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Announcements April 20 – 26

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 21: The Book Discussion Group: There will not be a meeting this Easter Sunday, we will resume next weekend. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, April 21:  Easter Brunch: On Easter Sunday, April 21, we will have a special Easter Brunch after the 10 am service, prepared and served by our Youth Group, come and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 30:  STONE SOUP SUPPER – In the Parish Hall from 5 to 8 pm – an interfaith supper sponsored by Am HaYam Havurah (Jewish congregation on lower/outer cape and Nauset Interfaith).  It will feature conversations on food traditions and their relation to interfaith understanding. If interested in participating please email or call Ken Campbell+ at ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.   Thank you!

RUMMAGE SALE time is here!  Friday, May 3 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, May 4 (9 am to 12 noon).  Can’t wait until 4:00 on Friday to shop?  Early admission at 3:30 pm for a $20 donation (all other times, admission is free).  DONATION DROP OFF at the Parish Hall begins Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am.  Full schedule is posted in the Together and on pink flyers in the Reception Room and Parish Hall.  We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing and shoes in wearable condition. Also, gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances in working order and children’s toys.  New this year – live outdoor plants are also welcome. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, golf or ski equipment.  Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success!  You don’t have to sign up, just please come volunteer your time and help. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607-426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE:  On Friday, May 17, Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH) an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOMELESS AND AT-RISK YOUTH on the Lower and Outer Cape.  Please come and support this work!  For more information, please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP:  THANK YOU to all of you who responded to the appeal for coffee hour hosts!  The sign up sheet goes into August and as of right now there are just two openings:  May 12 and July 28.  Sign up today!

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

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

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Is open during coffee hour on Sundays until 12 Noon. Please stop by. Summer schedule sign up:  There will be a sign up calendar for July and August on the bulletin board in the side entry way to the parish hall. Please pick your time preference: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Questions? Call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Association.org. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

PASTORAL CARE:  Celia Calhoun, Coordinator – If YOU are taken to the hospital, please inform the staff there that you want your home parish to be informed. The chaplain there will call our office to let us know. And if you are already visiting someone, please let me know who you are, and who you are visiting so we can make sure that everyone is covered (as far as is possible). ccalhouncape@comcast.net, 508-776-6628 or pastoralcare@chsorleans.org.

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 April 13 – 19

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 18:  Maundy Thursday, 6 pm – Foot Washing, Agape Supper & Eucharist (Parish Hall)

April 19:  Good Friday, 3 pm – Labyrinth Walk (Parish Hall) & 5 pm Good Friday Liturgy (Church)

April 20:  Holy Saturday, 7 pm – Easter Vigil

April 21:  Easter Sunday, 8 & 10 am – Easter Egg Hunt after 10 am Service

Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, April 13 and 14 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given.  Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate. Deadline: Monday, April 15.

HELP NEEDED! COFFEE HOUR SIGN-UP TODAY IN THE PARISH HALL, after the 10 am service.

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 14:  PALM SUNDAY – CHURCH SCHOOL – Families line the pews with palms as clergy, choir and parish enter church. After prayers children attend classes. During Coffee Hour there will be egg coloring for the Parish.

Sunday, April 14: The Book Discussion Group:  Following the 10 am Palm Sunday service in the Fireplace Room, we will finish Walter Wink’s The Powers That Be, reading Chapter 11 and the Epilogue. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, April 18:  Maundy Thursday We’ve posted a sign-up sheet in the reception room for the Agape supper, to be held in the Parish Hall at 6 pm. Please sign-up and let us know how many in your party. This foot washing, Agape supper and Eucharist is for children and adults. Children can help set up at 5:30 pm and help strip the altar at the end of the evening.

NIGHTWATCH:  Please sign up on the sign up sheet in the Reception Room. We are offering you the opportunity to keep watch, in hour intervals, through the quiet time of the night. From Maundy Thursday evening starting at 8 pm, through the morning of Good Friday, until 8 am.  This will be a time when you can come and pray, meditate, or watch in quiet adoration of the Passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Friday, April 19:  34th GOOD FRIDAY WALK UNITED PEOPLE FOR KIDS – 8:30 am Registration at Bible Alliance Church, Rte 6A, Brewster. If you can’t join the Walk but would like to make a pledge or free will offering, please contact Rich Weeks at 508-685-8746 or mail your donations (Checks payable to United People for Kids) to: United People for Kids, PO Box 297, Yarmouth Port, MA  02675.

