Announcements May 7 – May 14

20160422_103107-1Sunday, May 8: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will be reading the concluding chapter of “Christ Actually.” There will be no meeting May 15 and May 22 (Michael Lerner sermon and lecture). On May 29 we will begin reading When Breath Becomes Air, best-seller by Paul Kalanithi, available at your local bookseller for $25, used copies available on Amazon for less than $10. Brian and Brooke Skea.

Friday, May 13: WALKING THE LABYRINTH – 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The theme: “True Listening”. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas certified labyrinth facilitator, will guide the walk. Selected meditative choral music will be offered by Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music. The Rev. Anne Koehler will offer a brief theological reflection on listening for the voice of God. All are welcome.

Saturday, May 14: ATTENTION: SAFE CHURCH TRAINING from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Check your email to see if you have been contacted about this training. If so please let us know that you can attend by emailing Amanda in the Office at Thank You.

Sunday, May 15: THE CAPE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall Under the direction of John P. Hagon, The Cape Community Orchestra will present its annual spring con-cert. Program selections will include music by Rossini, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Eric Korngold, Lionel Richie, and a new arrangement of “Rhapsody in Blue” for full orchestra without piano. A free will donation is requested.

SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY, MAY 22: Angelica Series – Rabbi Michael Lerner will be the keynote speaker at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Seeking healing for the divisions amongst us, Rabbi Lerner has led a life as a personal witness in non-violent confrontation with injustice. Come to our parish hall to hear what he has to say. The event is jointly sponsored by Am HaYam Cape Cod Havurah, The Church of the Holy Spirit, The Federated Church of Orleans, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Harwich, and First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist. We anticipate a full house, so please make your reservations early with Tom Dewing at

Sunday, May 15: ORLEANS SHEPHERD GROUP will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Sally and Tom Dew-ing’s, 16 Packet Landing, Orleans. Questions? Call 508-255-2656. EASTHAM-WELLFLEET SHEP-HERD GROUP will meet at 5 p.m. of Jean & Bob Collins’, 142 Whidah Way, Wellfleet.

Wednesday, May 18: MEN’S LUNCH 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 do-nations. All men in the parish are welcome. If you know of a friend who would like to come, please invite them. Questions? Call Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

HELP NEEDED – SEE PARISH MINISTRIES BULLETIN BOARD: Several parish ministries need more volunteers and are featured on the bulletin board during May. Check it out – there may be an opportunity for you!

Friday, May 27: GARDEN PARTY – Please join us for the May Garden Party from 9 a.m. 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.

Sunday, June 19: SAVE THE DATE – YOUTH RECOGNITION SUNDAY & COOKOUT FOR THE WHOLE PARISH – This will be our last class in the 2015-2016 Church School calendar year – Veggie Tales will be offered for the children during the summer months.

CHS ARTIST: Food for Kids is the May exhibit in the Gallery/Reception Room. This program is made possible by you volunteering during July & August. Sign up on the large sign-up sheet posted at this exhibit, also pleas fill out the green clip board sheet with all contact info. View the exhibit and learn more about Food for Kids – beginning it’s fourth summer! Questions? Call Ruth Campbell at 508-240-5169.

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!

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 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Please stop by and buy! Barbara Hoffman

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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