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Announcements April 21-27

Sunday, April 23: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We are continuing to read Brueggemann’s daily devotions. Our next book will be Diana Butler Bass’s Grounded, Harper, 2015, available in paperback. We will discuss the Introduction (26p) on Sunday April 30. Brooke and Brian will be out of town Sunday April 23. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, April 23: THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – We are planning a “HOLY SCAVENGER HUNT”, during the Coffee Hour after the 10 am service. We will pass out a list of locations to find in the Church Campus. As each parishioner finds the location, they will pick up a colored square of paper. The first person who comes back with all the squares will get a prize. This is a great way to find locations that are not so well known.

Sunday, April 23: SHEPHERD GROUPS – NOTE: Shepherd Groups are meeting one week later this month due to Easter falling on the 3rd Sunday. Brewster/Dennis will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Karen and Jack Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, 508-896-0024; Other questions contact Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. Orleans/Chatham will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Jay Haun, 29 Harbor View Lane, Orleans, 508-240-1883. Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group will have its 4th ANNUAL POETRY FEST at 5 pm, at the Goddards’, 905 Doane Rd., North Eastham. Bring a dish to share and a favorite poem to read.

Sunday, May 7: YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH – Every first Sunday of the month, after the 10 am service, our Youth Group puts on a fabulous brunch in the Parish Hall. Every other month from June until December of this year they will be hosting a FOOD DRIVE. If you bring in a non-perishable food item, you will receive $1.00 off your delicious brunch and also you will be contributing to a valuable cause!

Sunday, May 21: THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – Save the date for this fun event, held during Coffee Hour a er the 10 am service. We’re hosting an Ice Cream Social in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting) to “show-off” the wonderful garden and new hardscape including a new bench and fantastic fountain. We will have ice cream, cookies, and coffee.

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit beginning April 30. Look for Altar Flowers Request Cards at each entrance to the church. For a donation of fifty dollars, flowers will be purchased and arranged by the newly formed Flower Guild. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. The name of the loved one being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date. Questions? Contact Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

MADE INTO JIGSAW PUZZLES – Leslie writes: The collages represent a lifelong love of beauty and my determination to be surrounded by it. Come and enjoy! Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The signup sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

JUNE IS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room – if you: carve, stitch, pleat, paint, weave, decorate, glue, shape or repair – welcome! This year please plan to exhibit a longtime favorite creation or two? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Please sign up 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! A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SPRING clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped o any me the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: After many years taking food donations from CHS to the Lower Cape Outreach Committee food pantry every week, David Clarenden has decided to “retire”. If you can volunteer to do this critical weekly mission for one month a year, please contact Phil Suraci at 508-240-2785.

FOOD 4 KIDS will be hiring a Staff Assistant for summer 2017 to assist the Operation and Kitchen Managers and work with volunteers. This will be a 40-hour/week position. We are looking for an energetic and responsible young adult with a valid MA driver’s license and own transportation. Must be committed to the spirit and mission of F4K. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway (Brenda.ridgeway1@yahoo.com) if you are interested.

WEEKEND HOSTS NEEDED! Plans are underway to provide a weekend mini-vacation on Cape Cod for recent immigrants or refugees living in the Worcester area on July 14-16 or August 11- 13. Please contact Fr. Ken Campbell if interested: ksbcampbell@verizon.net or 413-478-5719. Sponsored by the Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith.

 

Announcements March 18 – 21

PLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm, until November 1.

Sunday, March 19: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be reading Walter Brueggemann’s Devotions for Lent, A Way Other Than Our Own, WJK Press, 2017. We will be reading up to the Third Sunday of Lent, page 39. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, March 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis: Will get together at Betsey and Ed Mason’s at 46 Shad Bush Circle, East Dennis at 5 pm. Please call Elizabeth Merritt at 508- 240-6998 or Betsey at 508-385-4093. Orleans/Chatham: Ragnhild Bjerke has offered her home at 24 Trout Pond Lane, Chatham at 5:30 pm. Contact: 775-224-1810.

Friday, March 24: Labyrinth Walk at 10 am in the Parish Hall and 5:30 pm Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist. Our guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month at 10 am continue in March with the focus on “Healing.” Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, will present an introduction to the walk following an opening theological reflection by Rev. Anne Koehler. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music will offer music selected to foster meditation on the theme. Join us again at 5:30 pm on March for celebration of the Eucharist. The labyrinth walk is meaningfully incorporated into an inspiring worship service by Rev. Anne Koehler. All are welcome, even if you simply sit, listen to the music, and quietly meditate in the inviting, candlelit space of the Parish Hall.

