Announcements May 28 – June 4

Beach_roseSunday, May 29: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – 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.

Thursday, June 2: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – The women of the parish will gather for their monthly luncheon at 12 Noon in Parish Hall. Volunteers for the day are: Ginny Lucil, Georgia Schneider, Janet Winter and Betty Yearing. Bring your own sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. Please brings canned good for the Food Pantry. This will be the last luncheon until September so come join us and bring a friend! If you need a ride, call Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

Sunday, June 5: 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 June 5 and join the fun!

Sunday, June 12: Presentation of Communion Preparation Class and Confirmation Class. Reception in the Parish Hall following the 10 a.m. service…meet and great the candidates.
Sunday, June 19: Youth Recognition Sunday – all Church School classes, Acolytes, Youth Group and graduating High School Seniors will be recognized! The Church School 2015-2016 collected offerings will be presented to a local and global organization. A cookout for the whole parish follows the 10 a.m. service. Last name ending in A-P: side dish/salad, Q-Z: dessert. Hamburgers, drinks and more will be provided by the Church School and Shepherd Groups.
Sunday, June 26: Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) begins in the “Creation Room” for all ages. Nursery Care available for infants and Toddlers.

Wednesday, June 15: 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 donations. All men in the parish are welcome. Please invite a friend to come. Questions? Call Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Thursday, June 23: The Parish Pot Luck Supper scheduled for June 23 has been postponed until the Fall. Date to be announced…stay tuned!

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 5 – Sept. 4). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal available during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

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 please fill out the green clip board sheet with all contact info. View the exhibit and learn more about Food for Kids – beginning its 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.

LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: For the months of July and August we will be serving lemonade and cookies after the 10 a.m. service. Please sign up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall to bring cookies. The lemonade is provided. We hope you all enjoy this new and delicious change for the summer!

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 SUMMER 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.

WEBSITE UPDATE (SERMONS): If you look at our website at you will find we have a whole new collection of sermons in audio and written form. The sermons are from Father Adam, the Very Rev. Liza Spangler and the Rev. Anne Koehler. They are easy to download. Check it out!

HELP NEEDED – SEE PARISH MINISTRIES BULLETIN BOARD: Several parish ministries need more volunteers and are featured on the bulletin board. This display will remain through the month of June to give parishioners the opportunity to review the various ministries needing volunteers. The sign up sheet is in the middle of the display of posters featuring several minis-tries. Do visit the board when you’re in Parish Hall and sign up – they need YOU!

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