Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements July 21 – 27

Sunday, July 22:  SUNDAE SUNDAY!  Immediately following the 10 am service, please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS Ice Cream Sundae in the Memorial Garden.  YUM!!

Sunday, July 22:  ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and ending at 9:45 am. Continuing on July 22 and 29, we will be reading through The Rev. Ed Bacon’s book: “The Eight Habits of Love.” On Sunday, July 15 we will be looking at the habit of stillness.  Gail Smith+

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Pia McKenzie. Come enjoy her show entitled:  Recent collages-Memory, Inspiration and My Childhood Faith. Her series of collages were completed over the past 6 months; remembering her experiences in her Christian faith as a child. 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, July 22:  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, July 22:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. There will be NO Book Discussion Group Sunday July 22 due to the Ice Cream Social. The group will continue reading Chapter 6 of “Living Jesus” on Sunday July 29. Due to the many distractions of summer we are going to take August off and renew our reading in September. Brooke and Brian Skea

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. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included! 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.

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.

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!” The Health Ministry committee will be taking time off for July and August and will bring back the Health Information table in September. Watch for information on immunizations. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed. Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

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.

SUMMER CHOIR:  All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner

 

 

 

July 14 – 20

A Financial Forum will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 After the 10:00 am service in the Parish Hall .

Sunday, July 15:  ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and ending at 9:45 am. Continuing on July 15, 22 and 29, we will be reading through The Rev. Ed Bacon’s book: “The Eight Habits of Love.” On Sunday, July 15 we will be looking at the habit of stillness.  Gail Smith+

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Pia McKenzie. Come enjoy her show entitled:  Recent collages-Memory, Inspiration and My Childhood Faith. Her series of collages were completed over the past 6 months; remembering her experiences in her Christian faith as a child. 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, July 15:  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, July 15:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Continue with “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, Chapter 4. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 22:  SUNDAE SUNDAY!  Immediately following the 10 am service, please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS Ice Cream Sundae in the Memorial Garden.  YUM!!

TUESDAY STUDY GROUP – COME JOIN US! The “Tuesday Study Group” grew out of the EfM program. Participants do not need to be EfM graduates. We meet in the Parish Library twice a month on Tuesday mornings at 10 am to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Though we focus on specific books for discussion, we also have time for worship and personal “checking-in” on what’s going on in our lives. Contact Sandy Marshall for more information: svm2@comcast.net or 508-255-9971.

Saturday, July 21:  A commemoration ceremony will be held at Nauset Beach at 5 pm to mark the 100th Anniversary of the attack by a German submarine on four barges being towed by a tug boat, the Perth Amboy, off Nauset Beach.  All Orleans churches, will ring their bells for this event at 10:30 am. Listen for the bells!!

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.

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!” The Health Ministry committee will be taking time off for July and August and will bring back the Health Information table in September. Watch for information on immunizations. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed. Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

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.

SUMMER CHOIR:  All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner

 

 

 

 

Announcements July 7 – 13

Sunday, July 8:  ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and ending at 9:45 am. Beginning Sunday July 8 and continuing on July 15, 22 and 29, we will be reading through The Rev. Ed Bacon’s book: “The Eight Habits of Love.” Our first session on July 8, we will be looking at the Introduction and the Habit of Generosity. Come join us for what I hope will be lively and fruitful conversation.   Gail Smith+

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Pia McKenzie. Come enjoy her show entitled:  Recent collages-Memory, Inspiration and My Childhood Faith. Her series of collages were completed over the past 6 months; remembering her experiences in her Christian faith as a child. 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, July 8:  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, July 8:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, Chapter 4. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, July 11:  Nauset Interfaith Association – Beginning on this date, in the Parish Hall at 5:30 pm.  During 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, the Nauset Interfaith Association is sponsoring a 4 or 5 session study of Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. Study leaders will be Ken Campbell+ and Bill Heuss+. To register call or email Ken at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

Friday, July 13:  LABYRINTH WALK—  10 am in the Parish Hall. This month we are continuing our journey through “The Eight Habits of Love”. For this walk we will be exploring the Habit of Truth. Come join us for our walk as we begin to explore “Truth” and what it means on our life long journey of love. Gail Smith+

Sunday, July 22:  SUNDAE SUNDAY!  Immediately following the 10 am service, please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS Ice Cream Sundae in the Memorial Garden.  YUM!!

TUESDAY STUDY GROUP – COME JOIN US! The “Tuesday Study Group” grew out of the EfM program. Participants do not need to be EfM graduates. We meet in the Parish Library twice a month on Tuesday mornings at 10 am to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Though we focus on specific books for discussion, we also have time for worship and personal “checking-in” on what’s going on in our lives. Contact Sandy Marshall for more information: svm2@comcast.net or 508-255-9971.

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.

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. We are open daily during the Summer months and need volunteers to take a 2 1/2 hour shift. Interested? Please contact: Susan Owens, at 508-240-1788 for details. Please stop by, browse, and shop! Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  “We’re going on vacation!” The Health Ministry committee will be taking time off for July and August and will bring back the Health Information table in September. Watch for information on immunizations. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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.

