Announcements for February 21 – 28

Snowy PerchSunday, February 23: Adult Education at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. Concluding our series on “Predestination, Suffering, and Hell—And Other Cheerful Topics.” February 23: How Can We Think about Hell: Could There Really Be Such a Thing as Damnation?

Thursday, February 27: 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 Elevan, Twelve and the Epilogue. Getting a head start is recommended! We will not be holding any programs during lent, please join us at our Friday evening programs.

Tuesday, March 4: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please join us for this family celebration on this special day, with pancakes and decorated Alleluias!

Church School: Church School Families please sign up to bring finger food desserts to our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (see above). The sign up sheet is on the youth bulletin board in the Gathering Room. Thank You!

Wednesday, March 5: ASH WEDNESDAY – Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes will be held at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 6: Women’s Luncheon, 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share! Chips and ice cream sandwiches for dessert will be provided. Come and join us and bring a friend — and please continue to bring canned goods for the Food Pantry. Please call Peter Blank if you need a ride (508-760-1516).

Friday, March 7: The World Day of Prayer, 1 p.m. at the Orleans Methodist Church. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women since 1927 to observe a day of prayer and action each year on the first Friday of March. Jean Collins and Jody Mines will represent CHS in the service.

Monday, March 10: April Together deadline.

Friday, March 14: Walking the Labyrinth 10 a.m. Parish Hall. Margaret Rappaport will facilitate a walk on our canvas, indoor, Chartres-style Labyrinth in the Parish Hall. Our walk will be candlelit and will be accompanied by original music courtesy of Darlene Hagon. The Labyrinth is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19: Men’s Lunch Group, 12:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. This group meets every third Wednesday. Members bring their own lunch while snacks and coffee are provided. For inquiries call Bruce Lederhouse, 508-801-0654) or Brian Skea, 774-279-3454.

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 or 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 – artoff@comcast.net.

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: We have just received from Equal Exchange three new Fair Trade products which are all 100% organic. The new products are: Strawberry Jam cooked in traditional copper pans which preserve the natural sweetness and juicy flavors; Orange Mar- malade with slivers of tangy oranges and a fresh zesty flavor; and Honey with a floral aroma and hint of vanilla in a squeezable bottle! We appreciate your purchase of our Fair Trade cof- fee, tea and chocolate and other products making your contribution to a fair wage for poor workers and blessing Mother Earth with environmentally safe agriculture, farming and small business operation. We welcome your comments and suggestions! Fr. Ken

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