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Announcements December 15 – 21

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE

Weekend of Advent IV:  Saturday, December 22 at 4 pm, and both services on
Sunday, December 23 at 8 am & 10 am will be held in the PARISH HALL.

Christmas Eve:  Monday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day:  Tuesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

PARISH OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURESThe office will be closed Monday, December 24,Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Annual Report Notice:  Please send your Annual Report to chs@chsorleans.org by Monday, January 2019. Thank you.

Sunday, December 16:  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, December 16:  The Book Discussion Group – We will be reading Fleming Rutledge’s sermon, “Grace in a Violent World” for Advent III, this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, December 16:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet on Sunday, December 16 for their annual  potluck supper and Yankee Swap at the home of Fay and Ike Cole, 180 Hay Road, Eastham. RSVP to: dsmithcapecod@gmail.com. Orleans, Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Groups will NOT be meeting in December…. See you in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 18:  READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS – The “Tuesday Study Group Reading For Spiritual Growth” meets in the Parish Library twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys.  Come join us as we continue to discuss Amy-Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, reviewing Jesus’ parables. Contact Sandy Marshall for more information at svm2@comcast.net or 508-255-9971.

Friday, December 21:  Advent Labyrinth Walks – Friday, December 21 at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Advent is a time during which we look for the Coming of Christ as a small child in Bethlehem; we look for Christ to come again, and we look for Christ who lives in our hearts. Give yourself time to reflect and walk with us as we journey through Advent to Christmas and beyond.

Friday, January 4:  Epiphany Labyrinth Walk at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Epiphany is a season of light. It begins with the coming of the wise-men who followed a star to Bethlehem. It ends the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Walk with us as we explore this season of light.   

Thursday, January 10:  Ladies Luncheon will meet on the second Thursday in January 2019. Bring your sandwich to share and enjoy. Our committee for January is:  Virginia Clarendon, Chips;  Sandra Marshall, Table Decorations;  Nancy Lugwig, Paper Goods;  Half and Half and Lemon, Jane Affleck; Pat Carroll, Juice;  and Dylis Smith, Klondike Bars.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST – A CHS Christmas Tradition display of Christmas Creches from around the world. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or csamurray@mac.com if you have a crèche or other Advent or Christmas decorative items you are willing to share.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are 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:  The Health topic for December is Colon Cancer. Did you know that Colon Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.? Do you know how to get tested? Do you know the risk factors and what you may be able to do to lower your risk? Find the answers at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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 December 8 – 14

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE

Weekend of Advent IV:  Saturday, December 22 at 4 pm, and both services on
Sunday, December 23 at 8 am & 10 am will be held in the PARISH HALL.

Christmas Eve:  Monday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day:  Tuesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the office.
Deadline: Thursday, December 13. Thank you.

Church School NewsSaturday, December 8:  PAGEANT REHEARSAL at 5 pm in the Church and PIZZA & GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
Sunday, December 9:  SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour.

Sunday, December 9:  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, December 9:  The Book Discussion Group – We will be reading Fleming Rutledge’s sermon, “The Axe at the Root of the Trees” for Advent 2, this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brian and Brooke Skea

Advent Labyrinth Walks – Fridays December 14, and 21 at 10 am in the Parish Hall.
Advent is a time during which we look for the Coming of Christ as a small child in Bethlehem; we look for Christ to come again, and we look for Christ who lives in our hearts. Give yourself time to reflect and walk with us as we journey through Advent to Christmas and beyond.

Saturday, December 15:  “Advent Quiet Day- Praying our way to Bethlehem” – Saturday December 15 at 9 am in the Parish Hall. We will explore our own journeys as an outward journey and an inner journey to God at our center. We will use various ways to pray: Journaling, Poetry, Guided Meditation, and Contemplative Prayer. We will end the day with a Eucharist. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Beverages and morning snacks will be provided. Please contact the church office if you plan to attend. Questions? Contact Gail Smith at 508-360-0207.

Sunday, December 16:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group will meet on Sunday, December 16th for their annual  potluck supper and Yankee Swap at the home of Fay and Ike Cole, 180 Hay Road, Eastham. RSVP to: dsmithcapecod@gmail.com. Orleans, Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Groups will NOT be meeting in December…. See you in the New Year!

