Author Archives: Debbi Manning

Announcements July 20 – 26

Sunday, July 21:  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.

Giving Statements Coming Soon By EmailWe will be sending out Giving Statements (January through June) soon. For the first time we will be sending them to most households by email! Just in case you might think it is yet another SPAM email, here is what the email will look like:

From: Church of the Holy Spirit <noreply@chsorleans.simplechurchcrm.com>
Subject: Church of the Holy Spirit Giving Statement
Reply-To: Church of the Holy Spirit <aekoehler51@gmail.com>

Attached, you will find your giving statement from Church of the Holy Spirit for 01/01/2019 to 07/01/2019. Please retain this for tax purposes. Those of you who have been getting the Together newsletter by traditional mail will receive your Giving Statements by traditional mail instead of by email.

Sunday, July 21:  “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. Also, please mark your calendars for another DELICIOUS “Sundae Sunday” on August 18…Yum!!

The Book Discussion Group:  We‘re taking a break for July and August. See you in September! Brian and Brooke Skea

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 music@chsorleans.org

Tuesday, July 23:  GALLEY WEST ARTISAN GALLERY – INFORMATION SESSION –  5 pm to 6 pm in the Fireplace Room. CHS is blessed with many wonderful artists. We are looking into how we can convert the Galley West into an Artisan Gallery for CHS artists to showcase and sell their art (all forms). Please join us for a 1 hour meeting to learn about this exciting opportunity. If you can not join us but are interested in learning more, contact Sharyn Laughton , Sue Sasso or Donna Tavano.

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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: Our reading group is taking the summer off and will resume meeting September 3rd and then on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon. We 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. 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, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net

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.

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Announcements July 13 – 19

Giving Statements Coming Soon By EmailWe will be sending out Giving Statements (January through June) soon. For the first time we will be sending them to most households by email! Just in case you might think it is yet another SPAM email, here is what the email will look like:

From: Church of the Holy Spirit <noreply@chsorleans.simplechurchcrm.com>

Subject: Church of the Holy Spirit Giving Statement

Reply-To: Church of the Holy Spirit <aekoehler51@gmail.com>

Attached, you will find your giving statement from Church of the Holy Spirit for 01/01/2019 to 07/01/2019. Please retain this for tax purposes. Those of you who have been getting the Together newsletter by traditional mail will receive your Giving Statements by traditional mail instead of by email.

Sunday, July 14:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis and for the next two weeks (July 14 & 21), 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.

Sunday, July 14: The Book Discussion Group:  We will continue reading “Rabbi Jesus” this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We hope to finish the book reading chapters 13 and 14. Brian and Brooke Skea

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 music@chsorleans.org

Sunday, July 21:  “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. Also, please mark your calendars for another DELICIOUS “Sundae Sunday” on August 18…Yum!!

Tuesday, July 23:  GALLEY WEST ARTISAN GALLERY – INFORMATION SESSION –  5 pm to 6 pm in the Fireplace Room. CHS is blessed with many wonderful artists. We are looking into how we can convert the Galley West into an Artisan Gallery for CHS artists to showcase and sell their art (all forms). Please join us for a 1 hour meeting to learn about this exciting opportunity. If you can not join us but are interested in learning more, contact Sharyn Laughton , Sue Sasso or Donna Tavano.

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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: Our reading group is taking the summer off and will resume meeting September 3rd and then on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon. We 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. 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, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net

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.

 

 

 

Announcements July 6 – 12

Sunday, July 7:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. It’s an engaging, demanding, puzzling, and sometimes disturbing text. But it’s also a very rich one, with so much to reflect on, that invites us into the heart of things in many ways. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, July 7Youth breakfast:  After the 10 am service please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

Sunday, July 7: The Book Discussion Group:  We will continue reading “Rabbi Jesus” this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We hope to finish the book reading chapters 13 and 14. Brian and Brooke Skea

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 music@chsorleans.org

Friday, July 12:  We’ll have our July Garden Party from 8:30 am to noon. There’ll be the usual weeding and trimming so please bring your clippers and something to collect your weeds in. Regular and decaf coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold water will be provided.

Sunday, July 21:  “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. Also, please mark your calendars for another DELICIOUS “Sundae Sunday” on August 18…Yum!!

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.

News from Food 4 Kids:  Food4Kids wishes to thank all of you have signed up to volunteer with us this summer, but we still have many openings. Visit our website at Food4KidsCapeCod.org to sign up. We still need help preparing the fruit, vegetables, and sandwiches, as well as packing the bags and coolers. A small number of driving opportunities also remain open. If you need assistance with Signup Genius, please call Brenda Ridgeway (207-557-3478).

