Announcements March 3 – 9

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm until November 3.
Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 11,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, March 4:  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, March 4:  Youth Group Brunch – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.
Please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS brunch hosted and served by the Youth Group.

Sunday, March 4: Book Discussion Group  After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room.
We will continue reading “All Shall be Well, Readings for Lent and Easter”, reading pages 32 (“Why I Love Lent”) to 58. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, March 7:  Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – March 7, 14, and 21.
There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks! 
Continuing on Wednesday, March 7, we will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper. Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition:  The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan, Edited with Introduction and Notes by Roger Pooley, Penguin Classics; ISBN-13: 9780141439716; 2008/2009. This third session will cover pages 71 – 101.

Friday, March 9:  LABYRINTH WALK – Gail Smith+ – 10 am in the Parish Hall. Please join us for the monthly Labyrinth Walk on the theme of “Living in the Wilderness”.

Saturday, March 10:  LENTEN QUIET DAY – LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS – A time for quiet reflection and self-discovery from 9:30 am to 2 pm, right here at Church of the Holy Spirit and led by the Rev. Gail Smith and the Rev. Anne Koehler.  Bring a brown bag lunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room, or call or email the church office.


Saturday, March 24:  Palm Sunday Eucharist:  5 p.m.

Sunday, March 25:  EPISCOPAL VISIT – Bishop Gayle Harris. One combined service at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 28:  Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross:  5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29:  Maundy Thursday:  6:15 p.m., Parish Hall – Agape Supper,
7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Mandatum, held in the Parish Hall (ritual of Washing of the Feet)

Friday, March 30:  Good Friday:  3 p.m. Labyrinth Walk and 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, March 31:  Holy Saturday:  7 p.m.- The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Sunday, April 1:  Easter Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt after 10 a.m. service

It’s time to FILL THE EGGS for the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 1! Pick up your empty plastic eggs in the gallery/reception area after the service and return them filled with wrapped, nut-free goodies by Palm Sunday at the latest.  Thank you!

CHS Artist:  The CHS artist for the month of March is Pat McLeod. Pat has dabbled in various art forms most of her life. In recent years she has concentrated on painting with water colors and quilting. Please come and enjoy her show! The 2018 Gallery calendar is full – thank you!  The 2019 Gallery Calendar will be available for monthly sign ups this July. Please consider your God given talents/gifts and sign up to share them with us. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting spring 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? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

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. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends.
Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is brain awareness month. Be sure to stop by the table at coffee hour or look for handouts at the reception desk and the main entrance of the church. Topics to be covered include general brain health, diseases of the brain, issues related to our aging brains and concussions. And don’t forget, Sunday, March 18 at 11:30 am, we welcome a speaker, Liz Harnois from the Brain Injury Association of MA. She will discuss “Keeping Your Brain Safe”.

Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email to: about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed.  Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (

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