THE GIVING TREE:  Many thanks to all who took a “dove” and have returned it with gifts to The Giving Tree. The cards and notes you see on the tree now are thank you notes from families who have received your gifts in the past. Read them and you will see that your gifts are much appreciated.  Thank you for making Christmas morning special for families in need.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST – A CHS Christmas Tradition display of Christmas Creches from around the world. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or csamurray@mac.com if you have a crèche or other Advent or Christmas decorative items you are willing to share.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter 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:  The Health topic for December is Colon Cancer. Did you know that Colon Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.? Do you know how to get tested? Do you know the risk factors and what you may be able to do to lower your risk? Find the answers at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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!

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 December 1 – 7

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the office. Deadline: Thursday, December 13. Thank you.

Sunday, December 2:  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, December 2:  The Book Discussion Group – We will be reading a selection of readings from Fleming Rutledge’s book, “Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ” starting this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. The first chapter will be emailed separately to members. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, December 2:  YOUTH BREAKFAST – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT join us after the 10 am service for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2:  FIRST FRUITS HOLIDAY SALE – In the Parish Hall 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 12 Noon on Sunday. Do you need a holiday centerpiece, mantel swag or a small arrangement to take as a hostess gift or to a shut in? Do you enjoy home made Christmas cookies? Then come to the CHS First Fruits Holiday Sale! Lovely arrangements made from fresh cut greens with embellishments, Cookie Trays, Gift Baskets and more!  Interested in helping us make arrangements?
Contact Sue Sasso at 860-614-1341.

Church School NewsSunday, December 2:  ADVENT WREATH-MAKING from 9:45 am to 11 am in the Gathering Room. Bring greens if you can. Friday, December 7:  ASSEMBLING GINGERBREAD HOUSES at 5:30 pm in the Kitchen. Saturday, December 8:  PAGEANT REHEARSAL at 5 pm in the Church and PIZZA & GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Sunday, December 9:  SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour.

Thursday, December 6:  Ladies Luncheon – Our December meeting will fall on December 6, and we hope to see you there.  It is a busy month, so mark your calendars now and plan to join us at 12 noon in the Parish Hall.  Bring a sandwich to share and a yearning to sing in the season.  Dilys will lead the way on the piano. The December committee:  1/2 and 1/2 and lemon – Jane Affleck; our dearly loved chips – Ginny Lucil; paper goods – Gayle Binney-Sterne; Juice and table decorations: Fay Cole.

Advent Labyrinth Walks – Fridays December 7, 14, and 21 at 10 am in the Parish Hall.
Advent is a time during which we look for the Coming of Christ as a small child in Bethlehem; we look for Christ to come again, and we look for Christ who lives in our hearts. Come give yourself time to reflect and walk with us as we journey through Advent to Christmas and beyond.  Save the Date:  Saturday, December 15:  Advent Quiet Day Labyrinth Walk.

THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room and will be there for just ONE MORE WEEK! This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by the reception area and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week. Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by DECEMBER 9. Call Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774-279-3453 or email brookeskea@gmail.com. Thank you!

CHS FEATURED ARTIST – A CHS Christmas Tradition display of Christmas Creches from around the world. The appliquéd hangings by Gail Smith+ depicting the nativity story will be featured, complemented by crèches on loan from the parishioners of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Please contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or csamurray@mac.com if you have a crèche or other Advent or Christmas decorative items you are willing to share.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your Winter 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:  The Health topic for December is Colon Cancer. Did you know that Colon Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.? Do you know how to get tested? Do you know the risk factors and what you may be able to do to lower your risk? Find the answers at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

 PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

 

 

 

Announcements November 24 – 30

Sunday, November 25:  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, November 25:  The Book Discussion Group – There will be no meeting Sunday November 25. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, November 26: FIRST FRUITS NEEDS YOUR EVERGREEN AND PINE CLIPPINGS (and other garden items that might be available). Please drop off your donations that we will convert into beautiful holiday arrangements.  Leave them on the parish hall side porch (off the alcove where the piano is stored).  WE REALLY NEED JUNIPER CLIPPINGS WITH BLUE BERRIES. If you have things we can use but are unable to cut them or deliver them, contact Sue Sasso at 860-614-1341 and she will arrange to get them from you. 

