Announcements Dec 20 – Dec 27

epiphany3Sunday, December 21: YOUTH CHOIR – There will be a rehearsal immediately following the 10 a.m. service. We look forward to hearing our Youth Choir sing at the Christmas Eve Service at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 21: CHURCH SCHOOL – Pageant Costumes assigned for the Christmas Pageant Cast – Dec. 24. Total cast should arrive in the Gathering Room at 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 21: 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, December 21: A Chatham Chorale Christmas at Our Lady of the Cape, Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA. at 3 p.m. $25. open seating or $30. reserved seating – 508-385-3252.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES: Wednesday, December 24: Christmas Pageant and Eucharist, 4:30 p.m. and Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist, 10 p.m. Thursday, December 25: Christmas Day Eucharist with Carols, 10 a.m.

Thursday, December 25: Our Lady of the Cape invites everyone to Christmas Dinner at 12 noon. Please call Dilys Smith at 508-255-9647 for reservations.

Sunday, January 4: THE EPIPHANY TROPE & GIFTS TO THE CHRIST CHILD – 10 a.m. service. Parishioners bring unwrapped toys to the “Christ Child”. These gifts are stored in the CHS attic until December when they are brought to the Cape Cod Council of Churches Christmas Gift Shop.

Thursday, January 8: Women’s Luncheon at 12 noon in the Parish Hall. We changed the usual date as the first Thursday in January is New Year’s Day! Please bring canned goods for the Food Pantry and a sandwich to share – chips and dessert will be provided. Volunteers for the day: Hope Fox and Betty Yearing. If you need a ride call Peter Blank, 508-760-1516.

Sunday, February 1: YOUTH GROUP BREAKFAST – Please come to this special breakfast after the 10 a.m. service.

A Gentle Reminder: All ANNUAL REPORTS are due December 31, 2014. Please send them by email in Times New Roman font in size 12 point (if possible) to holyspiritorleansadmin@verizon.net. Please keep the “Annual Report” in the subject box. Thanks!  Amanda

Stewardship – Offertory Envelopes: All envelopes for the 2015 pledges paid on a weekly or monthly basis are in the Reception Room. Please take your box and help us avoid postage. If you need envelopes please contact the Parish Office.

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artists for the month of December is Cynthia Murray. Once again, Cynthia shares her creche collection with us. This year she asked parishioners to add their nativity sets to make this year’s array even more special. Please sign up to show/exhibit/sell your art or craft for one month in 2015! Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

Be sure to stop and see the collection of Cherished Creches on display in the reception area during the month of December. Members of Church of the Holy Spirit have generously shared some lovely manger scenes along with their delightful histories. Many thanks to Herb Wieboldt, Ruth and Ken Campbell, Wilma and Charles Morris, Elizabeth and Gilbert Merritt, Nancy and Bob Munson, Leslie Jones and Sharyn Laughton.

Free Shop: Thank you for your continued support & donations to the 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 ar-toff@camcast.net

Galley West: Will be open in December from December 8 through December 19. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Also the shop will 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 starting on November 25 through the spring of 2015 until the house is completed. Please call Kathy Goddard at 508-255-3818.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Just a reminder, you can sign up for hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall. We need new participants in the New Year! The beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo

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