Announcements April 8 – 14

Wednesday, April 12: Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross and Supper at 5:30 p.m. PLEASE SIGN UP NOW – a SIGN UP SHEET is posted on the Church School bulletin board for your choice of food and number of family attending.

Good Friday, April 14: 32nd Annual United People for Kids Good Friday Walk – This walk benefits children with special needs and their families on Cape Cod and the Islands. If you can’t walk with us but would like to pledge, you can pledge with one of our youth groupers, Donna Tavano or myself at the coffee hour. You can also mail your donation to U.P. for Kids, P.O. Box 297 Yarmouthport, Ma. 02675. We hope that you will join us for this worthy cause in the spirit of our Lord’s ultimate sacrifice. Questions? Call Rich Weeks at 508-362-1586 or 508-685-8746 or e-mail: tracyandrichweeks@hotmail.com. Thank you and God Bless you!

Good Friday, April 14: Good Friday Labyrinth Walk With Stations of the Cross in the Parish Hall at 3 pm. Our annual Good Friday walk features labyrinth banners displaying the Stations of the Cross with commentary by Rev. Anne Koehler and Dr. Margaret Rappaport, accompanied by sacred music selected by Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music. Notably, the labyrinth walk will offer comfort crosses for participants to hold and a vessel of ashes for meditative focus. Join us for this meaningful Lenten walk. It is not necessary to walk the labyrinth. There is always the option to sit quietly in prayer and to meditate or to use a finger labyrinth if desired.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We are continuing to read Brueggemann’s daily devotions but will not discuss them until Sunday, April 23, since we will not meet Palm Sunday (April 9) and Easter Sunday (April 16). Our next book will be Diana Butler Bass’s Grounded, Harper, 2015, available in paperback. We will discuss the Introduction (26p) on Sunday April 30. Brooke and Brian will be out of town Sunday April 23. Brooke and Brian Skea

GARDEN PARTY: There will be an April Garden Party 2 on Friday April 21 for all those CHS gardeners who missed out on fun of the April Garden Party 1. Yes! We will have “Hole in One” donut holes for the Garden Party 2 also. Come join in the fun!

THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – SAVE THE DATES – Save the Dates for two fun events, both held at Coffee Hour after the 10 am service.

April 23: We are planning a “HOLY SCAVENGER HUNT”. We will pass out a list of locations to find in the Church Campus. As each parishioner finds the location, they will pick up a colored square of paper. The first person who comes back with all the squares will get a prize. This is a great way to find locations that are not so well known.

May 21: Come to an Ice Cream Social in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting) to “show -off” the wonderful garden and new hardscape including a new bench and fantastic fountain. We will have ice cream, cookies and coffee.

Lenten Array Booklets: OUR LENTEN ARRAY STUDY BOOKLETS are available at all entrances to the Church and the Reception Room. Please feel free to pick one up. Leslie Jones.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of April is Leslie Jones. PHOTO COLLAGES MADE INTO JIGSAW PUZZLES – Leslie writes: The collages represent a lifelong love of beauty and my determination to be surrounded by it. Come and enjoy! 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.

JUNE IS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room – if you: carve, stitch, pleat, paint, weave, decorate, glue, shape or repair – welcome! This year please plan to exhibit a long-time favorite creation or two? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SPRING clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. 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 artoff@comcast.net.

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

FOOD 4 KIDS will be hiring a Staff Assistant for summer 2017 to assist the kitchen managers and volunteers. This will be a 40-hour/week position. We are looking for an energetic and responsible young adult with a valid MA driver’s license and own transportation. Must be committed to the spirit and mission of F4K. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway (Brenda.ridgeway1@ yahoo.com) if you are interested.

WEEKEND HOSTS NEEDED! Plans are underway to provide a weekend mini-vacation on Cape Cod for recent immigrants or refugees living in the Worcester area on July 14-16 or August 11- 13. Please contact Fr. Ken Campbell if interested: ksbcampbell@verizon.net or 413-478-5719. Sponsored by the Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith.

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