Announcements July 8 – 14

Sunday, July 9:  Book Discussion Group – We will be reading the next two chapters, 5 and 6: “Home” and “Neighborhood” of Diana Butler Bass’ book, “Grounded.” We hope to finish the last two chapters of the book during July. Members are encouraged to reflect on the 40 day devotional at the back of the book. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, July 9:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am.  Available for children 4 years and younger, visitors gladly and gratefully welcomed! Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Friday, July 14:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The usual weeding, trimming and mulching. Something for every skill level and every physical ability. Come for a little while or all morning. Snacks supplied. Coffee, cold water and Hole in One donut holes.

Friday, July 14:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our monthly guided walks on the second Friday of each month continue with the theme, “Seeking”. We gather in the center of the labyrinth for opening reflections of The Rev. Anne Koehler. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator, will offer a short commentary focusing on what it means to “go deeper” into prayer and meditation during a labyrinth walk. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music played by guest harpist, Annelise Ellars during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Notably, in this walk we will celebrate Darlene’s completion of training as a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator with Rev. Lauren Artress, founder of the Veriditas movement. Closing prayer and comments will bring the walk to a close. Please join us whether you choose to walk the labyrinth or to quietly sit, meditate and pray. All are welcome.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4th. This will be an ALL Parish event and we will be looking to everyone in the parish including Children, Men and Women to help make it a great event. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for participation. Sue Sasso

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE CODBREWSTER FAITH BUILD 2017 – Another Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Faith Build is underway. If you are considering supporting the building of six affordable houses on the old Bassett Animal Farm property in Brewster, we encourage you to make out your checks to “Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod” and put “Holy Spirit” on the memo line. Send your check to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02575. Thank you.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir has had our last official Wednesday night rehearsal until the Fall. This means that we are launching into our Summer Choir mode. Beginning on June 18 and continuing on until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The MACKENZIE Sisters are the featured CHS artist for the month of July. An exciting and creative show/exhibit by the talented Eiric and Pia MacKenzie. Come and enjoy! Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or

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.

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

FREE SHOP:  The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. 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? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Food 4 Kids wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – Look for Altar Flowers Request Cards at each entrance to the church.  For a donation of fifty dollars, flowers will be purchased and arranged by the newly formed Flower Guild.  You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday.  The name of the loved one being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date. Questions? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.



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