Announcements Aug 22 – Aug 29

400px-St_Mary_LakeSUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL: Veggie Tales Theatre: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and above. Parish Hall Downstairs across from Nursery. Children will join families for the Eucharist following Veggie Tales Theatre. Nursery Care for 3 and under is available every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. across the Hall from Veggie Tales Theatre!

Sunday, September 6: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 a.m. service! This brunch is hosted by our Youth Group; every first Sunday of the month. Come September 6th and join the fun!

PLEASE NOTICE WE ARE PRODUCING TOGETHER EVERY OTHER MONTH – In an effort to: use Office time more wisely, get more information on the internet, and interest in reading Together, we decided to change the Together Schedule.

IT’S A NEW YEAR FOR SPACE USAGE FORMS! PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE with respect to signing up your group’s schedule for the 2015-2016 program year as soon as possible. Most groups are off for the summer, but will start up again in the Fall for the Sept 2015 to June 2016 year. The earlier you get in your space usage request, the better the chance you will get the specifics you want.

HOLY SPIRIT PLAY READERS: Do you have a theatrical side? Are you interested in reading plays? Join the Holy Spirit Play Readers and have some fun. They meet on the second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Fireplace room, beginning in September. Contact Jill at 508-945-3944.

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 38th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 28, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. All donations: Please make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – and note that it is for the Antique Show. Mail your donation to the Church office or place it in the Sunday of-fering plate. We sincerely appreciate your patronage!
Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

ATTENTION YOUTH!  Your help is needed! The church is looking for volunteers to serve as acolytes for the 10 a.m. service. If you are in grades 3-12 and would like to serve, please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at sparky508@earthlink.net or 508-896-3481. Refresher and training for this year will be announced for sometime in early September.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania, her own paintings and Maasai beaded jewelry and ornaments. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 300 students in Tanzania, East Africa. Cheryl’s show has become a summer tradition in the gallery – always colorful , always creative, always different! Questions? Con-tact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 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.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every summer, faithful volunteers and members of the parish are asked to sign up to work during the summer months . If you can help, the sign up poster is in the Gallery/Reception Room. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS – 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. These are our Summer Hours.  Thanks for all who volunteered to work  in the Galley during the summer.  We were delighted to welcome some new staff members and send out thanks and appreciation to all volunteers for your support enabling the shop to maintain an extended schedule.  That’s a good thing!  During September and October the shop will be open on Mondays from 10  AM to 12 Noon and on Sundays from 11AM-12 noon.

NEW FAIR TRADE ITEMS – Organic Natural Almonds and Cashews are now available in our FAIR TRADE display in the Parish Hall. We also have a new order of Orange Marmalade, a great favorite! Good for the environment, good for small farmers and good for you!

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are knitted by parishioners, 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.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 28 – Sept. 6). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal available during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

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