Announcements February 9 – 15

Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit:  The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit will be held in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am this Sunday, February 10, 2019. Before the Annual Meeting, there will be a light buffet lunch. Nursery care and a Valentine card making session will be provided for children.

Sunday, February 10:  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, February 10: The Book Discussion Group – We will not meet Sunday, February 10 because of the Annual Meeting. We will meet Sunday February 17 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading chapters 8 and 9 of Brueggemann’s A Gospel of Hope. We hope to finish this book on Sunday March 3, and begin a new book in Lent, The Powers that Be by Walter Wink. Brian and Brooke Skea.

Church School News – February 10:  During the 10 am service, a children’s instructed Eucharist will be held. A Valentine card making table for children will be set up during the Annual Meeting so parents’ can attend. The Coffee Hour will include a light lunch buffet for everyone before the Annual Meeting.

Thursday, February 14:  Valentine’s Day LABYRINTH WALK and POT LUCK SUPPER – 5 pm in the Parish Hall.  Our February labyrinth walk will be followed by a Pot Luck Supper. Bring your family, someone you love to share the walk and your favorite potluck dish to share. Come join us as we celebrate Christ’s love for us as we share that love with one another. Sign up sheet in the Reception Room. Gail Smith+

Monday, February 18:  President’s Day observed, the CHS office will be closed.

Friday, March 1:  World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year. This year the Community of Jesus at Rock Harbor will be the host church with a service at 1 pm. The host country is Slovenia. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (Luke 14:15–24) with the theme “Come – Everything is Ready”. The women of Slovenia challenge us all to widen our circles, to expand our communities.

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.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Our parish Prayer Shawl Ministry is the featured display in the reception room during the month of February where you will see the lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort.  If you wish to take a shawl to a  parishioner, they are available in the church office. Debbi Manning will show you the array of choices and ask you to sign out a shawl. We have also knitted baby blankets for new infants. All the shawls and blankets have been blessed by Adam+. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

BABY CENTER BASKET:  There is an almost empty basket on the shelf in the vestibule of Parish Hall that’s ready to take donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis. The Center really needs baby supplies such as wipes and diapers and can also use children’s coats and snow suits. The attendees at the monthly women’s luncheon have agreed to bring their donations to their luncheons but we need your help as well. Please put your donation in the basket and we will deliver them to the Center. Even one package of diapers is appreciated! Many thanks!

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: Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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:  February Health Tip – FALL PREVENTION! It’s that time of year to be extra careful, inside and outside! A fall can happen in an instant, and can really impact a person’s independence and quality of life. Fall prevention means reducing your risk.
INSIDE: Keep pathways clear; Be aware of uneven surfaces. Remove throw rugs or secure them with a rug gripper; Keep frequently used items close by and within reach; Light your way.
OUTSIDE: Watch out for sidewalk cracks, holes, changes in sidewalk levels; Be aware of slippery surfaces from rain, snow and ice; Wear supportive shoes with good traction; Take your time.
Find useful information at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

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