Announcements Feb 27 – Mar 5

orleans-churchPLEASE NOTE: Starting NEXT Saturday, March 5 our Saturday service will be moved to 5:00 p.m. until November 1.

Saturday, February 27: COMMUNION PREPARATION CLASS begins in the Church at 10 a.m., led by Father Adam & Lori Linton.

Sunday, February 28: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. We will be discussing Chapter 3 of James Carroll’s Christ Actually. Brian Skea

Thursday, March 3: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – 12 noon in Parish Hall. Volunteers for the day are: Barbara Mahoney, Sue Stevens and Marty Williams. All women are welcome. Bring your own sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. Please bring canned goods for the Food Pantry and diapers for The Baby Center. If you need a ride, call Peter Blank.

March 4 – 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. Please look for the sign up sheet in the Reception Room; we need two entries for both soup and bread.

Sunday, March 6: CHURCH SCHOOL – Singing with Father Charles begins at 9:45 a.m., after classes children join their families in the church.

Sunday, March 6: 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 March 6 and join the fun!

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.

Friday, March 11: Labyrinth walk in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m. The theme, “True Connected-ness,” will focus on the ability to “notice what we are noticing” so we may improve life, make more conscious choices and decisions, and help us to control negative responses to
experiences. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas certified labyrinth facilitator, will guide the walk. Meditative instrumental music by classical composers: Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Schu-mann, and Mendelssohn will be offered by Darlene Hagon, Director of Music. The Rev. Anne Koehler will provide a brief theological reflection on the “true connectedness” Jesus practiced.

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 and traditional Easter Egg Hunt so wonderful for our CHS children & visitors!

Friday, March 11: At 5:30 p.m. we will offer our special quarterly evening labyrinth walk within the celebration of an intimate, meditative Eucharist, also in the Parish Hall. Dr. Margaret Rappaport will give a brief introduction to the uniqueness of the labyrinth in Lent, The Rev. Anne Koehler will lead our worship, and Lenten choral music will be offered by Darlene Hagon, Director of Music. A soup and bread supper will follow.

Wednesday, March 16: MEN’S LUNCH – We 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. Please invite a friend to come with you. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

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 spring clothing. Open 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 website (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.

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