Announcements July 27 – August 2

A Financial Forum will be held this
Sunday, July 28, 2019 after the 10:00 am service in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, July 28:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis and for this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on the Flood Narrative. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service! We will also be featuring some soloists, both vocal and   instrumental. Interested? Please contact Joan at

Sunday, August 18:  “Sundae Sunday” – Weather permitting we will gather in the memorial garden, after the 10 am service, to enjoy ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles! Too wet or too hot, we will see you in the Parish Hall…Yum!!

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. We want to thank all of you who have submitted your donations to be a patron of the show. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. You may either mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

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 Murray or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

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: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Cheryl Kyle.  She appreciates the opportunity to share her paintings with the congregation and friends of The Church of the Holy Spirit. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 573 students in Tanzania, East Africa. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or

FREE SHOP: Your Summer 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.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is here and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling, or being mindful of the area you are swimming in, please protect yourself and those around you. And don’t forget the tick checks! The Environmental Working Group has a great resource about repellents, diseases and science based facts: Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: COME JOIN US! Our reading group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to 12 noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. On September 3 we will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest who, while teaching a college course on the New Testament, is surprised by her discovery of God in the many non-Christian religions in the world. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included!  If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

Summer Hosts Needed: The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekend for refugee families. The final weekend is August 9-11. More information or questions? Contact Ken Campbell+ at or 413-478-5719.



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