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2:  FIRST FRUITS HOLIDAY SALE – In the Parish Hall 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 12 Noon on Sunday. Do you need a holiday centerpiece, mantel swag or a small arrangement to take as a hostess gift or to a shut in? Do you enjoy home made Christmas cookies? Then come to the CHS First Fruits Holiday Sale! Lovely arrangements made from fresh cut greens with embellishments, Cookie Trays, Gift Baskets and more!  Interested in helping us make arrangements?
Contact Sue Sasso at 860-614-1341.

Church School NewsSunday, December 2:  ADVENT WREATH-MAKING from 9:45 am to 11 am in the Gathering Room. Bring greens if you can. Friday, December 7:  ASSEMBLING GINGERBREAD HOUSES at 5:30 pm in the Kitchen. Saturday, December 8:  PAGEANT REHEARSAL at 5 pm in the Church and PIZZA & GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Sunday, December 9:  SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour.

Thursday, December 6:  Ladies Luncheon – Our December meeting will fall on December 6, and we hope to see you all there.  It is a busy month, so mark your calendars now and plan to join us at 12 noon in the Parish Hall.  Bring a sandwich to share and a yearning to sing in the season.  Dilys will lead the way on the piano. The December committee:  1/2 and 1/2 and lemon – Jane Affleck; our dearly loved chips – Ginny Lucil; paper goods – Gayle Binney-Sterne; Juice and table decorations: Fay Cole.

THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room. This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by the reception area and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week. Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by DECEMBER 9. Call Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774-279-3453 or email brookeskea@gmail.com. Thank you!

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

NATIVITY DISPLAY:  December is around the corner and once again we would like to fill the gallery area with special crèches.  I hope some members of the congregation will consider adding their own favorite nativity set to the display. Do you have a nativity set with a meaningful story behind it? Perhaps it is something from your childhood….or perhaps it is handcrafted, or maybe a souvenir from a trip to another land? A gift from someone dear? Please call me at 508-896-5634 or email me at csamurray@mac.com and let me know if you have something to add to make this year’s array even more special. It would be helpful to have your contribution by November 29. Thank you, Cynthia Murray

 FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your Winter 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:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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 November 17 – 23

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour: 4 p.m., continuing through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, November 18:  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, November 18:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish the last four chapters of Accidental Saints. There will be no meeting Sunday November 25. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, November 18What is a LABYRINTH? – in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon. Nathan Wiles will be giving a talk about labyrinths and their place in our world.

Monday, November 19:  DECEMBER Together deadlineAll questions and article contributions should be directed to  Sue Sasso by email at susansasso@hotmail.com or contact her at 860-614-1341 (cell).

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED … WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided.

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2:  FIRST FRUITS HOLIDAY SALE – In the Parish Hall 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 12 Noon on Sunday. Do you need a holiday centerpiece, mantel swag or a small arrangement to take as a hostess gift or to a shut in? Do you enjoy home made Christmas cookies? Then come to the CHS First Fruits Holiday Sale! Lovely arrangements made from fresh cut greens with embellishments, Cookie Trays, Gift Baskets and more!  Interested in helping us make arrangements? Contact Sue Sasso at 860-614-1341.

Church School NewsSunday, December 2:  ADVENT WREATH-MAKING from 9:45 am to 11 am in the Gathering Room. Bring greens if you can. Friday, December 7:  ASSEMBLING GINGERBREAD HOUSES at 5:30 pm in the Kitchen. Saturday, December 8:  PAGEANT REHEARSAL at 5 pm in the Church and PIZZA & GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Sunday, December 9:  SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour.

Thursday, December 6:  Ladies Luncheon – Our December meeting will fall on December 6, and we hope to see you all there.  It is a busy month, so mark your calendars now and plan to join us at 12 noon in the Parish Hall.  Bring a sandwich to share and a yearning to sing in the season.  Dilys will lead the way on the piano. The December committee:  1/2 and 1/2 and lemon – Jane Affleck; our dearly loved chips – Ginny Lucil; paper goods – Gayle Binney-Sterne; Juice and table decorations: Fay Cole.

THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room. This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by the reception area and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week. Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by DECEMBER 9. Call Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774–3453 or email brookeskea@gmail.com. Thank you!

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

NATIVITY DISPLAY:  December is around the corner and once again we would like to fill the gallery area with special crèches.  I hope some members of the congregation will consider adding their own favorite nativity set to the display. Do you have a nativity set with a meaningful story behind it? Perhaps it is something from your childhood….or perhaps it is handcrafted, or maybe a souvenir from a trip to another land? A gift from someone dear? Please call me at 508-896-5634 or email me at csamurray@mac.com and let me know if you have something to add to make this year’s array even more special. It would be helpful to have your contribution by November 29. Thank you, Cynthia Murray

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your Winter 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:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

 

 

Announcements November 10 – 16

THIS COMING Wednesday, November 14:  MEMORIAL LABYRINTH WALK – 5 pm in the Parish Hall. Many of us have lost those we love and have experienced other losses in our lives. This year we will  meet in the Parish Hall at 5 pm for prayers and an opportunity to name those we pray for. For those who are able, we will walk the labyrinth in their memory. There will be companions to walk with those who might need some assistance. All are invited to come and walk or to just be there in prayer. Gail Smith+

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour: 4 p.m., continuing through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, November 11:  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, November 11:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Brian and Brooke Skea

Saturday, November 17:  CREATING OUR OWN LABYRINTH – 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Church. We will be creating our own small labyrinth with the help of labyrinth creator Nathan Wiles.  The labyrinth will then be used by our Church School and others for special walks. This is a rare opportunity and we will need volunteers to help with the process.  If you are interested, please contact Gail Smith: caperev@aol.com or Jack Gentile:  jgentile39@me.com.

Monday, November 19:  DECEMBER Together deadlineAll questions and article contributions should be directed to  Sue Sasso by email at susansasso@hotmail.com or contact her at 860-614-1341 (cell).

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED … WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided.

CHURCH SCHOOL – It’s time to sign up for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany events and activities online or on the sign-up boards in the Gathering Room. Our first event will be Advent Wreath-Making in the Gathering Room on 1 Advent, Sunday December 2. Those who don’t wish to perform in the Pageant or the Trope may work on PROPS this year! Last night the Youth Group created the paper doves that will soon hang on the Giving Tree.  Stay tuned for more information on this and all other events!

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your Winter 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:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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!

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

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 November 3 – 9

Wednesday, November 14:  MEMORIAL LABYRINTH WALK – 5 pm in the Parish Hall. Many of us have lost those we love and have experienced other losses in our lives. This year we will  meet in the Parish Hall at 5 pm for prayers and an opportunity to name those we pray for. For those who are able, we will walk the labyrinth in their memory. There will be companions to walk with those who might need some assistance. All are invited to come and walk or to just be there in prayer. Gail Smith+

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back this Saturday evening, November 3 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour: 4 p.m. continuing through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, November 4:  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, November 4:  YOUTH BREAKFAST  – Please join us after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared & served by our youth group.

Sunday, November 4:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber reading chapters 10, 11 and 12. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, November 8:  LADIES LUNCHEON 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. We’re meeting on the SECOND Thursday in November. The committee for the November lunch is:  Centerpieces, Gail Binney-Sterne; Paper products, Barbara Mahoney; Chips, Ginny Lucil; Serving help, Sue Stevens; lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck; and Dessert, Rev. Klondike. Come join us! Please bring a sandwich to share and unused Christmas cards. The Free Shop can always use them this time of year.

Saturday, November 17:  CREATING OUR OWN LABYRINTH – 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Church. We will be creating our own small labyrinth with the help of labyrinth creator Nathan Wiles.  The labyrinth will then be used by our Church School and others for special walks. This is a rare opportunity and we will need volunteers to help with the process.  If you are interested, please contact Gail Smith: caperev@aol.com or Jack Gentile:  jgentile39@me.com.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED … WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided.

DECEMBER Together deadline:  Monday NOVEMBER 19TH.   All questions and article contributions should be directed to  Sue Sasso by email at susansasso@hotmail.com or contact her at 860-614-1341 (cell).

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 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:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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!

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!