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Announcements August 19 – 25

PLEASE NOTE:  On Friday, August 25 we are having ALL the carpets at CHS cleaned, in all buildings.  ALL church services on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 will be held in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, August 20:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 20:  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.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

N.O.A.H. = No Other Affordable Housing – Now called St. Joseph’s by the Catholic Charities of MA, the building still houses beds, a kitchen and dining room to feed the homeless who enter. Our parish has, for years, supplied the fourth Friday night meal of the month. Many of our parishioners have been committed to this activity over the years and some still are but the project needs “new blood.” Anyone who is willing to commit, please contact the church office or leave a note in the N.O.A.H. mailbox in the office before August 17. Thank you.

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Signup to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. 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:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. 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

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

 

Announcements August 12 – 18

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. 

Sunday, August 13:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 13:  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.

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

N.O.A.H. = No Other Affordable Housing – Now called St. Joseph’s by the Catholic Charities of MA, the building still houses beds, a kitchen and dinning room to feed the homeless who enter. Our parish has, for years, supplied the fourth Friday night meal of the month. Many of our parishioners have been committed to this activity over the years and some still are but the project needs “new blood.” Anyone who is willing to commit, please contact the church office or leave a note in the N.O.A.H. mailbox in the office before August 17. Thank you.

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 August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Sign up to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. 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:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. 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

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

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

 

 

 

Announcements August 5 – 11

Sunday, August 6:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 6:  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.

Sunday, August 6:  YOUTH  BRUNCH—After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by our youth before you enjoy the rest of a summer Sunday on Cape Cod. Always delicious and service with a smile!

Friday, August 11:  LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall – Our monthly guided walks continue in August with the theme, Kindness. Opening reflections with The Rev. Anne Koehler will be offered. Before the walk, a short commentary focusing on the nature of “kindness” and its importance for personal growth will be presented by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Following those remarks, she will recognize Darlene T. Hagon who completed the Veriditas certification in June, 2017. Darlene will give a brief overview of her training by Rev. Lauren Artress, the founder of the Veriditas labyrinth movement in the United States and Europe. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Please join us in the Parish Hall to sit quietly, pray and meditate even when you don’t walk the labyrinth. Closing prayer and comments will conclude the walk. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community. Please save Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m., for our Pilgrimage Walk.  Details to follow. 

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.

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Fun Facts about Food4Kids:  As of July 20 (just 18 days into Summer 2017), we have served 4350 lunches and suppers and 2450 breakfasts and snacks, for a total of 6800 meals. More than 84 different volunteers have worked 650+ hours preparing and packing the meals. Finally, 30 different drivers have driven over 2000 miles delivering the food to the sites. Thank you to all who have supported us!

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Sign up to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. 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:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. 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

LADIES LUNCHEON:  Thanks to those who attended our July Ladies Luncheon. We had a good turnout and a great time was had by all! We decided not to meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

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!

 

 

 

 

Announcements June 10-16

Sunday, June 11: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will be reading Part Two, “Human Geography,” Chapter 4, “Roots” of Grounded by Diana Butler Bass.

Tuesday, June 13: CHS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR BRAINSTORMING MEETING – 10 am in the Fireplace Room – We’ve been asked to rethink how and when we hold a Christmas Bazaar this year. Details about this meeting are in the June edition of Together. If you have ideas and want to help us figure this out, come to this meeting. Questions? Contact Sue Sasso 508-255-1732.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11: CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Our last classes are being held today. Youth Recognition Sunday and all parish cookout will be Sunday, June 18. Veggie Tale Summer Theater begins on Sunday, June 25 in the room across from the Nursery.

Sunday, June 18: The ALL PARISH COOKOUT – Following the 10 am service sponsored by the Church School and Shepherd Groups. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs provided! Families A-P: please bring side dishes/salads and Q-Z: desserts. Please leave dishes in kitchen before the service. Volunteers needed to move food outside, set up and cleanup. To help: email Ruth Campbell rwcampbell@verizon.net. Thank you.

