Announcements April 7 – 13

Sunday, April 8:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading “All Shall be Well”, chapters 21 to 31, pages 117 to 170. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, April 13:  CHS GARDEN TEAM DAY – 9 am to 12 Noon. Please join us on the CHS grounds for a Garden Party. We’ll be doing the usual early spring things like mulching, weeding, trimming and fertilizing.  There’s a opportunity for everybody to help. If you have tools and a container for trimmings bring them along, if not, we’ll have them for you. As usual we’ll have coffee, water and “Hole in One” Donut Holes. Gilbert Merritt

Friday, April 13: LABYRINTH WALK – in the Parish Hall at 10 am – This month’s theme: “Resurrection”. We are in the midst of the Easter Season. “Resurrection” “Christ is risen” is still on our minds.  Spring is all around us.  We too experience something of “resurrection” each day as we rise each morning. On our labyrinth walk we will be invited to take something of all of these “Resurrections” into our walk, as we walk and listen to God’s word for us. So, come walk with us! Gail Smith+

Wednesday, April 18:  MEN’S LUNCHEON is resuming! We will meet at 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room.  Coffee with  snacks  provided by donation; bring your sandwich.  Our attendance has been seriously dropping.  Perhaps it is time to reimagine our group. We’ll discuss this. In any event, it’s time for a leadership change. See you there! Bruce Lederhouse (508-240-2853)

Sunday, April 22: SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Orleans Shepherd group will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of  Freddie Fitzgerald, 349A Tonset Road,  508-255-0247

Saturday, April 28:  CONFIRMATION will be held on APRIL 28 at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  The class includes Annika Idman, Caroline and Parker Keeffe-Jones, Charlotte LaBranche, Connor Pike, and Michael White.  Nice work, confirmands!

Altar Flowers:  In the Reception Room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) you would like to donate flowers for the altars of CHS. Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card. 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 April is Gail Smith+. “Celebrating the Creation Stories in Genesis”, Gail’s quilt panels are monochromatic in the colors of the rainbow.  She created all the designs and turned them into applique pictures and then hand quilted each panel. In the center of Gail’s exhibit is the Church School Easter Tree.  Enjoy this colorful creative exhibit – Alleluia! 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.

Calling ALL CraftersJune is crafters month in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please contact Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281 if you would like to contribute to this show.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is 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

Food 4 Kids is searching for one Program Assistant to assist Managers and Volunteers to ensure meals are prepared and delivered efficiently, safely, and on a timely basis. 40 hours a week, 6 am – 2:30 pm from June 25 – August 24; $13 per hour. We also need several Site Supervisors to transport coolers to sites where you will serve meals to the children. 2-3 hours a day; $13. per hour plus mileage. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway or Anne Koehler+ at (

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Health Ministries invites you to stop by our table during coffee hour. April is Addiction awareness month. You will find our handouts in several locations if you don’t attend coffee hour: the reception desk and at the entrances to the church. Let us know what you think!

Nauset Interfaith Association:  The Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith Association is collecting gift cards during March to support refugee families and individuals in Worcester and on Cape Cod. Cards requested: Star Market, Stop & Shop, Walmart, Visa. These can be given to Ken+ or left in the J & P mailbox in the office, (please identify giver).  Thank you!

The Refugee Support Team is sponsoring a 2nd annual “Weekend on Cape Cod” for refugee families and individuals living in Massachusetts on July 13-15 and August 10-12. If you are interested in being a host, contact Ken+ at or 413-478-5719 or Nancy Ludewig who hosted a family last summer at or 774-323-0032.

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