Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements December 14 – 20

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve:  Tuesday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist
Christmas Day:  Wednesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

Please Note:  Sunday, January 5: One service at 10:00 a.m. – Epiphany Trope with breakfast following.
Also, s
o that the office staff can enjoy Christmas and the New Year Holiday, the office will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and December 31 and January 1, 2020. There will be NO Healing service on December 31 and NO Morning Prayer on December 25 and January 1.

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the office. Deadline: Monday, December 16. Thank you.

Sunday, December 15: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. We will be exploring Nave stories of CHS. Debra Kissinger+

Sunday, December 15: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read chapters 2 and 3 of Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. Brian and Brooke Skea

CHURCH SCHOOL: Sunday, December 15 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant will receive their costumes during Church School. After the Eucharist a baptism celebration with cake takes place in Parish Hall. Tuesday, December 24 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant should be in the Gathering Room by 4 pm! All children are welcome, new children, grandchildren and those who could not get to the rehearsal. Sunday, December 29 – New Year’s Party and Veggie Tale Christmas Movie at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Sign up sheets in Gathering Room for Angels and Shepherds for the Epiphany Trope Sunday, January 5, 2020.

 2020 Pledge Envelopes:  If you have made a financial pledge for 2020 and you requested either weekly or monthly envelopes, they are here!  Please pick them up in the Gallery, where they are being watched over by many angels.

Friday, December 20:  Labyrinth Walk –  Our walk this month will begin in the Parish Hall at 10 am and last 45 minutes. The labyrinth will remain up for people to walk until noon. As we approach Christmas, we can find ourselves too busy. Our hope is that our labyrinth walk will give us time and space to rest and to refocus ourselves on the coming of Christ. We will walk our way to Bethlehem, traveling with Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, opening our hearts to all that journey might bring.  Please come join us for the walk. See you there, Gail Smith+

Annual Reports Due:  For those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (ccalhouncape@comcast.net).

Thursday, January 9:  Ladies Luncheon –  12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is as follows: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Juice, Ginny Clarendon; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces, Ragnhild Bjerke; and Dessert, Diana Crighton. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided…chips, coffee, tea, juice, and dessert.  It is good to keep in touch with each other whether we feel “up” or “down”.  Companionship always helps.  Please come join us.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please come and enjoy this heavenly collection. Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray. The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery. Looking ahead to February 2020 in the Reception Gallery…… LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS – A call for hearts from CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, photographers & beyond! This will be a “group” showing of your hearts on paper, fabric, rocks, clay, etc. work can be for sale or just for exhibit. All hearts gladly & gratefully received mid-January 2020.  Let Sharyn Laughton know what you will be submitting at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry:  Monthly tip from the Health Ministries Committee – December is a good time to talk about FALL PREVENTION! We are all at risk of injury due to a fall. Check out the tips we’ve posted this month, and the completed ramp not the Parish Hall! Be vigilant during the upcoming holidays. Prevention is the key. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

RECYCLING TEAM AT CHS:  We still need additional volunteers to join the CHS Recycling Team. Every 7 to 10 days is usually sufficient to collect the parish recycles from the kitchen and the hallway off the Reception room. You then bring them to your town recycling center.  PLEASE consider helping with the CHS recycling. It is a small but important task to help our environment. Questions? Contact Jack Sasso at jacksasso@hotmail.com.

THANK YOU:  I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 42nd Annual Antique Show and Sale such a success! Thank you also to all who were patrons of the show, and in addition, to all who volunteered so willingly to give your time, skills, and efforts posting advertising, covering the “gate,” compiling the show booklet, and assisting in other ways to make this event possible. The spirit that flows through each of you is such a blessing within our parish. I am most grateful and thankful to each of you who have given so willingly to help with this annual endeavor! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

 

 

Announcements December 7 – 14

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve:  Tuesday, December 24 – 4:30 pm, Christmas Pageant & Eucharist
and 10 pm, Christmas Choral Eucharist
Christmas Day:  Wednesday, December 25, 10 am, Eucharist with Carols

CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES are in the pews. Please print clearly the names of those you wish to have remembered, and also your Pledge number. Enclose your donation, made payable to The Church of the Holy Spirit. Place in the offering plate or drop off at the
office. Deadline: Monday, December 16. Thank you.

