. Kelb celebrates her First Eucharist at the 10 a.m. service. Please also join us afterwards for a special celebratory pot luck lunch in the Parish Hall.

Friday, January 10: Margaret Rappaport will facilitate the monthly indoor labyrinth walk in the Parish Hall. The labyrinth will be available for individual walks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. For more information on this ministry contact Margaret at

Sunday, January 12: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. “Stump the Rector” with FAQ about liturgical practices at CHS. Come prepared with your question – there will be a prize for the best one!

Sunday, January 19: Correction to January Spirit Kids – the Youth Group Food Drive is NOT January 12 – IT IS January 19.

Thursday, January 23: Thursdays at Three – “Good People” 3 p.m. Parish Hall. Another opportunity to hear the play “Good People” read by parishioners under the direction of Jill Holmes. This was performed in September to great accolades. Please come and bring a friend. (Please note: There is no program on the first three Thursdays of January.)

Sunday, January 26: Annual Meeting 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held to elect new Officers and Vestry Members and receive the Annual Re- port, all in accordance with the Warrant.

A WALK IN JERUSALEM: On the five Fridays of January, Fr. Ken will lead a book study of Mark Braverman’s new book, A Walk In Jerusalem, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Library. Bring a sandwich or salad, coffee and tea provided! It is necessary to pre-register with Fr. Ken. We hope to have a few folks participating who have recently returned from the diocesan pilgrim- age to Jerusalem. Please pre-register with Fr. Ken as soon as possible!

SHEPHERD GROUPS: The Shepherd Groups of the Church of the Holy Spirit meet in members’ homes the third Sundays from September to June. In February, the groups sponsor a parish- wide pot-luck luncheon with program in the Parish Hall and in June there is a pot-luck picnic on the church grounds. The three existing groups are Orleans, Brewster-Dennis and Eastham- Wellfleet.

CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of January is Joan Karter. Joan started her les- sons in decorative painting five years ago. She particularly enjoys painting flora and fauna as well as images taken from decorating fabrics. Don’t miss Joan’s WONDERFUL show in the CHS Gallery – Reception Room. There are still a few “open months” in 2014 to sign up & exhibit/sell your art in the gallery. The sign up sheet is located on a shelf by the gallery door. Questions? Comments? Sharyn Laughton at 508 255 7277 –

Free Shop: Hours – Monday, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Now ac- cepting good, clean winter clothing. Kathy Chapman, 508 255 4657 and Sharyn Laughton , 508- 255-7277 – Co Directors.

The Galley West Gift Shop: The Gift Shop will be open Sundays 11 a.m. to 12 Noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon.

Stewardship: 2014 Pledges – We have received most pledges for 2014. THANK YOU! If you have not sent in your 2014 pledge, please do so as soon as possible. The Finance Committee and Vestry continue to work on our 2014 budget and our pledge income is a critical element of that process. If you need a pledge card please contact the parish office. 2014 Offertory Envelopes for pledges to be paid on a weekly or monthly basis are in the Re- ception Room. Please pick them up. If we gave you the wrong frequency (i.e. you wanted weekly and but got monthly) let us know so we can get you another box set. If there are no envelopes for your pledge, please contact the parish office and we will get a box assigned.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Prayer shawls are an important, but quiet way of expressing concern, of helping others through difficult or happy occasions. We have such a cadre of helpers here in Church of The Holy Spirit. But more help is always needed and welcome. If you are interested in meeting with others to knit, crochet and chat with, please let me know. Phone me at 508- 255-0065. Helen Richardson

NEW FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS: Have you tried our cocoa – including a spicy variety? We also have very dark plain chocolate bars, 5 kinds of coffee and tea, a dark fruit and nut chocolate bar, healthy snack geo-bars and Olive Oil from Palestinian women’s cooperative.

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