Announcements Oct 15 – Oct 22

pumpkinsALL SAINTS SERVICE – Remembrance Forms.  The ushers will have these forms available this weekend (October 15 & 16) and next weekend (October 22 & 23). If you would like to have your loved one remembered at our All Saints Service on November 6, please fill out the form and place it in the offering plate. Deadline, Thursday – October 27.

Sunday, October 16: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading Chapters 4 and 5 of Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Brian & Brooke Skea.

Sunday, October 16: CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – We celebrate Father Adam and Lori’s return from Sabbatical with a special 10 am service for all children and youth (no classes). Children will attend church with their families. The children will sing in church too!

Sunday October 16: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Newcomers Welcome! Brewster/Dennis: Will meet at 5 pm at the home of Doug and Dianne Fromm, 21 Mill Pond Road, Orleans, 508-255-3481. Eastham/Wellfleet: 5 pm at the home of Kathy Musser, 570 Sunken Meadow Road, Eastham, 774-207-0703. Orleans: 5:30 pm at the home of Rick & Ann Paris, 57 Woodsneck Road, East Orleans, 508-255-3583,

Wednesday, October 19: MEN’S LUNCHEON at 12 Noon. Bring your bag lunch and join the fellowship in the Fireplace Room. Bring a friend!

Friday, October 21: Please join us! Church Of The Holy Spirit LABYRINTH WALK at 10 am in the Parish Hall. A guided walk True Joy of the Spiritual Life by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth facilitator, with selected meditative music of Argentine and Brazilian composers provided by Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music, and a brief theological reflection offered by The Rev Anne Koehler. All are welcome! The labyrinth is available for individual walks from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Tuesday, October 25: 7 pm – A Road to Home in the Parish Hall. A film exploring the crisis of LGBTQ youth homelessness in NYC, sponsored by Justice and Peace. Admission: Free will offering.

ANGELICA SERIES: Controversies at the Frontier Of Ethics, Medicine and Culture, On Saturday, October 22 at 2 pm in the Parish Hall, we will hear the second of four outstanding talks by some of our nation’s leading thinkers in the field of ethics. The speaker is David H Smith, who has had a distinguished career in Religious Studies and Bioethics at Indiana University and Yale. He ran the Poynter Center at IU for over twenty years and was the founder of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. His talk is entitled: Wonder, Love, Praise and Decisions at the End of Life. Suggested donation $20, as able. Make your reservation with Tom Dewing, 508-255-2656;, or in the parish hall after the 10 am service. David will also be preaching at the 10 am service on Sunday, October 23.

MUSIC NEWS: Adult Choir rehearsals have resumed: Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm 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:

The annual CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, November 19. Join St. Martha’s & Kimball Guilds on Monday mornings as they create beautiful items to sell. Please gather your “no longer wanted treasures” to donate to the White Elephant Bazaar sale, AND PLEASE….plan on making something for our Food Table or Cookie Walk.

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 Tel-man. 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 Laughton 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. The shop is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and Sundays 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.

39th ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – SAVE THE DATES! Friday, November 25, 10 am – 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 26, 10 am – 3 pm. 25 dealers from the New Eng-land will gather in the Parish Hall offering a wide range of choice antiques. In June you received a letter asking for your support of this longstanding CHS fund raising tradition. Please join us and help to make our 39th year the best yet! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to help make this show a success, please contact Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair at 508- 255-8819. Thank you for your support!

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.

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