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Announcements December 9 – 15

                                               CHRISTMAS SERVICES

  • Sunday, December 24 – 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant
  • Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist
  • Monday, December 25 – 10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Eucharist

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the office. Deadline: Thursday, December 14. Thank you.

A special thank you to our youth readers at last weeks Youth Sunday, 10 am service: Maggie Bragdon, Sean Chung and Davis Keeffe-Jones.

GIVING TREE – DECEMBER 10 is the LAST DAY TO BRING YOUR GIFTS and your dove tags back to the Giving Tree as we will be delivering the gifts tomorrow. Please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774-279-3453 if you have questions or concerns. On behalf of the Homeless Prevention Counsel and the Safe Harbor Shelter, THANK YOU all VERY MUCH for contributing to another very special Christmas for their families in need.  Please take a look at last year’s thank-you notes hanging on the tree to see how much your generosity is appreciated.

Sunday, December 10:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, December 10:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We hope to finish “The Divine Dance” this Sunday, reading Part III and the Appendix. We will also discuss possible books for the New Year, namely two books by Brian McClaren, “Finding Our Way Again” (2008) Thomas Nelson, and “The Great Spiritual Migration” (2016) Convergent Books. Also “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Boltz-Weber (2015) Convergent Books. You can see her on YouTube, and also her memoir “Pastrix” (2013) Jericho Books. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, December 10:  CHURCH SCHOOL – We are busy preparing for the Christmas Pageant, December 24 and the Epiphany Trope, January 7. Please sign up for a part in the gathering room. After last night’s pageant rehearsal, we had pizza and decorated gingerbread houses.  Some of these beautiful creations are for sale in the Parish Hall so please stop by after the service and get one to take home!

Wednesday, December 13:  “A Service of Light” – The season of Advent can be a time of darkness and light as we move our way purposefully towards Christmas and the coming of Christ. Given all the recent deaths in our parish family, we are aware that this has been a time of all sorts of loss for us here at church and beyond. In light of this there will be “A Special Service of Light” next Wednesday December 13 at 6 pm in the Church around the main altar. It will be a short simple service of quiet with candles, prayers, Icons, and Taize chant. Please invite any friends or family that you feel might benefit from this time of quiet and prayer.

Sunday, December 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet  at 5 p.m. at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster. The Eastham/ Wellfleet group will hold their Annual Christmas Party and Yankee Swap at home of Ike & Fay Cole, 180 Hay Rd. Eastham;  508-255-9542… Bring something yummy to share. The Orleans Shepherd Group is not meeting in December.

Wednesday, December 20:  MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will meet in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Rides can be arranged.  Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.  Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

December in the CHS Gallery Reception Room:  Back by popular demand, an annual display of collected crèches. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please make time to look at all these special Christmas traditions. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall and winter clothing and paper shopping bags. 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? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – CAPE COD:  Gifts for Brewster and Truro future home owners. We’ve been able to trade-in Shaw’ Rachael Ray stamps for 5 five covered casserole dishes and are almost have enough for the sixth one. Our goal is nine so that each family who moves into a new Habitat home this summer will have one. The program runs through December so all our holiday grocery shopping should get us to our goal. Also many thanks to all who have been saving and putting them in the collection box on the Welcoming Table at the side entrance to the Parish Hall.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We will begin our monthly health topics in January with the focus on thyroid health. Look for handouts during coffee hour after the 10 am service with additional copies available on the desk in the Reception Room.  We look forward to your feedback! We also will be including the contact information in every Together for local groups that may be helpful to you.  Ann Pike-Paris

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Announcements December 2 – 8

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

  • Sunday, December 24 – 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant
  • Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist
  • Monday, December 25 – 10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Eucharist

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the office. Deadline: Thursday, December 14. Thank you.

Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3:  Annual First Fruits Sale –  9 am to 4 pm in the Parish Hall. Choose a fresh green centerpiece for your holiday table, a bough for your mantel, or smaller arrangements for gift-giving to teachers, home-bound friends, and neighbors. Buy homemade Christmas cookies and cakes. Proceeds to be donated to local charities.

Sunday, December 3:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, December 3:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will finish “The Divine Dance” reading Part III, The Holy Spirit, p185-194. Beyond that we will read the practices in the Appendix the following Sunday. Brian and Brooke.

Sunday, December 3:  Youth Brunch – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service – Please come to a delicious brunch, prepared and served by our fabulous youth! YUMMY!!

