Announcements for January 17 – 23

cape snowANNUAL MEETING: 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 Report, all in accordance with the Warrant.

Sunday, January 19: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. “Stump the Rector” continues with FAQ about liturgical practices at CHS. Come prepared with your question – there will be a prize for the best one!

Sunday, January 19: The Youth Group Food Drive. Our youth will be collecting food for the Lower Cape Outreach Council’s Food Pantry. Bags are located at the entrances of the church.

Sunday, January 19: The Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster. For questions call Elizabeth Merritt, 508-240-6998. The Eastham/Wellfleet Group will meet at the Hunan Gourmet, Rte 6A, Orleans. PLEASE NOTE:

Sunday, January 26: The Orleans Shepherd Group will NOT meet this Sunday, but WILL meet on January 26. Due to a lack of response and the Patriot’s Game, we feel that more people may be available on the 26. We will meet at Jay Haun’s, 29 Harbor View Lane (off Brick Hill Road) East Orleans, at 5 p.m. Please call 508 240 1883 if you can attend.

Thursday, January 23: Thursdays at Three – “Good People” 3 p.m. Parish Hall. This performance has been POSTPONED. To be rescheduled – more information to come.

Thursday, January 30: Foyer Groups Re-Group at a Pot Luck Supper at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Hosts: The Pathfinders Team. Purpose: to celebrate another year of Foyer Group dinner gatherings and initiate a re-grouping/shuffle of the group members. Foyer groups are small groups of parishioners who have dinner together at each other’s houses. Please join us.

PLEASE RECYCLE: All your large plastic and paper shopping bags can be deposited in a container outside the Free Shop door AND all your Christmas cards can be taken to the Gathering Room for the Church School. Thank you!

A heartfelt thank you to all the parishioners at the Church of the Holy Spirit who have showered me with hugs and love while I grieve the loss of my mother. To be a part of such a warm and loving community is truly a blessing and a precious gift that I treasure. Debbi Manning

CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of January is Joan Karter. Joan started her lessons 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 accepting good, clean winter clothing. Sharyn Laughton , 508-255-7277.

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 Reception 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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