Announcements Aug 6 – Aug 13

summer meadowPlease keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.

Sunday, August 7 and Sunday August 14: ADULT EDUCATION – Using the Book of Common Prayer for Personal Devotion, Mother Liza will discuss the variety of ways the Book of Common Prayer can be a tremendous aid to a life of prayer. The class will meet from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. If you have your own Book of Common Prayer, you might want to bring it but we will also have copies available.

PLEASE NOTE – THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 7: THE OPEN BUDGET 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!

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

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. Hagon, 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.

Save the Date! Welcoming Paths Committee has planned a wonderful ALL PARISH POT LUCK on Thursday, September 22 in the Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will have TOAST AND JAM, our favorite musical group, provide a show for you. So, do save the date and more information will follow!

CHURCH 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 families in church. All ages will enjoy! Nursery care available for infants & toddlers – 4 years and younger! August 7: Beauty and the Beet – a lesson in unconditional love. August 14: The League of In-credible Vegetables – a lesson in handling fear. August 21: Pistachio, the little boy who woodn’t – a lesson in listening to your parents. August 28: Madame Blueberry – a lesson in thankfulness. September 4: Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie – featuring 3, 2, 1, penguins.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania and Maasai beaded jewelry. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 404 students in Tanzania. 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

PET FOOD DRIVE: The Creation Care Team at St. Mary’s in Barnstable, with CCDART (Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team), is holding a pet food drive here from Sunday, August 21 to Sunday, August 28 (look for the basket in the reception room). Please donate dry and/or canned dog and cat food to distribute to elderly and low-income members of our community. Our Team is also working to educate local Episcopal churches about issues of animal welfare, of treating God’s creatures with the same love that God has for them.

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

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.

THREE PROPOSALS: Would you be interested in helping with one of the following three proposals? 1. Establish a chapter of the Network of Spiritual Progressives on Cape Cod (Rabbi Michael Lerner); 2. Help educate ourselves and youth about the drug epidemic on Cape Cod; 3. Help with an interfaith Refugee Support team? If so, please see “Three Proposals” on the desk in the reception room and on the Fair Trade display 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

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