Announcements June 11 – June 18

20160422_103107-1Sunday, June 12: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will be reading When Breath Becomes Air each Sunday in June. We will be taking July and August off. Brian and Brooke Skea.

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! A cookout for the whole parish follows the 10 a.m. service. Last name ending in A-P: side dish/salad, Q-Z: dessert. Ham-burgers, 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.

Tuesday, June 14: A NIGHT OF WITNESS, WORSHIP & CELEBRATION – The annual Bishop Barbara Harris Award for Social Justice will be given to Ruth Campbell by our bishop at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston at a gala Episcopal Church event beginning at 5:30 p.m. The award is given to, “women who have created positive change as leaders in the community and in the Church, especially with youth.” As Bishop Barbara would say, “the least, the lost and the left out.”

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 Bruce Lederhouse at 508-801-0654.

Friday, June 17: LABYRINTH WALK at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall a guided walk True Stillness led by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth facilitator, with selected vocal and instrumental Celtic music (Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music), and a brief theological reflection on God’s patience waiting for us to be still (The Rev Anne Koehler). All are welcome! Our July walk will be held on Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

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. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal 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

Vivian Stacey.  Back in the 1990’s, our Church was blessed to have a delightful, energetic ECW President, Vivian Stacey. It was a time of card parties, house and garden tours and elegant dinners in the Parish Hall, contributing greatly to CHS. Today finds her home-bound with 24 hour care. Her 101st birthday was May 25! If you could take a moment and send her a card to honor this special occasion, it would be much appreciated. Vivian Stacey: 632 South Orleans Rd., So. Orleans, MA 02662.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of June is Pia MacKenzie. Pia’s new work is always a surprise – always a joy and delight to the heart & eyes. The remaining months in 2016 have been reserved. Thank you to all who have signed up to exhibit/sell their art in the CHS gallery. Please note that the Food for Kids volunteer sign up sheet is now in the Parish Hall. Questions, contact Sharyn Laughton at or call 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.

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 will all enjoy this new and delicious change for the summer!

DRIVERS NEEDED: Volunteers to drive parishioners to church services, activities and medical appointments are needed. If you can help please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

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.

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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