Author Archives: Debbi Manning

Announcements October 13 – 19

ALL SAINTS SERVICE – Remembrance Forms (Green form)
The ushers will have these forms available this weekend (October 13 & 14) and next weekend (October 20 & 21). If you would like to have your loved one remembered at our All Saints Service November 4, please fill out the form and place it in the offering plate.  Deadline, Tuesday – October 23.

INQUIRERS CLASSES:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesdays, October 17, and 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  Sessions are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series of three will provide a brief, interactive overview of the Episcopal Church; who we are, what we do and believe. No homework; just come. Sessions will conclude at 6:40.

Sunday, October 14:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on Wednesday, October 17 at 3 pm and Tuesday, October 30 at 1 pm (corrected date) and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table. Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Reception Room. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

FOOD TABLE – DONATIONS:  In addition to the workshops above, we will rely on donations of special baked goods and other food items such as jam, jelly, chutneys, pickles, candy, etc. Whatever is your specialty!  Please label your donations and also be clear if items have nuts.  If you can make items to sell but want help packaging them for sale, bring your donations to the church starting on Thursday November 1 and we will handle the packaging for you.

Saturday, November 3:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 am to 3 pm.   YOU can help make this a successful fund raising event by donating homemade food items, special homemade cookies for the Cookie Walk (2″ size preferred), used jewelry, better used books and elegant white elephant items. Drop off at CHS starting Thursday November 1st;  Come and enjoy the bazaar – bring family & friends – Lunch room open 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteer sign up sheets are in Reception and Parish Hall.

Sunday, October 14:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We begin a new book, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Convergent, New York, 2015), available online or at your local bookseller, reading the first three chapters. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, October 19: THE GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon.  Please help us put our gardens to rest for the winter. Thank you to all who have helped us keep our gardens and grounds lovingly maintained. Coffee, Water & Donut holes will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

CHS Artist:  This month’s exhibit is from the Family Diversity Project & Brooke Eaton-Skea. The Family Diversity Project has created this month’s exhibit entitled “Love Makes a Family” and other traveling  photo-text exhibits, books, and curricula to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds. A sign up sheet for 2019 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! 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.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – It’s hard to believe that our plans are underway for the 41st Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 23, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from. We hope you will be a PATRON of this special tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit by responding to the letter you received. Monies raised support our parish programs.  Questions? Wish to volunteer? Contact Debbie Meguerdichian at (508) 255-8819.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

 

 

 

Announcements October 6 – 12

INQUIRERS CLASSES:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesdays, October 10, 17, and 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  Sessions are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series of three will provide a brief, interactive overview of the Episcopal Church; who we are, what we do and believe. No homework; just come. Sessions will conclude at 6:40.

Sunday, October 7:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13:  RUMMAGE SALE:  Friday:  4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday: 9 am to 12 Noon. Keep saving those much needed donations for this popular sale. DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS Tuesday OCTOBER 9, please see your Together Newsletter for more information. We CANNOT ACCEPT TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall and Reception Room. Questions? Call Suzie Gray: 774-722-1210 or Ike & Fay Cole508-255-9542.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on one of the following dates and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table. Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm to 9 pm, and Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 pm to 4 pm. Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Reception Room. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Contact Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

FOOD TABLE – DONATIONS:  In addition to the workshops above, we will rely on donations of special baked goods and other food items such as jam, jelly, chutneys, pickles, candy, etc. Whatever is your specialty!  Please label your donations and also be clear if items have nuts.  If you can make items to sell but want help packaging them for sale, bring your donations to the church starting on Thursday November 1 and we will handle the packaging for you.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

Church School News: Today, October 7, there is no nursery or Church School because church school families are attending a weekend at the Barbara Harris Camp in New Hampshire. Thank you to all those in the Church family who helped to fund this memorable trip. Our regular Sunday schedule returns next Sunday with Church School and nursery beginning at 9:45 am.

Sunday, October 7:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. In two weeks, Sunday, October 14 we will begin a new book, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Convergent, New York, 2015), available online or at your local bookseller, reading the first three chapters. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, October 19: THE GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon.  Please help us put our gardens to rest for the winter. Thank you to all who have helped us keep our gardens and grounds lovingly maintained. Coffee, Water & Donut holes will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

CHS Artist:  This month’s exhibit is from the Family Diversity Project & Brooke Eaton-Skea. The Family Diversity Project has created this month’s exhibit entitled “Love Makes a Family” and other traveling  photo-text exhibits, books, and curricula to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds. A sign up sheet for 2019 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! 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.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – It’s hard to believe that our plans are underway for the 41st Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 23, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from. We hope you will be a PATRON of this special tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit by responding to the letter you received. Monies raised support our parish programs.  Questions? Wish to volunteer? Contact Debbie Meguerdichian at (508) 255-8819.