SUMMER CHOIR:  All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner

Saturday, July 21:  A commemoration ceremony will be held at Nauset Beach at 5 pm to mark the 100th Anniversary of the attack by a German submarine on four barges being towed by a tug boat, the Perth Amboy, off Nauset Beach.  All Orleans churches, will ring their bells for this event at 10:30 am. Listen for the bells!!

 

 

 

 

Announcements June 30 – July 6

ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and ending at 9:45 am. Beginning Sunday July 8 and continuing on July 15, 22 and 29, we will be reading through The Rev. Ed Bacon’s book: “The Eight Habits of Love.” Our first session on July 8, we will be looking at the Introduction and the Habit of Generosity. Come join us for what I hope will be lively and fruitful conversation.   Gail Smith+

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Pia McKenzie. Come enjoy her show entitled:  Recent collages-Memory, Inspiration and My Childhood Faith. Her series of collages were completed over the past 6 months; remembering her experiences in her Christian faith as a child. 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, July 1:  Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) Has begun! 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, July 1:  Youth Group Brunch – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Please
come and enjoy a DELICIOUS brunch hosted and served by our Youth Group.

Sunday, July 1:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, Chapter 3. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, July 6:  Garden Party 9 am to 12 Noon. Coffee, Real and Decaf, water, Hole in One donut holes. Bring your gardening tools or use ours. Come for a little while or all morning. There are things that ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and make our parish grounds even more beautiful. FYI:  During our Ice Cream Social there was much interest in the weeping tree in the corner of the Memorial Garden. It’s a Cercidiphyllum Japonicum pendula. It’s commonly called a Weeping Katsura Tree.  It’s native to Japan and China. Gilbert Merritt

Wednesday, July 11:  Nauset Interfaith Association – Beginning on this date, in the Parish Hall at 5:30 pm.  During 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, the Nauset Interfaith Association is sponsoring a 4 or 5 session study of Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. Study leaders will be Ken Campbell+ and Bill Heuss+. To register call or email Ken at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

Friday, July 13:  LABYRINTH WALK—  10 am in the Parish Hall. This month we are continuing our journey through “The Eight Habits of Love”. For this walk we will be exploring the Habit of Truth. Come join us for our walk as we begin to explore “Truth” and what it means on our life long journey of love. Gail Smith+

Sunday, July 22:  SUNDAE SUNDAY!  Immediately following the 10 am service, please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS Ice Cream Sundae in the Memorial Garden.  YUMMY!!

TUESDAY STUDY GROUP – COME JOIN US! The “Tuesday Study Group” grew out of the EfM program. Participants do not need to be EfM graduates. We meet in the Parish Library twice a month on Tuesday mornings at 10 am to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Though we focus on specific books for discussion, we also have time for worship and personal “checking-in” on what’s going on in our lives. As one member said, “This group helps keep me spiritually connected, beyond my church activities, through the books we choose and the impressions and understandings we share with each other.” Contact Sandy Marshall for more information: svm2@comcast.net or 508-255-9971.

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. We are open daily during the Summer months and need volunteers to take a 2 1/2 hour shift. Interested? Please contact: Susan Owens, at 508-240-1788 for details. Please stop by, browse, and shop! Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  “We’re going on vacation!” The Health Ministry committee will be taking time off for July and August and will bring back the Health Information table in September. Watch for information on immunizations. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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.

SUMMER CHOIR:  All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner

 

 

 

June 23 – 29

ADULT EDUCATION – We are taking a two week break and will resume on July 8 in the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and ending at  9:45 am.

CHS Artist:  During the month of June we feature work by our many talented parish artists.  Please take the time to enter the Gallery/Reception Room and check out the amazing art work of about 10 of our artists. 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.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed. Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

Sunday, June 24:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, Chapter 1. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, June 24:  Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) Has begun! In the Creation Room across from the Nursery – we welcome visitors! Nursery care offered for infants and toddlers.

Sunday, July 1:  Youth Group Brunch – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Please
come and enjoy a DELICIOUS brunch hosted and served by our Youth Group.

Friday, July 6:  Garden Party 9 am to 12 Noon. Coffee, Real and Decaf, water, Hole in One donut holes. Bring your gardening tools or use ours. Come for a little while or all morning. There are things that ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and make our parish grounds even more beautiful. FYI:  During our Ice Cream Social there was much interest in the weeping tree in the corner of the Memorial Garden. It’s a Cercidiphyllum Japonicum pendula. It’s commonly called a Weeping Katsura Tree.  It’s native to Japan and China. Gilbert Merritt

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. We are open daily during the Summer months and need volunteers to take a 2 1/2 hour shift. Interested? Please contact: Susan Owens, at 508-240-1788 for details. Please stop by, browse, and shop! Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  June is Men’s Health Month! Of course, men are impacted by most major health issues. But, did you know they have their own set of specific health concerns? Please stop by the Health Ministries table during coffee hour after the 10 am service or go to the Reception Desk for materials. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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.

