Announcements Feb 13 – Feb 20

lenten quiet dayBUDGET OPEN FORUM, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th AT 11:30 A.M. IN THE PARISH HALL: We will be conducting an open forum on the CHS budget. Please come with any and all questions you might have concerning our Parish Finances.

Sunday, February 14: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will NOT be meeting THIS Sunday, Feb-ruary 14, due to the Budget Open Forum. We will meet next Sunday, February 21 at 11:30 a.m. discussing Chapter 3 of James Carroll’s Christ Actually. Brian Skea

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.

February 19 – March 18: FRIDAY LENTEN SERVICE AND SUPPER (Every Friday at 5:30 p.m.) Come join our Friday Lenten Service and Supper which incorporates a devotional in the church followed by soup & bread and a presentation in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, February 21: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Orleans Shepherd Group: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Freddie Fitzgerald: 349A Tonset Road, Orleans. Please call 508-255-0247. The
Dennis/Brewster Shepherd Group: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Nancy Ludewig: 1510 Long Pond Rd, Brewster. If you need directions, please call Nancy at 774-323-0032 or ngludewig@gmail.com. There is parking in Nancy’s driveway or on Greenland Pond Road just inside the Beechwood neighborhood.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: Youth Sunday, February 21: Children read and sing in church. Singing with Father Charles begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by classes. After classes children join their families in church. Saturday, February 27: COMMUNION PREPARATION CLASS begins in the Church at 10 a.m., led by Father Adam & Lori Linton. Sunday, February 28: Children’s service in the Gathering Room – children remain in Church School during service in the church.

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 art for February: PRAYER SHAWLS. Please check out the handsome display of shawls in the reception room during February. Information and instructions for knitters will be included in the display. Sincere thanks to all knitters and the kind distribu-tors. Questions? Helen Richardson, 508-255-0065.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – Please signup 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.

DRIVERS NEEDED: Volunteers to drive parishioners to church services, activities and medical appointments are sorely needed. If you can help please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

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 artoff@comcast.net.

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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE COD: If you are interested in volunteering check their web-site (habitatcapecod.org), scroll down to Volunteer Up, and/or ask Jody Mines, Gilbert Merritt, or Nat Goddard about the variety of opportunities available.

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.

WELCOMING VISITORS: If you are sitting near visitors at the services please extend them a greeting and, if you attend the 10 am service, invite them over to the parish hall for coffee hour and a visit to the newcomer table.

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