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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: Our reading group is taking the summer off and will resume meeting September 3rd and then on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon. We 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. 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, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net

Summer Hosts Needed: The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekends for refugee families. Providing joyful mini-vacations at the Cape for refugees is only one part of this; more important is sharing and learning with persons whose stories are remarkable. The two weekends chosen for this year are:  July 12-14 and August 9-11. More information or questions? Please contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

 

Announcements June 29 – July 5

Sunday, June 30:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. It’s an engaging, demanding, puzzling, and sometimes disturbing text. But it’s also a very rich one, with so much to reflect on, that invites us into the heart of things in many ways. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, June 30: The Book Discussion Group:  We will continue reading “Rabbi Jesus” this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service,  reading chapters 11 and 12. We hope to finish the book next Sunday, July 7, reading chapters 13 and 14.

Thursday, July 4: In observance of Independence Day, the office will be closed. Happy 4th!

Sunday, July 7Youth 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 music@chsorleans.org

Friday, July 12:  We’ll have our July Garden Party from 8:30 am to noon. There’ll be the usual weeding and trimming so please bring your clippers and something to collect your weeds in. Regular and decaf coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold water will be provided.

Sunday, July 21:  “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. Mark your calendars now for August 18.

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.

News from Food 4 Kids:  Food4Kids wishes to thank all of you have signed up to volunteer with us this summer, but we still have many openings. Visit our website at Food4KidsCapeCod.org to sign up. We still need help preparing the fruit, vegetables, and sandwiches, as well as packing the bags and coolers. A small number of driving opportunities also remain open. If you need assistance with Signup Genius, please call Brenda Ridgeway (207-557-3478).

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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: Our reading group is taking the summer off and will resume meeting September 3rd and then on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon. We 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. 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, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net

Summer Hosts Needed: The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekends for refugee families. Providing joyful mini-vacations at the Cape for refugees is only one part of this; more important is sharing and learning with persons whose stories are remarkable. The two weekends chosen for this year are:  July 12-14 and August 9-11. More information or questions? Please contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

Announcements June 22 – 28

Sunday, June 23:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. It’s an engaging, demanding, puzzling, and sometimes disturbing text. But it’s also a very rich one, with so much to reflect on, that invites us into the heart of things in many ways. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, June 23: The Book Discussion Group:  We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Rabbi Jesus, Chapters 9 and 10. Brooke and Brian Skea

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Continuing thru September 1 in the Creation Room 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.

News from Food 4 Kids: Food4Kids wishes to thank all of you have signed up to volunteer with us this summer, but we still have many openings. Visit our website at Food4KidsCapeCod.org to sign up. We still need help preparing the fruit, vegetables, and sandwiches, as well as packing the bags and coolers. A small number of driving opportunities also remain open. If you need assistance with Signup Genius, please call Brenda Ridgeway (207-557-3478).

Ladies Luncheon:  Is taking a break for July and August. We will not meet again until September 5. Hope everyone has a safe summer!

Friday, July 12:   We’ll have our July Garden Party from 8:30 am to noon. There’ll be the usual weeding and trimming so please bring your clippers and something to collect your weeds in. Regular and decaf coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold water will be provided.

Sunday, July 21:  “Sundae Sunday” of summer 2019. This was very popular last year! 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. Mark your calendars now for August 18.

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: June is CHS Crafters Month in the Reception Room/Gallery. Derived from the German word, Kraft, the noun “craft” is defined as an activity involving skill in making things by hand or an art, trade or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill. CHS is fortunate to have many members who are wonderful at an art form or craft that will be on display. Please make the time to view their handiwork in the Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. 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 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. 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, at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net

Summer Hosts Needed: The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekends for refugee families. Providing joyful mini-vacations at the Cape for refugees is only one part of this; more important is sharing and learning with persons whose stories are remarkable. The two weekends chosen for this year are:  July 12-14 and August 9-11. More information or questions? Please contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

 

Announcements June 15 – 21

Sunday, June 16:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. It’s an engaging, demanding, puzzling, and sometimes disturbing text. But it’s also a very rich one, with so much to reflect on, that invites us into the heart of things in many ways. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, June 16:  Today is the first “Sundae Sunday” of summer 2019. This was very popular last year! 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. Mark your calendars now for July 21 and August 18.

