Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements September 15 – 21

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Announcements September 8 – 14

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Our committee is still on hiatus.  Our topic for October will be Domestic Violence. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

 

 

Announcements September 1 – 7

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Our committee is still on hiatus.  Our topic for October will be Domestic Violence Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements August 25 – 31

CHS ARTIST:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is a new parishioner, Jim Sadoski. Jim learned the basics of stained glass crafting in 1973. As an avocation for the past 45 years, he has created, gifted, sold, and installed hundreds of works of art in glass. Please come and see his creative talent on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Church School begins September 9 and is LIVE on the CHS Website holyspiritorleans.org – click on Church School to REGISTER NOW! Veggie Tales Theater is available for children during the 10 am service until then. You can still SIGN UP ONLINE for the BCH Camp weekend Oct 6-8. We have nearly half the funds needed for the trip. Please help us raise the remaining $5,000+ by participating in these fundraisers:  CAR WASH at First Citizens’ Bank, Skaket Corners – Saturday, September 8 at 1 pm. A PARISH-WIDE (children and adults) TALENT SHOW and Supper, Friday September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Sign up for the ham and bean supper and the talent show and supper on posters in the reception room/gallery.

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

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

NEWS FROM FOOD FOR KIDSWe are looking for a dry basement or garage to store our coolers over the winter. We will drop them off and stack them neatly at your location at the end of August and retrieve them next June. Easy access and close proximity to the church are bonuses. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway: 207-557-3478 or Anne Koehler+: 973-879-5986 if you can help us out. Food4Kids has been enjoying a very busy summer. At this point, we are more than halfway through, and some of our recreation programs will soon be finishing up for the season. We have enjoyed working with so many new volunteers as well as the faithful returnees. We see daily how important these lunches and snacks are for many children in our neighborhoods. We are so very thankful for everyone’s support!

ACOLYTESHave you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance!  We need volunteers
during the summer.  Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at  508-896-3481.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Due to the many distractions of summer we are going to take August off and renew our reading in September. Brooke and Brian Skea

CHS GARDENS and GROUNDS:  Do you appreciate the CHS Gardens and Grounds but can’t participate in our monthly Garden Parties? Then a donation to the St Fiacre Fund could be an option. A gift to the St. Fiacre Fund is a fitting memorial to a loved one or to honor a notable individual or occasion in your parish life or just to ensure our gardens and grounds will have sufficient income in future years. Please include “For St. Fiacre Fund” on your check.

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

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 summer hours for the GALLEY WEST SHOP have begun for July and August: in addition to Sundays, the Galley West is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am-3 pm, except holidays. When Susan Owens calls, please try to fit a 2 and 1/2 hour for the church and the Galley West Shop.  Thank you, Susan Owens.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  “We’re going on vacation!” Following our brief summer hiatus, the Health Ministries returns in September when our topic will focus on keeping up with the immunization recommendations made by the CDC.  All ages will be included along with other information. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

The KIMBALL GUILD is a long standing Parish Guild. There are currently three hammerers producing aluminum pieces and we would love to have new members. The Kimble House is open from 11 am to 12 Noon on Sunday and 10 am to 12 Noon on Monday, please come and check it out, maybe it will appeal to your creative ability!

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

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

 

 

 

 

Announcements August 18 – 24

CHS ARTIST:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is a new parishioner, Jim Sadoski. Jim learned the basics of stained glass crafting in 1973. As an avocation for the past 45 years, he has created, gifted, sold, and installed hundreds of works of art in glass. Please come and see his creative talent on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

Sunday, August 19:  Can you have too much of a good thing? Not when it comes to ICE CREAM! Please come to our final Sundae Sunday of summer 2018 after the 10 o’clock service on August 19. Weather permitting it will be held in the Memorial Garden; rain or extreme heat will find us in the Parish Hall. Ice cream, homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Church School begins September 9 and is LIVE on the CHS Website holyspiritorleans.org – click on Church School to REGISTER NOW! Veggie Tales Theater is available for children during the 10 am service until then. You can still SIGN UP ONLINE for the BCH Camp weekend Oct 6-8. We have nearly half the funds needed for the trip. Please help us raise the remaining $5,000+ by participating in these fundraisers:  2 CAR WASHES at First Citizens’ Bank, Skaket Corners – TODAY, August 19 at 11 am and Saturday, September 8 at 1 pm. HAM AND BEAN SUPPER – Friday, August 24, 6 pm in the Parish Hall. A PARISH-WIDE (children and adults) TALENT SHOW and Supper, Friday September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Sign up for the ham and bean supper and the talent show and supper on posters in the reception room/gallery.