Wednesday, December 6:  Wednesdays at Six: During this fourth and final session we will be discussing Chapter Thirteen, “Underland Without the Queen”; Chapter Fourteen, “The Bottom of the Word”; Chapter Fifteen, “The Disappearance of Jill”; and, “The Healing of Harms.”

Thursday, December 7:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  Please save the date and join us as we usher in this festive time of year.  With you as chorus and Dilys at the piano, we can sing our favorite carols once again. Bring a sandwich to share. Our committee for December is:  Ginny Lucil, chips; Sue Stevens, paper goods; Sandy Marshall, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and half and half; and Klondike Bar Dessert.

Friday, December 8:  Labyrinth Walk – in the Parish Hall at 10 am. This monthly Friday morning walk led by Darlene T. Hagon, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator will focus on the theme, Gifts.  She will guide us in exploring the ways in which gifts are an important part of human relationships. The Rev. Anne Koehler will open and close the walk with a prayers selected to augment the theme and Dr. Margaret Rapaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator will pace our entrance into the Labyrinth. Labyrinth Walk and Celebration of the Eucharist, 5:30 pm. The Evening Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist will prompt us to ponder the true question of Advent:  What are we waiting for?

Saturday, December 9:  ADVENT RETREAT – 9:30 am to 2 pm, St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main St., Chatham. Journey through Advent with the Trinity; lead by Gail Smith+. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Questions? Call 508-945-2832.

CHURCH SCHOOL :  Ready? Set! GO to the bulletin board in the Gathering Room and SIGN UP for your part in the:  CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, December 24;  Epiphany Trope, January 7; how many houses your family would like to make at GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING; how many pieces of pizza you wish to eat! DECEMBER 3: Advent Wreath Making during class time in the Gathering Room – bring greens if you can – church school will provide all supplies. Father Adam will bless wreaths! DECEMBER 3 Christmas Pageant costume assignment – Parish Hall entry way after 10 am service. DECEMBER 7 (Thursday):  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, ADULTS assemble houses, volunteers needed! DECEMBER 9 – the one & only Christmas Pageant rehearsal (5 pm) – Gingerbread House Making (6:15 pm) and pizza. DECEMBER 10 – Sale of Gingerbread Houses, Parish Hall.

Thanks to our youth, THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room. This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week.  Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by December 10. Thank you!

December in the CHS Gallery Reception Room:  Back by popular demand, an annual display of collected crèches. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please make time to look at all these special Christmas traditions. Contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or csamurray@mac.com if you have a crèche or other Advent or  Christmas decorative items you are willing to share. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

THANK YOU:  I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 40th Annual Antique Show and Sale such a success! Thank you also to all who were patrons of the show, and in addition, to all who volunteered so willingly to give your time, skills, and efforts posting advertising, covering the “gate,” compiling the show booklet, and assisting in other ways to make this event possible.  The spirit that flows through each of you is such a blessing within our parish.  I am most grateful and thankful to each of you who have given so willingly to help with this annual endeavor!  Thank you,  Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

 

Announcements November 25 – December 1

Sunday, November 26:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, November 26:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are reading up to the end of Part II, page 181 of Rohr’s “Divine Dance”. Brian & Brooke Skea

Sunday, November 26: Thanks to our youth, THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room. This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week.  Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by December 10. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 29:  Wednesdays at Six: This four week series “Grownups in Narnia” is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. November 29:  Chapter Nine, “How They Discovered Something Worth Knowing”; Chapter Ten, “Travels Without the Sun”; Chapter Eleven, “In the Dark Castle”; and, Chapter Twelve, “The Queen of Underland.”

Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3:  Annual First Fruits Sale –  9 am to 4 pm in the Parish Hall. Choose a fresh green centerpiece for your holiday table, a bough for your mantel, or smaller arrangements for gift-giving to teachers, home-bound friends, and neighbors. Buy homemade Christmas cookies and cakes. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. Interested in helping? Call Dottie Walsh at 508-945-3969. FRESH GREENS TO DONATE? Please bring them to the Parish Hall November 28 to Friday, December 1.

Sunday, December 3:  Youth Brunch – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service – Please come to a delicious brunch, prepared and served by our fabulous youth! YUMMY!!

