Sunday, November 30: 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 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 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.
This Advent Experience a Prayerful Walk in Conversation with God
Friday, December 12: At 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. An evening Labyrinth walk with Eucharist followed by a light dinner. We will come together in soft candlelight to walk our labyrinth. With sacred music to guide our shoeless steps, we will open ourselves to silent conversation with God. The meditative evening will continue as we gather at God’s table to share in a simple Eucharist. The evening will conclude with a light soup supper. Finger labyrinths will also be available. If you need a ride, please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.
The Orleans Shepherd Group will not meet in December. See you next year!
CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit Fund. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the office. Deadline: Monday, December 15. Thank you.
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).
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 24 we have received 134 pledges for $277,277. Thank you for your generosity. Pledges received will be blessed on November 29/30 and December 6/7 at In-Gathering Weekends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Galley West: Will be open from December 8 through December 19. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. The shop will also be open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon. We will have a brief respite and will be opening again in January on 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 start-ing 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!