Sunday, December 8: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. We will be exploring Nave stories. Debra Kissinger+

Sunday, December 8: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read chapters 2 and 3 of Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. Brian and Brooke Skea

CHURCH SCHOOL: Sunday, December 15 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant will receive their costumes during Church School. After the Eucharist a baptism celebration with cake takes place in Parish Hall. Tuesday, December 24 – children in the Christmas Eve Pageant should be in the Gathering Room by 4 pm! All children are welcome, new children, grandchildren and those who could not get to the rehearsal. Sunday, December 29 – New Year’s Party and Veggie Tale Christmas Movie at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Sign up sheets in Gathering Room for Angels and Shepherds for the Epiphany Trope Sunday, January 5, 2020.

2020 Pledge Envelopes:  If you have made a financial pledge for 2020 and you requested either weekly or monthly envelopes, they are here!  Please pick them up in the Gallery, where they are being watched over by many angels.

Friday, December 20:  Labyrinth Walk –  Our walk this month will begin in the Parish Hall at 10 am and last 45 minutes. The labyrinth will remain up for people to walk until noon. As we approach Christmas, we can find ourselves too busy. Our hope is that our labyrinth walk will give us time and space to rest and to refocus ourselves on the coming of Christ. We will walk our way to Bethlehem, traveling with Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, opening our hearts to all that journey might bring.  Please come join us for the walk. See you there, Gail Smith+

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please come and enjoy this heavenly collection. Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray. The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery. Looking ahead to February 2020 in the Reception Gallery…… LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS – A call for hearts from CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, photographers & beyond! This will be a “group” showing of your hearts on paper, fabric, rocks, clay, etc. work can be for sale or just for exhibit. All hearts gladly & gratefully received mid-January 2020.  Let Sharyn Laughton know what you will be submitting at artoff@comcast.net or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry:  Monthly tip from the Health Ministries Committee – December is a good time to talk about FALL PREVENTION! We are all at risk of injury due to a fall. Check out the tips we’ve posted this month, and the completed ramp not the Parish Hall! Be vigilant during the upcoming holidays. Prevention is the key. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

RECYCLING TEAM AT CHS:  We still need additional volunteers to join the CHS Recycling Team. Every 7 to 10 days is usually sufficient to collect the parish recycles from the kitchen and the hallway off the Reception room. You then bring them to your town recycling center.  PLEASE consider helping with the CHS recycling. It is a small but important task to help our environment. Questions? Contact Jack Sasso at jacksasso@hotmail.com.

THANK YOU:  I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 42nd Annual Antique Show and Sale such a success! Thank you also to all who were patrons of the show, and in addition, to all who volunteered so willingly to give your time, skills, and efforts posting advertising, covering the “gate,” compiling the show booklet, and assisting in other ways to make this event possible. The spirit that flows through each of you is such a blessing within our parish. I am most grateful and thankful to each of you who have given so willingly to help with this annual endeavor! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

 

 

Announcements November 9 – 15

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st
First Sunday in Advent, 10:00 o’clock a.m.
Please come welcome The Reverend Debra Kissinger
as she begins as our Interim Rector, followed by a celebratory brunch in the Parish Hall.
Mark your calendars and join us for this special day!
**There will be no services at 4:00 p.m. on November 30 or 8:00 a.m. on December 1.**

Sunday, November 10: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. We will be exploring the Parables of Jesus. Gail Smith+

Sunday, November 10: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read Chapter 3 of Bauckham’s Bible and Mission. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, November 11: In honor of Veteran’s Day the office will be closed.

