Announcements February 24 – March 2

cape snowSunday, February 26: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This Sunday after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, we will finish reading Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven, covering Chapter 28 (p129) to the end. The next Sunday, March 5, is the first Sunday of Lent. Our meeting will take place in the Library. We will be reading Walter Brueggemann’s Devotions for Lent, A Way Other Than Our Own, WJK Press, 2017, available in paperback from Amazon or your local bookseller. We will begin by reading the first 10 pages for March 5, the first 5 devotions. Brian and Brooke Skea

Tuesday February 28: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. An annual event sponsored by the Church School with great help from the Youth Group. Come one – come all – for food, fun, friendship & creativity. Arrive 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall – home by 7 to 7:30 pm. Dessert (brownies, cookies, etc) sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

Wednesday, March 1: ASH WEDNESDAY – Our Ash Wednesday services are 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 2: LADIES LUNCHEON – Save the date and join us with sandwich in hand to share at 12 Noon in the parish hall. It’s a fact that if you come a little early, you can enjoy even more camaraderie. March Committee: Barbara Mahoney – chips, Ginny Lucil – half & half and lemon, Sue Stevens – paper goods, Lori Linton and Nancy Ludwig – centerpieces, Diana Crighton- – dessert.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting on March 4, our Saturday service will moved to 5 pm until November 1.

Sunday March 5: YOUTH BRUNCH – please come to the Parish Hall a er the 10 am service and enjoy a DELICIOUS BRUNCH prepared and served by our wonderful Youth Group!

Friday, March 10: Labyrinth Walk at 10 am in the Parish Hall and 5:30 pm Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist. Our guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month at 10 am continue in March with the focus on “Healing”. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, will present an introduction to the walk following an opening theological reflection by Rev. Anne Koehler. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music will o er music selected to foster meditation on the theme. Join us again at 5:30 pm on March for celebration of the Eucharist. The labyrinth walk is meaningfully incorporated into an inspiring worship service by Rev. Anne Koehler. All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 16: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS: 2 am on Sunday, March 12. Remember to “Spring Forward!”

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance; we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are des ned for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

EMAILS: Please note: We will NOT be using the admin@chsorleans.org email in the future. All emails to the CHS office should go to: office@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off anytime 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 artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

Ladies Luncheon – THANK YOU: The ladies at the January Ladies Luncheon suggested bringing in donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis at our February meeting. The idea was a complete success. The huge baby carrier for donations that can be found in the entryway to the Parish Hall was brimming over with all-things-baby at the end of our meeting. Thanks to all who contributed to this gift from the heart.

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