Announcements Nov 14 – Nov 21

library at CHSSTEWARDSHIP:  The 2016 Pledge Packets were mailed in early October. If you did not receive one, please contact the parish office. Through November 9 we have received 109 pledges for a total of $234,772.  Pledges will be blessed at In-Gathering services the end of November. Requested 2016 Offering Envelope boxes will be distributed during the middle of December.

Sunday, November 15: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – STUDY OF EZEKIEL (Parish Hall, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. led by Sharon Inger) Week 3’s topic: Consolation and redemption. Beginning with the famous “dry bones” prophecy, we will look at the restoration of God’s glory to the people of Israel.  Chapters (33-48). Please come and share our journey.

Sunday, November 15: SHEPHERD GROUPS – PLEASE NOTE – The Eastham/Wellfleet Group IS
CHANGING ITS MEETING TIME TO 1 p.m. (Pats are playing at 4:30 p.m.) at the home of Martha
Armstrong and Tom Lenox, 48 Indian Way, Eastham. The Brewster/Dennis Group will be held at
the home of Betsy and Ed Mason, 46 Shad Bush Circle, East Dennis at 5 p.m., 508-385-4093 or Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Group will meet at 5 p.m. at the home of Celia Calhoun, 306 Tonset Rd., East Orleans, 508-255-1981.

Wednesday, November 18: MEN’S LUNCH – Will meet in the Fireplace Room at 12:30 p.m. Bring your own bag lunch. Coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. All men in the parish are welcome. If you think of a friend who could come if a ride were provided, please invite them to come with you. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Wednesday, November 18: CONTINUING THE JOURNEY WITH JULIAN – Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, led and facilitated by Father Adam. Beverages and light refreshment will be provided. Anyone interested is welcome. We hope this will prove to be a powerful time of spiritual growth. Please let me know if you would like to participate. Tom Dewing at 508-255-2656.

Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21: The Cape Community Orchestra conducted by John P. Hagon will present their fall concerts on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Yarmouth Senior Center on Forest Road and on Sunday, November 22 at 3 p.m. in the Brewster Baptist Church on Rt. 6A. Admission to either concert is free of charge.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21: CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will be receiving calls to bake your specialty for the Food Table and/or our famous Cookie Walk. If your culinary delight contains nuts or nut products, please label accordingly. We would also be grateful for donations to the Jewelry and Book Tables which can be left in the Reception Room with the volunteer at the desk, or Monday mornings in the Fireplace Room. Your generous support has always contributed to the success of this fun holiday event, and we thank you.

Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Dinner: How would you like to have Thanksgiving dinner in pleasant company without having to shop, wash a single dish, or sit at the kids’ table? We are making reservations for an afternoon “family” dinner in some nearby restaurant. Please call me as soon as possible for details – Dilys Smith at 508.255.9647 (dsmith@capecod.net).

Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28: The 36th Annual Holiday Antiques Show and Sale – Friday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket).

CHS ARTISTS: The Featured artists in the CHS gallery for the month of November are the dynamic and talented duo – JANET WINTER & NANCY RANSCHT.   Janet Winter has been doing artwork all her life; happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink, and colored pencils. Nancy Ranscht studied photography at the State University in Purchase, N.Y. Enjoy the show of these two creative women! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: SIGN UP NOW – For the Christmas Pageant Cast – Dec. 24; Gingerbread House Making – Dec. 5; Epiphany Trope – Jan. 3. ALL sign up sheets are in the Gathering Room. CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSAL – only one – Main characters – Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., Total cast at 5:30 p.m. GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING & PIZZA PARTY – Saturday, Dec. 5 – 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES – Sunday, Dec. 6. PAGEANT COSTUMES ASSIGNED – Sunday, Dec. 13.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – We need hosts for November 22, 29, December 20 and 27. The beverages are provided. You just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Be creative and lend a hand to this fun cause! Please call Michele Puzo at 508-432-1981.
FREE SHOP: 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 GIFT SHOP: The shop will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Barbara Hoffman

Sunday, November 22: A special Nauset Interfaith Association celebration of Thanksgiving with Jewish, Christian, Muslim and native American participation at Eastham United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 22 at 4 PM. The offering will benefit Syrian refugees and homeless youth on the Lower/Outer Cape.

Sunday, November 29: Advent Wreath Making for the whole parish after the 10 a.m. service, in the Parish Hall. If possible please bring “greens” to use and share. All other materials will be provided. Advent candle sets will be available for sale if you already have your Advent wreath. Don’t miss this traditional event sponsored by the Church School!

HELP WANTED: WEEKEND SEXTON.  As you may have heard, Bob Marks, weekend sexton, has left to take care of family matters in PA. He will be sorely missed – a hard act to follow. Don Bragdon has agreed to cover Sunday duties for us until we find a permanent replacement for Bob. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you know of anyone who wants a part time weekend job, 8 to 16 hours, providing custodial coverage and backup as needed, please contact Kate Paradise at 774-207-0435.

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