Announcements July 9 – July 16

cape cod springCHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALE THEATER – Now through September 4 – Under the Parish Hall & across from the Nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – then children join their family in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! Today – July 10: A Snoodle’s Tale, a lesson in self worth. July 17: Larry Boy and the Bad Apple, a lesson in fighting temptation. July 24: King George and the Ducky, a lesson in selfishness. July 31: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas.

LABYRINTH WALKS:  Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall a guided walk “True Quality of Life” (Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth facilitator), with selected meditative music featuring cellist, Yo Yo Ma (Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music), and a brief theological reflection (The Rev Anne Koehler). Also on Friday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. Labyrinth walk within the celebration of an intimate, meditative Eucharist in the Parish Hall. Wind Chimes and recorded sounds of nature provided by Darlene Hagon. The Rev. Anne Koehler will lead our worship. All are welcome!

Friday, July 22: GARDEN PARTY – Join the fun from 9 a.m. until 12 Noon. Donuts, coffee and gardening gear will be provided!

Sunday, August 7: Please attend the YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH & THE BUDGET OPEN MEETING. The two activities will take place together in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service.

Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. we will have the Red Cross Blood Drive at Church of the Holy Spirit.

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance! We need volunteers during the summer. Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

FREE WOOD: We are cutting up trees on the church grounds. As a result we have free fire-wood available for you. Please contact Nat at 774-722-5352 or Gilbert at 508-240-6998.

A NIGHT OF WITNESS, WORSHIP & CELEBRATION: The annual Bishop Barbara Harris Award for Social Justice was given to Ruth Campbell by our bishop at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston at a gala Episcopal Church event on Tuesday, June 14th. 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.”

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Leslie Jones. Leslie’s exhibit is titled Doors, Windows, Passageways & Facades. It is comprised of photos/painting photos depicting subjects taken in England & Ireland. The displayed images are enlarged, but 5×7 cards of each image will be available; send to a friend or to keep like prayer cards to assist you on your journey of getting to know God and yourself more intimately. Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at or 508 255 7277.

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: SUMMER HOURS FOR GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please bring ALL your company by! Barbara Hoffman

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!

NOAH: NO OTHER AFFORDABLE HOUSING – CHS has been taking the evening meal to the shelter in Hyannis on the 4th Friday of the month for years. All of the grand volunteers who have served, baked and made cookies need help! Are you interested in putting in some time for those less fortunate once a month or every other month? Please call Georgia at 508-255-2368.

Rabbi Lerner CDs. Many of you enjoyed the visit by Rabbi Lerner on May 22 and asked if there was a recording of his talk. We did make a recording in CD form. Each CD is $8.75 made out to Church of the Holy Spirit. They are being sold on a first come first served basis. Please contact Amanda in the Office.

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.  It’s POP TOP time again! Please leave them on the window sill in the Kitchen.

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

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