Announcements March 28 – April 4

palm-sunday-globalSunday, March 29: Adult Education – Adult Sunday School will not be meeting on either March 29 or April 5.

Sunday, March 29: Book Discussion Group – We will not meet on Palm Sunday, March 29 and Easter Sunday, April 5, but will reconvene on Sunday, April 12.

Sunday, March 29: 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall – We Are The Men Benefit Concert! This singing group (see Fr. Charles) is providing a concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. Free entry, free will offering. Come for music, food, wine; have a good time while supporting a great cause. Call 508-255-3818 if you plan to come.

Church of the Holy Spirit – Holy Week and Easter Schedule
Wednesday, April 1: Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross – 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 2: Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. – Holy Eucharist with Mandatum (ritual of the Washing of Feet)
Friday, April 3: Good Friday: 3 p.m. – Labyrinth Walk and 7 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy
Saturday, April 4: Holy Saturday: 7 p.m. – The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter
Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunday: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt after the 10 a.m. service.

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.

Friday, April 3: 29th Annual United People for Kids Good Friday Walk – Registration at 8:30 a.m. at Crosby Landing Beach where this year’s walk will be held. Crosby Landing Beach is at the end of Crosby Lane off Rte. 6A in Brewster. The walk benefits children with special needs and their families on Cape Cod and the Islands. Questions? See Rich Weeks, Chairman at 508-362-1586 or 508-685-8746 or

Friday, April 3: Good Friday Labyrinth Walk at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please join us for a special labyrinth walk that brings together the meditative power of the labyrinth, sacred music, soft lighting and the Stations of the Cross. The Stations will be arrayed visually around the labyrinth and the liturgy will be read aloud by others as you walk, leaving you free to follow the path and contemplate its meaning for you.

Sunday, April 12: Our Communion Preparation classes 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.

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!

Friday, April 10: 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.

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 Spirit. Please call or email Ruth Campbell with any questions or 413-537-9200. 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

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.

GreenFaith Pledge: I will line dry my clothes, cloth napkins, table cloths, dishrags, etc., to the ex-tent feasible in my home.

NOAH – No Other Affordable Housing: CHS supplies the NOAH kitchen with the evening meal on the 4th Friday of each month. We bake casseroles, make cookies and offer salads and desserts. We need more bakers! If you can help, please call Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368. Thank you.

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.

Welcoming Committee: The next Sundays are some of the most important days of our holy year. We will have new friends joining us for these services. Please make these people feel welcome by helping them find a place in your pew and sharing a prayer book or a hymnal. You might also ex-tend an invitation to them to join us for Coffee Hour.

Saturday May 2: The Rev. Fleming Rutledge will speak at 2PM in the Parish Hall followed by refreshments and a Q and A time. She will be addressing us from her forthcoming book  The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, the product of almost 20 years of work. Tickets, suggested donation of $20. See Tom Dewing to make your reservation (508-255-2656 or

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