Announcements Feb 20 – Feb 27

20160214_111120-001Sunday, February 21: At 9 a.m.in the Parish Hall, Fr. Adam will be offering a special session of our Adult Education: an opportunity to talk about the present relationship of the Episcopal Church to the Anglican Communion. Darlene has graciously cancelled choir rehearsal on this date to facilitate maximum attendance. During this time a Veggie Tales Video, Celery Night Fever, will be shown so that families with young children can join the conversation at this Adult Forum.

Sunday, February 21: YOUTH SUNDAY – 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.

Sunday, February 21: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will meet this Sunday, February 21 at 11:30 a.m. discussing Chapter 3 of James Carroll’s Christ Actually. Brian Skea

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.

February 26 – 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.

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.

Friday, March 18: READERS NEEDED – The 5:30 p.m. service is titled The Contemporary Way of The Cross – The Path to New Life. We need 15 people for each reading and two volunteers to be taper bearers. Call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Empty plastic eggs can be picked up by the fireplace in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room. Eggs can be filled with WRAPPED candies (please, NO peanuts or peanut butter), small trinkets and returned to the same place. Thank you for making this annual & traditional Easter Egg Hunt so wonderful for our CHS children & visitors!

The Pictorial Directories Have Arrived!  The new pictorial directories are in the Reception Room through Sunday, February 21. After that they will be in the office. Please take one per family. There is also a box of named envelopes containing photos for those people who were photographed but who did not purchase any photos. The envelope also contains your “one per family” directory. Please send errors or changes in directory information to holyspiritorleansdatabase@verizon.net. Your coordinating team for this project: Celia Calhoun, Bernie Hutchens, Page McMahan and Sharon Inger.

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 distributors. Questions? Call Helen Richardson at 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.

The Men’s Study (each Monday at 1:15 p.m.) will NOT meet at all in February. NO MEETINGS on February 22, and 29. We WILL meet again in March.

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