LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER Schedule:
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, February 26: Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
at 10 am & 7 pm
Palm Sunday: Saturday, April 4 : 5 pm; Sunday, April 5: 8 am & 10 am
Maundy Thursday: April 9: 5 pm; Traveling “Maundy Thursday” Journey
Overnight Prayer Vigil: Watch with Jesus for an hour from April 9: 9 pm until
April 10: 9 am
Good Friday: April 10: 3 pm Stations of the Cross – Labyrinth Walk;
5 pm Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday: April 11: 7 pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday: April 12: 8 am Spoken Liturgy; 10 am Choral Liturgy
followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch
PLEASE NOTE: On March 7, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm through and including October 31. Daylight Savings: 2 am on Sunday, March 8, remember to “Spring forward”.
Please bring your palms from last year to the church and place them in the basket in the Reception Room so that we may burn them in preparation for Ash Wednesday.
EPIPHANY EVENSONG AND COMBINED SHEPHERD GROUPS – Sunday, February 16 at 5 pm in the church. The season of Epiphany is the season of light. This is the theme for our next service of Evensong. Following the Choral Evensong, there will be a reception in the Parish Hall. The combined Shepherd Groups of Brewster, Orleans and Eastham will provide hearty hors d’oeuvres for all to enjoy. There will also be wine and other beverages. We need a few folks to help set up and clean up. Contact Cynthia Murray at email@example.com or 914-924-8758 if you can help. You do not need to belong to a Shepherd’s Group to participate—feel free to bring a savory or sweet finger food to share! Joan Kirchner
PLEASE NOTE: DATE CHANGE – Eucharistic Minister Training – Saturday, February 22: Eucharistic Ministers will join in a training update at 10 am in the church. Eucharistic Ministers are worship leaders who assist at the altar by leading the Psalm, serving the chalice, and sometimes assist the priest in setting the altar. They are also cross-trained to serve as an acolyte and a lector. If you sense that you might be called to this ministry, please speak with Debra+.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – February 25 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. This year we will have pancake races like they do in England and a crazy apron contest. There will be prizes for the best ones! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson
Wednesday, February 26: ASH WEDNESDAY – Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at 10 am & 7 pm in the Church.
Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent: On the five Wednesdays during Lent, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, we will meet at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread. Each week we will watch a portion of the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ then examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended. Please contact Dianne Fromm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening. This event is open to the community. Please bring your friends!
Debra+ wants to get to know you! Sign up on the board in the reception room for a small gathering in a parishioner’s home. Many dates and times are available. We just added an evening gathering for those who work during the day.
Ladies Luncheon: March 5, 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is: Sue Stevens, potato chips and paper goods; Nancy Ludewig, juice; and Dilys Smith, applesauce for those people who desire a Lenten alternative. Last month, Janet Winter rose to the challenge of creating paper art from the leftover napkins filling up the kitchen drawers. By unanimous decision, we will use this colorful “leftover napkin” art again! Hope you will join us. If school is closed on a Ladies Luncheon date (due to weather), the luncheon will automatically be cancelled.
CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT: The CHS art exhibit for February – LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS. This exhibit of hearts comes from Parishioners’ collections and hearts created by CHS artists/crafters/potters/quilters – all for your viewing delight. Enjoy the show! All CHS parishioners & artists who offered their “hearts” – please pick them up the last week of February – Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Thank you for your offerings!
CHS CHOIR: Music is an excellent way to lift the spirit during the winter months—if you are interested in joining us for the Lent and/or Easter seasons, we are always open to welcoming new voices. If you are interested in joining the Sunday Choir, speak to our Music Director, Joan Kirchner, or a choir member.
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 at email@example.com or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult study group – Sunday, February 15 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Epiphany season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+
Book Discussion Group – Sunday, February 15 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul, reading chapters 5 and 6. Brian and Brooke Skea
HEALTH MINISTRY: February’s topic of the month is Women’s Heart Health! Heart disease accounts for 1 in 5 female deaths yearly. It is the leading cause of death for African Americans and White women. Reduce your risks, check out the postings we’ve placed around the church campus this month!
The KIMBALL HOUSE is open on Monday from 10 am until 12 Noon, except when the Church is closed on a holiday. The Guild welcomes all interested and those who are considering joining us, to see how the aluminum ware is created. We also have a display of wares for purchase. Come see us creating and working: Jane Affleck, Georgia Schneider, and Susan Owens.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Monday, March 16 in the Parish Hall, 9 am to 2 pm. Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. Please support this worthy event.