Please keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.
Sunday, August 21: ADULT EDUCATION: Mother Liza is off this weekend, so no adult education this Sunday. We will resume next Sunday, August 28 in the Fireplace Room from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with a discussion of Mary the God-Bearer: A Model for All Christians.
Saturday, August 27: A funeral service for Lucy C. Chandler will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. – Red Cross Blood Drive will be held here at Church of the Holy Spirit, in the Parish Hall.
Friday, September 9: Please join us for our Labyrinth walk at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. At 5:30 p.m. we will celebrate the Eucharist with an additional walk. Both walks are facilitated by The Rev. Anne Koehler, Director of Music, Darlene Hagon, and Dr. Margaret Rappaport.
Saturday, September 10: SPECIAL EVENT: The first Labyrinth Pilgrimage Walk at three labyrinth sites will take place at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Our walk will be followed by another in the outdoor labyrinth at the Federated Church of Orleans at 12 Noon. The third walk will occur at the outdoor labyrinth in Baxter Park in Chatham at 2 p.m. Additional information forth coming in our brochure.
Thursday, September 22: Save the Date! Welcoming Paths Committee has planned an ALL PARISH POT LUCK on Thursday, September 22 in the Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. TOAST AND JAM, our favorite musical group, will provide a show. Please save the date; more information will follow!
PLEDGE STATEMENTS: Through the end of JULY are in the reception room. Please pick up your statement, so CHS can save postage!
HELP WANTED: Our CHS nursery needs a caregiver for Sunday mornings, beginning September 3rd. This paid job is for two hours every Sunday beginning at 9:15 a.m. Contact Sandy Marshall, personnel chair, at 508-255-9971 or email@example.com if interested.
CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: SUMMER SUNDAY VEGGIE TALES 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 young-er! 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 about the CHS Gallery – contact Sharyn Laughton at 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.
GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Thanks to our faithful volunteers and to our customers who support the Galley West Gift Shop. As of September 12, the shop will be open Mondays from 10 AM to 12 Noon and Sundays from 11 AM to 12 Noon.
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 help elderly and low-income members of our community feed their pets.
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.
SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 39th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 25, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket). There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. All donations: Please make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – and note that it is for the Antique Show. Mail your donation to the Church office or place it in the Sunday offering plate. We sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you. Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair
With Deep Sympathy: The Parish wishes to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of
Lucy C. Chandler and Laura M. Kowalker, (Meredith Perkins’ mother), who died recently.
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