Announcements December 15 – 21


Weekend of Advent IV:  Saturday, December 22 at 4 pm, and both services on
Sunday, December 23 at 8 am & 10 am will be held in the PARISH HALL.

Christmas Eve:  Monday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day:  Tuesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

PARISH OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURESThe office will be closed Monday, December 24,Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Annual Report Notice:  Please send your Annual Report to by Monday, January 2019. Thank you.

Sunday, December 16:  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, December 16:  The Book Discussion Group – We will be reading Fleming Rutledge’s sermon, “Grace in a Violent World” for Advent III, this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, December 16:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet on Sunday, December 16 for their annual  potluck supper and Yankee Swap at the home of Fay and Ike Cole, 180 Hay Road, Eastham. RSVP to: Orleans, Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Groups will NOT be meeting in December…. See you in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 18:  READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS – The “Tuesday Study Group Reading For Spiritual Growth” meets in the Parish Library twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys.  Come join us as we continue to discuss Amy-Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, reviewing Jesus’ parables. Contact Sandy Marshall for more information at or 508-255-9971.

Friday, December 21:  Advent Labyrinth Walks – Friday, December 21 at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Advent is a time during which we look for the Coming of Christ as a small child in Bethlehem; we look for Christ to come again, and we look for Christ who lives in our hearts. Give yourself time to reflect and walk with us as we journey through Advent to Christmas and beyond.

Friday, January 4:  Epiphany Labyrinth Walk at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Epiphany is a season of light. It begins with the coming of the wise-men who followed a star to Bethlehem. It ends the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Walk with us as we explore this season of light.   

Thursday, January 10:  Ladies Luncheon will meet on the second Thursday in January 2019. Bring your sandwich to share and enjoy. Our committee for January is:  Virginia Clarendon, Chips;  Sandra Marshall, Table Decorations;  Nancy Lugwig, Paper Goods;  Half and Half and Lemon, Jane Affleck; Pat Carroll, Juice;  and Dylis Smith, Klondike Bars.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST – A CHS Christmas Tradition display of Christmas Creches from around the world. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or if you have a crèche or other Advent or Christmas decorative items you are willing to share.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are 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 – – 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 December is Colon Cancer. Did you know that Colon Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.? Do you know how to get tested? Do you know the risk factors and what you may be able to do to lower your risk? Find the answers at the health table after services on Sundays 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

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: or  508-255-0433.




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