Announcements May 2 – May 9

mayflowersSaturday, May 2nd – “HOW GOD PURCHASED THE SALVATION OF THE COSMOS”:  The Rev. Fleming Rutledge, noted preacher, teacher, and author, and one of the first women ordained in the Episcopal Church is speaking at the Church of the Holy Spirit this Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. A $20. donation is suggested, but not required. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Mrs. Rutledge is also preaching at the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, May 3. Don’t miss it! Please contact Tom Dewing at 508-255-2656 or st.dewing@verizon.net.

Sunday, May 3: Youth Brunch – Following the 10 a.m. service, our youth will be serving breakfast: cheese stratas, juice and fruit cups. Come to the Parish Hall and enjoy a delicious brunch!

Thursday, May 7: Monthly luncheon for all women of the parish – 12 noon in the Parish Hall. All women of the parish are invited, bring a friend and a sandwich to share; beverages and dessert will be provided. Voluntary donation for the day: diapers or baby wipes for A Baby Center in Hyannis. Volunteers for the day: Barbara Barrett and Sandy Marshall and Janet Winter will bring the indispensable chips! Call Peter Blank if you need a ride at 508-760-1516.

Thursday, May 7: Come and experience EfM – 3 p.m.to 4:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. Have you ever wanted to study the Bible and ask questions about its origins and authors? Then EfM is for you! You’re invited to join in a mock EfM session. No commitment, no pres-sure: just come and share a conversation with us. If you can, please let us know you are com-ing. Celia Calhoun, Sharon Inger, Sara Fry and Wilma Morris

Friday, May 8: 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 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Saturday, May 9: Quiet Day – My Soul Rejoices! Led by Nancy Crewdson from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Library and St. Dunstan’s Chapel. Questions, contact Nancy at nancy@cambria.com or 650-714-1862.

Sunday, May 10: The Cape Community Orchestra, John P. Hagon, conductor will present a concert in the Parish Hall at 3 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The pro-gram will include music by Liszt, Puccini, Mendelssohn, Gottschalk, and selections from “Porgy and Bess” by Gershwin. The orchestra is currently in its 25th season and there will be a special anniversary performance celebration.

Friday, May 15: Garden Party – 9 a.m. to noon. Spring garden clean up. Weeding, raking, fertilizing, trimming. All are invited, no experience necessary! Come for the whole time or for only a few minutes. Bring your tools or use ours. Coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold drinks are provided. Meet us in the north parking lot behind the offices. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt at 508 360 1125.

Sunday, May 17: Shepherd Groups: Orleans – The Gardiners will be hosting from their home at 5:30 p.m., 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Call 508-255-2326. Brewster/Dennis – Jane and Jack Nixon will be the hosts at 5 Dune Road, Brewster at 5 p.m. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. Eastham/Wellfleet – At the Goddard’s home for the 3rd Annual Poetry Fest (pot luck) at 5 p.m.

SUMMER FAIR – SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 11 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the fun. We need your help. Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall. Please donate jewelry, paperback books, bikes, summer toys and games for our popular sale. Drop-offs at church be-gin in June. Questions? Call Marcia Bechtold 508-255-0611 or Dianne Fromm 508-255-3481.

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of May is Pia MacKenzie. It is always a treat for the heart and eyes when Pia’s new collages go on exhibit and are for sale. Don’t miss this creative, colorful and imaginative show. There are still a two months in 2015 to show your art. The sign up sheet is located by the gallery door. Questions? Comments? Contact Sharyn Laugh-ton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

Children Activity Bags: Are available at every entrance 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. 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 508-255-7277 or artoff@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: Your Green Team is watching and listening! Are you thinking about how to save energy in your homes and here at church?

4 NOAH – We’re still looking 4 help on the 4th Friday of each month. Please call Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368.

It’s Time for a new Pictorial Directory!  Please participate and make this new version of the Parish Pictorial Directory a great resource for all of us. On the Sundays in May we will be asking you to sign up for a photo session. We will hold the photo sessions in June (9-12) and July (14-18). The sign up sheets will be available after each service during May. Look for us in Reception Room and in the Parish Hall at Coffee Hour. Celia Calhoun 508-255-1981, Sharon Inger 508-349-3115, Page McMahan 508-237-4977.

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