Announcements for February 16 – 23

st valentineSunday, February 16: Adult Education at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. Continuing our series on “Predestination, Suffering, and Hell—And Other Cheerful Topics.” February 16: How (and Why) Does a Good and Powerful God Permit Suffering? February 23: How Can We Think about Hell: Could There Really Be Such a Thing as Damnation?

Sunday, February 16: All Parish Pot Luck Luncheon at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Join us for a pot luck lunch sponsored by the CHS Shepherd Groups! Peter Brenner, author of Behind the Smile, Orphaned by Hitler’s Madness, will be with us to share his story. He was born during the winter of 1944 to an unwed, frightened 17 year old Norwegian girl on the war-torn soil of Germany. Unknowingly, she was part of Himmler’s Lebensborn Program to cultivate an Aryan race. Five years and three orphanages later, he was brought to America and adopted by an Air Force Chaplain. Questions? Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998, or Jody Mines at 508-255- 4058.

Monday, February 17: The office will be closed for President’s Day.

Wednesday, February 19: Men’s Lunch at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. We will continue every third Wednesday in subsequent months. The purpose of this group is to provide a forum where men of the parish can meet together informally for lunch and general collegiality. Members bring their own lunch; snacks and coffee are provided. Questions? Bruce Lederhouse at 508-801-0654 or Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Thursday, February 20: Thursdays at Three – Parish Hall. “Dostoevsky if you dare!” We continue our series on Dostoevsky’s classic, The Brothers Karamazov (Peaver translation suggested). This week we will be discussing Books Eight, Nine and Ten. Getting a head start is recommended!

Friday, February 21: MARTIN LUTHER KING IN PALESTINE at 12 noon at CHS. What would happen if African-American Christians, gospel choir and theatre artists, the same groups who were at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, witnessed first-hand the plight of Palestinians today? Come and see a 75-minute long documentary award-winning film. Please register with Fr. Ken at 508-240-5169 or if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, March 4: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please join us for this parish celebration on this special day, with pancakes, desserts, hats, beads, decorated Alleluias and singing with the children! This traditional event is sponsored by the Church School.

Wednesday, March 5: ASH WEDNESDAY – Holy Eucharist at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of February is the CHS Prayer Shawl Ministry co- ordinated by Helen Richardson. A pair of women started this ministry many years ago and the concept has been picked up all over this country and worldwide. The shawls are blessed by our priests, then given to men and women. A few months are still open in 2014 to display/sell your art. A sign-up poster is located in the gallery. Sharyn Laughton – 508 255 7277 – ar-

Free Shop: Hours – Monday, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Shop is in need of winter coats and hooded sweatshirts; also accepting winter clothing, books, small household items, paper and plastic shopping bags. Sharyn Laughton: 508-255-7277.

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.

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.

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.

Pastoral Care: Need a ride to church or for a hospital or medical appointment? The Pastoral Care Committee provides transportation! Please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

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

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