Announcements Sept 10 – Sept 17

cape-cod-sand1Please keep our rector, Fr. Adam, and his wife, Lori in your prayers during their sabbatical time.

Sunday, September 11: CHURCH SCHOOL – REGISTRATION SUNDAY AT 9:30 am – Nursery
through High School.

Sunday, September 11: ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room from 9 to 9:45 am. We will
be discussing Anglican Spirituality: The History of Anglicanism (with a DVD). There will be NO
class next week, September 18. We will resume on Sunday, September 25.

Sunday, September 11: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am
service. Members are invited to bring books they have been reading this past summer for consideration for further reflection. Brooke and Brian Skea

Monday, September 12: The ST. MARTHA AND KIMBALL GUILDS will resume at 10 am in the
Fireplace Room and Kimball House. Bring a sandwich for lunch at noon and we will provide the
tea and good cheer.

Wednesday, September 21: MEN’S LUNCH – Bring your bag lunch and join the fellowship in
the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

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

Friday, September 23: GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 11:30 am – If you can pull weeds, trim a
bush, rake up debris, then we need you! We have lots of summer and early fall clean up in the
church gardens. Please join us and bring your tools and gloves. Coffee and Donuts provided.

Saturday, September 24: Vivian Stacey’s funeral service will be held at 2 pm followed by a
reception in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, September 25: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis: 5 pm at the home of Gilbert
and Elizabeth Merritt, 64 Nickerson Road, Orleans for a Pot Luck supper. Call 508-240-6998.
Eastham-Wellfleet: 5 pm at the home of Kate Paradise, 10 Richard Lane, Eastham. Call 774-
207-0435. Orleans: 5:30 pm at the home of Sally & Tom Dewing, 16 Packet Landing, Orleans.

Nominating Committee:  The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, January 2017. Appointed to the Committee were Joan Kirkby, Sandy Marshall, Gilbert Merritt and Anne Moronta. Also appointed to the Committee was outgoing Vestry Member, Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one year term, and four Vestry-at-large members, each for a two year term.  Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2017 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Caroline Keeffe-Jones. She is a talented seventh grader at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. Come and enjoy her show! Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery, contact Sharyn Laughton: or 508 255 7277.

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE—Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15. Start saving your much needed donations for this popular sale! Drop-off at the Parish Hall begins Wednesday October 12. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition, White Elephant items such as small appliances in WORKING order, small furniture, books and children’s toys. We cannot accept televisions, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Questions? Call Fay and Ike Cole at 508-255- 9542 or ALSO – Mark your calendars and plan on helping make this year’s RUMMAGE SALE a success. Look for more information about volunteer schedules plus dona-tion drop-off dates and times in the October Together!

The CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on November 19. Please gather up your “no longer wanted treasures” and save them for the Bazaar sale.

Pet Food Drive: Thank you to all who helped make this drive a huge success! CCDART will be distributing to those who need help feeding their pets. Amy Crocker, St. Mary’s Church
PLEDGE STATEMENTS: Through the end of JULY are in the reception room. Please pick up your statement, so CHS can save postage!

MUSIC NEWS: The Bell Choir rehearsals are in the Parish Hall on Monday afternoon beginning September 12, from 1:30 to 3 pm. Although reading music is a great help, it is not a requirement to participate. During the month of September the Adult Choir will continue our Summer Schedule of Sunday rehearsals at 9 am in the church prior to the 10 am service. Adult Choir rehearsals will resume on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm beginning Wednesday, October 5 in the North Transept of the Church. New members for all music groups are invited to join us! If you have any questions, please call the church at 508-255-0433 ext. 13 and leave a message. Darlene Hagon email: or John Hagon email:

ANGELICA SERIES: Controversies at the Frontier Of Ethics, Medicine and Culture. On Saturday, October 8 at 2 pm in the Parish Hall, we will hear the first of four talks by four of our nation’s leading thinkers in the field of ethics. The topic is the human genome. The speaker is Eric Juengst, Director of the Center for Bioethics at UNC. His talk is entitled, And Who Are Your People? Personal Identity and Tribalism in 21st Century Genomic Medicine. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain deeper appreciation into the issues confronting medicine. Suggested donation $20, as able. Make your reservation with Tom Dewing, 508-255-2656;, Parish Hall after 10 am service. Better still, the entire series of 4 talks is available for suggested donation $50. Save the dates: Oct 22- on experiencing wonder, Nov 5- family and sexual identity, Nov 12- performance enhancing drugs in sports. Thanks to the Murrays, Tom and Cynthia, for making this series possible.

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