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Announcements September 29 – October 5

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee, and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, to be held February 2019.

Appointed to the Committee were: Chip Bechtold, Judy Gardiner, Gilbert Merritt, Anne Moronta, and outgoing Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two-year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one-year term, and five Vestry-at-large members, four for two-year terms, and one for a one-year term.

The Convention Delegates/Deanery Assembly Representatives and Alternate, and two delegates to the Cape Cod Council of Churches were elected last year for two-year terms and will serve their second year in 2019.

Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2019 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

CHS ARTIST:  The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Gail Binney-Sterne. Included in her show marking the 85th Pentecostal birthday of this very special spiritual “HOME” is Gail’s gift to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a quilt entitled GATHERED IN HIS NAME. Please come and see her creative talents on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

INQUIRERS CLASSES:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesdays, October 10, 17, and 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  Sessions are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series of three will provide a brief, interactive overview of the Episcopal Church; who we are, what we do and believe. No homework; just come. Sessions will conclude at 6:40.

Sunday, September 30:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 30:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are finishing “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, reading Part 2, “Jesus in the Gospels,” reading Chapters 11 and 12. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 30:  YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – This is our second Brunch in September on September 30. Please join us  after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.

Thursday, October 4:  Ladies Luncheon – The committee for our October luncheon is as follows:  Ginny Lucil, Chips;  Betty Yearing, Paper goods;  Betsey Mason, Table Decorations;  Georgia Schneider, Juice;  Jane Affleck, lemon and 1/2 and 1/2. Joan Proctor and Pat Carroll will bring dessert. Circle the date on your calendar and join us. Bring a sandwich to share and those crunchy chips we all look forward to, will be waiting for you on the table!

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13:  RUMMAGE SALE:  Friday:  4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday: 9 am to 12 Noon. Keep saving those much needed donations for this popular sale. DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS Tuesday OCTOBER 9, please see your Together Newsletter for more information. We CANNOT ACCEPT TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall and Reception Room. Questions? Melissa Keeffe:  607-426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! 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:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the CHS kitchen on one of the following dates and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table.  Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Wednesday, October 3, 9 am to 12 Noon, Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 pm to 4 pm. Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Parish Hall. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Contact Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – It’s hard to believe that our plans are underway for the 41st Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 23, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from. We hope you will be a PATRON of this special tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit by responding to the letter you received. Monies raised support our parish programs.  Questions? Wish to volunteer? Contact Debbie Meguerdichian at (508) 255-8819.

 

 

Announcements September 22 – 28

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee, and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, to be held February 2019.

Appointed to the Committee were: Chip Bechtold, Judy Gardiner, Gilbert Merritt, Anne Moronta, and outgoing Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two-year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one-year term, and five Vestry-at-large members, four for two-year terms, and one for a one-year term.

The Convention Delegates/Deanery Assembly Representatives and Alternate, and two delegates to the Cape Cod Council of Churches were elected last year for two-year terms and will serve their second year in 2019.

Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2019 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

CHS ARTIST:  The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Gail Binney-Sterne. Included in her show marking the 85th Pentecostal birthday of this very special spiritual “HOME” is Gail’s gift to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a quilt entitled GATHERED IN HIS NAME. Please come and see her creative talents on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT!  It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!

Sunday, September 23:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 23:  CHURCH SCHOOL HAS BEGUN! Come to the Gathering Room to register your children or register online at holyspiritorleans.org.

Sunday, September 23:  THE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP has resumed, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are finishing “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, reading Part 2, “Jesus in the Gospels,” reading Chapters 9 and 10. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 23:  ORLEANS SHEPHERD GROUP  Will meet at Jay Haun’s home: 29 Harbor View Lane, East Orleans for a light supper from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Call Jay at 508-240-1883.

Sunday, September 30:  YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – This is our second Brunch in September on September 30. Please join us  after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.

