Announcements November 11 – 17

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour:  4 p.m. – Saturday, November 4 through and including Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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 12:  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 12:  Book Discussion Group – Our group is cancelled this Sunday because of the Open Forum in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. See you next week! Brian & Brooke Skea

Wednesday, November 15:  Wednesdays at SixThis four week series “Grownups in Narnia” is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. (There will be no class on Wednesday, November 22—the evening before Thanksgiving). From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. Please read Chapters Five, through and including Chapter Eight for our second secession. More information can be found in our November Together.

 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

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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!

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall and winter 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. 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

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 at​ the side entrance to the Parish Hall or give your stamps to Elizabeth or Gilbert Merritt.

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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