Announcements March 2 – 8

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm until November 2.
Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 10,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, March 3:  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, March 3: The Book Discussion Group – We will finish reading Brueggemann’s Gospel of Hope after the brunch following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 11 and 12. On Sunday March 10 we will begin reading Walter Wink’s The Powers that Be, reading the Introduction and Chapter 1, up to p 37. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, March 3:  YOUTH SUNDAY AND BREAKFAST – Our Youth Group will be serving biscuits and gravy at the Youth Brunch and pancakes at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, to be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5.  Come and help us celebrate our last day of Epiphany and to “bury the Alleluias” in preparation for Lent.  Bring a dessert if you can. Need a ride? Let one of the church school team or the office know so that someone can pick you up.

Wednesday, March 6:  Ash Wednesday services (Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes): 7:30 am, spoken service; 10 am, service with hymns; 7 pm, choral service.

Thursday, March 7:  Ladies Luncheon we meet at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. Being the day after Ash Wednesday, the mood may be more somber, but the outreach, conversation, and caring will be there. Our committee is: Chips: Ginny Lucil; Table decorations: Fay Cole; Paper goods: Georgia Schneider; 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Jane Affleck: Juice; Marge Farrell; and Dessert: Diana Crighton. See you on the 7th. Consider bringing something for babies in support of the ABC (A Baby Center).

Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten Walks:  On Fridays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Lenten Sabbath Quiet Day:  Saturday March 16, 9:30, 1 pm in the Parish Hall. Our quiet day for Lent will focus on living into Sabbath time. We will be using our labyrinth, taking time for silence, for mediation and scripture, and reflection. We will also be exploring using Anglican Prayer beads.  Our day will end with a simple Contemplative Eucharist. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided.  Please sign up on the signup sheet in the reception room. Questions please contact the office or Gail Smith+.

Saturday, March 16: Our 5 pm Service will be held in the Parish Hall, and our small labyrinth will be a part of the service.

Sunday, March 31: Choral Evensong, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.  This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam Linton+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering  this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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 – – 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:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

Stations of the Cross: Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent.  While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.



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