Announcements Sept 7 – Sept 14

goldenrodNominating Committee 2015 is up and running. Members are Wes Dreher (chair), Amy Corcoran (Spiegel), Gilbert Merritt, Meredith Perkins, and Cynthia Wieboldt. Positions to be filled on Sunday at the next Annual Meeting’s elections (Sunday, January 25, following the 10:00 o’clock service) are: one Warden for two years, a Treasurer and a Clerk each for one year, and four Vestry members for two years. Those with ideas or interest are encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

 Sunday, September 7: 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 back-ground 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, September 7: 2014-2015 Church School begins September 14 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration Sunday! Registration forms have been mailed – if you did not receive one, please call the office.

Sunday, September 7: 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. beginning September 8. Although reading music is a great help, it is not a requirement to participate. Questions? Call 508-255-0433 ext. 13 and leave a message or stop by our office (down the hall from the Fire-place Room) after the 10 a.m. service on Sundays. Darlene and John Hagon

 Friday, September 12: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Labyrinth is a spiritual walking exercise that quiets the mind, opens the heart and centers the body to encourage meditation. Margaret Rappaport facilitates a walk on our indoor canvas Chartres-style Labyrinth. This one hour walk is candle-lit and is accompanied by music courtesy of Darlene Hagon. The Labyrinth is available from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for silent reflection. Please join us!

 Saturday, September 13: From the Justice and Peace Committee: Humanitarian Concert for Gaza 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. 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 will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Darkness. Please contact 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.

 Monday, September 15: The St. Martha’s & Kimball Guilds will reconvene at 10 a.m. in the Fire-place Room and Kimball House. Bring a sandwich for lunch at noon; we will provide the tea. New members 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. 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.

 Sunday, September 21: Shepherd Groups – Brewster/Dennis: The Merritts will be hosting the group on Sunday at their home, 64 Nickerson Road, Orleans at 5 p.m. Eastham/Wellfleet: Will start off the year at 5 p.m. on Sunday with a pot-luck picnic under the canopy at the LaBranche’s home, 180 Locust Rd., Eastham. Call Patti 508 255-3532 or Jody 508 255-4058. Orleans: This group will meet at 5 p.m. at Page McMahan’s home, 9 Morgan’s Way, Orleans Ma. Call Page at 508-255-0831 if you are able to attend.

 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 artists for the month of September will be those in the High School Sunday Class who participated in the Going to the Son Retreat this last July. The display will include art, poetry, photography and additional items which capture a bit of our experience in the wilds of Glacier National Park, Montana. 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 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

 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—artoff@camcast.net

 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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