Announcements September 16 – 22

Sunday, September 17:  Book Discussion Group – 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) next week on Sunday, September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 17:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – 9:45 am, in the Gathering Room – Cheryl Kyle will be presenting and showing a video of her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa. Cheryl has been helping the Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls to grow, and in recent years, helped them obtain their own source of clean water.

September 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS –  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Shepherd 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 will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham.  RSVP 508-255-9542.

Monday, September 18:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds has reconvened; Every Monday, 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.

Wednesday, September 20:  MEN’S LUNCH –  Our Men’s Lunch group will resume 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.

Thursday, October 5:  Ladies Luncheon – 17 of us shared lunch together in September, for our first gathering after summer vacation and as one person put it, “It felt like a party.” We decided to continue to collect baby items for the Baby center in Hyannis at this Oct. meeting.  Remember to bring a sandwich to share and be in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon.  The rest will be provided.  Our committee for October is Sue Stevens (chips), Jane Affleck (lemon and 1/2 and 1/2), Pat Carroll (paper goods), and Bev Dreher and Dot Cross collaborating on table decorations.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 13 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14 (9 am to 12 Noon):  RUMMAGE SALE – DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, times will be posted. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition. We will also need gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances IN WORKING ORDER and children’s toys. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Watch for sign up sheets to be posted in  Parish Hall and Reception Room later this month. Please contact Melissa Keeffe: email at or call/text her cell at 607- 426-0916.

Saturday, November 4:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR UPDATE – Plans are well underway for our All Parish Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.  In October you will be asked to volunteer to help make our Bazaar a success.  Please see more info in your September Together newsletter  and contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 with any questions.

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.

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 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 Janet Winter and Nancy Munson for answering the call for Wednesday volunteers. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email:

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

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.

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: Please visit our website:

PARISH USAGE REQUESTS:   Arline Consiglio manages Parish space usage requests and is in the Parish Office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Please come into the Office to complete a Parish Usage Form.


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