Announcements October 28 – November 3, 2107

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back NEXT Saturday evening, November 4 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour:  4 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 through and including Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Sunday, October 29:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

 Sunday, October 29:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance”, reading Part II up to page 145. Brian & Brooke Skea

Thursday, November 2:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  Please come, bring a sandwich to share, and time to visit with new and old friends. The November committee is:  Barbara Mahoney, chips; Nancy Ludwig, paper goods; Ginny Clarendon, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and 1/2 and 1/2.  Joan Proctor and Pat Carroll will team up for dessert.  Hope to see you all there.

Saturday, November 4:  Don’t forget to support and come to our ALL PARISH HOLIDAY BAZAAR from 9 am to 3 pm. Here’s how to participate and help make our bazaar a success.  DONATIONS NEEDED:  All homemade food items (any kind), Fall closet and jewelry box items, Gently used books, Elegant items you don’t use. IF YOU have some Hand Crafts to donate for the bazaar, please contact Libby Hall  508-394-2362. Do you want to sell your own crafts at the bazaar? Spaces are limited, $50. rental fee… parishioners get priority. DROP OFF DONATIONS starting noon on Thursday, November 2 through Saturday Morning November 4. Contact Sue Sasso  508-255-1732.

Sunday, November 5:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – 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!

Wednesday, November 8:  Wednesdays at SixThis is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. We begin on Wednesday, November 8 a four week series (with a Wednesday off on November 22—the evening before Thanksgiving):  “Grownups in Narnia.” From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. Please read Chapters One, through and including Chapter Four for our first secession. More information can be found in our November Together.

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Friday, November 10:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 am CHS Parish Hall. Meditation comes easily while walking the labyrinth accompanied by music selected by Director of Music, and Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Darlene T. Hagon.  Imaginative decorations and candlelight urge us to contemplate the opening prayer offered by Rev. Anne Koehler and the comments of Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator on the monthly theme. Please join us whether you sit to meditate or walk the labyrinth.

 Saturday, November 11: SAVE THE DATE – CHS YOUTH GROUP SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5 pm to 9 pm. The CHS Youth Group is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Orleans After School Activities Program Scholarship Fund. We will be serving a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with salad, drinks and live music! The cost for this event is a free will offering at the door. All proceeds will go to the OASAP* Scholarship Fund. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax deductible donation to this program, make checks payable to OASAP (please note Scholarship Fund on the check) and give to Matt Thompson or mail to OASAP, PO Box 2063, Orleans, MA 02653.  The goal of the OASAP is to provide a safe, nurturing, creative and fun environment for children of working parents after school.  Anyone who would like to help in any way please contact Matt Thompson at

 SAVE THE DATES for the 40th 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. 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 CSH. Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Debbie Meguerdichian at 508-255-8819. Thank you for your support!

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of October 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. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

December in the CHS Gallery:  The past few years, December has been the scene of an amazing array of creche sets on loan from our parishioners.  It has been so popular that we would like to continue the tradition this year.  If not a creche, perhaps you have another special Advent or Christmas decoration that could be shared.  The display will go up the week of November 26.  If you would like to participate, please contact Cynthia Murray, or 508/896-5634.  Thank you!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – CAPE COD:   Gifts for Brewster and Truro future home owners.Shaws Market has a stamp/cookware promotion for Rachael Ray bakeware. Please help us save the stamps and let’s see what we can get for the new Brewster and Truro Habitat build homeowners. The promotion runs until January 2, 2018. Put your stamps in the box on the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall or give your stamps to Elizabeth or Gilbert Merritt.



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