Friday, November 15:  MONTHLY GARDEN PARTY – 8 am to 12 Noon – FALL CLEAN-UP. Please join us in the back parking lot. There will be lots of clean up and winter preparations to do. All  parishioners and their friends are encouraged to join us. Come when convenient and stay as long as you can. Gilbert Merritt

Friday, November 22:  Labyrinth Walk Our walk this month will take place at 10 am, and will take 40-45 minutes. The labyrinth will  remain up until noon for people to walk. This month we will be walking with Thanksgiving and Gratitude. As part of our Thanksgiving and Gratitude theme, we will be collecting canned goods, pasta, cereal, etc. for the Lower Cape Outreach Council’s Food Pantry. You will be able to drop off items from 10 to noon in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to join us. Bring a friend. We hope to see you there. Gail Smith+

Thursday, November 28:  There will be a Communion service at 10:00 am in the Church on Thanksgiving Day. The office will be closed. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30:  42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – SAVE THE DATES: Plans are underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30, 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

 “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please bring any angels you would like to share for our exhibit to the church by November 24. Also, be sure to put your name on each angel! Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray.

 HOLIDAY BAZAAR UPDATE –  Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Holiday Bazaar a success. Your donations of time and talent helped us make just under $7,000 plus a great result at the Galley West sale of just over $1,000. A donation to a local food pantry will be made and a full report of the results will be included in the December Together.

Antique Show and Sale:  First Time VOLUNTEERS Wanted! Seeking those who can give 1 to 2 hours, on 1 of 2 days! It’s that simple! WHAT: Sit at a table, welcome patrons at the door OR help them buy lunch at the 42nd annual Antique Show, When: Friday November 29 OR Saturday November 30. Yes, that’s right, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! Times: Shifts on both days, from 11:30-3:00 pm. Provided: All instructions along with comfortable chairs, good company, and best of all… give of yourself, spend a lovely hour or two enjoying a wonderful event. Please contact: Ann Pike-Paris @ 508-255-3583 or apikep2@gmail.com. And thank you in advance!

CHURCH SCHOOL:  December 1:  (During Youth Breakfast) Advent  Wreathe-Making.  All Parishioners are welcome to make one as well. We look forward to welcoming our new Interim Priest on the same Day!  We would love some HELP in gathering greens; smaller pieces are preferred. Drop off greens before the 10 am service. December 7: Pageant Rehearsal followed by our annual Pizza & GingerBread House Decorating at 5 pm. Pageant Sign ups will be downstairs in the Church school as well as sign ups for the Epiphany Trope.

 CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  The artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas, to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows. Please come and enjoy her show!  The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery.

NAUSET INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Love, Grief and Reconciliation: A 400 Year Journey, is the title of this annual popular musical service which will take place on Sunday, November 24 at 2 pm at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Orleans. Nauset Interfaith has 20 member congregations on the lower and outer cape. More information:  Fr. Ken Campbell, 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com

Note:  The Linton’s now have a new mailing address. Those wishing to have it may call the church office.

 

 

 

November 2 – 8

Giving Statements Coming Soon:  Giving Statements for January through October are being sent out.  Again we will be sending them to most households by email!  Just in case you might think it is yet another SPAM email, here is what the email will look like:

      From: Church of the Holy Spirit <noreply@chsorleans.simplechurchcrm.com>

     Subject: Church of the Holy Spirit Giving Statement

     Reply-To: Church of the Holy Spirit <aekoehler51@gmail.com>

Attached, you will find your giving statement from Church of the Holy Spirit for 01/01/2019 to 01/28/2019. Please retain this for tax purposes. The email is sent only to the person in the household designated “primary” in our database.  So make sure you check everyone’s email!  Those of you who have been getting the Together newsletter by traditional mail will receive your Giving Statements by traditional mail instead of by email.

Sunday, November 3: ADULT EDUCATION – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. We will be exploring the Parables of Jesus. Gail Smith+

Sunday, November 3: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read Chapter 3 of Bauckham’s Bible and Mission. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, November 3:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am service please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group. Pumpkin Waffles, Bacon, Fruit & Juice, Coffee Tea. $8 per person; Children under 18 are free.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

Thursday, November 7:  LADIES LUNCHEON –  Bring a sandwich to share and join us at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is:  Pat Carroll, Chips; Betty Yearing, Juice; Jane Affleck, Half and Half; Gail Binney Sterne, Paper Goods; Fay Cole, Centerpieces; Dilys Smith, Dessert.