HELP WANTED3 or 4 volunteers to  make 1 gallon size ziplock bag of shredded green cabbage for the Ham and Bean Supper August 24. If you can help, please contact Ruth Campbell:  rwcampbell@verizon.net.  We are using Marge Colwell’s coleslaw recipe!

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

NEWS FROM FOOD 4 KIDSWe are looking for a dry basement or garage to store our coolers over the winter. We will drop them off and stack them neatly at your location at the end of August and retrieve them next June. Easy access and close proximity to the church are bonuses. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway: 207-557-3478 or Anne Koehler+: 973-879-5986 if you can help us out. Food4Kids has been enjoying a very busy summer. At this point, we are more than halfway through, and some of our recreation programs will soon be finishing up for the season. We have enjoyed working with so many new volunteers as well as the faithful returnees.  We see daily how important these lunches and snacks are for many children in our neighborhoods.  We are so very thankful for everyone’s support!

ACOLYTESHave you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance!  We need volunteers
during the summer.  Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at  508-896-3481.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Due to the many distractions of summer we are going to take August off and renew our reading in September. Brooke and Brian Skea

CHS GARDENS and GROUNDS:  Do you appreciate the CHS Gardens and Grounds but can’t participate in our monthly Garden Parties? Then a donation to the St Fiacre Fund could be an option. A gift to the St. Fiacre Fund is a fitting memorial to a loved one or to honor a notable individual or occasion in your parish life or just to ensure our gardens and grounds will have sufficient income in future years. Please include “For St. Fiacre Fund” on your check.

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

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 summer hours for the GALLEY WEST SHOP have begun for July and August: in addition to Sundays, the Galley West is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am-3 pm, except holidays. When Susan Owens calls, please try to fit a 2 and 1/2 hour for the church and the Galley West Shop.  Thank you, Susan Owens.

 HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  “We’re going on vacation!” Following our brief summer hiatus, the Health Ministries returns in September when our topic will focus on keeping up with the immunization recommendations made by the CDC.  All ages will be included along with other information. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

The KIMBALL GUILD is a long standing Parish Guild. There are currently three hammerers producing aluminum pieces and we would love to have new members. The Kimble House is open from 11 am to 12 Noon on Sunday and 10 am to 12 Noon on Monday, please come and check it out, maybe it will appeal to your creative ability!

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements August 11 -17

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is a new parishioner, Jim Sadoski. Jim learned the basics of stained glass crafting in 1973. As an avocation for the past 45 years, he has created, gifted, sold, and installed hundreds of works of art in glass. Please come and see his creative talent on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

Sunday, August 12:  Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) During the 10 am service, in the Creation Room across from the Nursery – we welcome visitors! Nursery care is offered for infants and toddlers.

Sunday, August 19:  Can you have too much of a good thing? Not when it comes to ICE CREAM! Please come to our final Sundae Sunday of summer 2018 after the 10 o’clock service on August 19. Weather permitting it will be held in the Memorial Garden; rain or extreme heat will find us in the Parish Hall. Ice cream, homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Church School begins September 9 and is LIVE on the CHS Website
holyspiritorleans.org – click on Church School to REGISTER NOW! Children are invited to Veggie Tale Theatre during the 10 o’clock service each Sunday until then. MARK YOUR CALENDARS and SIGN UP ONLINE – we have nearly half the funds needed for the BCH Camp Weekend! Please help us raise the remaining $5,000 + by participating in these events:  2 CAR WASHES – First Citizens’ Bank, Skaket Corners: Sunday, August 19 at 11 am and Saturday, September 8 at 1 pm. HAM AND BEAN SUPPER – Friday, August 24, 6 pm in the Parish Hall. A PARISH-WIDE (children and adults) TALENT SHOW and Supper, Friday September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall.

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

NEWS FROM FOOD 4 KIDS:  We are looking for a dry basement or garage to store our coolers over the winter. We will drop them off and stack them neatly at your location at the end of August and retrieve them next June. Easy access and close proximity to the church are bonuses. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway: 207-557-3478 or Anne Koehler+: 973-879-5986 if you can help us out. Food4Kids has been enjoying a very busy summer. At this point, we are more than halfway through, and some of our recreation programs will soon be finishing up for the season. We have enjoyed working with so many new volunteers as well as the faithful returnees.  We see daily how important these lunches and snacks are for many children in our neighborhoods.  We are so very thankful for everyone’s support!

ACOLYTESHave you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance!  We need volunteers
during the summer.  Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at  508-896-3481.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Due to the many distractions of summer we are going to take August off and renew our reading in September. Brooke and Brian Skea

CHS GARDENS and GROUNDS:  Do you appreciate the CHS Gardens and Grounds but can’t participate in our monthly Garden Parties? Then a donation to the St Fiacre Fund could be an option. A gift to the St. Fiacre Fund is a fitting memorial to a loved one or to honor a notable individual or occasion in your parish life or just to ensure our gardens and grounds will have sufficient income in future years. Please include “For St. Fiacre Fund” on your check.

