Announcements March 9 – 15

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 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, March 10: The Book Discussion Group – Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. 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

Wednesday, March 13:  Wednesdays in Lent – This series will be held in the Parish Hall. At 5 pm, we begin with a soup and bread supper.  The reflection sessions begin at 5:30 pm, and will conclude at 6:45 pm. The series is based on Eugene Peterson’s Practice Resurrection. It is not a book study, and there’s no homework required. We do need people to sign up, to help us plan well, and to order the study guides each participant will need.  (The whole book is optional, for those who wish it.) Please register, by emailing Adam Linton+ at

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+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday – thank you for making our traditional annual EASTER EGG HUNT possible to the delight of all the children!

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:  Is open during coffee hour on Sundays until 12 Noon. Please stop by. Summer schedule sign up:  There will be a sign up calendar for July and August on the bulletin board in the side entry way to the parish hall. Please pick your time preference: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Questions? Call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

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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