Author Archives: Debbi Manning

Announcements October 19 – 25

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday evening, November 2 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour: 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 through and including Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Sunday, October 20:  OUTREACH SUNDAY – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. The CHS Outreach Ministry team is holding its biennial charitable agency fair of displays and representatives from many of the local groups that we support and work with. There will also be a brief presentation at the 10:00 service about our wonderful Outreach program. Please join us and learn about how our parish outreach is making a difference in many lives.

Sunday, October 20: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. There will be no book discussion group meeting after the 10 am service over the next two Sundays. Sunday, October 20 is an Outreach presentation and Sunday, October 27 is Adam+ and Lori’s farewell gathering. We will read Chapter 3 of Bauckham’s Bible and Mission on Sunday November 3. Brian and Brooke Skea

FAREWELL CELEBRATION FOR ADAM+ AND LORI LINTON –  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
We hope you will ALL join us at 10 am on October 27th for our final service with Adam+. So that we can all worship together for this special day, THERE WILL BE NO 5 pm SERVICE on SATURDAY 10/26 AND NO 8:00 a.m. SERVICE ON SUNDAY 10/27. Following the service everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for a celebration of Adam+ and Lori’s ten years with us. If you have not responded to the invitation you received about this, please do so today! Cynthia Murray and Melissa Keeffe, Wardens

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

CHS RECYLCLING TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Most of us recycle our home trash; CHS does too. Could you volunteer to help do the CHS recycling every week for one month? Pick up the paper and other recycling at CHS after you attend a weekend service or come Monday – Friday when the buildings are open. There isn’t much each week….but as Adam+ said in his recent sermon, every little bit of recycling helps our planet. Contact Jack Sasso if you are willing to help at 508-255-1732 or jacksasso@hotmail.com.

Antique Show and Sale:  First Time VOLUNTEERS Wanted! Seeking those who can give 1 to 2 hours, on 1 of 2 days! It’s that simple! WHAT: Sit at a table, welcome patrons at the door OR help them buy lunch at the 42nd annual Antique Show, When: Friday November 29 OR Saturday November 30. Yes, that’s right, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! Times: Shifts on both days, from 11:30-3:00 pm. Provided: All instructions along with comfortable chairs, good company, and best of all… give of yourself, spend a lovely hour or two enjoying a wonderful event. Please contact: Ann Pike-Paris @ 508-255-3583 or apikep2@gmail.com. And thank you in advance!

FREE SHOP: Your Fall/Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Needed –  paper shopping bags with handles, the Free Shop has gone green! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! Please donate:  Gently Used Jewelry; Attic Treasures; Used Books; Food Table donations (Cris Harter and Cynthia Murray); and Cookie Walk. Volunteer sign up posters are up in the Reception Room and the Parish Hall, please sign up and support this wonderful CHS event. For more info see the October Together or contact Sue Sasso, Priscilla Isner, Cynthia Murray or Cris Harter.

Our October Ladies Luncheon was bittersweet. We had a good turnout and lots of conversation, but it was Lori Linton’s last meeting with us. We send her our very best wishes for happiness and fulfillment in the next chapter of her life. Calendars ready? Our next meeting is November 7 and our committee is:  Pat Carroll, Chips; Betty Yearing, Juice; Jane Affleck, Half and Half; Gail Binney Sterne, Paper Goods; Fay Cole, Centerpieces; Dilys Smith, Dessert.  Bring a sandwich to share and join us at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

PLEASE CHECK THE PARISH HALL KITCHEN FOR ANY DISHES THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LEFT!

WEBSITE SERMONS:  Adam’s sermons (both texts and audios), are no longer available on our parish website. However, the audios have been preserved on a thumbdrive, and the written texts printed out in a collection. Both of these will be available in the parish Library after his departure.