Fridays, March 24, 31, and April 7: We will offer STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 5:30 pm in the church. This will be followed by soup and bread suppers with a four-part presentation and discussion, led by Father Adam, titled, “Reading Scripture with the Mind in the Heart.” Sign up sheets for the soup (one vegetarian) and bread suppers are posted in the Reception Room.

Saturday, April 1: NETWORK FORUM AT HOLY SPIRIT – “Building a Working Relationship with our New State Senator, Julian Cyr” at 9 am to 12 noon in the Parish Hall. A big crowd expected! Please preregister with Fr. Ken. Thursday, April6: LADIES LUNCHEON – Save the date and join us with a sandwich to share at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Enjoy conversation, fellowship, and laughter with friends old & new! April Committee: Jane Affleck – chips, Marge Farrell – half & half and lemon, Barbara Barrett – paper goods and centerpieces, Betty Yearing – dessert, Lori Linton – beverage. Please come!

Friday, April 7: GARDEN PARTY – If the weather cooperates, we’ll be able to spiff the place up before Easter Week. If not, please put the 21st on your calendar as an alternate date. My plan is to clean out the perennials, trim the ornamental grasses and rake out some of the beds. We might even get some pansies in the pots at the main entrances to the sanctuary and Parish Hall. Gilbert Merritt

Wednesday, April 12: Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross and Supper at 5:30 p.m. PLEASE SIGN UP NOW – a SIGN UP SHEET is posted on the Church School bulletin board for your choice of food and number of family attending.

CHS ARTIST: BOOKS FOR LENTEN STUDY – Please stop by the Gallery in our Reception Room and select one of the books we have on display from our own parish library. Take it home to read. Just make sure you “sign it out” using the tracking card in the back cover of each book and place that card in the box in the bay window. And… Don’t forget to return your selection once you have completed reading it. We are also featuring Stations of the Cross quilt appliques by The Rev. Gail Smith. Stop by to view these beautiful quilt pieces, she is certainly very talent- ed! Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

APRIL CRAFT MONTH: JUNE IS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room – if you: carve, stitch, pleat, paint, weave, decorate, glue, shape or repair – welcome! This year please plan to exhibit a long-time favorite creation or two? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: The Church School has the Ministry bulletin board in the Parish Hall for the month of March – displaying photographs from the Christmas Pageant, All Saint’s Day, Food for Kids Thank You Lunch for the Parish and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Also on display are thank you notes from numerous families who received gifts from The Giving Tree in December 2016……Come & See!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

WEEKEND HOSTS NEEDED! Plans are underway to provide a weekend mini-vacation on Cape Cod for recent immigrants or refugees living in the Worcester area on July 14-16 or August 11-13. Please contact Fr. Ken Campbell if interested: ksbcampbell@verizon.net or 413-478-5719. Sponsored by the Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith.

Announcements for March 11 – 17

Sunday, March 12: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Our meeting this Sunday, March 12 will be back in the Fireplace Room, after the 10 am service. We will be reading Walter Brueggemann’s Devotions for Lent, A Way Other Than Our Own, WJK Press, 2017, available in paperback from Amazon or your local bookseller. We will begin by reading the first 24 pages up to the second Sunday of Lent. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, March 16: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

Fridays, March 17, 24, 31, and April 7: We will offer STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 5:30 pm in the church. This will be followed by soup and bread suppers with a four-part presentation and discussion, led by Father Adam, titled, “Reading Scripture with the Mind in the Heart.” Sign up sheets for the Soup (one vegetarian)/ Bread suppers are posted in the Reception Room.

Sunday, March 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis: Will get together at Betsey and Ed Mason’s at 46 Shad Bush Circle, East Dennis at 5 pm. Please call Elizabeth Merritt at 508- 240-6998 or Betsey at 508-385-4093. Orleans/Chatham: Ragnhild Bjerke has offered her home at 24 Trout Pond Lane, Chatham at 5:30 pm. Contact: 775-224-1810.

NEW FLOWER GUILD BEING FORMED: Starting the Sunday after Easter (April 23), a new Flower Guild will begin to arrange the main and side altar flower arrangements for weekend services. We invite all who have an interest in doing “easy” arrangements to join us. We hope to have enough volunteers to share the responsibilities and we will train those who are interested. If you want to join the fun, please contact Marty Williams at 508-255-8730. She will be holding a meeting on Monday, March 20 at 11 am at her home at 152 Monument Road.

THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – SAVE THE DATES – Save the Dates for two fun events, both held at Coffee Hour a er the 10 am service. April 23rd: We are planning a “HOLY SCAVENGER HUNT.” We will pass out a list of locations to find in the church campus. As each parishioner finds the location, they will pick up a colored square of paper. The first person who comes back with all the squares will get a prize. This is a great way to find locations that are not so well known.

May 21st: Come to an Ice Cream Social in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting) to “show-off” the wonderful garden and new hardscape including a new bench and fantastic fountain. We will have ice cream, cookies and coffee.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS – Empty plastic eggs can be picked up by the replace in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room. Eggs can be filled with WRAPPED candies (please, NO peanuts or peanut butter), small trinkets and returned to the same place. Thank you for making this annual & traditional Easter Egg Hunt so wonderful for our CHS children & visitors!

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance, we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

CHS ARTIST: BOOKS FOR LENTEN STUDY – Lent is the season for prayer, introspection, and discovery. It is also the time to study what it means to be a Christian and to walk the walk with Jesus during his final 40 days. Please stop by the Gallery in our Reception Room and select one of the books we have on display from our own parish library. Take it home to read. Just make sure you “sign it out” using the tracking card in the back cover of each book and place that card in the box in the bay window. And… Don’t forget to return your selection once you have completed reading it. We are also featuring Stations of the Cross quilt appliques by The Rev. Gail Smith. Stop by to view these beautiful quilt pieces, she is certainly very talented! Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are designed for A Baby Center, which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: The Church School has the Ministry bulletin board in the Parish Hall for the month of March – displaying photographs from the Christmas Pageant, All Saint’s Day, Food for Kids Thank You Lunch for the Parish and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Also on display are thank you notes from numerous families who received gifts from The Giving Tree in December 2016……Come & See!

EMAILS: Please note: We will NOT be using the admin@chsorleans.org email in the future. All emails to the CHS office should go to: office@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped o any me the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

Announcements March 4 -12

IMG_1722PLEASE NOTE: Starting THIS SATURDAY, March 4, our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm, until November 1.

Sunday, March 5: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Our meeting this Sunday, March 5 will take place in the Library. We will be reading Walter Brueggemann’s Devotions for Lent, A Way Other Than Our Own, WJK Press, 2017, available in paperback from Amazon or your local bookseller. We will begin by reading the first ten pages for March 5, the first 5 devotions. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, March 5: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please come to the Parish Hall after the 10 am service and enjoy a DELICIOUS BRUNCH prepared and served by our wonderful Youth Group.

Friday, March 10: Labyrinth Walk at 10 am in the Parish Hall and 5:30 pm Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist. Our guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month at 10 am continue in March with the focus on “Healing.” Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, will present an introduction to the walk following an opening theological reflection by Rev. Anne Koehler. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music will offer music selected to foster meditation on the theme. Join us again at 5:30 pm on March for celebration of the Eucharist. The labyrinth walk is meaningfully incorporated into an inspiring worship service by Rev. Anne Koehler. All are welcome, even if you simply sit, listen to the music, and quietly meditate in the inviting, candlelit space of the Parish Hall.

Friday, March 10: Our Friday evening Lenten series begins at 5:30 pm, with a special Labyrinth offering in the Parish Hall, followed by a soup and bread supper. Fridays, March 17, 24, 31, and April 7: We will offer STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 5:30 pm in the church. This will be followed by soup and bread suppers with a four-part presentation and discussion, led by Father Adam, titled, “Reading Scripture with the Mind in the Heart.” Sign up sheets for the Soup (one vegetarian)/ Bread suppers are posted in the Reception Room.

Wednesday, March 16: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS begins at 2 am on Sunday, March 12. Remember to “Spring Forward!”

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance — we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are destined for A Baby Center, which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: BOOKS FOR LENTEN STUDY – Lent is the season for prayer, introspection, and discovery. It is also the time to study what it means to be a Christian and to walk the walk with Jesus during his final 40 days. Please stop by the Gallery in our Reception Room and select one of the books we have on display from our own parish library. Take it home to read. Just make sure you “sign it out” using the tracking card in the back cover of each book and place that card in the box in the bay window. And… Don’t forget to return your selection once you have completed reading it. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

EMAILS: Please note: We will NOT be using the admin@chsorleans.org email in the future. All emails to the CHS office should go to: office@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

Ladies Luncheon – THANK YOU: The ladies at the January Ladies Luncheon suggested bringing in donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis at our February meeting. The idea was a complete success. The huge baby carrier for donations that can be found in the entryway to the Parish Hall was brimming over with all-things-baby at the end of our meeting. Thanks to all who contributed to this gift from the heart.

