Announcements March 14 – March 21

Advent 3Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, March 14 and 15 and next weekend, March 21 and 22 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given. Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate. Deadline – Monday, March 23.

Saturday, March 14: Our Communion Preparation classes continue through the next three Saturdays; meeting at 10 a.m. in the church. We will conclude on Sunday, April 12 – in the church – with a rehearsal at 9:45 a.m. and our Presentation of the Communion Class at the 10 a.m. service.

Sunday, March 15: Adult Education – 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall – We will be continuing the re-flective group bible study of John’s Gospel. You can join anytime! Adult Sunday School will not be meeting on either March 29 or April 5.

Sunday, March 15: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. The book discussion, which takes place after the ten o’clock service in the fireplace room, will begin reading Dallas Willard’s masterpiece, The Renovation of the Heart. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 15: The Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet tonight at 5 p.m. at Kate Paradise’s, 10 Richard Lane, Eastham. Please note change of venue! Rsvp to Kate at 774 207-0435.

Tuesday, March 17: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – The Red Cross will be in the Parish Hall doing a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18: MEN’S LUNCHEON – Meet the group from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the Fireplace Room. For interested inquires call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-801-0654 or Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Friday, March 20: 5 p.m. Lenten Service of Light, 5:30 p.m. Soup and bread supper, 6 p.m. panel conversation on “Politics and Religion,” participants: Adam Linton, Ken Campbell and Anne Koehler followed by questions and discussion. If you are willing to do a reading at the Way of the Cross on Friday, March 27 please give Fr. Ken a call at 413-478-5719 or

Friday, March 27: 5 p.m. Contemporary Way of the Cross ( Sister Joan Chittister), 5:30 p.m. Soup and Bread supper, 6 p.m. panel discussion, “The Criminal Justice System in America To-day,” with members of Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Action, followed by questions and discussion.

Wednesday, April 1: Walking the Way of the Cross at 5 p.m. – Please join us for our annual Holy Week service and supper. This year the service will include hands on activities to illustrate and emphasize parts of the service. The service is followed by a supper in the Parish Hall. Sign up and indicate your choice of meal (Lasagna or Macaroni and Cheese) in the Gathering Room of the Church School or contact Joan McFadden at 774 722-4942.

GreenFaith Pledge: I will use “Catalogue Choice” or a similar tool to cut down on unwanted catalogues I receive:

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of March is FOOD FOR KIDS. The exhibit is displayed by Ruth Campbell – director of Food for Kids. Come to see pictures and news about our Child Nutrition Outreach program at Church of the Holy Spirt. Please call or email Ruth Campbell with any questions or 413-537-9200 (cell). Three months are still “OPEN” in 2015 to exhibit/sell your art/craft. The sign up poster is located by the door in the gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 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! 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 still accepting warm 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. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277or

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

SUNDAY GREETERS WANTED: No experience necessary except a smile! Opportunities at all entrances before the 10 a.m. service – main entrance, north and west transepts! Serve only one Sunday a month. Please contact Nancy Munson, 508-255-4091 or

Sunday, March 29: 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please SAVE THE DATE for the wonderful We Are The Men Benefit Concert! We Are The Men is a singing group you won’t want to miss. They are helping to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, a helpful housing charity that is supported by CHS . Come for music, food, wine; have a good time while supporting a great cause.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Empty plastic eggs can be picked up by the fireplace in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room. Eggs can be filled with WRAPPED candies (please, NO peanuts or peanut butter), small trinkets and returned to the same place. Thank you for making this annual & traditional Easter Egg Hunt so wonderful for our CHS children & visitors!

Calling All CHS Crafters and Hobbyists: Would you like to show your craft or hobby in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room, during the month of April? Please call Jan Roberts @ 508-255-6281.

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