 

 

 

Ammouncements October 5 – 11

FAREWELL CELEBRATION FOR ADAM+ AND LORI LINTON –
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 – We hope you will ALL join us at 10 am on October 27th for our final service with Adam+. So that we can all worship together for this special day, THERE WILL BE NO 5 pm SERVICE on SATURDAY 10/26 AND NO 8:00 a.m. SERVICE ON SUNDAY 10/27. Following the service everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for a celebration of Adam+ and Lori’s ten years with us. If you have not responded to the invitation you received about this, please do so today! Cynthia Murray and Melissa Keeffe, Wardens

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office.

Sunday, October 6:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am service in the Parish Hall, please join us for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group. October’s Menu:  Individual Omelets, Ham, Wheat Toast, Fruit & Juice, Coffee Tea, $8 per person;  Children under 18 are free.

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

 Sunday, October 6:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – The Fall season of the Book Discussion Group has begun, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We continue reading chapter 1 of Richard Bauckham’s Bible and Mission. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, October 6:  Blessing of the Animals at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

In honor of St. Francis, we have a bulletin board in the Parish Hall with pictures of your pets. Please check it out and enjoy all of our furry friends!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The 2019-2020 Church School Year has begun!  SAVE THE DATE –  Friday October 18 – Pumpkin Carving – details and sign up are on Church School and Youth Group Bulletin boards. Plans are underway for a Middle School Retreat (5th – 9th Graders) November 15-17 at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH. These retreats are always great fun. Interested? Contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund.  Thank you very much.

Friday, October 11:  MONTHLY GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 12 Noon. Please join our happy group of volunteers who enjoy keeping our church grounds looking good. There will be lots of clean up and fall preparations to do.  Bring your tools (or use ours) and we will show you what to do.

Sunday, October 20:  OUTREACH SUNDAY – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. The CHS Outreach Ministry team is holding its biennial charitable agency fair of displays and representatives from many of the local groups that we support and work with. There will also be a brief presentation at the 10:00 service about our wonderful Outreach program. Please join us and learn about how our parish outreach is making a difference in many lives.

 New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Needed –  paper shopping bags with handles, the Free Shop has gone green! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! Please donate:  Gently Used Jewelry; Attic Treasures; Used Books; Food Table donations (Cris Harter and Cynthia Murray); and Cookie Walk. We will soon be putting up Volunteer sign up sheets. For more info see the October Together or contact Sue Sasso or Cynthia Murray.

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

 

 

Announcements September 28 – October 4

Sunday, September 29:  SHEPHERD GROUPS & EVENSONG – All Shepherd groups will meet together at a celebration of St. Michael and All Angels in a Choral Evensong  at 5 pm. Bring your friends and join us first in the church for Evensong, (this is open to everyone, not just Shepherd Group participants) and then in the Parish Hall for a reception, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and light finger foods; hosted by the CHS Shepherd Groups. Beverages will be provided. Please come and join us for fellowship in the Parish Hall after the service.

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 29:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – The Fall season of the Book Discussion Group has begun, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We continue reading chapter 1 of Richard Bauckham’s Bible and Mission. Brian and Brooke Skea

In honor of St. Francis, we have a bulletin board in the Parish Hall with pictures of your pets. Please check it out and enjoy all of our furry friends!

Thursday, October 3:  Ladies Luncheon – Come to the Parish Hall at 12 Noon and bring a sandwich. We cut them up and plate them for all to share.  Beverage, chips, and dessert are provided. The committee is: Chips; Ginny Clarendon, Half & Half; Jane Affleck,  Decorations; Gail Binney Sterne, Paper Supplies; Sandy Marshall, Dessert; Joan Proctor.

Friday October 4:  St. Francis Labyrinth Walk The walk begins at 10 am and the labyrinth will remain up until noon.

Sunday, October 6:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am service in the Parish Hall, please join us for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group. October’s Menu:  Individual Omelets, Ham, Wheat Toast, Fruit & Juice, Coffee Tea, $8 per person;  Children under 18 are free.