Monday, November 11: In honor of Veteran’s Day the office will be closed.

Friday, November 15:  MONTHLY GARDEN PARTY – 8 am to 12 Noon – FALL CLEAN-UP. Please join us in the back parking lot. There will be lots of clean up and winter preparations to do. All  parishioners and their friends are encouraged to join us. Come when convenient and stay as long as you can. Gilbert Merritt

Friday, November 22:  Labyrinth Walk  Our walk this month will take place at 10 am and will take 40-45 minutes. The labyrinth will  remain up until noon for people to walk. This month we will be walking with Thanksgiving and Gratitude. As part of our Thanksgiving and Gratitude theme, we will be collecting canned goods, pasta, cereal, etc. for the Lower Cape Outreach Council’s Food Pantry. You will be able to drop off items from 10 to noon in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to join us. Think about bringing a friend. We hope to see you there. Gail Smith+

 Thursday, November 28:  There will be a Communion service at 10:00 am in the Church on Thanksgiving Day.  The office will be closed. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30:  42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – SAVE THE DATES: Plans are underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30, 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

Antique Show and Sale:  First Time VOLUNTEERS Wanted! Seeking those who can give 1 to 2 hours, on 1 of 2 days! It’s that simple! WHAT: Sit at a table, welcome patrons at the door OR help them buy lunch at the 42nd annual Antique Show, When: Friday November 29 OR Saturday November 30. Yes, that’s right, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! Times: Shifts on both days, from 11:30-3:00 pm. Provided: All instructions along with comfortable chairs, good company, and best of all… give of yourself, spend a lovely hour or two enjoying a wonderful event. Please contact: Ann Pike-Paris @ 508-255-3583 or apikep2@gmail.com. And thank you in advance!

 ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  The artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas, to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows. Please come and enjoy her show!  The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! There remain a few “open” months to exhibit/sell your art/craft for one month in 2020. The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall/Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Needed –  paper shopping bags with handles, the Free Shop has gone green! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

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Announcements October 26 – November 1

FAREWELL CELEBRATION FOR ADAM+ AND LORI LINTON –  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27.
 We hope you will ALL join us at 10 am on October 27th for our final service with Adam+. So that we can all worship together for this special day, THERE WILL BE NO 5 pm SERVICE on SATURDAY 10/26 AND NO 8:00 a.m. SERVICE ON SUNDAY 10/27.
Following the service everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for a celebration of Adam+ and Lori’s ten years with us. If you have not responded to the invitation you received about this, please do so today! Cynthia Murray and Melissa Keeffe, Wardens

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday evening, November 2 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour: 4 p.m. on
Saturday, November 2 through and including Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Sunday, October 27: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – There will be no book discussion group meeting after the 10 am service this Sunday. We will read Chapter 3 of Bauckham’s Bible and Mission on Sunday November 3. Brian and Brooke Skea

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for November through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 from 9 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. Join us at this special annual parish event. There is something for everyone.  PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER for a morning or afternoon shift. Also, take one of the yellow bazaar flyers and decide how you can support our event through donations of food items, cookies, books and attic treasures. Donations accepted starting Wednesday afternoon. Lunch room will be open 11 am to 1:30 pm. See you at the Bazaar! Questions – call Sue Sasso 508-255-1732.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS RECYLCLING TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Most of us recycle our home trash; CHS does too. Could you volunteer to help do the CHS recycling every week for one month? Pick up the paper and other recycling at CHS after you attend a weekend service or come Monday – Friday when the buildings are open. There isn’t much each week….but as Adam+ said in his recent sermon, every little bit of recycling helps our planet. Contact Jack Sasso if you are willing to help at 508-255-1732 or jacksasso@hotmail.com.

