Announcements Mar 19 – Mar 26

mayflowersPLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday service has moved to 5:00 p.m. until November 1.

Sunday, March 20: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will NOT be meeting on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. We will resume on Sunday, April 3. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, March 20: SHEPHERD GROUPS: Dennis-Brewster Group: Will meet at 5 p.m. at Cyn-thia and Tom Murray’s, 173 Crocker Lane in Brewster. Call the Murrays at 508-896-5634 for directions and call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998 with any questions. Eastham-Wellfleet Group: Will meet at 5 p.m. at the home of Kate Paradise, 10 Richard Lane, Eastham. Bring something yummy to share and be ready to have a good time! Orleans Group: Will meet at Judy and Bill Gardiner’s at 5:30 p.m. Please call Judy at 508-255-2326.

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.

Thursday, March 24: NIGHTWATCH “Will you not watch with me one hour?” It is our practice to keep watch from the end of the Maundy Thursday service until 12 noon on Good Friday. Join us in this ancient tradition by keeping watch in hour intervals. This will be a time when you can come to pray and meditate on the crucifixion of our Lord. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room.

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. Comfort crosses will be available. Prior to the 7 p.m. service, the Labyrinth will be available for individual walks from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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 the 10 a.m. service

Lenten Array Booklets: Our Lenten Array Study Booklets are available at all entrances to the Church and the Reception Room. Please feel free to pick one up. Leslie Jones.

Good Friday, March 25: 30th Annual United People for Kids Good Friday Walk – This walk benefits children with special needs and their families on Cape Cod and the Islands. If you can’t walk with us but would like to pledge, you can pledge with one of our youth groupers, Donna Tavano or myself at the coffee hour. You can also mail your donation to U.P. for Kids, P.O. Box 297 Yarmouthport, Ma. 02675. We hope that you will join us for this worthy cause in the spirit of our Lords ultimate sacrifice. Questions? Call Rich Weeks at 508-362-1586 or 508-685-8746 or e-mail: tracyandrichweeks@hotmail.com. Thank you and God Bless you!

CHS ARTIST: Our church then and now. The display for the month of March consists of pictures painted by members of the parish and visitors over the years showing changes to the original building throughout the past 83 years. Come and enjoy! Sharyn Laughton – ar-toff@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.

EVENTS IN THE PARISH HALL: Please be kind to the floors. When you move tables or chairs in the Parish Hall please LIFT them to move them as opposed to DRAGGING them across the floor. This way we can prevent streaks on the wood. Thank you!

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.

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.

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

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