Announcements November 4 – 10

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

PLEASE NOTE:  Sunday, November 12:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris. 

Sunday, November 5:  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, November 5:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are reading Rohr’s The Divine Dance; pages 140 to 154. Brian & Brooke Skea

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.

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

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Wednesday, November 15: MEN’S LUNCHEON at 12 Noon. Our Men’s Lunch group will meet in the Fireplace Room. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Sunday, November 19:  Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – 2 pm at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Orleans. Worship leaders will include Jews, Christians, Unitarian/Universalists, Muslims and Wampanoags and an interfaith choir. The offering will support NIA ministry with “at risk“ youth on the lower/outer Cape and refugees and immigrants on the Cape and in Massachusetts. Questions? Call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 40th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 24, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 25, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. Admission is $6. per person ($5. with a discount ad or ticket).  There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. Begin your holiday shopping or find a special treat for yourself at this wonderful show! We will sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencil. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to do colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints that you may purchase at the Holiday Bazaar and all month during her exhibit in the Reception Room. 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 Advent or Christmas decoration that could be shared. The display will go up the week of November 26. Please contact Cynthia Murray, or 508-896-5634. Thank you!

Health Ministries: Your Health Ministries Committee is excited to announce the start of our educational program offerings in January 2018. Each month we will highlight a health issue we have identified based upon your responses to last year’s survey. As a preview, the first topic is thyroid cancer. Here are some facts you may not be aware of:  “Did you know you have a butterfly in your neck? The thyroid gland is a very important butterfly shaped gland located at the front of your neck beneath your voice box. A healthy thyroid is a little larger than a quarter and cannot be felt through the skin. Coming in January, how to do a neck examination and some information about thyroid nodules.” Stay tuned for more details!




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