Announcements Jan 30 – Feb 6

winter birdPLEASE NOTE: THIS 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.

Sunday, January 31: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Will NOT be meeting this Sunday, January
31 because of the Annual Meeting. We will reconvene on Sunday, February 7 after the 10
a.m. service in the Fireplace Room.

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.

Wednesday, February 3: 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.

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 during the 10 a.m. service.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 en-courage meditation. Margaret Rappaport facilitates a walk on our indoor canvas Chartres-style Labyrinth. Theme: “True Perspective”. The 10 a.m. walk is candle-lit and is accompanied by music courtesy of Darlene Hagon. Meditative music by Debussy, Ravel, Satie and Faure will be offered. The Labyrinth is available for individual walks from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Wednesday, February 17: MEN’S LUNCH will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 12 NOON in the Fireplace Room. 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 him to come with you. Questions? Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

THE MEN’S STUDY (each Monday at 1:15 p.m.) will NOT meet at all in February. NO MEETINGS on February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. They WILL meet again in March.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Dianne Fromm. Dianne renewed 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.

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

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

NOAH – NO OTHER AFFORDABLE HOUSING: We are sending meals to NOAH every 4th Friday of the month. We would love to have more people making casseroles and baking cookies. Interested? Call Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368.

CODEPENDENCY: A WORKING DEFINITION. Codependency is a minimizing, enabling response to chronically abusive/boundary-violating behavior. Although frequently cloaked in the
language of love, codependency us in fact profoundly self-centered. It procures “benefits” (of various sorts) for the codependent, usually at the greater expense of others, and is counter to the actual better interests of the person caught in the abusive pattern of behavior.

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