Announcements September 15 – 21


The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee, and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, to be held February 2019.

Appointed to the Committee were: Chip Bechtold, Judy Gardiner, Gilbert Merritt, Anne Moronta, and outgoing Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two-year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one-year term, and five Vestry-at-large members, four for two-year terms, and one for a one-year term.

The Convention Delegates/Deanery Assembly Representatives and Alternate, and two delegates to the Cape Cod Council of Churches were elected last year for two-year terms and will serve their second year in 2019.

Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2019 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Gail Binney-Sterne. Included in her show marking the 85th Pentecostal birthday of this very special spiritual “HOME” is Gail’s gift to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a quilt entitled GATHERED IN HIS NAME. Please come and see her creative talents on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT!  It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!

Sunday, September 16:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in Fireplace Room, 9 am.  Today we resume our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 16:  CHURCH SCHOOL HAS BEGUN! Come to the Gathering Room to register your children or register online at There is just one more fundraiser scheduled for the Barbara Harris Camp weekend, Oct 6-8. Holy Spirit’s Got Talent! so please sign up in the reception room and share your talent at the PARISH-WIDE TALENT SHOW AND SUPPERFriday, September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, September 16:  The Book Discussion Group has resumed, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be finishing “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, reading chapters 7 and 8. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, September 16:  THE BREWSTER-DENNIS SHEPHERD GROUP will resume on Sunday September 16 at 5:30 pm at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s home,  64 Nickerson Road, Orleans.   508-240-6998

Friday, September 21:  GARDEN PARTY 9 am to 12 Noon – We will have a lot of cleanup; putting our gardens to bed for the fall and winter.  All hands will be greatly appreciated. There are things that  ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and care for our parish grounds. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt Cell 508-360-1125.

Saturday, September 22:  ALI SANDS SPEAKS OUT ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS, at 2 pm in the Parish Hall.  Author of the book I Know Who You Are but What Am I?, Ali will speak on her personal journey of self-discovery, issues that affect LGBTQ youth, how they relate to youth homelessness and what we can do to prevent it. Sponsored by Youth Outreach and Hospitality, an action team of the Nauset Interfaith Association. Admission is free. For more information email or call 774-279-3453.

Sunday, September 23:  ORLEANS SHEPHERD GROUP  Will meet at Jay Haun’s home: 29 Harbor View Lane, East Orleans for a light supper from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please call Jay at 508-240-1883.

Sunday, September 30:  YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – This is our second Brunch in September on September 30. Please join us  after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.

ACOLYTES:  Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance! We need volunteers.
Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at or 508-896-3481.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We are back and September is Immunization Month! Are you up to date? Do you know what’s recommended, for all ages? Please stop by the table at coffee hour and look for handouts at the reception desk for more information.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR BAKE SALE:  Cris Harter and Cynthia Murray are organizing the bake sale part of the CHS Holiday Bazaar on November 3.  There will be three “work parties” where we will create and package items that will be sold at the bazaar, and we could use your help!  Meet us in the CHS kitchen on any of these dates: Wednesday, October 3, 9 am – 12 Noon; Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm – 9 pm, Wednesday, October 31st, 1 pm – 4 pm.  There is a sign up sheet in the Gallery/Reception Room where you can add your name. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in.

HOSPITALITY UPDATE:  After several years of faithful service as the head of the Hospitality Committee, Cynthia Wieboldt is stepping down. Beginning the first of September, Fay Cole and Ruth Campbell are heading it up for at least one year. The three team approach has now become a two team approach, with Cynthia Murray continuing to work with Fay as head of one team, and Elizabeth Merritt working with Ruth Campbell to head up the other.  When receptions and all-parish occasions arise, these teams will take turns gathering help and food donations from you, our parishioners.  Thank you in advance for your kind response when we call or email. These are the gatherings that enhance our relationships within our CHS family.



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