Announcements September 30 – October 6

WEDNESDAY 7:30 AM NEW BEGINNING.  Wednesday morning worship and fellowship at CHS has begun anew!  Most weeks, this will now be a lay-led service of Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m. in the church’s side chapel.  This will include opportunity for sharing of reflections in various ways and from various sources.  However, the first Wednesday of each month, our staff clergy, either Adam+ or Gail+ will lead Eucharist – same time and place.  And all Wednesdays, after the service there will be a simple breakfast, with fellowship, in the Fireplace Room. Please join us for this very special opportunity to be and grow with God and one another.

Sunday, October 1:  Book Discussion Group – We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the Youth Breakfast after the 10 am service. We will read up to page 80 of Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance.” Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, October 1:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – It’s official the first Sunday of every month is YOUTH SUNDAY.  As well as the ever popular Youth Group Brunch, Church School youth will be Lectors and Church School families will be reading at the 10 am service. The Youth Group  will serve and host a delicious brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please come!

Sunday, October 1:  Please look for Brooke Eaton-Skea in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service today. She will be selling tickets for a Pasta Dinner to be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Harwich, on Friday, October 13. Youth Outreach of Hospitality will use 100% of the proceeds to support homeless and at-risk youth on the Lower and Outer Cape.

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.

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8:  CHS Church School Family Trip – Overnight retreat to the Barbara Harris Camp. Seventeen Church School families have signed up to go.  Please offer up your special prayers to our families that they have a safe trip and a wonderful spiritual experience.

Sunday, October 8:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sunday’s at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome. NEXT Sunday, the 8th, the Rev Gail Smith will lead  us  in a discussion of Richard Rohr’s meditation on Prophets and the Church. Future topics TBA.

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 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10. Please see times for all activities in your October Together newsletter. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition. White Elephant items such as small appliances in WORKING order, small furniture, books, DVDs, CDs, children’s toys, art, frames, linens, tools. We cannot accept TVs, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. CLEAN UP: Saturday, October 14, 12 Noon – 2:00 pm (Need TRUCKS, VANS, and SUVs to drive our “leftovers” to various locations.) SIGN UP SHEETS IN PARISH HALL & RECEPTION ROOM – Please sign up to help:  sort and price donations, work at the actual sale on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and clean up on Saturday at noon. Questions? Call Melissa Keeffe at (607) 426-0916 or email

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 October 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 Gail Smith +. Her paintings come from her travels in the U.S., overseas and on the Cape. Come and enjoy her show! 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.

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

SAVE THE DATES for the 39th Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 25, from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from, including 18th and 19th century furniture, nautical items, quilts, Staffordshire china, ironstone, early American pattern glass, jewelry, Americana, brass candlesticks, vintage post cards, chocolate and ice cream molds, primitives, textiles, folk and fine art.  You will receive a letter asking for your support of this longstanding fund raiser for our parish.  We hope that you will be a PATRON of this show that has been such a tradition here at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs. Please join us and help to make this 39th year the best yet! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to help make this show a success, please contact me at 508-255-8819. Thank you for your support! Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair


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