 Sunday, October 6:  Blessing of the Animals at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The 2019-2020 Church School Year has begun!  SAVE THE DATE –  Friday October 18 – Pumpkin Carving – details and sign up are on Church School and Youth Group Bulletin boards. Plans are underway for a Middle School Retreat (5th – 9th Graders) November 15-17 at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH. These retreats are always great fun. Interested? Contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Needed –  paper shopping bags with handles, the Free Shop has gone green! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH has resumed. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We are discussing Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! It’s that time of year again! There are many ways you can support this popular and successful fund raising parish event. Gently Used Jewelry: We welcome “good costume” or “fine” jewelry donations.  Drop off box is in Parish Office. Clearly label these donations so we can price them properly in advance of the bazaar. Volunteer sign up and other donation drop offs will be in October. More information will be available as we get closer to the date! Sue Sasso & Priscilla Isner.  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., for the HOLIDAY BAZAAR, please save a jar or two for the bake sale. Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

Wednesday, October 9:  CoastsweepVolunteer to help improve our shorelines! First Encounter Beach, Eastham – 10 am to 12 Noon. (Rain date: October 15). Questions? Contact Stefanie Paventy at 508-968-5125 or stefanie.paventy@escci.org.

 

 

Announcements September 21-27

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 22:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – The Fall season of the Book Discussion Group has begun, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will begin reading Bible and Mission by Richard Bauckham, starting with Chapter One. Available on Amazon or by ordering at your local bookseller. We look forward to seeing you all. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 29:  SHEPHERD GROUPS & EVENSONG – All Shepherd groups will meet together at a celebration of St. Michael and All Angels in a Choral Evensong  at 5 pm.  Bring your friends and join us first in the church for Evensong and then in the Parish Hall for a Pot Luck supper, hosted by the Shepherd Groups of CHS.

In honor of St. Francis, we will have a bulletin board in the Parish Hall with pictures of your pets. Please send or bring the picture to the office. Please put your name and your pet’s name on the back of the photo. Deadline Sunday, September 29.

St. Francis Labyrinth Walk: Friday October 4, the walk begins at 10 am and the labyrinth will remain up until noon.

 Sunday, October 6:  Blessing of the Animals at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The 2019-2020 Church School Year has begun!  SAVE THE DATE –  Friday October 18 – Pumpkin Carving – details and sign up are on Church School and Youth Group Bulletin boards. Plans are underway for a Middle School Retreat (5th – 9th Graders) November 15-17 at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH. These retreats are always great fun. Interested? Contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net.

Choir rehearsal has resumed! We begin work on Evensong, as well as Adam’s+ last service, and All Saints’ Day. We are always happy to welcome new singers to this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the church.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH has resumed. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We are discussing Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! It’s that time of year again! There are many ways you can support this popular and successful fund raising parish event. Gently Used Jewelry: We welcome “good costume” or “fine” jewelry donations.  Drop off box is in Parish Office. Clearly label these donations so we can price them properly in advance of the bazaar. Volunteer sign up and other donation drop offs will be in October. More information will be available as we get closer to the date! Sue Sasso & Priscilla Isner.  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., for the HOLIDAY BAZAAR, please save a jar or two for the bake sale. Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit, we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: office@chsorleans.org or  508-255-0433.

 

Announcements September 14 – 21

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 15:  The Fall season of the Book Discussion Group will begin, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Members should bring ideas for the book we will read this Fall. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, September 16:  Together DEADLINE!

Sunday, September 29:  SHEPHERD GROUPS & EVENSONG – All Shepherd groups will meet together at a celebration of St. Michael and All Angels in a Choral Evensong  at 5 pm.  Bring your friends and join us first in the church for Evensong and then in the Parish Hall for a reception hosted by the Shepherd Groups of CHS.

