Announcements Oct 4 – Oct 11

adventNominating 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 or 508-255-0433.

Sunday, October 4: Adult Sunday School, 9 a.m., Parish Hall – October 5 through November 2 – “Beginning with Barth (Again)” We pick up again with the good Doctor Karl, as he works his way incrementally through the Apostles’ Creed. No homework required – but those who wish to read beforehand may do so. Jump right in with us; the water’s fine!

Sunday, October 4: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. We are discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Darkness. All are welcome.

Thursday, October 9: Thursdays at Three – This series of four will be a set of reflections with Father Adam on key areas of our common faith life. Each session will begin with a short presentation of his and will then open up to broader group conversation. The point will not be to debate, but to share—from our core—as Rector and parish, different ways that we connect in our life together.

Friday, October 10: Walking the Labyrinth at 9 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 for individual walks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

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. Enjoy an evening of performances hosted by nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and recording artist David Roth. Tickets $25. 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.

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:

Wednesday, October 15: Men’s Lunch Group – This Group will renew meeting on every third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The October 15 meeting will be held in the Library as opposed to the Fireplace Room. The purpose of the men’s lunch group is to provide a forum where men of the parish can meet together informally for lunch and general collegiality. For interested inquires call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-801-0654 or Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18: FALL RUMMAGE SALE – The date is set and sign-up posters are located in the Reception Room and in the foyer in the Parish Hall by the choir room. Scheduled drop off times for your treasures are as follows: Tuesday, October 14 – 12 noon to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, October 15 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 16 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Friday, October 17 – 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Your help is especially important and we can find jobs for everyone!

Wednesday, November 5: Justice & Peace: Embracing Israel/Palestine -“Rabbi Michael Lerner provides us with a brilliant and hopeful vision of how to transform the Middle East from a cauldron of violence to a vanguard of peace.” + Jimmy Carter. Study of this book begins on Wednesday, November, November 5, 10 a.m. in the Library. Register with Fr. Ken Campbell, 413-478-5719. “Embracing Israel/Palestine is a must read for those who care about peace in the Middle East.” + Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artists for the month of October is Ian Ellison. Ian Ellison is an inter-nationally known timber framer/woodworker and his art is using wood to create magnificent living spaces. Don’t miss Ian’s exhibit in the CHS Gallery! Please sign up to show/exhibit/sell your art or craft for one month in 2015! Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

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 or

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.

SAVE THE DATES – The 37th Annual Holiday Antiques Show and Sale  Friday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket).

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