Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements July 22 – 28

Sunday, July 23:  Book Discussion Group – PLEASE NOTE:  It has become too difficult to expect folks to attend during July and August because of other commitments. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August. We will also try to select the next book to read. Keep on reading! Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 23:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4. This will be an ALL Parish event and we will be looking to everyone in the parish including Children, Men and Women to help make it a great event. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for participation. Sue Sasso

PLEDGE STATEMENTS:  Your second quarter pledge statements have been mailed. If you have not received yours by July 28, please call the office at 508-255-0433.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE CODBREWSTER FAITH BUILD 2017 – Another Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Faith Build is underway. If you are considering supporting the building of six affordable houses on the old Bassett Animal Farm property in Brewster, we encourage you to make out your checks to “Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod” and put “Holy Spirit” on the memo line. Send your check to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02575. Thank you.

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! Our next gathering will be on September 7, there will be a further reminder in the bulletin as the date gets closer.

SAVE THE DATE – Sunday, August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris. 

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. Take some time to enjoy Eiric’s paper collage art in frames & on boxes. Contact Eiric if you are interested in purchasing her art:  eiric.mackenzie@gmail.com.  Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. 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? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Parish Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.orgEmails to Gail Smith, assisting priest, should be sent to: gsmith@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

Food 4 Kids wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – 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? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

 

 

Announcements July 15 – 21

Sunday, July 16:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – PLEASE NOTE:  It has become too difficult to expect folks to attend during July and August because of other commitments. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August. We will also try to select the next book to read. Keep on reading! Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 16:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4. This will be an ALL Parish event and we will be looking to everyone in the parish including Children, Men and Women to help make it a great event. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for participation. Sue Sasso

PLEDGE STATEMENTS:  Your second quarter pledge statements are ready to be picked up in the Galley/Reception Room.  Please take yours and help us save on postage!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE CODBREWSTER FAITH BUILD 2017 – Another Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Faith Build is underway. If you are considering supporting the building of six affordable houses on the old Bassett Animal Farm property in Brewster, we encourage you to make out your checks to “Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod” and put “Holy Spirit” on the memo line. Send your check to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02575. Thank you.

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! Our next gathering will be on September 7, there will be a further reminder in the bulletin as the date gets closer.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir has launched into our Summer Choir mode. This means that from now until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS ARTIST:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. Take some time to enjoy Eiric’s paper collage art in frames & on boxes. Contact Eiric if you are interested in purchasing her art:  eiric.mackenzie@gmail.com.  Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. 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? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.orgEmails to Gail Smith, assisting priest, should be sent to: gsmith@chsorleans.org.

FOOD 4 KIDS wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

SOMETHING NEW AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – 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? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

 

Announcements July 8 – 14

Sunday, July 9:  Book Discussion Group – We will be reading the next two chapters, 5 and 6: “Home” and “Neighborhood” of Diana Butler Bass’ book, “Grounded.” We hope to finish the last two chapters of the book during July. Members are encouraged to reflect on the 40 day devotional at the back of the book. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, July 9:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am.  Available for children 4 years and younger, visitors gladly and gratefully welcomed! Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Friday, July 14:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The usual weeding, trimming and mulching. Something for every skill level and every physical ability. Come for a little while or all morning. Snacks supplied. Coffee, cold water and Hole in One donut holes.

Friday, July 14:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our monthly guided walks on the second Friday of each month continue with the theme, “Seeking”. We gather in the center of the labyrinth for opening reflections of The Rev. Anne Koehler. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator, will offer a short commentary focusing on what it means to “go deeper” into prayer and meditation during a labyrinth walk. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music played by guest harpist, Annelise Ellars during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Notably, in this walk we will celebrate Darlene’s completion of training as a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator with Rev. Lauren Artress, founder of the Veriditas movement. Closing prayer and comments will bring the walk to a close. Please join us whether you choose to walk the labyrinth or to quietly sit, meditate and pray. All are welcome.

CHS 2017 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Update:  Good News! We WILL have a Bazaar this year on Saturday, November 4th. This will be an ALL Parish event and we will be looking to everyone in the parish including Children, Men and Women to help make it a great event. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for participation. Sue Sasso

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CAPE CODBREWSTER FAITH BUILD 2017 – Another Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Faith Build is underway. If you are considering supporting the building of six affordable houses on the old Bassett Animal Farm property in Brewster, we encourage you to make out your checks to “Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod” and put “Holy Spirit” on the memo line. Send your check to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02575. Thank you.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir has had our last official Wednesday night rehearsal until the Fall. This means that we are launching into our Summer Choir mode. Beginning on June 18 and continuing on until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS Artist:  The MACKENZIE Sisters are the featured CHS artist for the month of July. An exciting and creative show/exhibit by the talented Eiric and Pia MacKenzie. Come and enjoy! Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS:  Please bring any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. 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? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Food 4 Kids wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – 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? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

 

 

Announcements July 1 – 7

Sunday, July 2: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – THERE WILL BE NO MEETING THIS SUNDAY, JULY 2, because of the Fourth of July weekend. On Sunday, July 9 we will be reading the next two
chapters, 5 and 6: “Home” and “Neighborhood” of Diana Butler Bass’ book, “Grounded.” We hope to finish the last two chapters of the book during July. Members are encouraged to reflect on the 40 day devotional at the back of the book. Brooke and Brian Skea
Sunday, July 2: YOUTH BRUNCH – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by our youth before you enjoy the rest of a summer Sunday on Cape Cod.