Thursday, October 4:  LADIES LUNCHEON – The committee for our October luncheon is as follows:  Ginny Lucil, Chips;  Betty Yearing, Paper goods;  Betsey Mason, Table Decorations;  Georgia Schneider, Juice;  Jane Affleck, lemon and 1/2 and 1/2. Joan Proctor and Pat Carroll will bring dessert. Circle the date on your calendar and join us. Bring a sandwich to share and those crunchy chips we all look forward to, will be waiting for you on the table!

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13:  RUMMAGE SALE:  Friday from  4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 12 Noon. Keep saving those much needed donations for this popular sale. DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10; times will be posted. Questions? Contact the Coles at:  pebblepoint@comcast.net/call(315-868-5022).

ACOLYTES:  Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance! We need volunteers.
Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gratefully accepting FALL clothing. 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:  We are back and September is Immunization Month! Are you up to date? Do you know what’s recommended, for all ages? Please stop by the table at coffee hour and look for handouts at the reception desk for more information.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR BAKE SALE:  Cris Harter and Cynthia Murray are organizing the bake sale part of the CHS Holiday Bazaar on November 3.  There will be three “work parties” where we will create and package items that will be sold at the bazaar, and we could use your help!  Meet us in the CHS kitchen on any of these dates: Wednesday, October 3, 9 am – 12 Noon; Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm – 9 pm, Wednesday, October 31st, 1 pm – 4 pm.  There is a sign up sheet in the Gallery/Reception Room where you can add your name. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in.

HOSPITALITY UPDATE:  After several years of faithful service as the head of the Hospitality Committee, Cynthia Wieboldt is stepping down. Beginning the first of September, Fay Cole and Ruth Campbell are heading it up for at least one year. The three team approach has now become a two team approach, with Cynthia Murray continuing to work with Fay as head of one team, and Elizabeth Merritt working with Ruth Campbell to head up the other.  When receptions and all-parish occasions arise, these teams will take turns gathering help and food donations from you, our parishioners.  Thank you in advance for your kind response when we call or email. These are the gatherings that enhance our relationships within our CHS family.

 

 

 

 

Announcements September 15 – 21

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee, and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, to be held February 2019.

Appointed to the Committee were: Chip Bechtold, Judy Gardiner, Gilbert Merritt, Anne Moronta, and outgoing Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two-year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one-year term, and five Vestry-at-large members, four for two-year terms, and one for a one-year term.

The Convention Delegates/Deanery Assembly Representatives and Alternate, and two delegates to the Cape Cod Council of Churches were elected last year for two-year terms and will serve their second year in 2019.

Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2019 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Gail Binney-Sterne. Included in her show marking the 85th Pentecostal birthday of this very special spiritual “HOME” is Gail’s gift to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a quilt entitled GATHERED IN HIS NAME. Please come and see her creative talents on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT!  It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!

Sunday, September 16:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in Fireplace Room, 9 am.  Today we resume our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 16:  CHURCH SCHOOL HAS BEGUN! Come to the Gathering Room to register your children or register online at holyspiritorleans.org. There is just one more fundraiser scheduled for the Barbara Harris Camp weekend, Oct 6-8. Holy Spirit’s Got Talent! so please sign up in the reception room and share your talent at the PARISH-WIDE TALENT SHOW AND SUPPERFriday, September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, September 16:  The Book Discussion Group has resumed, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be finishing “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, reading chapters 7 and 8. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, September 16:  THE BREWSTER-DENNIS SHEPHERD GROUP will resume on Sunday September 16 at 5:30 pm at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s home,  64 Nickerson Road, Orleans.   508-240-6998

Friday, September 21:  GARDEN PARTY 9 am to 12 Noon – We will have a lot of cleanup; putting our gardens to bed for the fall and winter.  All hands will be greatly appreciated. There are things that  ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and care for our parish grounds. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt Cell 508-360-1125.

Saturday, September 22:  ALI SANDS SPEAKS OUT ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS, at 2 pm in the Parish Hall.  Author of the book I Know Who You Are but What Am I?, Ali will speak on her personal journey of self-discovery, issues that affect LGBTQ youth, how they relate to youth homelessness and what we can do to prevent it. Sponsored by Youth Outreach and Hospitality, an action team of the Nauset Interfaith Association. Admission is free. For more information email brookeskea@gmail.com or call 774-279-3453.

Sunday, September 23:  ORLEANS SHEPHERD GROUP  Will meet at Jay Haun’s home: 29 Harbor View Lane, East Orleans for a light supper from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please call Jay at 508-240-1883.

Sunday, September 30:  YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – This is our second Brunch in September on September 30. Please join us  after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.

