Announcements September 2 – 8

Sunday, September 3:  Church School News – Today is our last Sunday for Veggie Tale Theatre. 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.

Sunday, September 3:  YOUTH GROUP BRUNCHafter the 10 am service in the Parish Hall. Please come and enjoy warm fellowship and a DELICIOUS meal prepared and served by the Youth Group.  You’ll be glad you came! Yum!!

Wednesday, September 6:  Open Organizational Choir Rehearsal – 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the church sanctuary. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has wanted to be a part of our choir to “just come and check us out” and discover all the wonderful things we have planned. Just follow the joyful (yet heavenly) noise! “Sing praises to our God. Sing praises!” Lori Linton, Choir Director

Thursday, September 7:  LADIES LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. We hope you all enjoyed your summer and look forward to seeing you when the Ladies’ Luncheon resumes on September 7. Our September committee will be:  Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Friday, September 8:  LABYRINTH WALK – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev Anne Koehler will offer an opening reflection and closing prayer. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will share a short commentary on the theme “Awareness” as a stimulus for meditation as we walk. Director of Music/Labyrinth, Darlene T. Hagon, will offer selected Argentine and Brazilian meditative music to accompany the walk.

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

Sunday, September 10:  Book Discussion Group – We hope to meet Sunday, September 10, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) two weeks later on Sunday September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

Monday, September 11:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All are welcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Friday, September 15:  GARDEN PARTY –  9 am to 12 Noon. In August, we made a good dent in the weeding and pruning or our parish gardens…But there is still much more to do in preparation for winter. Cold water, coffee and donut holes will  be available. Any questions, contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Sunday, Septembet 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS:  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Group will gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s. 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans; 508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s; 64 Nickerson Rd; Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet Group will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham. RSVP 508-255-9542

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Thank you to Sue Sasso and Nancy Anderson for answering the “urgent call” for new volunteers. We still need a  couple more volunteers for Wednesday mornings. Contact Sharyn Laughton at

Food4Kids has completed their 2017 season!  The food has all been distributed, coolers cleaned and packed away, and the  Operations Center has been dismantled until next June. A huge thanks to all who supported or volunteered with Food4Kids this summer!

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at or 508-896-3481.


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