Announcements Mar 5 – Mar 12

crocus-in-snowPLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday service has moved to 5:00 p.m. until November 1.

NEXT Sunday, March 13 – Daylight Savings begins – Remember to “Spring Forward”!

Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, March 5 and 6 and next weekend, March 12 and 13 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given. Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate. Deadline – Monday, March 14

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!

Sunday, March 6: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. We will be discussing Chapter 4 of James Carroll’s Christ Actually. Brian and Brooke Skea

March 11 – 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.

Friday, March 11: Labyrinth walk in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m. The theme, “True Connectedness,” 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, Schumann, 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.

Friday, March 11: At 5:30 p.m. a 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. Please call Peter Blank at 508-760-1516 if you need a ride.

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!

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.

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.

Wednesday, March 23: Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross and Supper at 5:30 p.m.  PLEASE SIGN UP NOW – a SIGN UP SHEET is posted on the Church School bulletin board for your choice of food and number of family attending.

GOOD FRIDAY, March 25: At 3 p.m. a special guided Labyrinth Walk that brings together the meditative power of the labyrinth and the Stations of the Cross will be offered.

CHS ARTIST: CALLING ALL CHS ARTISTS – Crafters, quilters, photographers, painters, sculptors , builders, poets, authors – creative people – no one has signed up for MARCH! If you would like the CHS Gallery for the month of March please call! Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508-255-7277

April Craft Month: What is your favorite craft? What do you like to make? Do you: stitch, carve, paint, paste, refinish, weave, design, enhance, repair, glue, pleat…? Please plan to exhibit your creations in the Reception Room for the month of April. Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

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

Our NOAH Commitment needs serving teams. One Friday night a month – 2 or 4 people to transport food and serve it at the NOAH Shelter in Hyannis. Call Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368 or Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 23: Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 24: Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Mandatum (ritual of the Washing of Feet)
Friday, March 25: Good Friday: 3 p.m. Labyrinth Walk and 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
Saturday, March 26: Holy Saturday: 7 p.m.- The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter
Sunday, March 27: Easter Sunday: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt after 10 a.m. service

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