ACOLYTES:  Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance! We need volunteers.
Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We are back and September is Immunization Month! Are you up to date? Do you know what’s recommended, for all ages? Please stop by the table at coffee hour and look for handouts at the reception desk for more information.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR BAKE SALE:  Cris Harter and Cynthia Murray are organizing the bake sale part of the CHS Holiday Bazaar on November 3.  There will be three “work parties” where we will create and package items that will be sold at the bazaar, and we could use your help!  Meet us in the CHS kitchen on any of these dates: Wednesday, October 3, 9 am – 12 Noon; Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm – 9 pm, Wednesday, October 31st, 1 pm – 4 pm.  There is a sign up sheet in the Gallery/Reception Room where you can add your name. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in.

HOSPITALITY UPDATE:  After several years of faithful service as the head of the Hospitality Committee, Cynthia Wieboldt is stepping down. Beginning the first of September, Fay Cole and Ruth Campbell are heading it up for at least one year. The three team approach has now become a two team approach, with Cynthia Murray continuing to work with Fay as head of one team, and Elizabeth Merritt working with Ruth Campbell to head up the other.  When receptions and all-parish occasions arise, these teams will take turns gathering help and food donations from you, our parishioners.  Thank you in advance for your kind response when we call or email. These are the gatherings that enhance our relationships within our CHS family.

 

 

Announcements September 8 – 14

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee, and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, to be held February 2019.

Appointed to the Committee were: Chip Bechtold, Judy Gardiner, Gilbert Merritt, Anne Moronta, and outgoing Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two-year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one-year term, and five Vestry-at-large members, four for two-year terms, and one for a one-year term.

The Convention Delegates/Deanery Assembly Representatives and Alternate, and two delegates to the Cape Cod Council of Churches were elected last year for two-year terms and will serve their second year in 2019.

Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2019 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Gail Binney-Sterne. Included in her show marking the 85th Pentecostal birthday of this very special spiritual “HOME” is Gail’s gift to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a quilt entitled GATHERED IN HIS NAME. Please come and see her creative talents on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT!  It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!

Sunday, September 9:  ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room at 9 am. We will be finishing 8 Habits of Love, focusing on the chapters of Compassion and Community.

Sunday, September 9:  Today – CHURCH SCHOOL BEGINS TODAY! Come to the gathering room to register your children or register online at holyspiritorleans.org. There is just one more fundraiser scheduled for the Barbara Harris Camp weekend, Oct 6-8. Holy Spirit’s Got Talent! so please sign up in the reception room and share your talent at the PARISH-WIDE TALENT SHOW AND SUPPERFriday, September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall.

Monday, September 10:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch. All are welcome. Questions, call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Friday, September 14:  LABYRINTH WALK at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our next labyrinth walk is an invitation to slow down, to relax, and take some time for ourselves. Come walk with us and take some time to let the labyrinth be a healing and restorative place for you.
Gail Smith+

Friday, September 14:  Play Readers will resume meeting at 1 pm in the Fireplace Room. New readers welcome.  Call Betty Suraci 508-240-2785.

 Saturday, September 15:  Eucharistic Visitors Meeting 10 am in the Chapel in the East Transept.  This is an important meeting, due to some changes being made. We urge all EVs to attend.Sunday, September 16:  The Book Discussion Group will be resuming in September in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be finishing “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, reading Part 2, Chapters 7 to 12, during September. We hope to begin a new book in October. Brooke and Brian Skea

Friday, September 21:  GARDEN PARTY 9 am to 12 Noon – We will have a lot of cleanup; putting our gardens to bed for the fall and winter.  All hands will be greatly appreciated. There are things that  ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and care for our parish grounds. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt Cell 508-360-1125.

Saturday, September 22:  ALI SANDS SPEAKS OUT ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS, at 2 pm in the Parish Hall.  Author of the book I Know Who You Are but What Am I?, Ali will speak on her personal journey of self-discovery, issues that affect LGBTQ youth, how they relate to youth homelessness and what we can do to prevent it. Sponsored by Youth Outreach and Hospitality, an action team of the Nauset Interfaith Association. Admission is free. For more information email brookeskea@gmail.com or call 774-279-3453.

