Announcements for January 25 – 31

winter ocean Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26: The parish Annual Meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday in the Parish Hall. We will elect new Officers and Vestry Members and receive the Annual Report. Please come!

Sunday, January 26: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. No session due to the Annual Meeting.

Sunday, January 26: The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet on Sunday January 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 30: Thursdays at Three – In the Parish Hall – “Dostoevsky if you dare!” The start of a five-week series on Dostoevsky’s classic, The Brothers Karamazov (Peaver translation suggested). This week we will be discussing the Preface and Books One, Two, and Three. Getting a head start is recommended!

Thursday, January 30: Foyer Groups  – Regroup 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 shuffle of the group members. Foyer groups are small groups of parishioners who have dinner together at each other’s houses. Please join us.

Thursday, February 6: LUNCHEON GET TOGETHER FOR WOMEN OF THE PARISH: The next luncheon will be on Thursday, February 6 at 12 noon. Please join us in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share; dessert and beverages will be provided.

Grocery Cards: Please help end homelessness on Cape Cod by purchasing grocery cards from Stop and Shop, Shaw’s and Friends in $200, $100, $50, and $25 amounts. The merchants will donate 5% of your purchase to The Homeless Prevention Council, located in Orleans, and you receive full value of your card. You can buy these after the 10 a.m. service during the Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall.

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

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 – artoff@comcast.net

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. Sharyn Laughton , 508-255-7277.

The Galley West Gift Shop: The Gift Shop will be open Sundays 11 a.m. to 12 Noon and Mon- days 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 have a box assigned.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Prayer shawls are an important but quiet way of expressing concern to help 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.

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 Mother Sarah know ASAP to get on the sched- ule. Training will take place as needed directly after the 10 a.m. service.

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