Announcements Nov 15 – Nov 22

virgin_vladimirSunday, November 16: 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 16: 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.

Sunday, November 16 Shepard Groups: 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.

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

Saturday, November 22: Annual CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 9am to 3pm. Save the date – The Ladies Guilds invite parishioners to donate baked goods.  Elegant White Elephant donations may be left in the Fireplace Room this coming week, November 17 – November 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  All donations will be greatly appreciated. See you on Saturday 9 am to 3 pm for a fun day!

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: Our Thanksgiving Service with Eucharist will be held at 10:00 a.m. Due to this service, there will be no Centering Prayer.

Thursday, November 27: THANKSGIVING DINNER — 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.

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!

Sunday, November 30: A NEW EVENT – Pot Luck Salad Luncheon with sandwiches for the children after the 10 a.m. service. Signup sheets are in the Reception Room and Parish Hall. Sponsored by folks who love salad – Please come!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: SIGN UP NOW – For the Christmas Pageant Cast – Dec. 24; Gingerbread House Making – Dec.6; Epiphany Trope – Jan. 4. ALL sign up sheets are in the Gathering Room. CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSAL – only one – Main characters – Saturday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m., Total cast at 5:30 p.m. GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING & PIZZA PARTY – Saturday, Dec. 6 – 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES – Sunday, Dec. 7. PAGEANT COSTUMES ASSIGNED – Sunday, Dec. 14.

Stewardship: Pledge packets have been mailed to homes. If you did not receive one please
contact the Parish Office. Through November 10 we have received 80 pledges for $141,195. Thank you for your generosity. Pledges received will be blessed on an In-Gathering Weekend – November 29/30 and December 6/7.

CHS Artist for November: 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

CHS Artist for December:  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.

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 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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