Announcements Sept 27 – Oct 4

fall-leavesNominating 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.

Acolytes: Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week. But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people? These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them. It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar. Please contact Father Adam at
holyspiritorleansrector@verizon.net or 508-255-0433.

Sunday, September 28: OUTREACH SUNDAY from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We will have approximately 30 agencies set up with information displays and a representative happy to talk about their organization. Please come!

Sunday, September 28: 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, September 28: Book Discussion Group – We are 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.

Sunday, September 28: 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. 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. Questions? Call 508-255-0433 ext.13 or stop by our office (down the hall from the Fireplace Room) after the 10 a.m. service on Sundays. — Darlene and John Hagon

AUTOMATIC DOOR USERS: The “button” switch needs to be pressed for one second in order to activate the door!

Thursday, October 2: Holy Spirit Players:  Mark your calendars for an outstanding staged reading of John Shanley’s play Doubt – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This play about deference to church authority and sexual abuse is, according to Ross Douthat of the NYT, the best dramatization of this tangle. This play for four actors is mesmerizing. Come see Jody Mines, Bernie Hutchens, Lori Linton and Nancy Crewdson at their best!

Friday, October 3: Holy Spirit Players: 10:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. If you are interested in participating in a twice-monthly play reading group – reading not performing – please come to an organizational meeting. For additional details, contact Jill Holmes at 508-945-3944.

YOUTH CHOIR: It has been the custom for a Youth Choir to sing at the Church of the Holy Spirit Christmas Eve service. The opportunity to do so again this year is available. Beginning the first Sunday in October (10/5), and continuing on the first and third Sundays of each month, we will be rehearsing in the church immediately following the 10 a.m. service. Rehearsals will be limited to 30 minutes. Readers in third grade and above may join. Please let Fr. Charles Morris know if you would like to join the Youth Choir. His email is: revcanonm@live.com

Friday, October 10: 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!

Sunday, October 12: Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod – HEART & HOME CABARET – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 205 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. Please plan to attend this FUNdraiser. Enjoy an evening of performances hosted by nationally acclaimed singer, song-writer, and recording artist David Roth. Tickets $25.00 per person. Reserve your ticket by calling Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod at 508-362-3559. Reservations required. Payment can be made on line, phone or at the door.

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: 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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