Sunday, September 30:  YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – This is our second Brunch in September on September 30. Please join us  after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 am our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

CHOIR NEWS – The Church of the Holy Spirit Choir Wednesday rehearsals have resumed at 7 pm in the church. If you have an  interest in joining us, this would be a great time! We have some special projects for the fall and would love to welcome new faces. Speak to Joan or a choir member and come join in singing God’s praises!  Joan Kirschner  

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gratefully accepting FALL clothing. 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:  Our committee is still on hiatus.  Our topic for October will be Domestic Violence. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

 

 

Announcements September 1 – 7

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee, and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, to be held February 2019.

Appointed to the Committee were: Chip Bechtold, Judy Gardiner, Gilbert Merritt, Anne Moronta, and outgoing Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two-year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one-year term, and five Vestry-at-large members, four for two-year terms, and one for a one-year term.

The Convention Delegates/Deanery Assembly Representatives and Alternate, and two delegates to the Cape Cod Council of Churches were elected last year for two-year terms and will serve their second year in 2019.

Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2019 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Gail Binney-Sterne. Included in her show marking the 85th Pentecostal birthday of this very special spiritual “HOME” is Gail’s gift to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a quilt entitled GATHERED IN HIS NAME. Please come and see her creative talents on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

Sunday, September 2 & 9:  ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room at 9 am. We will be finishing 8 Habits of Love, focusing on the chapter of Forgiveness on September 2 and chapters of Compassion and Community for September 9.

Sunday, September 2 and 30:  YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – There will be 2 Brunches in September on 9/2 and 9/30. Please join us  after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.

Tuesday, September 4:  READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS – The “Tuesday Study Group” has a new name:  Reading For Spiritual Growth. We meet in the Parish Library twice a month on Tuesday mornings at 10 am to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Come join us! On September 4 we will re-convene to begin to discuss Amy-Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, reviewing Jesus’ parables. Contact Sandy Marshall for more information: svm2@comcast.net or 508-255-9971.

Wednesday, September 5:  CHOIR NEWS – The Church of the Holy Spirit Choir Wednesday rehearsals resume on September 5 at 7 pm in the church. If you have an  interest in joining us, this would be a great time! We have some special projects for the fall and would love to welcome new faces. Speak to Joan or a choir member and come join in singing God’s praises!  Joan Kirschner  

Thursday, September 6:  LADIES’ LUNCHEON – September 6 is the first Thursday of the month and we will meet in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided. Our committee for September is: Pat Carroll, chips;  Sue Stevens, paper goods;  Georgia Schneider, juice; Fay Cole, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and half & half; and Dilys Smith, dessert. Remind each other with a call or text, and talk it up with friends. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, September 9:  CHURCH SCHOOL BEGINS – Registration is live on the CHS Website holyspiritorleans.org – click on Church School to REGISTER NOW! Veggie Tales Theater is available for children during the 10 am service until then. You can still SIGN UP ONLINE for the BCH Camp weekend Oct 6-8. We have over half the funds needed for the trip. Please help us raise the remaining $4,000+ by participating in these fundraisers:  CAR WASH at First Citizens’ Bank, Skaket Corners – Saturday, September 8 at 1 pm. And A PARISH-WIDE (children and adults) TALENT SHOW and Spaghetti Supper, Friday September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall (sign up sheet in the Reception Room).

Friday, September 14:  LABYRINTH WALK at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our next labyrinth walk is an invitation to slow down, to relax, to recharge and take some time for ourselves. Walking the labyrinth with the intention to just “be” can help us move into the fall with fresh eyes and hearts, open to what may come next. Come walk with us and take some time to let the labyrinth be a healing and restorative place for you. Gail Smith+

Sunday, September 16:  The Book Discussion Group will be resuming in September in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be finishing “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, reading Part 2, Chapters 7 to 12, during these three weeks of September. We hope to begin a new book in October. Brooke and Brian Skea

Saturday, September 22:  ALI SANDS SPEAKS OUT ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS, at 2 pm in the Parish Hall.  Author of the book I Know Who You Are but What Am I?, Ali will speak on her personal journey of self-discovery, issues that affect LGBTQ youth, how they relate to youth homelessness and what we can do to prevent it. Sponsored by Youth Outreach and Hospitality, an action team of the Nauset Interfaith Asssociation. Admission is free. For more information email brookeskea@gmail.com or call 774-279-3453.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gratefully accepting FALL clothing. 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:  Our committee is still on hiatus.  Our topic for October will be Domestic Violence Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

PRAYER SHAWIS:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. We’re looking for a new Prayer Shawl Ministry leader; If you are interested please contact Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.