Announcements for April 11 – 17

springySunday, April 13: Adult Education – No class on April 13 or 20 (Palm Sunday and Easter Day).

Sunday, April 13: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. 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.

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

Wednesday, April 16: CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILIES & their extended families – 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 Youth bulletin board in the Gathering Room. The service begins at 5 p.m. (NOT 5:30) in the church.

Friday, April 18: The 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, or Donna Tavano, or myself at the coffee hour or you can 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: tracyandrichweeks@hotmail.com.

Saturday, April 19: A Holy Saturday Liturgy will be offered in St. Dunstan’s Chapel at 8:40 a.m. in the lower level of the church. This brief liturgy will be held prior to those involved with Altar Guild.

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.

Planned Giving: Are you satisfied with the returns received on your savings accounts, investments or certificates of deposits. A “Charitable Gift Annuity” may be the answer you’re looking for. Please stop by the Planned Giving Display in the Parish Hall for information associated with the latest rates.

Going to the Son: High School Class Retreat July 8 to 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!

Check it out: In the Parish Hall, after the Palm Sunday Service, come see the wonderful murals that our church school children made to replace the Good Friday Walk murals that were lost in the Bible Alliance fire!

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), or 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!

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. 50% of the proceeds of this show will be given to CHS. Don’t miss Pia’s show – always creative, inventive & inspirational! Any questions or comments – contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net, 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 nancy@cambria.com.

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 Easter Bunnies have arrived in The Galley West Gift Shop and are looking for loving homes. Please come see us! We will be open Sundays 11 a.m. to 12 Noon, Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon.

Giving Statements: If you are interested in a Quarterly Giving Statement, please call the office or email: holyspiritorleansdatabase@verizon.net.

Welcoming Committee: The next Sundays are some of the most important days of our holy year. We will have new friends joining us for these services. Please make these people feel welcome by helping them find a place in your pew and sharing a prayer book or a hymnal. You might also extend an invitation to them to join us for Coffee Hour.

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 schedule. Training will take place as needed directly after the 10 a.m. service.

Thank you! Many thanks to Sally Dewing, Marty Williams and Vicky Hutchens for providing treats for the Sunday Morning Coffee today. Also, thanks in advance to Jean Collins who will be providing treats for next Sunday.

 

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