Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements January 12 – 18

Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit:  The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit will be held in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am on Sunday, February 10, 2019. In the event that a weather emergency requires the cancellation of this meeting, it shall be held on February 24, 2019, same time and place.

End of year 2018 Pledge Offering Statements are available in the Reception Room. They are labeled alphabetically with your name. The more that are picked up, the fewer we have to mail!

Sunday, January 13:  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, January 13:  The Book Discussion Group –  The book discussion group will meet today to discuss the preface of our new book, A Gospel of Hope by Walter Brueggemann. Stop by the coffee hour after the 10 o’clock service and then join us in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome!  Brooke and Brian Skea

Church School News – Sunday, January 13:  Today parents can help move costumes to the attic from the Gathering Room. Needed: one picnic bench to use on Sunday February 10. Please email Sharyn Laughton (artoff@comcast.net), if you have one you can bring in. January 27:  A children’s service with Labyrinth will be held in the Gathering Room at 9:45 am led by Gail Smith. February 10:  A Valentine card making table for children will be set up during the Annual Meeting so parents’ can attend.  During the 10 am service, a children’s instructed Eucharist will be held. The Coffee Hour following will include a light lunch buffet for everyone before the Annual Meeting. February 8, 9 and 10:  A group from Holy Spirit will attend a high school retreat at the Barbara Harris Camp. Questions? Please email or talk to Matt Thompson our Youth Leader at: mt@meganet.net.

 Sunday, January 20:  The Brewster-Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster at 5:30 p.m. For directions call Nancy at 774-323-0032 and for any other questions call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998.

 Annual Report Notice: If you haven’t done so yet, please send your Annual Report to chs@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

ERIC IN THE MORNING: JAZZ, JOY AND JUSTICE! The immensely popular Martin Luther King annual breakfast at CHS this year will feature Eric Jackson of PBS’s Eric in the Evening, who will demonstrate through music, stories and video clips how jazz, gospel and freedom music has and continues to empower the African-American struggle for freedom and justice. Monday, January 21 at 8:30 am, in the Parish Hall. Please preregister as this event always draws a capacity crowd. To register email or call Ken Campbell+ ksbcampbell@verizon.net or 413-478-5719.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  This past October, our Church School Families went on a retreat to the Barbara Harris Episcopal Camp in Greenfield, NH. An exhibit of this extraordinary adventure is featured in the Gallery for the month of January. Please make time to see all the wonderful photos and art that are fond memories of our spirit filled family retreat. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

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. Did you know that it takes 18 CHS volunteers to run the Free Shop? Right now we have 14 extremely dedicated, loyal and faithful volunteers!  Now is the time to add your name to the list.  Please consider working one Monday (noon to 3) or one Wednesday (10 to 1) each month. Men and women volunteers are welcome! Needed: Paper shopping bags with handles. 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:  Tips of the month from the Health Committee:  It’s not to late to get your FLU SHOT and good HAND WASHING promotes good health! Find useful information 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 January 5 – 11

Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit:  The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit will be held in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am on Sunday, February 10, 2019. In the event that a weather emergency requires the cancellation of this meeting, it shall be held on February 24, 2019, same time and place.

Sunday, January 6:  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, January 6:  The Book Discussion Group –  We will begin discussion of our new book on Sunday, January 6 – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brian and Brooke Skea

Annual Report Notice:  Please send your Annual Report to chs@chsorleans.org by Monday, January 7, 2019. Thank you.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Sunday, January 6: EPIPHANY TROPE – At the 10 am service. Children who are in the Trope will get dressed in the Parish Offices and all other children attend the service with their families. After the Trope, they’ll all go to the CHS Library for a Christmas Story: Grace’s Christmas and board games. Following the service in the Parish Hall please join us for a delicious brunch prepared and served by our YOUTH GROUP. January 27:  The children’s service will be in the Gathering Room at 10 a.m. with  Gail+ celebrating this service with the children.  We will also be walking our new Labyrinth.   Moms, Dad and extended family members are all welcome to join us!

 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 Dilys Smith, Klondike Bars.

SUNDAY, January 13:  Evensong is back by popular demand! Mark your calendars for January 13, at 4 pm for an Epiphany Evensong, featuring a variety of music and preceded by an elegant tea in the Parish Hall.

NEW WEEKEND CUSTODIAN:  Please welcome Tony Johnson to our parish family. Tony is our new Weekend Custodian who started working with us on Christmas weekend. He is on duty on Saturdays and Sundays, do stop and greet him when you’re near the parish hall and kitchen on those days. And many thanks to Don and Mary Anne Bragdon who expertly filled in until Tony
arrived.

