Author Archives: Debbi Manning

Announcements for August 19 & 20, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:  On Friday, August 25 we are having ALL the carpets at CHS cleaned, in all buildings.  ALL church services on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 will be held in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, August 20:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 20:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

N.O.A.H. = No Other Affordable Housing – Now called St. Joseph’s by the Catholic Charities of MA, the building still houses beds, a kitchen and dining room to feed the homeless who enter. Our parish has, for years, supplied the fourth Friday night meal of the month. Many of our parishioners have been committed to this activity over the years and some still are but the project needs “new blood.” Anyone who is willing to commit, please contact the church office or leave a note in the N.O.A.H. mailbox in the office before August 17. Thank you.

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Signup to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

 

Announcements August 12 & 13, 2017

Sunday, August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris. 

Sunday, August 13:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 13:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

N.O.A.H. = No Other Affordable Housing – Now called St. Joseph’s by the Catholic Charities of MA, the building still houses beds, a kitchen and dinning room to feed the homeless who enter. Our parish has, for years, supplied the fourth Friday night meal of the month. Many of our parishioners have been committed to this activity over the years and some still are but the project needs “new blood.” Anyone who is willing to commit, please contact the church office or leave a note in the N.O.A.H. mailbox in the office before August 17. Thank you.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Sign up to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

Parish Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.orgEmails to Gail Smith, assisting priest, should be sent to: gsmith@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

 

 

 

Announcements August 5 & 6

Sunday, August 6:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 6:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Sunday, August 6:  YOUTH  BRUNCH—After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by our youth before you enjoy the rest of a summer Sunday on Cape Cod. Always delicious and service with a smile!

Friday, August 11:  LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall – Our monthly guided walks continue in August with the theme, Kindness. Opening reflections with The Rev. Anne Koehler will be offered. Before the walk, a short commentary focusing on the nature of “kindness” and its importance for personal growth will be presented by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Following those remarks, she will recognize Darlene T. Hagon who completed the Veriditas certification in June, 2017. Darlene will give a brief overview of her training by Rev. Lauren Artress, the founder of the Veriditas labyrinth movement in the United States and Europe. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Please join us in the Parish Hall to sit quietly, pray and meditate even when you don’t walk the labyrinth. Closing prayer and comments will conclude the walk. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community. Please save Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m., for our Pilgrimage Walk.  Details to follow. 

August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris.

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Sign up to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

 

 

 

 

Announcements July 29 – August 4

PLEDGE STATEMENTS:  Your second quarter pledge statements have been mailed. If you did not received yours by July 28, please call the office at 508-255-0433.

Sunday, July 23:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August. We will also try to select the next book to read. Keep on reading! Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 30:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Saturday, August 5:  HABITAT CAPE COD – Saturday, August 5, is the day the Church of the Holy Spirit has been asked to provide LUNCHES FOR VOLUNTEERS on the Chatham work site. Volunteers are busy getting ready for the dedication of four houses.  Please contact Kathy Goddard at 508-255-3818/khgoddard1537@gmail.com or Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368/kimgeorgia@comcast.net if you can help make sandwiches, a dessert, and provide drinks. They would like to hear from anyone interested in helping THIS COMING WEEK. Thank you.

Sunday, August 6:  YOUTH  BRUNCH—After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by our youth before you enjoy the rest of a summer Sunday on Cape Cod. Always delicious and service with a smile!

Friday, August 11:  LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall – Our monthly guided walks continue in August with the theme, Kindness. Opening reflections with The Rev. Anne Koehler will be offered. Before the walk, a short commentary focusing on the nature of “kindness” and its importance for personal growth will be presented by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Following those remarks, she will recognize Darlene T. Hagon who completed the Veriditas certification in June, 2017. Darlene will give a brief overview of her training by Rev. Lauren Artress, the founder of the Veriditas labyrinth movement in the United States and Europe. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Please join us in the Parish Hall to sit quietly, pray and meditate even when you don’t walk the labyrinth. Closing prayer and comments will conclude the walk. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community. Please save Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m., for our Pilgrimage Walk.  Details to follow. 

Sunday, August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris. 

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. Take some time to enjoy Eiric’s paper collage art in frames & on boxes. Contact Eiric if you are interested in purchasing her art:  eiric.mackenzie@gmail.com.  Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

 

Announcements July 22 – 28

Sunday, July 23:  Book Discussion Group – PLEASE NOTE:  It has become too difficult to expect folks to attend during July and August because of other commitments. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August. We will also try to select the next book to read. Keep on reading! Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 23:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4. This will be an ALL Parish event and we will be looking to everyone in the parish including Children, Men and Women to help make it a great event. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for participation. Sue Sasso

PLEDGE STATEMENTS:  Your second quarter pledge statements have been mailed. If you have not received yours by July 28, please call the office at 508-255-0433.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE CODBREWSTER FAITH BUILD 2017 – Another Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Faith Build is underway. If you are considering supporting the building of six affordable houses on the old Bassett Animal Farm property in Brewster, we encourage you to make out your checks to “Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod” and put “Holy Spirit” on the memo line. Send your check to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02575. Thank you.

