Announcements May 23 – May 30

cape-cod-sand1NEW WEEKEND SEXTON: Please welcome Bob Marks, our new Weekend Sexton when you see him. Bob is retired from 30 years in the restaurant business, recently moved to the Cape and started working with us last weekend. We are forever grateful to Gilbert Merritt, Ike Cole, and many other parishioners who stepped in to help before Bob was hired. Also, Larry Kane and Wayne Currey did yeoman’s work to cover all bases as well. Welcome, Bob!

Shepard Group:  Sunday, May 31: Eastham/Wellfleet – NEW DATE FOR THIS MEETING – At the Goddards’ home for the 3rd Annual Poetry Fest (pot luck) at 5 p.m.

Women’s Luncheon:  Please Note: There will be no Women’s Luncheon in June, July and August.  We will resume on September 10.

Tuesday, June 9: HIGH TEA WITH JAN SWAFFORD – Please come for a discussion and book signing at Church of the Holy Spirit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Jan Swafford is a world renowned composer, teacher and author of Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph. Tickets are $25. Enjoy savories, sweets and lots of door prizes! Proceeds to benefit the Eastham Library Building Fund, Inc. 501(c)3. Tickets available at or at Main Street Books, 46 Main Street, Orleans. Any questions please email: and you will be contacted.

Sunday, June 14: ALL-PARISH COOKOUT immediately following the 10 a.m. service, sponsored by the Shepherd Groups and Church School. Folks A-P: side dishes, Folks Q-Z: desserts. We are having ice cream!

Thursday, June 18: THURSDAYS AT THREE – 3 p.m. to 4:30pm, Parish Hall. MANAGING OUR ADULT CHILDREN WHILE THEY TRY TO MANAGE US: the challenge of maintaining good relationships with our children (and parents) as we age, while holding on to what’s important to us. Sara Fry and Sandy Marshall, facilitators.

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

Join the fun. Please sign up in the Parish Hall or the Reception Room. Your donations of cos-tume jewelry are needed. They may be left at the Parish Office weekdays Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop-offs for other donations begin on June 1. Questions? Call Marcia Bechtold at 508-255-0611 or Dianne Fromm at 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 Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

CHILDREN’S 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

FAIR TRADE: BOOKCASE NEEDED! A bookcase is needed for the Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate display in the Parish Hall. Please call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or

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

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS – Starting June 14 – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. For these extended hours during the summer, we NEED volunteers. We have 96 opening that have to be staffed during the time slots of 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please consider offering your help. Please call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

GREEN TEAM: Looking to the summer heat – are you thinking of ways to reduce your energy use? How about open windows or a fan instead of AC? Are you a waterer – how about barrels under your down spouts with screens of course, or rinsing your hands in cold water, washing in cold water in general. Any other ideas? We are all in this together.

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 Directory! BOOK NOW! – LAST DAY MAY 31  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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