April 6 – 12

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 18:  Maundy Thursday, 6 pm – Foot Washing, Agape Supper & Eucharist (Parish Hall)

April 19:  Good Friday, 3 pm – Labyrinth Walk (Parish Hall) & 5 pm  – Good Friday Liturgy (Church)

April 20:  Holy Saturday, 7 pm – Easter Vigil

April 21:  Easter Sunday, 8 & 10 am – Easter Egg Hunt after 10 am Service

Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, April 6 and 7 and next weekend, April 13 and 14 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given.  Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate.
Deadline: Monday, April 15.

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 7:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Children attend the 10 am service with their families for their presentation of the Iona Community’s “He was Going on a Journey” under the direction of Ruth Campbell. After play, children attend classes. Please join us in the Parish Hall for a delicious BRUNCH, prepared and served by our Youth Group.  Also on Easter Sunday, April 21, we will have a special Easter Brunch after the 10 am service, come and enjoy!

Sunday, April 7: The Book Discussion Group: Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading The Powers That Be by Walter Wink, reading chapters 8 and 9. Brian and Brooke Skea

Fridays, April 12:  Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten WalksOur 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, April 19 at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

Friday, April 12:  April Garden Party:  Weather date of Friday, April 26. Meet in the rear parking lot at 8:30 am. Water, coffee and donut holes provided. Gilbert

Sunday, April 14:  PALM SUNDAY – CHURCH SCHOOL – Families line the pews with palms as clergy, choir and parish enter church. After prayers children attend classes. During Coffee Hour there will be egg coloring for the Parish.

Thursday, April 18:  Maundy Thursday We’ve posted a sign-up sheet in the reception room for the Agape supper, to be held in the Parish Hall at 6 pm. Please sign-up and let us know how many in your party. This foot washing, Agape supper and Eucharist is for children and adults. Children can help set up at 5:30 pm and help strip the altar at the end of the evening.

Friday, April 19:  34th  GOOD FRIDAY WALK UNITED PEOPLE FOR KIDS – 8:30 am Registration at Bible Alliance Church, Rte 6A, Brewster. If you can’t join the Walk but would like to make a pledge or free will offering, please contact Rich Weeks at 508-685-8746 or mail your donations (Checks payable to United People for Kids) to: United People for Kids, PO Box 297, Yarmouth Port, MA  02675.

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. Return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday.

HELP NEEDED! COFFEE HOUR SIGN-UP TODAY IN THE PARISH HALL, after the 10 am service.

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:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

The Lenten Array is now up on the altars for the last two weeks of Lent.  For those of you who would like to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments, there are booklets available at all entrances to the sanctuary beginning today, Sunday, April 7 through Maundy Thursday.  Questions, contact Leslie Jones at 774-212-2856 or leslie.f.jones896@gmail.com.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Association.org. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

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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