Announcements May 5 – 11

Wednesday, May 9 (and following weeks):  Pray and Ponder –  In the Parish Hall at 5:30 pm. The heart  of our session will be open discussion of faith issues, in particular, questions that participants will bring to the group to explore together. The focus in this series will be practical and experiential. Our sessions will conclude at 6:30 pm.

Sunday, May 13:  ADULT EDUCATION – We begin a journey through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, one of the earliest books of the New Testament to be written.  It’s inspiring, deeply nourishing and occasionally difficult and controversial too.  It will make for very lively discussion!  We’ll be meeting in the Parish Hall starting at 9 am and end at  9:45 am.

Sunday, May 20:  PENTECOST, The Church of the Holy Spirit’s 85th Birthday. We’re welcoming our new Minister of Music, Joan Marie Kirchner. It’s also Youth Recognition Sunday! Please join us after the 10 am service for a parish Cook-Out and Birthday Party. Please bring a side dish to share. The Church School and Shepherd Groups will provide all “the Grills”. Please come; share the joy. And remember that it’s our tradition to wear RED on Pentecost!

PARKING LOT SAFETY:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

Sunday, May 6:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading “All Shall be Well”. Brian and Brooke Skea

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!

Friday, May 11:  GARDEN PARTY –  Please join us at the next party on the 11th.  Bring your tools and meet us in the back parking lot. Coffee, water and Hole In One donut holes will be provided at break. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125 or 508-240-6998.

Friday, May 11:  LABYRINTH WALK – In the Parish Hall at 10 am. This month we will begin to explore Ed Bacon’s book “The Eight Habits of Love”. Our theme will be Generosity. We plan to have monthly Labyrinth Walks. Gail Smith+

Saturday, May 12:  Youth Outreach & Hospitality, will host a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. Singer/songwriter Jodi Heights will be here from Boston and Celtic Roots, a band of young musicians from the Nauset and Monomoy schools will perform a CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOMELESS AND AT-RISK YOUTH on the Lower and Outer Cape. Tickets are on sale at Please support this wonderful organization and enjoy a special event! Questions? Contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at or 774-279-3453.

Saturday, May 19:  A “Visitor” Conversation  In the Parish Hall from 10 am to 12 Noon. If you are regularly visiting someone in the Parish or you would like to be involved; then we are inviting you! The purpose is to give resources to help you help those you visit. All Eucharistic Visitors are urged to attend. Please let us know you will attend by calling the parish office at 508-255-0433. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator, Pastoral Care Leadership Team.

Sunday, May 20:  The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at Sally and Tom Dewing’s at 5:30 pm, 16 Packet Landing, Orleans. Questions?  Please call 508-255-2656.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of May is F4Ks. This year we will be serving free meals to 400-500 children in 15 community programs on the Lower/Outer Cape from June 25 – August 24.  We make and distribute those lunches with a very small paid staff and the generous efforts of volunteers like you.  Back this year by popular demand is the ability to sign up online. It was so successful last year that we are signing everyone up online from the start this summer. TO SIGN UP ONLINE visit our website at and click on VolunteersNEED HELP SIGNING UP? Members of the F4K Steering Committee will be in the Church of the Holy Spirit Reception Room/Gallery every Sunday morning in May to assist you OR email us at OR call Brenda Ridgeway at 1-207-557-3478.

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.

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 gratefully accepting spring clothing. 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.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  May is Eye Health Awareness Month.  We will offer brief topics on Glaucoma, Cataracts and Macular Degeneration.  We will have some simple eye tests for home use as well as information on surgeries offered. You can pick up information in the Parish hall and speak to one of our ministry members directly. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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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