Tuesday, December 7:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  Please save the date and join us as we usher in this festive time of year.  With you as chorus and Dilys at the piano, we can sing our favorite carols once again.  Bring a sandwich to share. Our committee for December is:  Ginny Lucil, chips; Sue Stevens, paper goods; Sandy Marshall, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and half and half; and Klondike Bar Dessert.

Friday, December 8:  Labyrinth Walk – in the Parish Hall at 10 am. This monthly Friday morning walk led by Darlene T. Hagon, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator will focus on the theme, Gifts.  She will guide us in exploring the ways in which gifts are an important part of human relationships. Labyrinth Walk and Celebration of the Eucharist, 5:30 pm. The Evening Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist will prompt us to ponder the true question of Advent:  What are we waiting for? The entire service is softly lit and accompanied by meditative music. Anne Koehler + presides. Please join us whether you sit to meditate or walk the labyrinth.

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CHURCH SCHOOL – Ready? Set! GO to the bulletin board in the Gathering Room and SIGN UP for your part in the: CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, December 24;  Epiphany Trope, January 7; how many houses your family would like to make at GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING; how many pieces of pizza you wish to eat! DECEMBER 3: Advent Wreath Making during class time in the Gathering Room – bring greens if you can – church school will provide all supplies. Father Adam will bless wreaths! DECEMBER 3 Christmas Pageant costume assignment – Parish Hall entry way after 10 am service. DECEMBER 7 (Thursday):  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, ADULTS assemble houses, volunteers needed! DECEMBER 9 – the one & only Christmas Pageant rehearsal (5 pm) – Gingerbread House Making (6:15 pm) and pizza. DECEMBER 10 – Sale of Gingerbread Houses, Parish Hall.

Saturday, December 9:  ADVENT RETREAT – 9:30 am to 2 pm, St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main St., Chatham. Journey through Advent with the Trinity; lead by Gail Smith+. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Questions? Call 508-945-2832

Sunday, December 17:  Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet  at 5 p.m. at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster.

 CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencil. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to do colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints that you may purchase at the Holiday Bazaar and all month during her exhibit in the Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

December in the CHS Gallery:  The past few years, December has been the scene of an amazing array of creche sets on loan from our parishioners.  It has been so popular that we would like to continue the tradition this year. If not a creche, perhaps you have another Advent or Christmas decoration that could be shared. The display will go up the week of November 26. Please contact Cynthia Murray, csamurrray@mac.com or 508-896-5634. Thank you!

THANK YOU:  I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 40th Annual Antique Show and Sale such a success! Thank you also to all who were patrons of the show, and in addition, to all who volunteered so willingly to give your time, skills, and efforts posting advertising, covering the “gate,” compiling the show booklet, and assisting in other ways to make this event possible.  The spirit that flows through each of you is such a blessing within our parish.  I am most grateful and thankful to each of you who have given so willingly to help with this annual endeavor!  Thank you,  Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

 

Announcements November 18 – 24

Sunday, November 19:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, November 19:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are reading pages 154 to 167 of Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance.” Brian & Brooke Skea

Sunday, November 19:  Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – 2 pm at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Orleans. Worship leaders will include Jews, Christians, Unitarian/Universalists, Muslims and Wampanoags and an interfaith choir. The offering will support NIA ministry with “at risk“ youth on the lower/outer Cape and refugees and immigrants on the Cape and in Massachusetts. Questions? Call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

Wednesday, November 22:  Wednesdays at Six:  There will be no class on Wednesday, November 22 – the evening before Thanksgiving. This four week series “Grownups in Narnia” is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. November 29:  Chapter Nine, “How They Discovered Something Worth Knowing”; Chapter Ten, “Travels Without the Sun”; Chapter Eleven, “In the Dark Castle”; and, Chapter Twelve, “The Queen of Underland.”

Friday, November 24, 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday, November 25, 10 am – 3 pm. 40th Annual Antiques Show and Sale in the Parish Hall. Admission is $6. per person ($5. with a discount ad or ticket). There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. Begin your holiday shopping or find a special treat for yourself at this wonderful show! We appreciate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Sunday, November 26:  Thanks to our Youth Group, the Giving Tree will be up next Sunday, November 26.  This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week.  Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by December 10. Thank you!

 Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3:  Annual First Fruits Sale –  9 am to 4 pm in the Parish Hall. We are asking you to  WAIT TO PRUNE YOUR EVERGREENS, PINE TREES and SHRUBS until the week after Thanksgiving. Put them in plastic bags and drop them off at the Parish Hall starting Tuesday, November 28th…. our team of Christmas Elves will convert them into wonderful arrangements that will be sold that weekend. Proceed help support  Outreach to local charities. Questions? Call Dottie Walsh – 508-945-3969.

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CHURCH SCHOOL:  Ready? Set! GO to the bulletin board in the Gathering Room and SIGN UP for your part in the:  CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, December 24;  Epiphany Trope, January 7; how many houses your family would like to make at GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING; how many pieces of pizza you wish to eat! DECEMBER 3: Advent Wreath Making during class time in the Gathering Room – bring greens if you can – church school will provide all supplies. Father Adam will bless wreaths! DECEMBER 3 Christmas Pageant costume assignment – Parish Hall entry way after 10 am service. DECEMBER 7 (Thursday):  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, ADULTS assemble houses, volunteers needed! DECEMBER 9 – the one & only Christmas Pageant rehearsal (5 pm) – Gingerbread House Making (6:15 pm) and pizza. DECEMBER 10 – Sale of Gingerbread Houses, Parish Hall.

          Our Thanksgiving display of veggies is being donated to the Lower Cape Outreach.

Sunday, December 3:  Youth Brunch – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service – Please come to a delicious brunch, prepared and served by our fabulous youth! YUMMY!!

Tuesday, December 7:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  Please save the date and join us as we usher in this festive time of year.  With you as chorus and Dilys at the piano, we can sing our favorite carols once again.  Bring a sandwich to share. Our committee for December is:  Ginny Lucil, chips; Sue Stevens, paper goods; Sandy Marshall, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and half and half; and Klondike Bar Dessert.

Saturday, December 9:  ADVENT RETREAT – 9:30 am to 2 pm, St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main St., Chatham. Journey through Advent with the Trinity; lead by Gail Smith+. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Questions? Call 508-945-2832

VESTRY NOMINATING COMMITTEE APPOINTED :  Our Nominating Committee for 2018 has been appointed by the Vestry. They are Kathy Goddard (outgoing Vestry  representative), Chip Bechtold, Jack Sasso, Sandy Marshall, and Anne Moronta.  At the Annual Meeting elections for the following positions will be filled: one Warden (two-year term), the Treasurer and Clerk (each of these for one year terms), and four Vestry-at-large (two year terms).  Additionally, we will elect two Delegates and an Alternate for Diocesan Convention/Deanery Assembly, and also two representatives to the Cape Cod Council of Churches. Parishioners are welcome to submit suggestions for these positions to any Nominating Committee member.  (One Warden, and four Vestry-at-large members are continuing in office with a year remaining in their terms.)

CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencil. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to do colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints that you may purchase at the Holiday Bazaar and all month during her exhibit in the Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

 

 

Announcements November 11 – 17

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour:  4 p.m. – Saturday, November 4 through and including Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Sunday, November 12:  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, November 12:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, November 12:  Book Discussion Group – Our group is cancelled this Sunday because of the Open Forum in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. See you next week! Brian & Brooke Skea

Wednesday, November 15:  Wednesdays at SixThis four week series “Grownups in Narnia” is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. (There will be no class on Wednesday, November 22—the evening before Thanksgiving). From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. Please read Chapters Five, through and including Chapter Eight for our second secession. More information can be found in our November Together.

 Wednesday, November 15: MEN’S LUNCHEON at 12 Noon. Our Men’s Lunch group will meet in the Fireplace Room. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Sunday, November 19:  Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – 2 pm at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Orleans. Worship leaders will include Jews, Christians, Unitarian/Universalists, Muslims and Wampanoags and an interfaith choir. The offering will support NIA ministry with “at risk“ youth on the lower/outer Cape and refugees and immigrants on the Cape and in Massachusetts. Questions? Call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

 SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 40th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 24, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 25, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. Admission is $6. per person ($5. with a discount ad or ticket).  There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. Begin your holiday shopping or find a special treat for yourself at this wonderful show! We will sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

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CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencil. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to do colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints that you may purchase at the Holiday Bazaar and all month during her exhibit in the Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

December in the CHS Gallery:  The past few years, December has been the scene of an amazing array of creche sets on loan from our parishioners.  It has been so popular that we would like to continue the tradition this year. If not a creche, perhaps you have another Advent or Christmas decoration that could be shared. The display will go up the week of November 26. Please contact Cynthia Murray, csamurrray@mac.com or 508-896-5634. Thank you!

