Announcements August 31 – September 6

Sunday, September 1:  ADULT EDUCATION – Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. This week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on The Sacrifice of Isaac. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this
dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 1:  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. September’s Menu: Stuffed French Toast (Apple and Blueberry), Sausage, Fruit, Juice, Coffee and Tea.
$8 per person – Children under 18 are free.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Our Summer program, “Veggie Tale Theater”, concludes Sunday, September 1. The 2019-2020 Church School Year will begin on September 8.  Look for an e-mail with instructions on how to register on line.

Monday, September 2: In observance of Labor Day, the office will be closed.

Tuesday, September 3:  READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH resumes. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or

Wednesday, September 4: Choir rehearsal resumes! We begin work on Evensong, Adam’s+ last service and All Saints Day. We are always happy to welcome new singers to this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30pm in the church.

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.

Friday, September 6:  LABYRINTH  WALK – Parish Hall at 10 am.  The guided walk takes about 45 minutes; the labyrinth remains up until noon for people to drop in to walk. Give yourself the gift of time and come walk with us, let your reflective time on the labyrinth be a time to rejuvenate and relax. Questions please contact Gail Smith+.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or

FREE SHOP: Your Fall 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.

The Christmas Bazaar is November 2!  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., please save a jar or two for the bake sale.  Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Customers like to buy things they might not make themselves.  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

Monday, September 16:  Together DEADLINE!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29,
10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 



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