Announcements June 18 – June 25

Fruits and vegetablesSunday, June 19: 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 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. Hamburgers, drinks and more will be provided by the Church School and Shepherd Groups. Please come, all are welcomed.
Sunday, June 26: Veggie Tales – Summer Church School (during the 10 a.m. service) begins in the “Creation Room” for all ages. Nursery Care available for infants and toddlers.

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

Friday, June 24: Please join us for the third Garden Party of the season 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.

Please Note: June McDonald’s funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9 at 2 p.m.

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

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!

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 homebound 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.

With Deep Sympathy.  The Parish wishes to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Nathalie Scott who died recently.

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! 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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