SUMMER CHOIR:  The choir has had their last Wednesday night rehearsal until September. All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner

Wednesday, July 11:  Nauset Interfaith Association – Beginning on this date, in the Parish Hall at 5:30 pm.  During 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, the Nauset Interfaith Association is sponsoring a 4 or 5 session study of Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. Study leaders will be Ken Campbell+ and Bill Heuss+. To register call or email Ken at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

 

 

 

June 16 – 22

Sunday, June 17:  ADULT EDUCATION – After today we will be taking a two week break, meeting again on July 8 in the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and ending at  9:45 am.

CHS Artist:  During the month of June we feature work by our many talented parish artists.  Please take the time to enter the Gallery/Reception Room and check out the amazing art work of about 10 of our artists. 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.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed. Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

Sunday, June 17:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, Chapter 1. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, June 17Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) begins in the Creation Room across from the Nursery – we welcome visitors! Nursery care offered for infants and toddlers.

Sunday, July 1:  Youth Group Brunch – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Please
come and enjoy a DELICIOUS brunch hosted and served by our Youth Group.

Friday, July 6:  Garden Party 9 am to 12 Noon. Coffee, Real and Decaf, water, Hole in One donut holes. Bring your gardening tools or use ours. Come for a little while or all morning. There are things that ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and make our parish grounds even more beautiful. FYI:  During our Ice Cream Social there was much interest in the weeping tree in the corner of the Memorial Garden. It’s a Cercidiphyllum Japonicum pendula. It’s commonly called a Weeping Katsura Tree.  It’s native to Japan and China. Gilbert Merritt

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

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. We are open daily during the Summer months and need volunteers to take a 2 1/2 hour shift. Interested? Please contact: Susan Owens, at 508-240-1788 for details. Please stop by, browse, and shop! Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  June is Men’s Health Month! Of course, men are impacted by most major health issues. But, did you know they have their own set of specific health concerns? Please stop by the Health Ministries table during coffee hour after the 10 am service or go to the Reception Desk for materials. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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.

SUMMER CHOIR:  The choir has had their last Wednesday night rehearsal until September. All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner

Wednesday, July 11:  Nauset Interfaith Association – Beginning on this date, in the Parish Hall at 5:30 pm.  During 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, the Nauset Interfaith Association is sponsoring a 4 or 5 session study of Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. Study leaders will be Ken Campbell+ and Bill Heuss+. To register call or email Ken at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net.

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Announcements June 9 – 15

Sunday, June 10:  ADULT EDUCATION – We continue a journey through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, one of the earliest books of the New Testament to be written. It’s inspiring, deeply nourishing and occasionally controversial too. It makes for very lively discussion! We meet in the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and end at  9:45 am. Adam+

CHS Artist:  During the month of June we feature work by our many talented parish artists.  Please take the time to enter the Gallery/Reception Room and check out the amazing art work of about 10 of our artists. 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.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

PASTORAL CARE:  Please help us to provide pastoral care by sending an email to: pastoralcare@chsorleans.org about anyone in the parish who has gone to a hospital or nursing home, or who has suffered any major loss or life changing circumstance. If YOU are taken to the hospital please inform the staff there, that you want your home parish to be informed.  Volunteers needed to visit people once a month. Please let me know, by this email or my personal one below. If you are already visiting someone; please let me know who they are and how they’re doing. Celia Calhoun, Coordinator (ccalhouncape@comcast.net)

Sunday, June 10:  Book Discussion Group  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We have chosen “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, June 10:  ICE CREAM SOCIAL – After the 10 am service in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting) or in the Parish Hall.  Please come and enjoy!

Sunday, June 10:  Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd GroupWill meet at 5 pm at the home of Jean and Bob Collins. Questions? Call the Collins’ at 508-349-7356.

Friday, June 15:  Garden Party – Weeding, mulching, pruning, 9am to noon. Coffee, Real and Decaf, water, Hole in One donut holes. Bring your gardening tools or use ours. Come for a little while or all morning. There are things that ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and make our parish grounds a little bit more beautiful.

Sunday, June 17Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) begins in the Creation Room across from the Nursery – we welcome visitors! Nursery care offered for infants and toddlers.

HELP WANTED: SUNDAY CHILD NURSERY CAREGIVER: We are committed to providing staffed nursery care for younger children whose parents attend the 10 am Sunday service. This is a 2-hour weekly paid position (9:30 – 11:30) and starts immediately. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or email at svm2@comcast.net.

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 spring/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. We are open daily during the Summer months and need volunteers to take a 2 1/2 hour shift. Interested? Please contact: Susan Owens, at 508-240-1788 for details. Please stop by, browse, and shop! Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  June is Men’s Health Month! Of course, men are impacted by most major health issues. But, did you know they have their own set of specific health concerns? Please stop by the Health Ministries table during coffee hour after the 10 am service or go to the Reception Desk for materials. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

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.

SUMMER CHOIR:  The choir has had their last Wednesday night rehearsal until September. All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner

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