Announcements Jan 23 – Jan 30

fireplacePLEASE NOTE: NEXT Sunday, January 31 – THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

STEWARDSHIP: The 2015 END OF THE YEAR STATEMENTS have been mailed! Pledge Envelopes: please notify the church if you have pledged and HAVE NOT received your envelopes.

Sunday, January 24: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We are meeting on Sunday after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. Brooke and Brian Skea will be convening. We will be discussing Chapter 2 of James Carroll’s Christ Actually.

Monday, January 25: St. Martha’s Guild will meet on Monday, January 25 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, January 27: AN HOUR OF ENCOURAGEMENT – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the side Chapel in the Church. Emerging from our series on Julian of Norwich, a group has begun meeting each Wednesday. The content and format varies from week to week and may include readings from authors like Julian probing spiritual matters. All are welcome to join at any time and bring guests to participate in this intimate time together with the Lord.

Wednesday, February 3: FOILING INTERNET IDENTITY THEFT – 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We are experiencing an increase in sophisticated scams of all kinds on Cape Cod! To address this challenge the Nauset Interfaith Association has invited Sergeant Andrew McLaughlin of the Orleans Police Department to help us foil the perpetrators! Andy is an expert on the subject. All are welcome! For more information see Fr. Ken Campbell.

Thursday, February 4: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – The women of the parish will gather for their monthly luncheon at 12 Noon in Parish Hall. Volunteers for the day are: Ragnhild Bjerke, Fay Cole and Lori Linton.  All women are welcome to come and enjoy the camaraderie, conversation and good food.  Bring your own sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. If you need a ride, call Peter Blank, 508-760-1516.

Sunday, February 7: CHILDREN’S INSTRUCTED EUCHARIST – After classes children will gather at the altar with The Reverend Gail Smith.

Sunday, February 7: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 a.m. service. Every first Sunday of the month the Youth Group hosts a brunch. Come February 7 and join the fun!

Tuesday, February 9: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER for the whole parish – 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Colorful paper hats, Mardi Gras beads, pancakes and more, singing with and by the Church School choir and Father Charles……home & happy by 7:30 p.m.! This is an annual event sponsored by the Church School. Sign up to bring a dessert – sign up poster is on the Youth bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

PARISH POT LUCK SUPPER IS A WINNER:  We want to thank all of those (almost 100!) parishioners who attended the Parish Pot Luck Supper for helping us make it a successful, fun evening for all. The food you brought was delicious (someone suggested we have a parish cook book?). Bernie Hutchens provided just the right atmosphere with his musical selections, especially when leading the kids (and some adults!) in the hokey pokey and other fun dances. Thanks, Bernie! Someone else suggested we have this three times a year. Anyone want to join us in making that happen?! The Welcoming Paths Team: Pat Carroll, Fay and Ike Cole, Vicky Hutchens, Elizabeth Merritt, Nancy Munson, Cynthia Murray, Kate Paradise, Susan Owens, Michele Puzo, Betty Yearing, Kathy Goddard, vestry liaison, and Sandy Marshall and Marty Williams, co-chairs.

Wednesday, February 10: ASH WEDNESDAY – Our Ash Wednesday services are 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, February 12: WALKING THE LABYRINTH – 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 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Dianne Fromm. Dianne re-newed her interest in drawing and painting upon retiring to the Cape. She works with both oil and watercolor. Come and enjoy the show! Please sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft for one month in 2016 – a few months are still open. The sign up sheet is by the Reception/Gallery door. Sharyn Laughton: or 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – Please sign up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. 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 Free Shop is gladly accepting winter clothing. Stop by on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop will be open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Please stop by and buy! Barbara Hoffman

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE COD: If you are interested in volunteering check their website ( and scroll down to Volunteer Up. You can also ask Jody Mines, Gilbert Merritt, or Nat Goddard about the variety of opportunities available.

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