Announcements Nov 22 – Nov 29

Christmas DinnerSaturday, November 22: The Christmas Bazaar from 9am to 3 pm.  Food Tables, Craftsmen & Artisans, Hand Made Items, Elegant White Elephants, Jewelry, Scarves, Hammered Aluminum, Galley West Gift Shop and Lunch.  This Weekend!  Bring a friend!

Sunday, November 23: 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 23: 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 23: Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: 4 p.m. 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: YOUTH CHOIR – There will be a rehearsal immediately following the 10
a.m. service on Sunday, November 30.

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!

Sunday, December 7: First Fruits Christmas Sale from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Spectacular Christmas greens arrangements, gift baskets, jams and jellies and baked goods!

Friday, December 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. 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.

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 17 we have received 108 pledges for $203,727. Thank you for your generosity. Pledges received will be blessed on an In-Gathering Weekend – November 29/30 and December 6/7.

CHS 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!

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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