January 11 – 17

PASTORAL CARE NEEDS: During the Interim/Transition period, Gail Smith+ will be available for Pastoral Care. Please contact her directly for visits, prayers, health issues, deaths, and other pastoral care concerns at gsmith@chsorleans.org or through the parish office at 508-255-0433. If you have a pastoral need when the office is closed, just call the parish office number and press zero to be connected to the answering service who will forward your need to Gail. Please note there is no longer a chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital. If you or a loved one are in the hospital, please contact Gail Smith+ or the office.

CHS ANNUAL MEETING – Sunday, February 9 – ALL TO ATTEND 10 am SERVICE – NO SATURDAY or Sunday 8 am SERVICES (Snow Date – Sunday February 23 – One Service at 10am).

Adult Education – Sunday, January 12 in the Fireplace Room at  9 am. We will be exploring Epiphany themes during this season. This week we will be looking at Jesus’ Baptism. All are welcome. Gail Smith+

Book Discussion Group – Sunday, January 12 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will begin reading Rabbi Paul by Bruce Chilton, reading the Preface and Chapter One. You can find the book via your local bookseller or on Amazon. We look forward to seeing you all as we begin this New Year of reading. Brian and Brooke Skea

Annual Reports Due: For those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (ccalhouncape@comcast.net).

CHURCH SCHOOL and YOUTH GROUP NEWS:  Looking ahead to the Annual Meeting on Sunday February 9, the children will meet in the Fireplace Room after church to make Valentine Cards. Nursery care is always provided! SAVE THE DATE – February 25 for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

MORNING PRAYER – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS – START TIME CHANGE to 8:30 a.m. – Starting Wednesday, January 8, in an effort to make it more convenient for more parishioners to attend a mid-week service, the Wednesday Morning Prayer service has moved the starting time from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the Chapel area of the church.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  The featured CHS artist for January is the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort have been a ministry at CHS for years. Each shawl is blessed by the clergy before they’re distributed. Our parish prayer shawls will be on display in the reception room during January. If you want to join our group of knitters please visit the display for more information or contact Sandy Marshall at  508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry: Health Ministry – January’s tip of the month is COLD and FLU protection!  Minimize your exposure by washing your hands OFTEN, keeping your distance from coughers and sneezers, disinfecting surfaces (faucets, doorknobs, keyboards). Get your flu shot if you haven’t yet. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, with rare exception. Check out the tips we’ve posted around the campus this month, take good care of yourselves, and let’s stay cold & flu-free together! Meg Nemitz and Ann Pike-Paris, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  On Tuesday, January 7 at 10 am in the Library, our group will begin discussing our new selection, “The Sabbath” by Abraham Heschel. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the church library from 10 am to noon and welcomes new members. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit, we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: office@chsorleans.org or  508-255-0433.

MLK BREAKFAST REGISTRATION: The annual MLK Breakfast at Holy Spirit sponsored by Nauset Interfaith, “Face of Racism Today:  Mass Incarceration,” will feature the Honorable Judge Donald Cabelll, United States Magistrate Judge as well as music by well known instrumentalist and vocalist Bruce Abbott and the Youth Choir from the Nauset Middle School and youth poems from Monomoy Regional High School. To register:  ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com. Preregistration is required for this sell out event! Please contact Fr. Ken if you can help !



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