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! Our next gathering will be on September 7, there will be a further reminder in the bulletin as the date gets closer.

SAVE THE DATE – Sunday, August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris. 

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. Take some time to enjoy Eiric’s paper collage art in frames & on boxes. Contact Eiric if you are interested in purchasing her art:  eiric.mackenzie@gmail.com.  Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm.  Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open.  If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Parish Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.orgEmails to Gail Smith, assisting priest, should be sent to: gsmith@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

Food 4 Kids wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – Look for Altar Flowers Request Cards at each entrance to the church.  For a donation of fifty dollars, flowers will be purchased and arranged by the newly formed Flower Guild.  You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday.  The name of the loved one being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date. Questions? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

 

 

Announcements July 15 – 21

Sunday, July 16:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – PLEASE NOTE:  It has become too difficult to expect folks to attend during July and August because of other commitments. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August. We will also try to select the next book to read. Keep on reading! Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 16:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4. This will be an ALL Parish event and we will be looking to everyone in the parish including Children, Men and Women to help make it a great event. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for participation. Sue Sasso

PLEDGE STATEMENTS:  Your second quarter pledge statements are ready to be picked up in the Galley/Reception Room.  Please take yours and help us save on postage!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE CODBREWSTER FAITH BUILD 2017 – Another Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Faith Build is underway. If you are considering supporting the building of six affordable houses on the old Bassett Animal Farm property in Brewster, we encourage you to make out your checks to “Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod” and put “Holy Spirit” on the memo line. Send your check to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02575. Thank you.

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! Our next gathering will be on September 7, there will be a further reminder in the bulletin as the date gets closer.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir has launched into our Summer Choir mode. This means that from now until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS ARTIST:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. Take some time to enjoy Eiric’s paper collage art in frames & on boxes. Contact Eiric if you are interested in purchasing her art:  eiric.mackenzie@gmail.com.  Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm.  Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open.  If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.orgEmails to Gail Smith, assisting priest, should be sent to: gsmith@chsorleans.org.

FOOD 4 KIDS wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

SOMETHING NEW AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – Look for Altar Flowers Request Cards at each entrance to the church.  For a donation of fifty dollars, flowers will be purchased and arranged by the newly formed Flower Guild.  You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday.  The name of the loved one being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date. Questions? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

 

Announcements July 8 – 14

Sunday, July 9:  Book Discussion Group – We will be reading the next two chapters, 5 and 6: “Home” and “Neighborhood” of Diana Butler Bass’ book, “Grounded.” We hope to finish the last two chapters of the book during July. Members are encouraged to reflect on the 40 day devotional at the back of the book. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, July 9:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am.  Available for children 4 years and younger, visitors gladly and gratefully welcomed! Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Friday, July 14:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The usual weeding, trimming and mulching. Something for every skill level and every physical ability. Come for a little while or all morning. Snacks supplied. Coffee, cold water and Hole in One donut holes.

Friday, July 14:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our monthly guided walks on the second Friday of each month continue with the theme, “Seeking”. We gather in the center of the labyrinth for opening reflections of The Rev. Anne Koehler. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator, will offer a short commentary focusing on what it means to “go deeper” into prayer and meditation during a labyrinth walk. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music played by guest harpist, Annelise Ellars during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Notably, in this walk we will celebrate Darlene’s completion of training as a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator with Rev. Lauren Artress, founder of the Veriditas movement. Closing prayer and comments will bring the walk to a close. Please join us whether you choose to walk the labyrinth or to quietly sit, meditate and pray. All are welcome.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4th. This will be an ALL Parish event and we will be looking to everyone in the parish including Children, Men and Women to help make it a great event. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for participation. Sue Sasso

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE CODBREWSTER FAITH BUILD 2017 – Another Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Faith Build is underway. If you are considering supporting the building of six affordable houses on the old Bassett Animal Farm property in Brewster, we encourage you to make out your checks to “Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod” and put “Holy Spirit” on the memo line. Send your check to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02575. Thank you.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir has had our last official Wednesday night rehearsal until the Fall. This means that we are launching into our Summer Choir mode. Beginning on June 18 and continuing on until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The MACKENZIE Sisters are the featured CHS artist for the month of July. An exciting and creative show/exhibit by the talented Eiric and Pia MacKenzie. Come and enjoy! Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm.  Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open.  If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Food 4 Kids wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – Look for Altar Flowers Request Cards at each entrance to the church.  For a donation of fifty dollars, flowers will be purchased and arranged by the newly formed Flower Guild.  You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday.  The name of the loved one being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date. Questions? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.