Announcements Oct 1 – Oct 8

pleasant bay moonOur rector, Fr. Adam Linton, and his wife Lori will be returning from sabbatical toward the end of this week. Fr. Adam will be back in time to take the weekend services on October 8 and 9.

Sunday, October 2: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am to 9:45 am in the Fireplace Room. Our last adult education class conducted by Mother Liza will be today. We will be discussing: Anglican Spirituality: Incarnational, Sacramental, Mystical, Pastoral. Adult Education classes will resume once Father Adam returns. Stay tuned for details

Sunday, October 2: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading Chapters 1 and 2 of Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Brian & Brooke Skea.

Sunday, October 2: YOUTH BRUNCH – Every first Sunday of the month the Youth Group hosts a brunch. Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 am service. Come and join the fun!

Thursday October 6: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON at 12 Noon. We resume meeting the 1st Thurs-day of the Month. Bring a sandwich to share. Chips, drink, and dessert are provided. The October committee is Sue Stevens – chips, Dilys Smith- paper goods, Sandy Marshall or Betty Yearing – milk, and Fay Cole – center pieces. Remind each other often and reach out to “new” women. All they may need is your personal invitation.

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 Tom and Cynthia Murray for making this series possible.

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.

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: or John Hagon email:

CHS ARTIST: This month we have the pleasure of showcasing the art of three talented 17 year old Nauset Regional High School students: Hanna Sweeney, Isabelle Eastman, Julia Telman. Come and enjoy the show! Questions, comments about the CHS Gallery, contact Sharyn Laughton: or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: 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? Call Sharyn Laugh-ton at 508-255-7277 or

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Thanks to our faithful volunteers and to our customers who support the Galley West Gift Shop. As of September 6, the shop will be open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and Sunday’s from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon.

ST. MARTHA’S WOMEN’S GUILD: Is in need of coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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

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 Publicity – there are 100 bright orange flyers on the receptionist’s desk. We need to blanket Orleans with these. If 50 people take 2 flyers each, or 25 people take 4, that’s it, job finished!

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

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