Friday, April 19:  STATIONS OF THE CROSS AND Labyrinth Walk:  On Good Friday, there will be a “Stations of the Cross” and Labyrinth Walk using our larger labyrinth at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

All are welcome to attend the annual Ecumenical Good Friday service of the Nauset Interfaith Association at the Brewster Baptist Church, route 6A on April 19 at 12 Noon. For more information please contact Ken Campbell+ at ksbcambell5050@gmail.com, 413-478-5719 or The Rev. Dr. Doug Scalise at dscalise@brewsterbaptistchurch.org or 508-896-3381.

Sunday, April 21:  Easter Brunch: On Easter Sunday, April 21, we will have a special Easter Brunch after the 10 am service, prepared and served by our Youth Group, come and enjoy!

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

The Lenten Array is now up on the altars for the last two weeks of Lent.  For those of you who would like to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments, there are booklets available at all entrances to the sanctuary beginning today, Sunday, April 7 through Maundy Thursday.  Questions, contact Leslie Jones at 774-212-2856 or leslie.f.jones896@gmail.com.

 HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Association.org. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

SAVE THE DATE:  On Friday, May 17, Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH) an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOMELESS AND AT-RISK YOUTH on the Lower and Outer Cape.  Please come and support this work!  For more information, please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.

 

April 6 – 12

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 18:  Maundy Thursday, 6 pm – Foot Washing, Agape Supper & Eucharist (Parish Hall)

April 19:  Good Friday, 3 pm – Labyrinth Walk (Parish Hall) & 5 pm  – Good Friday Liturgy (Church)

April 20:  Holy Saturday, 7 pm – Easter Vigil

April 21:  Easter Sunday, 8 & 10 am – Easter Egg Hunt after 10 am Service

Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, April 6 and 7 and next weekend, April 13 and 14 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given.  Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate.
Deadline: Monday, April 15.

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 7:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Children attend the 10 am service with their families for their presentation of the Iona Community’s “He was Going on a Journey” under the direction of Ruth Campbell. After play, children attend classes. Please join us in the Parish Hall for a delicious BRUNCH, prepared and served by our Youth Group.  Also on Easter Sunday, April 21, we will have a special Easter Brunch after the 10 am service, come and enjoy!

Sunday, April 7: The Book Discussion Group: Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading The Powers That Be by Walter Wink, reading chapters 8 and 9. Brian and Brooke Skea

Fridays, April 12:  Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten WalksOur small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday, April 19 at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

Friday, April 12:  April Garden Party:  Weather date of Friday, April 26. Meet in the rear parking lot at 8:30 am. Water, coffee and donut holes provided. Gilbert

Sunday, April 14:  PALM SUNDAY – CHURCH SCHOOL – Families line the pews with palms as clergy, choir and parish enter church. After prayers children attend classes. During Coffee Hour there will be egg coloring for the Parish.

Thursday, April 18:  Maundy Thursday We’ve posted a sign-up sheet in the reception room for the Agape supper, to be held in the Parish Hall at 6 pm. Please sign-up and let us know how many in your party. This foot washing, Agape supper and Eucharist is for children and adults. Children can help set up at 5:30 pm and help strip the altar at the end of the evening.

Friday, April 19:  34th  GOOD FRIDAY WALK UNITED PEOPLE FOR KIDS – 8:30 am Registration at Bible Alliance Church, Rte 6A, Brewster. If you can’t join the Walk but would like to make a pledge or free will offering, please contact Rich Weeks at 508-685-8746 or mail your donations (Checks payable to United People for Kids) to: United People for Kids, PO Box 297, Yarmouth Port, MA  02675.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday.

