Announcements November 10 – 16

THIS COMING Wednesday, November 14:  MEMORIAL LABYRINTH WALK – 5 pm in the Parish Hall. Many of us have lost those we love and have experienced other losses in our lives. This year we will  meet in the Parish Hall at 5 pm for prayers and an opportunity to name those we pray for. For those who are able, we will walk the labyrinth in their memory. There will be companions to walk with those who might need some assistance. All are invited to come and walk or to just be there in prayer. Gail Smith+

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour: 4 p.m., continuing through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, November 11:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue 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, November 11:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Brian and Brooke Skea

Saturday, November 17:  CREATING OUR OWN LABYRINTH – 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Church. We will be creating our own small labyrinth with the help of labyrinth creator Nathan Wiles.  The labyrinth will then be used by our Church School and others for special walks. This is a rare opportunity and we will need volunteers to help with the process.  If you are interested, please contact Gail Smith: caperev@aol.com or Jack Gentile:  jgentile39@me.com.

Monday, November 19:  DECEMBER Together deadlineAll questions and article contributions should be directed to  Sue Sasso by email at susansasso@hotmail.com or contact her at 860-614-1341 (cell).

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED … WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided.

CHURCH SCHOOL – It’s time to sign up for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany events and activities online or on the sign-up boards in the Gathering Room. Our first event will be Advent Wreath-Making in the Gathering Room on 1 Advent, Sunday December 2. Those who don’t wish to perform in the Pageant or the Trope may work on PROPS this year! Last night the Youth Group created the paper doves that will soon hang on the Giving Tree.  Stay tuned for more information on this and all other events!

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your Winter clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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!

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: office@chsorleans.org or  508-255-0433.

 

 

 

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