Sunday, July 2: YOUTH BRUNCH – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by our youth before you enjoy the rest of a summer Sunday on Cape Cod.

SUNDAY, JULY 2: CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Available for children 4 years and younger, visitors gladly and gratefully welcomed! Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES! Kaylee Brintnall, Ashley Chung, Carolyn Hanrahan, Cian Hanrahan, Jacob LaBranche, Mary O’Reilly and Hanna Sweeney. We look forward to seeing you and hearing about where life takes you from now on! Wherever you go and whatever you do, God will be with you.

Tuesday, July 4: THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, JULY 4 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE HOLIDAY. THE USUAL 9:30 AM HEALING SERVICE WILL NOT BE HELD ON THIS DATE, AS WELL.

Thursday, July 6: LADIES LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. By popular vote, we WILL have a Ladies Luncheon in July! Remind and invite your friends, summer visitors and any other women you know who would enjoy this simple get together. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest will be provided. July committee: Sue Stevens: chips, Georgia Schneider: 1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Fay Cole: paper goods and centerpieces, Klondike Bars for dessert.

Friday, July 14: GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The usual weeding, trimming and mulching. Something for every skill level and every physical ability. Come for a little while or all morning. Snacks supplied. Coffee, cold water and Hole in One donut holes.

Friday, July 14: LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our monthly guided walks on the second Friday of each month continue with the theme, “Seeking”. We gather in the center of the labyrinth for opening reflections of The Rev. Anne Koehler. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veridi-tas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator, will offer a short commentary focusing on what it means to “go deeper” into prayer and meditation during a labyrinth walk. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music played by guest harpist, Annelise Ellars during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Notably, in this walk we will celebrate Darlene’s completion of training as a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator with Rev. Lauren Artress, founder of the Veriditas movement. Closing prayer and comments will bring the walk to a close. Please join us whether you choose to walk the labyrinth or to quietly sit, meditate and pray. All are welcome.

SINGING SUMMER: The choir has had our last official Wednesday night rehearsal until the Fall. This means that we are launching into our Summer Choir mode. Beginning on June 18 and continuing on until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS ARTIST: The MACKENZIE SISTERS are the featured CHS artist for the month of July. An exciting and creative show/exhibit by the talented Eiric and Pia MacKenzie. Come and enjoy!Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS: Please bring Baked Beans to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SUMMER clothing only. 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? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Leder-house at 508-240-2853.

FOOD 4 KIDS wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings. We have set up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room and have begun serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer!

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – Look for ALTAR FLOWERS REQUEST CARDS at each entrance to the church. For a donation of fifty dollars, flowers will be purchased and ar-ranged 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? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

Announcements June 23-30

Sunday, June 25: REIMAGINING PROJECT – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Did you complete your reimagining survey? If you have not, please take the time to fill it out and send it to or drop it off at the CHS office. Your input is valuable! Also, please plan to attend and participate in our open session to be held on Sunday, June 25 after the 10 am service.

Sunday, June 25: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – THERE WILL BE NO MEETING THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 25 DUE TO THE REIMAGINING MEETING. ALSO, WE WILL NOT BE MEETING ON SUNDAY, JULY 2, because of the Fourth of July weekend. On Sunday, July 9 we will be reading the next two chapters, 5 and 6: “Home” and “Neighborhood” of Diana Butler Bass’ book, “Grounded.” We hope to finish the last two chapters of the book during July. Members are encouraged to reflect on the 40 day devotional at the back of the book. Brooke and Brian Skea

SUNDAY, JUNE 25: CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks begins at 9:45 am and will be held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery. Available for children 4 years and younger, visitors gladly and gratefully welcomed! Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES! Kaylee Brintnall, Ashley Chung, Carolyn Hanrahan, Cian Hanrahan, Jacob LaBranche, Mary O’Reilly and Hanna Sweeney. We look forward to seeing you and hearing about where life takes you from now on! Wherever you go and whatever you do, God will be with you.

Tuesday, July 4: THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, JULY 4 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE HOLIDAY.

Thursday, July 6: LADIES LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. By popular vote, we WILL have a Ladies Luncheon in July! Remind and invite your friends, summer visitors and any other women you know who would enjoy this simple get together. Bring a sandwich to share and the rest will be provided. July committee: Sue Stevens: chips, Georgia Schneider: 1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Fay Cole: paper goods and centerpieces, Klondike Bars for dessert.

Friday, July 14: GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The usual weeding, trimming and mulching. Something for every skill level and every physical ability. Come for a little while or all morning. Snacks supplied. Coffee, cold water and Hole in One donut holes.

MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

SINGING SUMMER: The choir has had our last official Wednesday night rehearsal un l the Fall. This means that we are launching into our Summer Choir mode. Beginning on June 18 and continuing on un l September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS ARTIST: JUNE IS CHS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room Gallery. Derived from the German word, Kraft, the noun “craft” is defined as an activity involving skill in making things by hand or an art, trade or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill. CHS is fortunate to have many members who are wonderful at an art form or craft that will be on display. Please make the me to view their handiwork in the Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS: Please bring Baked Beans to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SPRING and SUMMER 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? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

FOOD 4 KIDS wants to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our site supervisor and volunteer trainings this past week. We are setting up our operations area downstairs in the Gathering Room this week and will begin serving meals to the children of the Lower and Outer Cape on Monday, June 26. We are looking forward to a busy and productive summer.

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – Look for ALTAR FLOWERS REQUEST CARDS at each entrance to the church. For a donation of y 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? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

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.