In honor of St. Francis, we will have a bulletin board in the Parish Hall with pictures of your pets. Please send or bring the picture to the office. Please put your name and your pet’s name on the back of the photo. Deadline Sunday, September 29. We will have a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 6 at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The 2019-2020 Church School Year has begun!  SAVE THE DATE –  Friday October 18 – Pumpkin Carving – details and sign up are on Church School and Youth Group Bulletin boards. Plans are underway for a Middle School Retreat (5th – 9th Graders) November 15-17 at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH. These retreats are always great fun. Interested? Contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net. Joan McFadden

Choir rehearsal has resumed! We begin work on Evensong, as well as Adam’s+ last service, and All Saints’ Day. We are always happy to welcome new singers to this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the church.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH has resumed. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We are discussing Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! It’s that time of year again! There are many ways you can support this popular and successful fund raising parish event. Gently Used Jewelry: We welcome “good costume” or “fine” jewelry donations.  Drop off box is in Parish Office. Clearly label these donations so we can price them properly in advance of the bazaar. Volunteer sign up and other donation drop offs will be in October. More information will be available as we get closer to the date! Sue Sasso & Priscilla Isner.  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., for the HOLIDAY BAZAAR, please save a jar or two for the bake sale. Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit, we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: office@chsorleans.org or  508-255-0433.

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Announcements August 31 – September 6

Sunday, September 1:  ADULT EDUCATION – Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. This week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on The Sacrifice of Isaac. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this
dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 1:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am service, please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group. September’s Menu: Stuffed French Toast (Apple and Blueberry), Sausage, Fruit, Juice, Coffee and Tea.
$8 per person – Children under 18 are free.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Our Summer program, “Veggie Tale Theater”, concludes Sunday, September 1. The 2019-2020 Church School Year will begin on September 8.  Look for an e-mail with instructions on how to register on line.

Monday, September 2: In observance of Labor Day, the office will be closed.

Tuesday, September 3:  READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH resumes. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

Wednesday, September 4: Choir rehearsal resumes! We begin work on Evensong, Adam’s+ last service and All Saints Day. We are always happy to welcome new singers to this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30pm in the church.

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

Friday, September 6:  LABYRINTH  WALK – Parish Hall at 10 am.  The guided walk takes about 45 minutes; the labyrinth remains up until noon for people to drop in to walk. Give yourself the gift of time and come walk with us, let your reflective time on the labyrinth be a time to rejuvenate and relax. Questions please contact Gail Smith+.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

The Christmas Bazaar is November 2!  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., please save a jar or two for the bake sale.  Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Customers like to buy things they might not make themselves.  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

Monday, September 16:  Together DEADLINE!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29,
10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

 

 

Announcements August 24 – 30

Sunday, August 25:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. This week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on The Birth of Isaac and the Exile of Ishmael. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this
dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME:  It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, August 25:  After the 10 am service, during the Coffee Hour, please join Cheryl Kyle and the Keeffe-Jones family for a presentation about their October 2018 visit to Tanzania.  Come hear about the exciting happenings at Endupoto Primary School and Oljoro Secondary School; both schools are located in the Maasai Steppe and are supported by our Outreach Committee. We will have a picture slide show of the visit to both schools, as well as some safari highlights from the Tanzania trip.

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service!  Interested? Contact Joan at music@chsorleans.org

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

Thursday, September 5:  LADIES LUNCH – Save the date! September 5 is the first Thursday of the month, so come join us in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest of our simple lunch will be provided. Our committee is as follows: Barbara Mahoney, Chips;  Jane Affleck, 1/2 and 1/2; Janet Winter, Paper Goods; Gayle Binney Sterne, Table Decoration; Dilys Smith, Dessert; and Fay Cole, Juice. It will be good to be together again after our two month hiatus. All of you are welcome, and we would love to have you join us.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is still here bringing heat waves, heavy thunder storms, tornados, sharks, seals… so we thought it good to  repeat our reminders on outdoor safety precautions.  Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, bug spray, wearing your helmet when cycling and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect yourself and those around you. Here’s to a safe summer! Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Laura Baksa. Laura
is a sculptor and landscape artist. She creates functional art pieces for the garden and stone “follies” or “ruins”. Please stop by and enjoy her show! Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Summer clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. Mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Wednesday, September 18:  Beginning on Wednesday, September 18 and continuing through October 9, at 5 pm in the Parish Hall, Ken Campbell+ will lead a 4 week book study of The Words of My Father:  Love and Pain in Palestine, by Yousef Bashir. This is about a young Palestinian growing up in the Gaza Strip. Please contact Ken+ at Ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.