Announcements Feb 7 – Feb 14

fireplaceSaturday, February 7: Episcopal City Mission: Mission Discernment Day: This event has been CANCELLED, stay tuned for more information, it will be rescheduled!

Sunday, February 8: 10 a.m. service – CHILDREN’S INSTRUCTED EUCHARIST – at the main altar with Father Adam after Church School classes.

Sunday, February 8: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. Is starting a new book by Rowan Williams, “Being Christian, Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer.” Come join us as we delve into this slim pamphlet which presents a summation of his thinking about being a Christian by the recent Archbishop of Canterbury.

Thursday, February 12: THURSDAYS AT THREE – February 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall. “Praying and Singing with Handel’s Messiah” Please join us as we continue our series on Handel’s Messiah – one of the greatest masterworks of art and faith. This session will include listening to recorded portions, reflections, and some singing along, too! Led by Dilys Smith.

Friday, February 13: 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 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, February 15 Shepherd Groups: Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group: Will meet at 1 p.m. at the home of Martha Armstrong & Tom Lennox, 48 Indian Way, Eastham. Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Will meet at the home of Ian Ellison, 133 MacLean Road, Brewster. Please call Ian at 774-216-1605 for directions. All questions please call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Tuesday, February 17: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER for the whole parish – 5:30 p.m. – colorful paper hats, Mardi Gras beads, pancakes and more, singing with and by the Church School choir……home & happy by 7:30 p.m.! This is an annual event sponsored by the Church School. Sign up to bring a dessert – sign up poster is on the Youth bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 18 – Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes will be held at 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Sean Chung. Don’t miss Sean’s extraordinary photographs in the CHS gallery/Reception Room – be amazed at what a talented young man sees. There are still a few months available in 2015 to exhibit/sell your art for one month in the CHS gallery. The sign up sheet is located in the gallery by the door. Questions? Comments? contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

Children Activity Bags: Are available for loan to keep our children “busy” during the Service.  Please feel free to take advantage of them.

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! Beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo

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@comcast.net

Galley West: Now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you.

Green Team: Possible New Year’s Pledges: Energy: I will turn off all home electronics, including computers, overnight. If computers and other equipment are used throughout the day and must remain on, I will use the standby or energy saver mode where possible. I will line dry my clothes, cloth napkins, table cloths, dish towels, etc., to the extent feasible in my home. To learn more about your green options please visit the Green Faith website at http://greenfaith.org/resource-center/stewardship/member-engagement.

Stewardship – Offertory Envelopes: If you need envelopes please contact the Parish Office. Pledge Statements: All 2014 Pledge Statements are ready. Please help us save postage and pick up your statement in the Reception Room. Thank you.

LENTEN CONVERSATIONS: Race, Politics and Religion in the USA – We need volunteers to make soup or bread for our Friday Lenten program this year. A sign-up poster for making soup or bread is in the Reception room. This year we encourage preregistration for all since we anticipate participants from other churches. You can register with the receptionists during the week or with Fr. Ken at: ksbcampbell@verizon.net. There is a flyer on the Reception desk outlining the Lenten program.

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