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall and winter clothing and paper shopping bags. 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? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – CAPE COD:   Gifts for Brewster and Truro future home owners. Shaws Market has a stamp/cookware promotion for Rachael Ray bakeware. Please help us save the stamps and let’s see what we can get for the new Brewster and Truro Habitat build homeowners. The promotion runs until January 2, 2018. Put your stamps in the box on the Welcome Table at​ the side entrance to the Parish Hall or give your stamps to Elizabeth or Gilbert Merritt.

Health Ministries: Your Health Ministries Committee is excited to announce the start of our educational program offerings in January 2018. Each month we will highlight a health issue we have identified based upon your responses to last year’s survey. As a preview, the first topic is thyroid cancer. Here are some facts you may not be aware of:  “Did you know you have a butterfly in your neck? The thyroid gland is a very important butterfly shaped gland located at the front of your neck beneath your voice box. A healthy thyroid is a little larger than a quarter and cannot be felt through the skin. Coming in January, how to do a neck examination and some information about thyroid nodules.” Stay tuned for more details!

 

Announcements November 4 – 10

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back THIS Saturday evening, November 4 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour:  4 p.m. – Saturday, November 4 through and including Saturday, February 24, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:  Sunday, November 12:  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, November 5:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, November 5:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are reading Rohr’s The Divine Dance; pages 140 to 154. Brian & Brooke Skea

Sunday, November 5:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – The first Sunday of every month is YOUTH SUNDAY.  As well as the ever popular Youth Group Brunch, Church School youth will be Lectors and Church School families will be reading at the 10 am service. The Youth Group will serve and host a delicious brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please come!

Wednesday, November 8:  Wednesdays at SixThis is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. We begin on Wednesday, November 8 a four week series (with a Wednesday off on November 22—the evening before Thanksgiving):  “Grownups in Narnia.” From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. Please read Chapters One, through and including Chapter Four for our first secession. More information can be found in our November Together.

Friday, November 10:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 am CHS Parish Hall. Meditation comes easily while walking the labyrinth accompanied by music selected by Director of Music, and Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Darlene T. Hagon.  Imaginative decorations and candlelight urge us to contemplate the opening prayer offered by Rev. Anne Koehler and the comments of Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator on the monthly theme. Please join us whether you sit to meditate or walk the labyrinth.

Saturday, November 11: SAVE THE DATE – CHS YOUTH GROUP SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5 pm to 9 pm. The CHS Youth Group is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Orleans After School Activities Program Scholarship Fund. We will be serving a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with salad, drinks and live music! The cost for this event is a free will offering at the door. All proceeds will go to the OASAP* Scholarship Fund. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax deductible donation to this program, make checks payable to OASAP (please note Scholarship Fund on the check) and give to Matt Thompson or mail to OASAP, PO Box 2063, Orleans, MA 02653.  The goal of the OASAP is to provide a safe, nurturing, creative and fun environment for children of working parents after school.  Anyone who would like to help in any way please contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net.

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Wednesday, November 15: MEN’S LUNCHEON at 12 Noon. Our Men’s Lunch group will meet in the Fireplace Room. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Sunday, November 19:  Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – 2 pm at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Orleans. Worship leaders will include Jews, Christians, Unitarian/Universalists, Muslims and Wampanoags and an interfaith choir. The offering will support NIA ministry with “at risk“ youth on the lower/outer Cape and refugees and immigrants on the Cape and in Massachusetts. Questions? Call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 40th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 24, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 25, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. Admission is $6. per person ($5. with a discount ad or ticket).  There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. Begin your holiday shopping or find a special treat for yourself at this wonderful show! We will sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencil. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to do colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints that you may purchase at the Holiday Bazaar and all month during her exhibit in the Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

December in the CHS Gallery:  The past few years, December has been the scene of an amazing array of creche sets on loan from our parishioners.  It has been so popular that we would like to continue the tradition this year. If not a creche, perhaps you have another Advent or Christmas decoration that could be shared. The display will go up the week of November 26. Please contact Cynthia Murray, csamurrray@mac.com or 508-896-5634. Thank you!