HELP NEEDED! COFFEE HOUR SIGN-UP TODAY IN THE PARISH HALL, after the 10 am service.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

The Lenten Array is now up on the altars for the last two weeks of Lent.  For those of you who would like to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments, there are booklets available at all entrances to the sanctuary beginning today, Sunday, April 7 through Maundy Thursday.  Questions, contact Leslie Jones at 774-212-2856 or leslie.f.jones896@gmail.com.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Association.org. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

Stations of the Cross: Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent. While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

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March 30 – April 5

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

April 18:  Maundy Thursday, 6 pm – Foot Washing, Agape Supper & Eucharist (Parish Hall)

April 19:  Good Friday, 3 pm – Labyrinth Walk (Parish Hall) & 5 pm –  Good Friday Liturgy (Church)

April 20:  Holy Saturday, 7 pm – Easter Vigil

April 21:  Easter Sunday, 8 & 10 am – Easter Egg Hunt after 10 am Service

TODAY—Sunday, March 31: Choral Evensong, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

Sunday, March 31:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue 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, March 31: The Book Discussion Group – Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading The Powers That Be by Walter Wink, reading chapters 6 and 7. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, April 4:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. The committee for our April 4 meeting is: Ginny Lucil, chips; Betsy Mason, 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Georgia Schneider, juice; Susan Owens, paper goods; Joan Proctor, Table Decoration.

Fridays, April 5 & 12:  Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten WalksOur small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday, April 19 at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, April 7:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  During the 10 am service the children will present the Iona Community’s “He was Going on a Journey” under the direction of Ruth Campbell.

Friday, April 12:  April Garden Party:  Weather date of Friday, April 26. Usual time and place. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to join us. Gilbert

 Thursday, April 18:  Maundy Thursday We’ve posted a sign-up sheet in the reception room for the Agape supper, to be held in the Parish Hall at 6 pm. Please sign-up and let us know how many in your party.

HELP NEEDED! COFFEE HOUR SIGN-UP TODAY IN THE PARISH HALL, after the 10 am service.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Is open during coffee hour on Sundays until 12 Noon. Please stop by. Summer schedule sign up:  There will be a sign up calendar for July and August on the bulletin board in the side entry way to the parish hall. Please pick your time preference: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Questions? Call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

Stations of the Cross: Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent. While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

 

 

Announcements March 23 – 29

Sunday, March 24:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue 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, March 24: The Book Discussion Group – Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading The Powers That Be by Walter Wink, reading chapters 4 and 5 up to page 111. Bill and Margaret Ann Heuss will be convening, as we will be away. Brian and Brooke Skea

Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten WalksOn Fridays, March 29 and April 5 & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Sunday, March 31: Choral Evensong, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

Thursday, April 4:  Ladies Luncheon – We meet at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. The committee for our April 4 meeting is: Ginny Lucil, chips; Betsy Mason, 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Georgia Schneider, juice; Susan Owens, paper goods; Joan Proctor, Table Decoration.

Sunday, April 7:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  During the 10 am service the children will present the Iona Community’s “He was Going on a Journey” under the direction of Ruth Campbell.  Don’t miss it!

April Garden Party:  Will be held on Friday, April 12 with a weather date of Friday, April 26. Usual time and place. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to join us. Gilbert

Stations of the Cross: Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent. While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday – thank you for making our traditional annual EASTER EGG HUNT possible to the delight of all the children!

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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

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

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Is open during coffee hour on Sundays until 12 Noon. Please stop by. Summer schedule sign up:  There will be a sign up calendar for July and August on the bulletin board in the side entry way to the parish hall. Please pick your time preference: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Questions? Call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

 

 

Announcements March 16 – 22

Sunday, March 17:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue 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, March 17: THE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We continue reading Walter Wink’s The Powers That Be, reading Chapters 2 and 3 up to page 81. We hope to complete the book on Palm Sunday, April 14. Brian and Brooke Skea

Upcoming LABYRINTH LENTEN WALKS:  On Fridays, March  22, 29 and April 5, & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Sunday, March 31: CHORAL EVENSONG, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

Thursday, April 4:  LADIES LUNCHEON – We meet at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share. The committee for our April 4 meeting is: Ginny Lucil, chips; Betsy Mason, 1/2 &1/2 and lemon; Georgia Schneider, juice; Susan Owens, paper goods; Joan Proctor, Table Decoration.

