Announcements August 3 – 9

Sunday, August 4:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis and for this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on God’s Covenant with Abram. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Coffee Hour host needed for August 11. Please sign up today in the Parish Hall. Thank you!

Sunday, August 4:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am Service, please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group!

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

Tuesday, August 13:  Galley West Artisan Gallery (GWAG) – Information Meeting – 1 pm in the Fireplace Room. If you were unable to join us on July 23 (the tornado and stormy day) at the GWAG information meeting, you have another chance to learn about this exciting opportunity being offered to CHS members.  Please read the article in the August Together with more details…. and then come and listen to what we have planned. If you are interested in this opportunity but can not join us, please contact Sue Sasso at or 508-255-1732 and she will send you the material.

Friday, August 16:  August Garden Party –  8:30 am to noon.  All  parishioners and  their friends are welcomed to join us. Come when convenient and stay as long as you can. There is always a break about 10 am when we gather around for coffee and donut holes and get to know each other better. (and take a photo for the CHS Facebook page).  Please plan to join us on August 16.

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.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Laura Baksa. Laura
is a sculptor and landscape artist. She creates functional art pieces for the garden and stone “follies” or “ruins”. Please stop by and enjoy her show! Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, 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 still here bringing heat waves, heavy thunder storms, tornados, sharks, seals… so we thought it good to  repeat our reminders on outdoor safety precautions.  Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, bug spray, wearing your helmet when cycling and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect yourself and those around you. Here’s to a safe summer! 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.

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!



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