Announcements July 15 – 21

Sunday, July 16:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – PLEASE NOTE:  It has become too difficult to expect folks to attend during July and August because of other commitments. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August. We will also try to select the next book to read. Keep on reading! Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 16:  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. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4. 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

PLEDGE STATEMENTS:  Your second quarter pledge statements are ready to be picked up in the Galley/Reception Room.  Please take yours and help us save on postage!

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.

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! Our next gathering will be on September 7, there will be a further reminder in the bulletin as the date gets closer.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir has launched into our Summer Choir mode. This means that from now 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 featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. Take some time to enjoy Eiric’s paper collage art in frames & on boxes. Contact Eiric if you are interested in purchasing her art:  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.

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 should be sent to: office@chsorleans.orgEmails to Gail Smith, assisting priest, should be sent to:

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 THE 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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