Sunday, April 7:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  During the 10 am service the children will present the Iona Community’s “He was Going on a Journey” under the direction of Ruth Campbell.  Don’t miss it!

APRIL GARDEN PARTY:  Will be held on Friday, April 12 with a weather date of Friday, April 26. Usual time and place. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to join us. Gilbert

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent.  While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday – thank you for making our traditional annual EASTER EGG HUNT possible to the delight of all the children!

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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

FREE SHOP: Your 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. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Is open during coffee hour on Sundays until 12 Noon. Please stop by. Summer schedule sign up:  There will be a sign up calendar for July and August on the bulletin board in the side entry way to the parish hall. Please pick your time preference: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Questions? Call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

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 March 9 – 15

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm until November 2.
Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 10,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, March 10:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue 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, March 10: The Book Discussion Group – Following the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. On Sunday March 10 we will begin reading Walter Wink’s The Powers that Be, reading the Introduction and Chapter 1, up to p 37. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, March 13:  Wednesdays in Lent – This series will be held in the Parish Hall. At 5 pm, we begin with a soup and bread supper.  The reflection sessions begin at 5:30 pm, and will conclude at 6:45 pm. The series is based on Eugene Peterson’s Practice Resurrection. It is not a book study, and there’s no homework required. We do need people to sign up, to help us plan well, and to order the study guides each participant will need.  (The whole book is optional, for those who wish it.) Please register, by emailing Adam Linton+ at rector@chsorleans.org.

Upcoming Labyrinth Lenten Walks:  On Fridays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, & 12 our small labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall for people to drop by and walk from 10 am to 12 Noon. There will be a guided walk using our larger labyrinth on Good Friday.  Look for the time for that walk on our Holy Week Service Schedule.

Lenten Sabbath Quiet Day:  Saturday March 16, 9:30, 1 pm in the Parish Hall. Our quiet day for Lent will focus on living into Sabbath time. We will be using our labyrinth, taking time for silence, for mediation and scripture, and reflection. We will also be exploring using Anglican Prayer beads.  Our day will end with a simple Contemplative Eucharist. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided.  Please sign up on the signup sheet in the reception room. Questions please contact the office or Gail Smith+.

Saturday, March 16: Our 5 pm Service will be held in the Parish Hall, and our small labyrinth will be a part of the service.

Sunday, March 31: Choral Evensong, at 5 pm. The CHS Choir, under the leadership of our Music Minister, Joan Kirchner will offer a special Evensong featuring Anglican choral classics of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. This classic, “Rite I” service will also feature Adam+ performing a short re-enactment of a portion of one of the sermons of the great English poet and preacher, John Donne.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Fill the eggs with WRAPPED candies & small trinkets – NO PEANUTS! Bags of empty eggs are in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please return all filled eggs by Palm Sunday – thank you for making our traditional annual EASTER EGG HUNT possible to the delight of all the children!

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Gail+ has been painting, quilting and writing poetry for most of her adult life. “When I paint or sew or write, it is a form of prayer for me. They are also often a time of quiet for me in the midst of a busy schedule…a Sabbath time. My art offerings this month are a sample of what I have done in the past five years. I have called my book of poetry “Gleanings.” So, I thought I would call my art offering this month Sabbath Gleanings.” Enjoy her show! While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019.

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

FREE SHOP: Your 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. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Is open during coffee hour on Sundays until 12 Noon. Please stop by. Summer schedule sign up:  There will be a sign up calendar for July and August on the bulletin board in the side entry way to the parish hall. Please pick your time preference: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Questions? Call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is Brain Health Awareness month! Did you know to keep your brain healthy-first start with your heart? Yes! Keep the blood flowing to your brain by not smoking, controlling high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels down and exercise! Next, try to get enough sleep, 7-9 hours a night. Try for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains and green veggies. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Gail’s+ quilted Stations of the Cross will be in the church throughout Lent.  While we won’t be holding formal scheduled Stations services, booklets with Stations devotions will be available in church for anyone to use, at any time that other services or activities are not going on.

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