Announcements April 4 – April 11

Easter LilliesSunday, April 5: Easter Sunday: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt after the 10 a.m. service

Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunday – No church School! The Traditional Easter Egg Hunt will follow the 10 a.m. service. Nursery care is provided during the 10 a.m. service.

Sunday, April 5: Adult Education – Adult Sunday School will not be meeting on April 5.

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

Monday, April 6: The St. Martha’s Guild will not meet on Monday, April 6.

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.

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.

Wednesday, April 15: Men’s Lunch – Meet the group from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the Fireplace Room for fun and fellowship. Questions? Call Brian Skea at 774-279-3454 or Bruce Lederhouse
at 508-801-0654.

We Are The Men Concert: We are thrilled to announce that the We Are The Men Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod raised $4,000 on the afternoon of Palm Sunday, thanks to the skillful labors of a corps of folks dedicated to Habitat and to doing a quality job of entertainment. Many thanks to all involved.

Planned Giving: During the Month of April, members of the Planned Giving Committee will be available to answer your questions related to Planned Giving. Information about a “Family Legacy Plan” and a “Charitable Gift Annuity” (CGA) will be available in the Parish Hall.

CHS Artist: For the month of April – several parishioners have joined together to exhibit their art, craft, hobby in progress, former & current. This show has been coordinated by Jan Roberts. If you would like to exhibit/sell your art in the CHS Gallery for one month – please sign up! Four months are still “open” in 2015. The sign up sheet is located in the gallery by the door. Questions/comments, please contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net or 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: The shop is now accepting spring 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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 extent 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.

Saturday, May 2: Angelica Speaker (Rev. Fleming Rutledge) will speak at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall followed by refreshments and a Q and A. 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. Call Tom Dewing to make your reservation at 508-255-2656 or st.dewing@verizon.net. Rev. Rutledge will also be preaching at the 10 a.m. service the next day, Sunday May 3, please come!

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 extend an invitation to them to join us for Coffee Hour.

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