Announcements for April 19 – 25

Easter LilliesSunday, April 20: Easter Sunday – No Church School! The traditional CHS Easter Egg Hunt will follow the 10 a.m. service.

Sunday, April 20: Adult Education – No class Today, April 20 (Easter Day).

Sunday, April 20: 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.

Sunday, April 27: Shepherd Groups at 5 p.m. Brewster/Dennis Group will meet at Jack and Karen Gentile’s (508-896-0024). Eastham/Wellfleet Group will meet for potluck at the home of Kathy & Nat Goddard, 905 Doane Rd, North Eastham (508-255-3818) for our SECOND ANNUAL POETRY FESTIVAL. Call Jody (508-255-4058) or Patti (508-255-3532) for a ride. Orleans Group will meet for hors d’oeuvres and good cheer at Bill & Judy Gardiner’s, 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Please call if you plan to attend (508-255-2326).

Thursday, May 1: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON TO SUPPORT THE BABY CENTER. The monthly luncheon for all women of the parish will begin at 12 noon in Parish Hall. This month we are remembering the needs of the Baby Center in Hyannis and ask those attending to bring a package of diapers to the luncheon. The package can be any size. The important thing is to help those who go to the Baby Center for their children’s needs. Bring a sandwich to share and a friend! Chips and ice cream sandwiches are provided. Betty Daiute and Sue Stevens are the volunteers for the day. If you need a ride, call Peter Blank, 508-760-1516.

Thursday, May 1: Wisdom Literature at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Sharon Inger will lead a 4- week study of Wisdom Literature, on Thursdays in May, beginning on Thursday, May 1.

Saturday, May 3: Angelica Speakers Series: Jesus the Jewish Storyteller. Our first guest speaker will be Amy Jill Levine, author and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please contact Tom Dewing at 508 -255-2656 to purchase a ticket.

Planned Giving: Did you finish and file your IRS Taxes on time? Now may be a good time to take the next step and create your “Family Legacy Plan” (FLP). Members of the PG Committee have a “FLP Work Sheet” available at the Planned Giving Display in the Parish Hall.

Summer Fair – Save the date: Saturday, July 26 2014. Yes, there will be a Fourth annual Summer Fair on July 26. The date is a bit later than usual, due to conflicting events. We will again concentrate on having fun for all but especially children, with games, music, baked goods, flowers, food, books and things to buy. We also can use your help. More to come!

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. Fifty percent 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, please contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net, 508-255-7277.

CHS Garden Group: Thanks to this dedicated crew! What a great group and a great day to be outside. We completed a huge amount of spring cleaning and even managed some planting.

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. 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 e-mail: holyspiritorleansdatabase@verizon.net

Going to the Son – High School Class Retreat July 8-July 15. You will be seeing a lot of fund- raising activities by the High School Sunday School Class in the coming weeks. Please support our kids if you can!

Welcoming Committee: The next few 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.

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