Announcements July 16 – July 23

rosa rugosaCHURCH 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! 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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE –  Sunday, August 7: THE BUDGET OPEN MEETING: This is a Parish wide open meeting, in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service. We will be discussing Finances and our 2017 Budget. Please come!

Labyrinth Walk.  Friday, August 12: The Labyrinth at Church of the Holy Spirit – Our scheduled 10 a.m. walk focuses on “True Vulnerability”. It will encourage us not to fear the unknown and the inevitable perils of life. The meditation will strengthen our trust in God for guidance and protection. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will guide the walk. Darlene T. Hagan, will offer meditative music focused on Creation and Earth. The Rev. Anne Koehler will offer theological reflection. All are welcome to join us in the sacred space of the labyrinth for personal and communal meditation and faithful contemplation.

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, in the Parish Hall.

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

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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