Health Ministries: Your Health Ministries Committee is excited to announce the start of our educational program offerings in January 2018. Each month we will highlight a health issue we have identified based upon your responses to last year’s survey. As a preview, the first topic is thyroid cancer. Here are some facts you may not be aware of:  “Did you know you have a butterfly in your neck? The thyroid gland is a very important butterfly shaped gland located at the front of your neck beneath your voice box. A healthy thyroid is a little larger than a quarter and cannot be felt through the skin. Coming in January, how to do a neck examination and some information about thyroid nodules.” Stay tuned for more details!

 

 

 

Announcements October 28 – November 3, 2107

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back NEXT Saturday evening, November 4 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour:  4 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 through and including Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Sunday, October 29:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

 Sunday, October 29:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance”, reading Part II up to page 145. Brian & Brooke Skea

Thursday, November 2:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  Please come, bring a sandwich to share, and time to visit with new and old friends. The November committee is:  Barbara Mahoney, chips; Nancy Ludwig, paper goods; Ginny Clarendon, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and 1/2 and 1/2.  Joan Proctor and Pat Carroll will team up for dessert.  Hope to see you all there.

Saturday, November 4:  Don’t forget to support and come to our ALL PARISH HOLIDAY BAZAAR from 9 am to 3 pm. Here’s how to participate and help make our bazaar a success.  DONATIONS NEEDED:  All homemade food items (any kind), Fall closet and jewelry box items, Gently used books, Elegant items you don’t use. IF YOU have some Hand Crafts to donate for the bazaar, please contact Libby Hall  508-394-2362. Do you want to sell your own crafts at the bazaar? Spaces are limited, $50. rental fee… parishioners get priority. DROP OFF DONATIONS starting noon on Thursday, November 2 through Saturday Morning November 4. Contact Sue Sasso  508-255-1732.

Sunday, November 5:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – The first Sunday of every month is YOUTH SUNDAY.  As well as the ever popular Youth Group Brunch, Church School youth will be Lectors and Church School families will be reading at the 10 am service. The Youth Group will serve and host a delicious brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please come!

Wednesday, November 8:  Wednesdays at SixThis is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. We begin on Wednesday, November 8 a four week series (with a Wednesday off on November 22—the evening before Thanksgiving):  “Grownups in Narnia.” From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. Please read Chapters One, through and including Chapter Four for our first secession. More information can be found in our November Together.

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Friday, November 10:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 am CHS Parish Hall. Meditation comes easily while walking the labyrinth accompanied by music selected by Director of Music, and Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Darlene T. Hagon.  Imaginative decorations and candlelight urge us to contemplate the opening prayer offered by Rev. Anne Koehler and the comments of Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator on the monthly theme. Please join us whether you sit to meditate or walk the labyrinth.

 Saturday, November 11: SAVE THE DATE – CHS YOUTH GROUP SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5 pm to 9 pm. The CHS Youth Group is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Orleans After School Activities Program Scholarship Fund. We will be serving a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with salad, drinks and live music! The cost for this event is a free will offering at the door. All proceeds will go to the OASAP* Scholarship Fund. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax deductible donation to this program, make checks payable to OASAP (please note Scholarship Fund on the check) and give to Matt Thompson or mail to OASAP, PO Box 2063, Orleans, MA 02653.  The goal of the OASAP is to provide a safe, nurturing, creative and fun environment for children of working parents after school.  Anyone who would like to help in any way please contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net.

 SAVE THE DATES for the 40th Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 25, from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques. You will receive a letter asking for your support of this longstanding fund raiser for our parish.  We hope that you will be a PATRON of this show that has been such a tradition here at the CSH. Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Debbie Meguerdichian at 508-255-8819. Thank you for your support!

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of October is Gail Smith+. Her paintings come from her travels in the U.S., overseas and on the Cape. Come and enjoy her show! The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

December in the CHS Gallery:  The past few years, December has been the scene of an amazing array of creche sets on loan from our parishioners.  It has been so popular that we would like to continue the tradition this year.  If not a creche, perhaps you have another special Advent or Christmas decoration that could be shared.  The display will go up the week of November 26.  If you would like to participate, please contact Cynthia Murray, csamurray@mac.com or 508/896-5634.  Thank you!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – CAPE COD:   Gifts for Brewster and Truro future home owners.Shaws Market has a stamp/cookware promotion for Rachael Ray bakeware. Please help us save the stamps and let’s see what we can get for the new Brewster and Truro Habitat build homeowners. The promotion runs until January 2, 2018. Put your stamps in the box on the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall or give your stamps to Elizabeth or Gilbert Merritt.