Announcements May 19 – 25

Sunday, May 20:  ADULT EDUCATION – We continue 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 controversial too. It make’s for very lively discussion!  We meet in the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and end at  9:45 am. Adam+

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 come; share the joy. And remember that it’s our tradition to wear RED on Pentecost!

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.

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 20:  Book Discussion Group  No meeting this Sunday, Pentecost and CHS’s Birthday. Brian and Brooke Skea

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.

Sunday, May 27:  The Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Cynthia and Tom Murray at 5:30 p.m.  For directions call the Murrays at (508) 896-5634. Questions? Call Elizabeth at 508-240-6998.

Tuesday, May 22:  REMINDER – CHS HOLIDAY BAZAAR PLANNING SESSION – 10 am – Fireplace Room –  Come find out how you can help us have another successful Holiday Bazaar on November 3rd.  There are many fun tasks that you can share.  If you are unable to attend the meeting but are willing to help, please contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 or

HELP WANTED: SUNDAY CHILD NURSERY CAREGIVER:  We are committed to providing staffed nursery care for younger children whose parents attend the 10 am Sunday service. This is a 2-hour weekly paid position (9:30 – 11:30) and starts immediately. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or email at

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.

CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILIES:  Visit The Church of the Holy Spirit website, click on Spiritual Formation and click on Church School. Here you will find all the “activities and events” in the Church School for May through August. It’s a beginning for Church School presence online. Soon we will offer Registration and Sign up for events and MORE online – stay tuned!

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.

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! Susan Owens

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 after the 10 am service and speak to one of our ministry members directly. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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

 Nauset Interfaith Association:  I HAVE A DREAM:  Most Americans are familiar with Martin Luther King’s “ I Have A Dream,” speech but few have read or studied what many scholars consider his most important writing, the 7000 word “ Letter From Birmingham Jail.” During 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, the Nauset Interfaith Association is sponsoring a 4 or 5 session study of this historic letter. Holy Spirit will be participating in this study and observance at our parish’s Wednesday early evening adult education program in the Parish Hall at 5:30 pm beginning on July 11. Please consider registering to participate. Study leaders will be Ken Campbell+ and Bill Heuss+. To register call or email Ken at 413-478-5719 or

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