Antique Show and Sale:  First Time VOLUNTEERS Wanted! Seeking those who can give 1 to 2 hours, on 1 of 2 days! It’s that simple! WHAT: Sit at a table, welcome patrons at the door OR help them buy lunch at the 42nd annual Antique Show, When: Friday November 29 OR Saturday November 30. Yes, that’s right, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! Times: Shifts on both days, from 11:30-3:00 pm. Provided: All instructions along with comfortable chairs, good company, and best of all… give of yourself, spend a lovely hour or two enjoying a wonderful event. Please contact: Ann Pike-Paris @ 508-255-3583 or apikep2@gmail.com. And thank you in advance!

FREE SHOP: Your Fall/Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Needed –  paper shopping bags with handles, the Free Shop has gone green! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

Our October Ladies Luncheon was bittersweet. We had a good turnout and lots of conversation, but it was Lori Linton’s last meeting with us. We send her our very best wishes for happiness and fulfillment in the next chapter of her life. Calendars ready? Our next meeting is November 7 and our committee is:  Pat Carroll, Chips; Betty Yearing, Juice; Jane Affleck, Half and Half; Gail Binney Sterne, Paper Goods; Fay Cole, Centerpieces; Dilys Smith, Dessert.  Bring a sandwich to share and join us at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.

 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – SAVE THE DATES: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

PLEASE CHECK THE PARISH HALL KITCHEN FOR ANY DISHES THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LEFT!

WEBSITE SERMONS:  Adam’s sermons (both texts and audios), are no longer available on our parish website. However, the audios have been preserved on a thumbdrive, and the written texts printed out in a collection. Both of these will be available in the parish Library after his departure.

 

 

 

 

Announcements October 19 – 25

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday evening, November 2 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour: 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 through and including Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Sunday, October 20:  OUTREACH SUNDAY – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. The CHS Outreach Ministry team is holding its biennial charitable agency fair of displays and representatives from many of the local groups that we support and work with. There will also be a brief presentation at the 10:00 service about our wonderful Outreach program. Please join us and learn about how our parish outreach is making a difference in many lives.

Sunday, October 20: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. There will be no book discussion group meeting after the 10 am service over the next two Sundays. Sunday, October 20 is an Outreach presentation and Sunday, October 27 is Adam+ and Lori’s farewell gathering. We will read Chapter 3 of Bauckham’s Bible and Mission on Sunday November 3. Brian and Brooke Skea

FAREWELL CELEBRATION FOR ADAM+ AND LORI LINTON –  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
We hope you will ALL join us at 10 am on October 27th for our final service with Adam+. So that we can all worship together for this special day, THERE WILL BE NO 5 pm SERVICE on SATURDAY 10/26 AND NO 8:00 a.m. SERVICE ON SUNDAY 10/27. Following the service everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for a celebration of Adam+ and Lori’s ten years with us. If you have not responded to the invitation you received about this, please do so today! Cynthia Murray and Melissa Keeffe, Wardens

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

CHS RECYLCLING TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Most of us recycle our home trash; CHS does too. Could you volunteer to help do the CHS recycling every week for one month? Pick up the paper and other recycling at CHS after you attend a weekend service or come Monday – Friday when the buildings are open. There isn’t much each week….but as Adam+ said in his recent sermon, every little bit of recycling helps our planet. Contact Jack Sasso if you are willing to help at 508-255-1732 or jacksasso@hotmail.com.

Antique Show and Sale:  First Time VOLUNTEERS Wanted! Seeking those who can give 1 to 2 hours, on 1 of 2 days! It’s that simple! WHAT: Sit at a table, welcome patrons at the door OR help them buy lunch at the 42nd annual Antique Show, When: Friday November 29 OR Saturday November 30. Yes, that’s right, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! Times: Shifts on both days, from 11:30-3:00 pm. Provided: All instructions along with comfortable chairs, good company, and best of all… give of yourself, spend a lovely hour or two enjoying a wonderful event. Please contact: Ann Pike-Paris @ 508-255-3583 or apikep2@gmail.com. And thank you in advance!

