Announcements January 20 – 26

PLEASE HOLD THE DATE:  February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting


NATIVITY SETS:  Are you looking for your Nativity Set that you so kindly loaned to CHS for our December display of collected crèches? We have safely stored them in the Rev. Gail Smith’s office. Please come in to pick yours up!

Sunday, January 21:  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, January 21: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Pastrix: chapters 7,8,9. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, January 21:  Shepherd Groups –  The Brewster-Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at 5 pm at the home of Jane and Jack Nixon, 5 Dune Road, Brewster.  For questions please call Elizabeth Merritt 508-240-6998. The Eastham-Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm for dinner at the Beacon Room, Orleans. RSVP by January 17 to Kate Paradise at 774-207-0435.

Thursday, February 1: LADIES LUNCHEON –  Oh, the weather outside was frightful…and our January Ladies Luncheon had to be cancelled for good reason. We look forward to our meeting on February 1. All you need is a sandwich to share.  We will keep the same committee unless you let me know that you can’t do it. Table decorations, Lori Linton; Chips, Sue Stevens; Paper Goods, Barbara Mahoney;  Lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck;  Juice, Fay Cole;  Dessert, Betty Yearing.  Any of you wanting to help Betty, just give her a call.

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Lydia Bell. After majoring in art, Lydia realized that it is the practice of putting brush to pigment-to water-to paper that brings the results that truly matter. This past summer she studied with Paul Riley, an international artist, on his farm in Devon, England. Please come and enjoy her show in the Gallery 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.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup 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! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting 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

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We will begin our monthly health topics in January with the focus on thyroid health. Look for handouts during coffee hour after the 10 am service with additional copies available on the desk in the Reception Room.  We look forward to your feedback! We also will be including the contact information in every Together for local groups that may be helpful to you.  Ann Pike-Paris

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

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