Announcements April 11 – April 18

alleluliaSunday, April 12: Adult Education – 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall – We will be continuing the reflective group bible study of John’s Gospel. You can join anytime!

Sunday, April 12: Our Communion Preparation classes will conclude this 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, April 12: Book Discussion Group – The book discussion, which takes place after the 10 a.m. service in the fireplace room, will be reading Dallas Willard’s masterpiece, The Renovation of the Heart. All are welcome.

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

Sunday, April 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Orleans: 5:30 p.m. at the home of Nancy Crewdson, 16 Gesner Road, Orleans. Call Nancy for directions at 650-714-1862. Brewster/Dennis: 5 p.m. at the home of Cynthia and Tom Murray at 173 Crocker Lane, Brewster. Questions? Call 508-896-5634. Eastham-Wellfleet: 5 p.m. Jean and Bob Collins, 142 Whidah Way, Wellfleet.

Wednesday, April 22: First Garden Party of the season! We will be cleaning the gardens from 9 a.m. and until 12 noon. We need to rake the beds, trim the grasses and the various winter kill. Coffee and Hole in One donut holes provided.

Thursday, April 30: WELCOMING PARTY FOR PARISH NEWCOMERS – Newcomers who have been welcomed into our parish family in the past year will soon receive an invitation to a reception in the Parish Hall on Thursday, April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Welcoming Paths Team. We will serve wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers. Babysitting will be provided! Vestry members will also attend so they can get to meet the many wonderful new members of our parish.

Saturday, May 2: Rev. Fleming Rutledge will speak at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall followed by re-freshments and a Q and A. She will be addressing us from her forthcoming book The Crucifix-ion: 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 Rev. Rutledge will also be preaching at the 10 a.m. service the next day, Sunday May 3, please come!

Planned Giving: Are you a member of the 70 “Fat Cats” that have included the Church of the Holy Spirit in their future financial plans. Stop by the Planned Giving Display in the Parish Hall and look at the handouts we have prepared for you.

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 with staging by Sharyn Laughton. If you would like to exhibit/sell your art in the CHS Gallery for one month – please sign up! The sign up sheet is located in the gallery by the door. Questions/comments, please contact Sharyn Laughton at 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

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

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are knitted, blessed and given to help our friends who are ill, recovering, bereaved or distressed. Should you know of such a need, please phone the church office or Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.

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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