Announcements Nov 8 – Nov 15

slicing-breadSunday, November 9: Adult Sunday School – 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Studying the Prophets: Amos, Hosea and Micah. Returning to the Old Testament, the Sunday morning class will take a close look at three of its prophetic books. These are short books. So if you can, read them before class and come with questions. We will see what we can discover together. Sharon Inger

Sunday, November 9: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. We are reading Amy Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, an exploration of the parables from the perspective of the people who heard them first hand. All are welcome.

Thursday, November 13: Thursdays at Three – Judith Davis+, is returning for another series of Thursdays at Three – November 6, 13, and 20 featuring Illustrating our own Journals.

Friday, November 14: 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. The 10 a.m. 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.

Friday, November 14: Our November Garden Party from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. We’ll be doing some fall trimming and lots of garden clean up. This should be the final party of 2014 so there will be lots for all to do. Please and bring clippers, rakes and containers to haul debris to the curb. Thanks again for all of your help this season. Coffee, donut holes and cold water will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

Sunday, November 16: Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: 5 p.m. at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster 774-323-0032. Orleans Shepherd Group: 5:30 p.m. at the home of Nancy Crewdson and Helene Barrington, 16 Gesner Road, Orleans. Please call Nancy at 1-650-714-1862 to confirm. Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group: 5 p.m. at Libby Pratt’s home, 180 Mill Rd. Eastham. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 19: MEN’S LUNCH – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room.
For interested inquires call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-801-0654 or Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Saturday, November 22: Annual CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. We are always grateful for any and all support from our parish family in the form of time and/or talent. All proceeds from the Bazaar are used to support the Galley West, CHS ministries and local charities. Please contact Jane Affleck at 508-255-4071 or Barbara Hoffman at 508-255-3912.

Sunday, November 23: Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: 4 p.m. on at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Wellfleet (route 6 on the right coming from Orleans).

Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving: 10:00 am Thanksgiving Day Eucharist

Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving – Parents without Children: Couples or singles who would like to meet on Thanksgiving Day for dinner out…please call Dilys Smith at 508-255-9647 for more information.

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).

Sunday, November 30: Advent Wreath Making for the whole parish after the 10 a.m. service, in the Parish Hall. If possible please bring “greens” to use and share. All other materials will be provided. Candles will be available if you already have your Advent wreath. Don’t miss this traditional event sponsored by the Church School! Following the Advent Wreath Making, there will be a Salad Luncheon with sandwiches for the children. Signup sheets are in the Reception Room and Parish Hall. Sponsored by folks who love salad – Please come!

Stewardship: Pledge packets have been mailed to homes. If you did not receive one please
contact the Parish Office. Through November 3 we have received 40 pledges for $79,529. Thank you for your generosity. Pledges received will be blessed on an In-Gathering Weekend November 29/30 and December 6/7.

CHS December Artist:  In the November issue of Together it was announced that there would be a reprise of the display of my crèche collection during the month of December in the CHS gallery. It was very gratifying to share my nativity sets with everyone in 2013 and I am delighted to be asked to do it again. I do hope some members of the congregation will consider adding their own favorite nativity to the show. Please call me at 508-896-5634 or email: if you can add to this year’s array, to make it even more special. Thank you, Cynthia Murray.

CHS November Artist: The featured CHS artists for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has had a long “career” in art – from painting oil and watercolor landscapes to commercial work including designing greeting cards, to writing and illustrating children’s books. Janet’s newest works have become more whimsical, hoping to bring a happy moment to the viewer. Be happy – enjoy Janet’s show 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 WINTER Clothing. 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.

Habitat for Humanity: Snacks needed to feed our hungry volunteers! CHS is sponsoring a build on Bevans Way in Orleans. We will need snacks on the 4th Tuesday of every month starting on November 25 through the spring of 2015 until the house is completed. Please call Kathy Goddard at 508-255-3818.

The NOAH cold and lonely are looking for casseroles and baked goods. Please call Georgia Schneider for information at 508-255-2368. Thanks!

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