FREE SHOP: Your Fall/Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Needed –  paper shopping bags with handles, the Free Shop has gone green! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – suzyhannah3@gmail.com or 774-772-1210.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! Please donate:  Gently Used Jewelry; Attic Treasures; Used Books; Food Table donations (Cris Harter and Cynthia Murray); and Cookie Walk. Volunteer sign up posters are up in the Reception Room and the Parish Hall, please sign up and support this wonderful CHS event. For more info see the October Together or contact Sue Sasso, Priscilla Isner, Cynthia Murray or Cris Harter.

Our October Ladies Luncheon was bittersweet. We had a good turnout and lots of conversation, but it was Lori Linton’s last meeting with us. We send her our very best wishes for happiness and fulfillment in the next chapter of her life. Calendars ready? Our next meeting is November 7 and our committee is:  Pat Carroll, Chips; Betty Yearing, Juice; Jane Affleck, Half and Half; Gail Binney Sterne, Paper Goods; Fay Cole, Centerpieces; Dilys Smith, Dessert.  Bring a sandwich to share and join us at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

PLEASE CHECK THE PARISH HALL KITCHEN FOR ANY DISHES THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LEFT!

WEBSITE SERMONS:  Adam’s sermons (both texts and audios), are no longer available on our parish website. However, the audios have been preserved on a thumbdrive, and the written texts printed out in a collection. Both of these will be available in the parish Library after his departure.

 

 

 

Ammouncements October 5 – 11

FAREWELL CELEBRATION FOR ADAM+ AND LORI LINTON –
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 – We hope you will ALL join us at 10 am on October 27th for our final service with Adam+. So that we can all worship together for this special day, THERE WILL BE NO 5 pm SERVICE on SATURDAY 10/26 AND NO 8:00 a.m. SERVICE ON SUNDAY 10/27. Following the service everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for a celebration of Adam+ and Lori’s ten years with us. If you have not responded to the invitation you received about this, please do so today! Cynthia Murray and Melissa Keeffe, Wardens

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office.

Sunday, October 6:  Youth breakfast – After the 10 am service in the Parish Hall, please join us for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group. October’s Menu:  Individual Omelets, Ham, Wheat Toast, Fruit & Juice, Coffee Tea, $8 per person;  Children under 18 are free.

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

 Sunday, October 6:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – The Fall season of the Book Discussion Group has begun, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We continue reading chapter 1 of Richard Bauckham’s Bible and Mission. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, October 6:  Blessing of the Animals at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

In honor of St. Francis, we have a bulletin board in the Parish Hall with pictures of your pets. Please check it out and enjoy all of our furry friends!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The 2019-2020 Church School Year has begun!  SAVE THE DATE –  Friday October 18 – Pumpkin Carving – details and sign up are on Church School and Youth Group Bulletin boards. Plans are underway for a Middle School Retreat (5th – 9th Graders) November 15-17 at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH. These retreats are always great fun. Interested? Contact Matt Thompson at mt@meganet.net.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund.  Thank you very much.

Friday, October 11:  MONTHLY GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 12 Noon. Please join our happy group of volunteers who enjoy keeping our church grounds looking good. There will be lots of clean up and fall preparations to do.  Bring your tools (or use ours) and we will show you what to do.

Sunday, October 20:  OUTREACH SUNDAY – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. The CHS Outreach Ministry team is holding its biennial charitable agency fair of displays and representatives from many of the local groups that we support and work with. There will also be a brief presentation at the 10:00 service about our wonderful Outreach program. Please join us and learn about how our parish outreach is making a difference in many lives.

 New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

FREE SHOP: Your Fall clothing donations are most welcomed. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Needed –  paper shopping bags with handles, the Free Shop has gone green! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! Please donate:  Gently Used Jewelry; Attic Treasures; Used Books; Food Table donations (Cris Harter and Cynthia Murray); and Cookie Walk. We will soon be putting up Volunteer sign up sheets. For more info see the October Together or contact Sue Sasso or Cynthia Murray.

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall.