Announcements April 21 – 27

Sunday, April 22:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading “All Shall be Well”, Chapters 36 to 40, pages 228 to 260. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, April 22:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Jack and Karen Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster. For directions call the Gentiles at 508-896-0024. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Shepherd group will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Bill and Judy Gardiner, 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Questions? Call 508-255-2326.

Saturday, April 28: CONFIRMATION will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 am 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!

Thursday, May 3:  LADIES LUNCHEON – Please circle the date on your calendar for our Ladies Luncheon at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share and join us. The May committee is:  Chips, Maggie MacLeay; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Table decoration, Fay Cole; Juice, Marge Farrell; Lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck; Dessert, Ginny Clarendon.

Sunday, May 6:  YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please come and enjoy a delicious brunch prepared and served by our Youth Group!

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.

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.

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.

FOOD 4 KIDS is preparing for another busy summer of delivering snacks and meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. Volunteers will be needed once again to assist in preparation, packing, and driving. Volunteer signups will be held during the month of May. For more info, please be sure to visit our website 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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