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

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 summer hours for the GALLEY WEST SHOP have begun for July and August: in addition to Sundays, the Galley West is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am-3 pm, except holidays. When Susan Owens calls, please try to fit a 2 and 1/2 hour for the church and the Galley West Shop.  Thank you, Susan Owens.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  “We’re going on vacation!” Following our brief summer hiatus, the Health Ministries returns in September when our topic will focus on keeping up with the immunization recommendations made by the CDC.  All ages will be included along with other information. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

The KIMBALL GUILD is a long standing Parish Guild. There are currently three hammerers producing aluminum pieces and we would love to have new members. The Kimble House is open from 11 am to 12 Noon on Sunday and 10 am to 12 Noon on Monday, please come and check it out, maybe it will appeal to your creative ability!

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

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

 

 

 

 

Announcements August 4 -10

CHS ARTIST:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is a new parishioner, Jim Sadoski. Jim learned the basics of stained glass crafting in 1973. As an avocation for the past 45 years, he has created, gifted, sold, and installed hundreds of works of art in glass. Please come and see his creative talent on display! If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet will be posted soon. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

Sunday, August 5:  Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) During the 10 am service, in the Creation Room across from the Nursery – we welcome visitors! Offered for infants and toddlers.

Sunday,  August 5:  YOUTH  SUNDAY – Please join us for a delicious brunch! After the 10 am service in the Parish Hall. Note: There will be 2 Brunches in September on 9/2 and 9/30.

Friday, August 10:  LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am, Parish Hall. This month we will be exploring and walking with Rev. Ed Bacon’s “Habit of Candor.” Practicing candor is about having the courage to engage in difficult conversations. Relationships can be complex, bringing with them joy and sorrow, laughter and tears, hard times and good times. When we walk the labyrinth with candor we open ourselves to letting this spiritual practice open our hearts and help us move from fear to love. Come join us for our walk as we begin to explore living our lives with “Candor” and what it means on our life long journey of love. Gail Smith+

Friday, August 24:, YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER Ham and Bean Supper at 5:30 pm. All are welcome!  Sign up in reception room and Parish Hall. You are welcome even if you forget to sign up!

LADIES’ LUNCHEON:  REMEMBER!!! SEE YOU ON SEPTEMBER 6. Our June Ladies Luncheon was held on Thursday, June 7th and we “finished” our year with wonderful fellowship and conversation well beyond dessert! We are taking July and August off, but will be hoping you all will join us when we meet again on September 6. Have a happy, healthy and safe summer filled with all the things you like the most about being on Cape Cod.

News from Food 4 KidsWe are looking for a dry basement or garage to store our coolers over the winter. We will drop them off and stack them neatly at your location at the end of August and retrieve them next June. Easy access and close proximity to the church are bonuses. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway: 207-557-3478 or Anne Koehler+: 973-879-5986 if you can help us out. Food4Kids has been enjoying a very busy summer. At this point, we are more than halfway through, and some of our recreation programs will soon be finishing up for the season. We have enjoyed working with so many new volunteers as well as the faithful returnees.  We see daily how important these lunches and snacks are for many children in our neighborhoods. We are so very thankful for everyone’s support!

ACOLYTESHave you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance!  We need volunteers
during the summer.  Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at  508-896-3481.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Due to the many distractions of summer we are going to take August off and renew our reading in September. Brooke and Brian Skea

CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILIES:  Visit The Church of the Holy Spirit website, click on Spiritual Formation and click on Church School. Here you will find all the “activities and events” in the Church School for May through August. It’s a beginning for Church School presence online. Soon we will offer Registration and Sign up for events and MORE online – stay tuned!

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

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 summer hours for the GALLEY WEST SHOP have begun for July and August: in addition to Sundays, the Galley West is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am-3 pm, except holidays. When Susan Owens calls, please try to fit a 2 and 1/2 hour for the church and the Galley West Shop.  Thank you, Susan Owens.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  “We’re going on vacation!” Following our brief summer hiatus, the Health Ministries returns in September when our topic will focus on keeping up with the immunization recommendations made by the CDC.  All ages will be included along with other information. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

The KIMBALL Guild is a long standing Parish Guild. There are currently three hammerers producing aluminum pieces and we would love to have new members. The Kimball House is open from 11 am to 12 Noon on Sunday and 10 am to 12 Noon on Monday, please come and check it out, maybe it will appeal to your creative ability!

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

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