Sunday, June 18: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Come one, Come all and celebrate as we usher in summer! In lieu of separate town gatherings, the final Shepherd Groups before our summer hiatus will be the Parish Youth Recognition Picnic on June 18 following the 10 am Service.

Wednesday, June21: 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 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: JUNE IS CHS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room Gallery. Derived from the German word Kraft, “craft” is defined as an activity involving skill in making things by hand or an art, trade or occupation often 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 time 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 SOUP 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 off 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 open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

HARBOR FOR HEALING: Free REIKI clinic for adults living with cancer. In CHS’ Church School Gathering room on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Call Ann at 508-432-7017.

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.

FOOD 4 KIDS wishes to thank everyone who has signed up to work in the program this summer. Our display has moved to the Parish Hall, but we invite you to still sign up on the chart or online if you haven’t yet done so. We especially need people to pack the lunches on Fridays all summer. If that doesn’t fit your schedule, we could still use more people on Mondays, and we also have slots for drivers everyday all summer. We remind you that you are invited to a short training/welcome session on Saturday, June 10, OR Friday, June 16, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. See you there.

Announcements May 26 – June 2

Sunday, May 28: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will be reading Chapter 2 of “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Thursday, June 1: LADIES LUNCHEON: Please mark June 1 on your calendar and come with a sandwich to share. The food is always good, and the company is be er! Our collection for A Baby Center (ABC) has been very successful, so we’ll be doing it again this Fall. Please look for buys on baby things. The committee for June: Barbara Mahoney, chips; Ginny Lucil, 1/2 & 1/2 and a lemon; Betty Yearing, paper goods; Fay Cole, centerpieces; Joan Proctor, dessert.

Sunday, June 4: YOUTH PENTECOSTAL BRUNCH – Come celebrate Pentecost with pancakes with RED strawberries, ham and RED fruit punch… and enjoy some “Church Birthday Cake” and Coffee too!

Friday, June 9: GARDEN PARTY – All you Happy Gardeners bring your tools and energy and join us as we clean up our campus. Usual time: 9 am; Usual place: rear parking lot of CHS; Usual treats: coffee, Hole in One Donut holes & water; Usual tasks: weeding and dead heading.

Friday, June 9: LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our guided walks on the second Friday of every month continue with a special program on Celtic symbols and history. Opening reflections by The Rev. Anne Koehler. The Rev. Bill Heuss will offer a talk about the Infinite Knot and its connections to the labyrinth. Banners displaying paintings by Rev. Heuss made during a Pilgrimage to Celtic sites in England and Wales will be available for viewing. Selected types of Celtic music are offered by Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon. Please join us whether you choose to walk the labyrinth or to quietly sit, meditate and pray.

Tuesday, June 13: CHS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR BRAINSTORMING MEETING at 10 am Fireplace Room – We’ve been asked to rethink how and when we hold a Christmas Bazaar this year. Details about this meeting are in the June edition of Together. If you have ideas and want to help us figure this out, come to this meeting. Questions? Contact Sue Sasso 508-255-1732.

Sunday, June 18: The ALL PARISH COOKOUT following the 10 am Eucharist sponsored by the Church School and Shepherd Groups. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs provided! Families A-P: please bring side dishes/salads and Q-Z: desserts. Please leave dishes in kitchen before the service. Volunteers needed to move food outside, set up and clean up. To help: email Ruth Campbell rwcampbell@verizon.net. Thank you.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – DATE CHANGES: The last Sunday of Church School classes will be June 11. Youth Recognition Sunday and all parish cookout will be Sunday, June 18. Veggie Tale Summer Theater begins on Sunday, June 25 in the room across from the Nursery.

