Announcements Sept 17 – Sept 24

goldenrodA special thank you to The Rev. Gail Smith for officiating at all the services this weekend.

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

Sunday, September 18: ADULT EDUCATION – Mother Liza is off this weekend, so no adult education this Sunday. We will resume next Sunday, September 25 discussing: Hallmarks of Anglican Spirituality.

Sunday, September 18: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are going to start off our Fall reading with Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, available in paperback for under $10. at Amazon or your local bookseller. Brian and Brooke Skea

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: Sign up now for ANOTHER FABULOUS ALL PARISH POT LUCK! Sign up board in the Parish Hall. Bring your cold dish or already warmed dish at 5:30 pm. Enjoy complementary beer and wine and nonalcoholic beverages with light appetizers. Dinner will be served ASAP as TOAST AND JAM, a very well known Blue Grass band, will entertain us from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Fun for the whole family!

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. Call 508-255-2656. NEWCOMERS WELCOME TO ALL GROUPS!

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: artoff@comcast.net 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 pebblepoint@comcast.net. ALSO – Mark your calendars and plan on helping make this year’s RUMMAGE SALE a success. Look for more information about volunteer schedules plus donation 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.

MUSIC NEWS: 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: hagonshogan@comcast.net or John Hagon email: jphagon@comcast.net.

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 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am – 3 pm 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

MUSIC NEWS: 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: hagonshogan@comcast.net or John Hagon email: jphagon@comcast.net.

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; st.dewing@verizon.net, 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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