Sunday, June 16: The Book Discussion Group:  We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Rabbi Jesus, finishing Chapter 7 and reading Chapter 8. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, June 16: Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Begins today, June 16 and runs thru September 1 in the Creation Room 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.

Thursday, June 20:  Garden Party – 8:30 am to 12 Noon. Our Garden Parties are attended by members of the parish who are willing to give part of one morning a month to maintaining the gardens at Church of the Holy Spirit. There are no requirements for participation other than a desire to help keep the Church grounds looking good. All parishioners and their friends are encouraged to join us, come when convenient and stay as long as you can. The usual donut holes, coffee and water will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

News from Food 4 Kids: Food4Kids wishes to thank all of you have signed up to volunteer with us this summer, but we still have many openings. Visit our website at Food4KidsCapeCod.org to sign up. We still need help preparing the fruit, vegetables, and sandwiches, as well as packing the bags and coolers. A small number of driving opportunities also remain open. If you need assistance with Signup Genius, please call Brenda Ridgeway (207-557-3478).

Ladies Luncheon:  Is taking a break for July and August. We will not meet again until September 5. Hope everyone has a safe summer!

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: June is CHS Crafters Month in the Reception Room/Gallery. Derived from the German word, Kraft, the noun “craft” is defined as an activity involving skill in making things by hand or an art, trade or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill. CHS is fortunate to have many members who are wonderful at an art form or craft that will be on display. Please make the time to view their handiwork in the Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is fast approaching and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling or swimming and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect your self 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. 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 noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. 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 svm2@comcast.net.

Summer Hosts Needed: The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekends for refugee families. Providing joyful mini-vacations at the Cape for refugees is only one part of this; more important is sharing and learning with persons whose stories are remarkable. The two weekends chosen for this year are:  July 12-14 and August 9-11. More information or questions? Please contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

 

Announcements June 1 – 7

Sunday, June 9:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We begin with Genesis. It’s an engaging, demanding, puzzling, and sometimes disturbing text. But it’s also a very rich one, with so much to reflect on, that invites us into the heart of things in many, many ways. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Homeless Prevention Council:  Let’s go for a walk and support the Homeless Prevention Council!  Getting more involved in our community was one of the overwhelming responses the Vestry received during ReImagining. CHS has been a long time supporter of the Homeless Prevention Council, and we know that this is a real need in our community.

Saturday, June 8, at Provincetown Town Hall, starts a 3.2 mile walk along historic Commercial Street to raise funds for homeless prevention. Register online individually at www.HPCcapecod.org, or pick up a registration form on the desk in the Reception Room, or register the morning of the event at 9 am (walk begins at 10 am). We would love to see a good group from CHS at thewalk. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607- 426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

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!

Sunday, June 2: The Book Discussion Group: We will continue reading Rabbi Jesus on Sunday June 2 after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 6 and 7. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, June 2:  YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH – Please join us for a delicious brunch prepared and serviced by our Youth Group after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall .

Thursday, June 6:  The next Ladies Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, with all hands on deck.  Our committee is : Chips, Fay Cole;  Table Decoration, Joan Proctor;   Paper Goods, Georgia Schneider;  Juice, Jan Roberts;  Dessert, Dilys.

Friday, June 7:  GARDEN PARTY – From 8:30 – 11:30 am, please meet in the back parking lot. We have plenty to do! Coffee, water and donut holes will be provided. Questions? Contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Sunday, June 9:  Happy Birthday CHS! Pentecost Sunday Is the 86th birthday of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Youth Recognition Sunday and our annual “Parish Cook-In”. So wear your RED and come celebrate with us! Following the Eucharist and Church School Recognition Celebration at the 10 am service, please come to the Parish Hall for the “Cook In”. Please bring a side dish (salad, veggie or fruit platter, baked beans, coleslaw etc.) to go with hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. Dessert and drinks provided!

Friday, June 14:  Labyrinth Walk – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev. Bill Heuss will be leading a Celtic walk.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  June 16 thru September 1 in the Creation Room 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.

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites. Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434.

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 noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. 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 svm2@comcast.net

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring 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.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is fast approaching and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling or swimming and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect your self 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

Summer Hosts Needed:  The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekends for refugee families. Providing joyful mini-vacations at the Cape for refugees is only one part of this; more important is sharing and learning with persons whose stories are remarkable. The two weekends chosen for this year are:  July 12-14  and  August 9-11. More information or questions? Please contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.