Please bring sardines to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

CHS ARTIST: For the Month of May, the CHS Gallery features Food 4 Kids. Food 4 Kids’ mis- sion is to feed the children of the lower and outer Cape during the summer months. It also brings together volunteers of all ages and faiths as we work to further God’s Kingdom in our communities. You will find great information about the program and also ways to volunteer. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. Sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/ Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at -508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

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 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 open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

HARBOR FOR HEALING: Free REIKI clinic for adults living with cancer. In CHS’ Church School Gathering room on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Call Ann at 508-432-7017.

The Food 4 Kids Steering Committee wishes to thank all those who have signed up to volunteer on the charts in the Reception Room or online. If you plan to sign up, there are s ll many opportunities for you. We wish to underscore the need for drivers to deliver the coolers to the various sites. If you can t 4+ coolers in your car and can commit to at least one day per week all summer, please let us know. We are also s ll looking for a Staff Assistant and two Site Supervisors. Please speak to Brenda Ridgeway or Anne Koehler + if you or someone you know might be interested.

Announcements May 19-26

Sunday, May 21: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will finish the introduction and then discuss chapter one of “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, May 21: THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – Held during Coffee Hour after 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.

Sunday, May 21: SHEPHERD GROUPS – 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 Eliza- beth Merri at 508-240-6998. Eastham/Wellfleet group will meet at 5 pm at the home of Jean & Bob Collins, 2 Whidah Way, Wellfleet. 508-349-6949. Orleans/Chatham group will meet at the home of Bev and Wes Dreher, at 5:30 pm at 15 Prides Path, Orleans, MA. Please call: 508- 255-4433 or email: wadbuys@comcast.net if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, May 23: EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) is beginning registration for the 2017/2018 year. We have room for 2-4 new members and would love to talk to you about joining us. There is information on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall and in Together. In addition, there will be an “open meeting” on Tuesday, May 23, at 1 pm in the library. There you can experience what an EfM session is like and have your questions answered. Please contact Wilma Morris at 508-432-6733 or wilmajmorris@yahoo.com for more information or to let us know that you will be there.

Thursday, June 1: LADIES LUNCHEON: Please mark June 1 on your calendar and come with a sandwich to share. The food is always good, and the company is better! Our collection for A Baby Center (ABC) has been very successful, so we’ll be doing it again this Fall. Please look for buys on baby things. The committee for June: Barbara Mahoney, chips; Ginny Lucil, 1/2 & 1/2 and a lemon; Betty Yearing, paper goods; Fay Cole, centerpieces; Joan Proctor, dessert.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – DATE CHANGES: The last Sunday of Church School classes will be June 11. Youth Recognition Sunday and all parish cookout will be Sunday, June 18. Veggie Tale Summer Theater begins on Sunday, June 25 in the room across from the Nursery.

The Food 4 Kids Steering Committee wishes to thank all those who have signed up to volunteer on the charts in the Reception Room or online. If you plan to sign up, there are still many opportunities for you. We wish to underscore the need for drivers to deliver the coolers to the various sites. If you can fit 4+ coolers in your car and can commit to at least one day per week all summer, please let us know. We are also still looking for a Staff Assistant and two Site Supervisors. Please speak to Brenda Ridgeway or Anne Koehler + if you or someone you know might be interested.

PLEASE NOTE: PARISH HALL KITCHEN – IMPORTANT MESSAGE
During a recent inspection by the Orleans Board of Health, the inspector removed and tossed out fourteen food items from our refrigerator and freezer due to an expired date or no date. As a result we received a Critical Report which if found again could cause an order to close the kitchen. Therefore, if any food item is found by CHS staff or Serve Safe licensed parishioner to be beyond expiration, it will be removed. If you place food in the refrigerator of freezer, it is your responsibility to place a clear date on it if there is no manufacturer’s date. Thank you for your cooperation. The health and safety of all of us is very important! Richard O’Hara, Kitchen Manager

Please bring Cherrios to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

CHS ARTIST: For the Month of May, the CHS Gallery features Food 4 Kids. Food 4 Kids’ mission is to feed the children of the lower and outer Cape during the summer months. It also brings together volunteers of all ages and faiths as we work to further God’s Kingdom in our communities. You will find great information about the program and also ways to volunteer. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. Sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/ Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at -508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

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 off anytime the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.
Harbor for Healing: Free REIKI clinic for adults living with cancer. In CHS’ Church School Gathering room on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Call Ann at 508-432-7017.

