Announcements May 12-19

Sunday, May 14: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will finish the introduction and then discuss chapter one of “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, May 14: The CAPE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA will present its SPRING CONCERT SERIES at 3 pm in the Parish Hall. The orchestra, which is directed by John P. Hagon, will perform a varied program of classical and popular music featuring Handel’s Water Music Suite, Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and the last movement from Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, as well as medleys of music by Lloyd Webber, George M. Cohen, and more. Admission is free; freewill donations are accepted at the door.

Sunday, May 14: Church School will begin with a youth-led service for the children in the gathering room on Mother’s Day, May 14. Mothers and other family members are welcome to join us! CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – DATE CHANGES: The last Sunday of Church School classes will be June 11. Youth Recognition Sunday and all parish cookout will be Sunday, June 18. Veggie Tale Summer Theater begins on Sunday, June 25 in the room across from the Nursery.

Wednesday, May17: MEN’S LUNCH GROUP – Will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. 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.

Friday, May 19: MAY GARDEN PARTY – Please help us keep the CHS grounds tidy. Timing will be 9 am to 12 noon and I’ll have the usual Hole in One donut holes, coffee and cold water available. Gilbert Merritt

Sunday, May 21: THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – Save the Date for this fun event, held during Coffee Hour a er the 10 am service. We’re hosting an Ice Cream Social in the Memorial Garden (weather permittng) to “show-o ” the wonderful garden and new hardscape including a new bench and fantastic fountain. We will have ice cream, cookies and coffee.

Sunday, May 21: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Karen and Jack Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, 508-896-0024; Other questions contact Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. Eastham/Wellfleet group will meet at 5 pm at the home of Jean & Bob Collins, 2 Whidah Way, Wellfleet. 508-349-6949. Orleans/Chatham group will meet at the home of Bev and Wes Dreher, at 5:30 pm at 15 Prides Path, Orleans, MA. Please call: 508- 255-4433 or email: wadbuys@comcast.net if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, May 23: Education for Ministry (EfM) is beginning registration for the 2017/2018 year. We have room for 2-4 new members and would love to talk to you about joining us. There is information on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall and in Together. In addition, there will be an “open meeting” on Tuesday, May 23, at 1 pm in the library. There you can experience an EfM session and have your questions answered. Please contact Wilma Morris at 508- 432-6733 or wilmajmorris@yahoo.com for more info or to let us know that you will be there.

Thursday, June 1: LADIES LUNCHEON: Please mark June 1 on your calendar and come with a sandwich to share. The food is always good, and the company is better! Our collection for A Baby Center (ABC) has been very successful, so we’ll be doing it again this Fall. Please look for buys on baby things. The committee for June: Barbara Mahoney, chips; Ginny Lucil, 1/2 & 1/2 and a lemon; Betty Yearing, paper goods; Fay Cole, centerpieces; Joan Proctor, dessert.

PLEASE NOTE: Your first quarter Pledge Statements are available in the Reception Room. Please help us save postage and pick yours up. Questions? Email Bernie at database@chsorleans.org.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS: Please bring Canned Corn to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

CHS ARTIST: For the Month of May, the CHS Gallery features Food 4 Kids. Food 4 Kids’ mission is to feed the children of the lower and outer Cape during the summer months. It also brings together volunteers of all ages and faiths as we work to further God’s Kingdom in our communities. You will find great information about the program and also ways to volunteer. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. Sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/ Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at -508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Please sign up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided; you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

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.

Harbor for Healing: Free REIKI clinic for adults living with cancer. In CHS’ School Gathering room on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Call Ann for an appointment at 508-432-7017.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS: REMINDER—All emails to the CHS office: office@chsorleans.org. Emails to Gail Smith, our assisting priest: gsmith@chsorleans.org.

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