ERIC IN THE MORNING: JAZZ, JOY AND JUSTICE! The immensely popular Martin Luther King annual breakfast at CHS this year will feature Eric Jackson of PBS’s Eric in the Evening, who will demonstrate through music, stories and video clips how jazz, gospel and freedom music has and continues to empower the African-American struggle for freedom and justice. Monday, January 21 at 8:30 am, in the Parish Hall. Please preregister as this event always draws a capacity crowd. To register email or call Ken Campbell+ ksbcampbell@verizon.net or 413-478-4719.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  This past October, our Church School Families went on a retreat to the Barbara Harris Episcopal Camp in Greenfield, NH. An exhibit of this extraordinary adventure is featured in the Gallery for the month of January. Please make time to see all the wonderful photos and art that are fond memories of our spirit filled family retreat. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

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. Did you know that it takes 18 CHS volunteers to run the Free Shop? Right now we have 14 extremely dedicated, loyal and faithful volunteers!  Now is the time to add your name to the list.  Please consider working one Monday (noon to 3) or one Wednesday (10 to 1) each month.  It is a wonderful way to help others.  Men and women volunteers are welcome! 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:  Tips of the month from the Health Committee:  It’s not to late to get your FLU SHOT and good HAND WASHING promotes good health! Find useful information 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.

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Announcements December 29 – January 4, 2019

2019 Pledge Offering Envelopes are available on a table in the Reception Room. They are labeled with your name. The more that are picked up, the fewer we have to mail!

Sunday, December 30:  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 30:  The Book Discussion Group – We’ll be selecting our next book this Sunday, December 30 and will begin discussion on Sunday, January 6 – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brian and Brooke Skea

PARISH OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURESThe office will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Annual Report Notice:  Please send your Annual Report to chs@chsorleans.org by Monday, January 7, 2019. Thank you.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Sunday, December 30:  TODAY – VEGGIE TALE CHRISTMAS PARTY  – At 9:45 am in the Church School. Please pick up your children after church. Sunday, January 6: EPIPHANY TROPE – At the 10 am service. Children who are in the Trope will get dressed in the Parish Offices and all other children attend the service with their families. After the Trope,  they’ll all go to the CHS Library for a Christmas Story: Grace’s Christmas and board games. Following the service in the Parish Hall please join us for a delicious brunch prepared and served by our YOUTH GROUP.

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.

SUNDAY, January 13:  Evensong is back by popular demand! Mark your calendars for January 13, at 4 pm for an Epiphany Evensong, featuring a variety of music and preceded by an elegant tea in the Parish Hall.

NEW WEEKEND CUSTODIAN:  Please welcome Tony Johnson to our parish family. Tony is our new Weekend Custodian who started working with us on Christmas weekend. He is on duty on Saturdays and Sundays, do stop and greet him when you’re near the parish hall and kitchen on those days. And many thanks to Don and Mary Anne Bragdon who expertly filled in until Tony
arrived.

ERIC IN THE MORNING: JAZZ, JOY AND JUSTICE! The immensely popular Martin Luther King annual breakfast at CHS this year will feature Eric Jackson of PBS’s Eric in the Evening, who will demonstrate through music, stories and video clips how jazz, gospel and freedom music has and continues to empower the African-American struggle for freedom and justice. Monday, January 21 at 8:30 am, in the Parish Hall. Please preregister as this event always draws a capacity crowd. To register email or call Ken Campbell+ ksbcampbell@verizon.net or 413-478-4719.

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. 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 December 22 – 28

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.

2019 Pledge Offering Envelopes Available:  If you requested weekly or monthly pledge envelopes for 2019, they are available on a table in the Reception Room.  They are labeled with you name:  weekly ones are in the larger boxes and monthly ones in the smaller boxes. The more that are picked up, the fewer we have to mail!

Sunday, December 23:  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 23:  The Book Discussion Group – We will be reading Fleming Rutledge’s  “Hell” on Advent IV this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brian and Brooke Skea

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

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Sunday, December 30:  VEGGIE TALE CHRISTMAS THEATER  – At 9:45 am in the Gathering Room. Sunday, January 6: EPIPHANY TROUP – At the 10 am service, children will attend the service with their families and go to the CHS Library after the Troup for a fun activity.

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.

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”!

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 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.