Announcements for Aug 30 – Sept 6

rugosaThe Church of the Holy Spirit offers its grateful best wishes to the Rev. Sarah Kelb, our former Assistant Rector, as she takes up her new ministry as Priest-in-Charge of Saint Paul’s Church, North Andover, MA.

Sunday, August 31: Adult Sunday School, 9 a.m., Parish Hall. Through the end of September, we will be taking up again our gradual interactive reading of John’s Gospel. No homework required! And you don’t have to have come before. Each week a very short passage is read and then becomes the topic for open conversation. Father Adam facilitates and provides occasional background material to heighten the discussion. Perhaps it’s a little like group “lectio divina.” Join the circle; we’d love to have you with us.

Sunday, August 31: THIS SUNDAY – last class for Summer Church School (Veggie Tales). 2014-2015 Church School begins September 14 – 9:30 – Registration Sunday! Registration forms have been mailed – if you did not receive and/or wish to receive – please call the church office.

Sunday, August 31: Choir News – New members for all music groups are invited to join us, no auditions required! Adult Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. starting September 10 in the north transept of the church. Sunday warm-up rehearsal is at 9 a.m. in the church prior to the 10 a.m. service. The Bell Choir rehearses in the Parish Hall on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. be-ginning September 8. Although reading music is a great help, it is not a requirement to participate. Questions? Please call 508-255-0433 ext. 13 and leave a message or stop by our office (down the hall from the Fireplace Room) after the 10 a.m. service on Sundays. Darlene and John Hagon

Thursday, September 4: Woman’s Luncheon – 12 noon in Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share and canned goods for the Food Pantry – ice cream will be served for dessert. Marty Williams and Sandy Marshall are the volunteers for the day. Each time we meet we ask for a couple of volunteers to set up for the luncheon and bring lemon and half and half for the tea. Come join us and bring a friend, and if you need a ride call Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

From the Justice and Peace Committee: Humanitarian Concert for Gaza. On Saturday, September 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Harwich, violinist Michael Dabroski will perform music by JS Bach and an original Suite for Gaza. A free will offering will benefit Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Also, Fr. Ken will lead two book studies beginning on Wednesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. in the Library with Healing the Heart of Democracy, by Parker J. Palmer, followed by Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East, by Rabbi Michael Lerner. Please email or call Fr. Ken.

Sunday, September 14: Book Discussion Group – We start up on Sunday, September 14 and will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Darkness. Please con-tact Tom Dewing about getting a copy of the book. We meet after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room and all are welcome.

Wednesday, September 17: The Men’s Lunch Group will renew meeting on every third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. The September meeting is September 17. Members bring their own lunch while snacks and coffee are provided. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-801-0654 or Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Friday, September 19: Our next Garden Party – 8:30 to 12 noon! Weeding and trimming will be the major activities of the day. As usual, come when you can and leave when you need to.
Bring a friend! We’ll have the usual coffee, Hole-In-One donut holes and cold drinks.

Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18: FALL RUMMAGE SALE – Now is the time to set aside your much needed donations for this popular sale. Please bring clean adult and children’s clothing and shoes and boots in wearable condition. We will need White Elephant items such as small appliances in WORKING order. We cannot accept televisions, computer equipment, luggage without wheels, LP records, food, live plants or golf and ski equipment. Small furniture sells well as do books and children’s toys. Put this date on your calendar and set aside some time to come help with set-up and the sale itself. Meet new friends and have a good time!

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Taliaferro Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes portraits, paintings and artifacts from her many years in Tanzania, East Africa. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School – a school for Maasai boys & girls outside of Arusha, Tanzania. Please sign up to show/exhibit/sell your art or craft for one month in 2015! The 2015 sign up sheet is located on the shelf by the gallery door. Call Sharyn Laughton at or 508-255-7277.

Free Shop: The shop is now accepting FALL Clothing. Please no summer or winter clothing because our storage space is limited. All donations can be dropped off any day the parish hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the door. The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sharyn Laughton 508-255-7277—

Galley West: Fall Hours: It was a busy and successful Summer season for Galley West, thanks to the services of our volunteer staff and our faithful customers who support the gift shop. A big hand and kudos to all for a job well done! The shop is now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Thank you.

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