Announcements February 24 – March 2

cape snowSunday, February 26: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This Sunday after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, we will finish reading Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven, covering Chapter 28 (p129) to the end. The next Sunday, March 5, is the first Sunday of Lent. Our meeting will take place in the Library. We will be reading Walter Brueggemann’s Devotions for Lent, A Way Other Than Our Own, WJK Press, 2017, available in paperback from Amazon or your local bookseller. We will begin by reading the first 10 pages for March 5, the first 5 devotions. Brian and Brooke Skea

Tuesday February 28: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. An annual event sponsored by the Church School with great help from the Youth Group. Come one – come all – for food, fun, friendship & creativity. Arrive 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall – home by 7 to 7:30 pm. Dessert (brownies, cookies, etc) sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

Wednesday, March 1: ASH WEDNESDAY – Our Ash Wednesday services are 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 2: LADIES LUNCHEON – Save the date and join us with sandwich in hand to share at 12 Noon in the parish hall. It’s a fact that if you come a little early, you can enjoy even more camaraderie. March Committee: Barbara Mahoney – chips, Ginny Lucil – half & half and lemon, Sue Stevens – paper goods, Lori Linton and Nancy Ludwig – centerpieces, Diana Crighton- – dessert.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting on March 4, our Saturday service will moved to 5 pm until November 1.

Sunday March 5: YOUTH BRUNCH – please come to the Parish Hall a er the 10 am service and enjoy a DELICIOUS BRUNCH prepared and served by our wonderful Youth Group!

Friday, March 10: Labyrinth Walk at 10 am in the Parish Hall and 5:30 pm Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist. Our guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month at 10 am continue in March with the focus on “Healing”. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, will present an introduction to the walk following an opening theological reflection by Rev. Anne Koehler. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music will o er music selected to foster meditation on the theme. Join us again at 5:30 pm on March for celebration of the Eucharist. The labyrinth walk is meaningfully incorporated into an inspiring worship service by Rev. Anne Koehler. All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 16: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS: 2 am on Sunday, March 12. Remember to “Spring Forward!”

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance; we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are des ned for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

EMAILS: Please note: We will NOT be using the admin@chsorleans.org email in the future. All emails to the CHS office should go to: office@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off anytime the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed, there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

Ladies Luncheon – THANK YOU: The ladies at the January Ladies Luncheon suggested bringing in donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis at our February meeting. The idea was a complete success. The huge baby carrier for donations that can be found in the entryway to the Parish Hall was brimming over with all-things-baby at the end of our meeting. Thanks to all who contributed to this gift from the heart.

Announcements February 17 – 23

105508079_53eaff8635Sunday, February 19: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This Sunday a er the 10 am service in the replace room, we will read up to page 128 (Chap 28) of Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday February 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster, MA. Any questions should be directed to Elizabeth Merri at 508- 240-6998. Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm at Bill and Judy Gardiner’s, 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Please call 1-508-255-2326 if you need directions.

Tuesday February 28: Save the Date – SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at 5 pm in the Parish Hall. An annual event sponsored by the Church School with great help from the Youth Group. Come one – come all – for food, fun, friendship & creativity. Arrive 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall – home by 7 to 7:30 pm. Dessert (brownies, cookies, etc) sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

Wednesday, March 1: ASH WEDNESDAY – Our Ash Wednesday services are 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

PARISH SPACE USAGE: We are happy to announce that Arline Consiglio has volunteered to be our “go-to person” for all Parish Space Usage and keeping our online calendar up to date! If you have any questions with Space Usage or the calendar please call the office and we will put you in touch with Arline. This is a huge task in the office and we are much indebted to Arline!

EMAILS: Please note: We will NOT be using the admin@chsorleans.org email in the future. All emails to the CHS office should go to: office@chsorleans.org. Thank you.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Thanks to all who took the  me to participate in the Health Needs Survey. Results are being tabulated and will be discussed at this month’s meeting. We look forward to serving CHS with positive health and spiritual endeavors. We also welcome four new members to the committee and 15 new ‘one-time’ volunteers!! We are off to a great start!

PLEASE NOTE – AS OF NOW, WE HAVE INSTITUTED NEW OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY – THURSDAY 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. FRIDAY THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance, we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are designed for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped o any me the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s, and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

Ladies Luncheon – THANK YOU: The ladies at the January Ladies Luncheon suggested bringing in donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis at our February meeting. The idea was a complete success. The huge baby carrier for donations that can be found in the entryway to the Parish Hall was brimming over with all-things-baby at the end of our meeting. Thanks to all who contributed to this gift from the heart. Hope you had a Happy Valentines Day.