Announcements for April 4 – 10

springEaster Flower Envelopes – Look for them in your pew this weekend (April 5 and 6) and offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given. Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate. Deadline – Monday, April 7.

Sunday, April 6: Adult Education – John One. Fr. Adam concludes a meditative reflection on the Gospel of John. 9 am in the Parish Hall

Sunday, April 6: Book Discussion Group – In anticipation of Amy-Jill Levine’s visit, The Book Group is reading one of her books, The Misunderstood Jew. Anyone interested in obtaining a copy may contact Tom Dewing. There is also a DVD of Amy- Jill Levine lectures on the Old Testament in the church library. After the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room.

Time to Fill the Eggs – Empty plastic eggs can be picked up by the fireplace in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room. Eggs can be filled with WRAPPED candies (please, NO peanuts or peanut butter), small trinkets and returned to the same place. Thank you for making this annual & traditional Easter Egg Hunt so wonderful for our CHS children & visitors!

Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross – Stations of the Cross will be offered at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Soup and Bread Supper at 6 p.m., in the Parish Hall followed by Jesus at the Movies at 7 p.m. Please come to any or all of these offerings. Sign up sheets are posted in the Reception Room.

Friday, April 11: CHS Garden Party – 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Light garden spring cleaning. Something for everyone, all ages, all skill levels. Coffee and Munchkins provided!

Friday, April 11: 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. Please join our labyrinth community in this meditation space once a month. It provides a setting for reflection and prayer. The Labyrinth is available 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11: Taize ́ service – Taize ́ is an inter-denominational service which incorporates readings from scripture, silence, sung and spoken prayer and singing simple, repetitive and melodic songs. Special musicians will include cellist, guitarist, flutist, and pianist. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in this special service as we enter into Holy Week. 7 p.m. in the Church.

Tuesday, April 15: Passover Seder – Once again the Am HaYam Havurah Jewish congregation on the lower/outer Cape will celebrate their Passover Seder at Holy Spirit on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 15. If you would like to attend please register with Fr. Ken; call 413-478-5719 or ksbcamp- bell@ Spaces are limited so register early!

Wednesday, April 16: Men’s Lunch Group – The Men’s Lunch Group meets every third Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. Members bring lunch, but snacks and coffee are provided. Interested? Call Bruce Lederhouse (508-801-0654) or Brian Skea (774-279-3454).

Wednesday, April 16: Walking the Way of the Cross – Church school families and their extended families, please make your supper choice for Walking the Way of the Cross & supper at 5 p.m. on Holy Wednesday, April 16. Sign-up poster is on the youth bulletin board in the Gathering Room. The service begins at 5 p.m. (NOT 5:30) in the church.

Friday, April 18: 28th Annual United People for Kids Good Friday Walk – Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Bible Alliance Church on Route 6A in Brewster. If you can’t walk with us, but would like to pledge, you can pledge with one of our youth groupers, talk to Donna Tavano or Rich Weeks during coffee hour, or mail your donation to U.P. for Kids, P.O. Box 297 Yarmouthport, Ma. 02675. Questions? Call Rich Weeks at 508-362-1586 or 508-685-8746 or email:

Angelica Speakers Series: Our first guest speaker will be Amy-Jill Levine on Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. Contact Tom Dewing to reserve a place. 508-255-2656.

CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of April is Pia Mackenzie. Much of Pia’s inspiration has come from the Psalms – especially Psalm 148. Half of the proceeds of this show will be given to CHS. Don’t miss Pia’s show – always creative, inventive and inspirational! Any questions or comments – contact Sharyn Laughton –, 508-255-7277.

Contemplative/Centering Prayer: Silent, meditative prayer will be held every Tuesday at 12 noon and on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in St. Dunstan’s Chapel, located in the lower level of the church. All are welcome. If you are interested in participating in a small contemplative prayer group at another date and time, please contact Nancy Crewdson at 650-714-1862 or email at

Free Shop: Hours – Monday, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Shop is now accepting SPRING clothing – please no more WINTER! Donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed – there is a container outside the Free Shop door for your donations to this vital CHS Ministry. Sharyn Laughton: 508-255-7277.

Galley West Gift Shop: The Gift Shop will be open Sundays 11 a.m. to 12 Noon, Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and Wednesday’s from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Planned Giving: Are you one of the 65 members of “Fat Cat Club” that have included the Church of the Holy Spirit in their future financial plans. Stop by the Planned Giving Display in the Parish Hall and look at the handouts we have prepared for you.

Going to the Son – High School Class Retreat – July 8-  July 15. You will be seeing a lot of fundraising activities by the High School Sunday School Class in the coming weeks. Our first event will be a bake sale on Sunday April 13 during coffee hour. Along with the bake sale, we will be selling car wash tickets to YE Old Carwash in Orleans for $10. This includes an under carriage wash as well. Get rid of that winter grime!

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