Announcements April 16 – April 23

cape-cod-sand1Planned Giving: Did you complete and send your IRS Taxes in on time? Now may be the best time to take the next step and create your “Family Legacy Plan” (FLP). The PG Committee prepared a “FLP Work Sheet” that is available on the church web site.

Sunday, April 17: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will be discussing Chapter 8 (“The Women Too”) of Christ Actually. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, April 17: Brewster-Dennis Shepherd Group – Jane and Jack Nixon will host the group at 5 p.m. at their home at 5 Dune Road, Brewster. Need directions? Call 508-896-7662. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Goddard’s at 905 Doane Rd., N.Eastham for the Fourth Annual Poetry Fest! Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Celia Calhoun’s home at 306 Tonset Rd. Please call Celia at 508-255-1981.

Wednesday, April 20: MEN’S LUNCH – We will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon in the Fireplace Room. Bring your own bag lunch. We take turns providing coffee and snacks. All men in the parish are welcome. Please invite a friend to come with you. Questions? Call Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Friday, April 22: GARDEN PARTY – Please join us from 9 to 12 Noon, come for the whole time or only a few minutes. Bring your tools or use ours. Coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold drinks are provided. Meet us in the north parking lot behind the offices. Questions call Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Saturday, April 23: Our Bell Choir will participate in the Cape Cod Spring Ring – An English Handbell Concert, at the Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St., Harwich. Contact for more information. A free will offering will be accepted.

Wednesday, April 27: FLEMING RUTLEDGE – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We are most fortunate to have another occasion to listen to the wit and wisdom of the Rev. Fleming Rutledge. She will be interviewed by Father Adam about ideas presented in her recently published magnum opus, The Crucifixion, Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a brilliant mind in an intimate setting discussing ideas at the very heart of what we believe. We will share light refreshments.

Friday, April 29: A Network Forum – in our Parish Hall from 9 a. m. to 12 noon at which the six candidates seeking to succeed Senator Dan Wolf as our state senator will respond to 3 residents sharing part of their struggle to survive economically on Cape Cod. Register to attend with Fr. Ken Campbell at Sponsored by: THE NETWORK (human service organizations and faith communities on the lower/outer Cape).

Sunday, April 24: Members of the Nauset Interfaith Association are sponsoring an informa-tional session on the prevention of child sexual abuse at the Federated Church of Orleans from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The presentation will be offered by members of the “Enough Abuse” Campaign of Cape Cod and the Islands, founded by Massachusetts Citizens for Children in 2002. For more information, contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774-279-3453.

ATTENTION PARISH MINISTRY LEADERS:  Do you need new members for your Committee/Team?  You have a RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY on the Parish Ministries bulletin board display for the month of May.  The Welcoming Paths team has reserved the board for May to help ministries add to their teams.  Just let us know if you want to be part of the display and we’ll create a space for you.  We need to have your information/promo materials by April 20 at the latest.  Contact Marty Williams or Sandy Marshall, co-chairs of Welcoming Paths.

CHS ARTIST/APRIL CRAFT MONTH: Works of our parish crafts people are on display in the Reception Room. Come to enjoy! Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton – – 508-255-7277.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BAGS: Are available at every entrance for loan to keep our children “busy” during the service. Please feel free to take advantage of them.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – Please sign up 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.

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!

FAIR TRADE UPDATE: We have received a new order of olive oil from the Holy Land (the same oil that is used to make Holy Chrism for baptismal anointing). We also now have hot chocolate and cocoa and healthy organic cashews and almonds as well as an assortment of coffees, teas and chocolate bars. Questions? Call Fr. Ken at 508-240-5169.

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 at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

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.

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

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