Announcements May 12-19

Sunday, May 14: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will finish the introduction and then discuss chapter one of “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, May 14: The CAPE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA will present its SPRING CONCERT SERIES at 3 pm in the Parish Hall. The orchestra, which is directed by John P. Hagon, will perform a varied program of classical and popular music featuring Handel’s Water Music Suite, Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and the last movement from Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, as well as medleys of music by Lloyd Webber, George M. Cohen, and more. Admission is free; freewill donations are accepted at the door.

Sunday, May 14: Church School will begin with a youth-led service for the children in the gathering room on Mother’s Day, May 14. Mothers and other family members are welcome to join us! CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – DATE CHANGES: The last Sunday of Church School classes will be June 11. Youth Recognition Sunday and all parish cookout will be Sunday, June 18. Veggie Tale Summer Theater begins on Sunday, June 25 in the room across from the Nursery.

Wednesday, May17: MEN’S LUNCH GROUP – Will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

Friday, May 19: MAY GARDEN PARTY – Please help us keep the CHS grounds tidy. Timing will be 9 am to 12 noon and I’ll have the usual Hole in One donut holes, coffee and cold water available. Gilbert Merritt

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 permittng) to “show-o ” the wonderful garden and new hardscape including a new bench and fantastic fountain. We will have ice cream, cookies and coffee.

Sunday, May 21: SHEPHERD GROUPS – 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. Eastham/Wellfleet group will meet at 5 pm at the home of Jean & Bob Collins, 2 Whidah Way, Wellfleet. 508-349-6949. Orleans/Chatham group will meet at the home of Bev and Wes Dreher, at 5:30 pm at 15 Prides Path, Orleans, MA. Please call: 508- 255-4433 or email: wadbuys@comcast.net if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, May 23: Education for Ministry (EfM) is beginning registration for the 2017/2018 year. We have room for 2-4 new members and would love to talk to you about joining us. There is information on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall and in Together. In addition, there will be an “open meeting” on Tuesday, May 23, at 1 pm in the library. There you can experience an EfM session and have your questions answered. Please contact Wilma Morris at 508- 432-6733 or wilmajmorris@yahoo.com for more info or to let us know that you will be there.

Thursday, June 1: LADIES LUNCHEON: Please mark June 1 on your calendar and come with a sandwich to share. The food is always good, and the company is better! Our collection for A Baby Center (ABC) has been very successful, so we’ll be doing it again this Fall. Please look for buys on baby things. The committee for June: Barbara Mahoney, chips; Ginny Lucil, 1/2 & 1/2 and a lemon; Betty Yearing, paper goods; Fay Cole, centerpieces; Joan Proctor, dessert.

PLEASE NOTE: Your first quarter Pledge Statements are available in the Reception Room. Please help us save postage and pick yours up. Questions? Email Bernie at database@chsorleans.org.

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

CHS ARTIST: For the Month of May, the CHS Gallery features Food 4 Kids. Food 4 Kids’ mission is to feed the children of the lower and outer Cape during the summer months. It also brings together volunteers of all ages and faiths as we work to further God’s Kingdom in our communities. You will find great information about the program and also ways to volunteer. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. Sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/ Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at -508 255 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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.

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 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.

Harbor for Healing: Free REIKI clinic for adults living with cancer. In CHS’ School Gathering room on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Call Ann for an appointment at 508-432-7017.

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: office@chsorleans.org. Emails to Gail Smith, our assisting priest: gsmith@chsorleans.org.