Category Archives: Uncategorized

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.

Announcements May 6-12

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

Sunday, May 7: 2017 BUDGET REVIEW – 11:30 a.m. in Parish Hall. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Rick Paris and Cynthia Murray, on CHS’ financial results through 1st Quarter 2017. Also, enjoy the wonderful Youth Group Brunch!

Friday, May 12: LABYRINTH WALK: At 10 am in the Parish Hall, theme – Devotion. Our guided walks are scheduled on the second Friday of every month at 10 am. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music selects music to encourage meditation on the theme. The Rev. Anne Koehler opens the walk with a communal prayer in the center of the labyrinth. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator offers a context for meditation on the theme. Volunteers from among the participating group “hold the space” during the walk. Afterward, some may share personal responses, followed by Anne’s closing prayer. It is not necessary to walk the labyrinth. There is always the option to sit quietly in prayer and to meditate or to use a finger labyrinth if desired.

Friday, May 12 and Sunday, May 14: SPRING CONCERT SERIES on Friday, May 12, at 7:30 pm, at Our Lady of the Cape Parish Center, 456 Stony Brook Road in Brewster, and Sunday, May 14, at 3 pm, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road in Orleans. 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 and George M. Cohen, and more. Admission is free; free-will 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, May 17: MEN’S LUNCH GROUP will meet, as usual, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

Friday, May 19: MAY GARDEN PARTY – Please plan to be there to 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 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: The Orleans/Chatham SHEPHERD GROUP will meet on Sunday, May 21st, 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. We hope you will come.

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, 2017 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.

EASTER LILIES: We have beautiful Easter Lilies left over. They’re in the garden up against the office. Please help yourself!

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

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

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 has launched their annual drive for volunteers. This year we will be serving free meals to 400-500 children in 16 community programs on the Lower/Outer Cape from June 26 – August 25. We make and distribute those lunches with a very small paid staff and the generous efforts of volunteers like you. Sign up sheets are posted in the Reception Room/Gallery, which is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. New this year is the ability to sign up online by clicking on the link on our church webpage, holyspiritorleans.org. Thank you.

Announcements for April 29 – May 5

Sunday, April 30: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are starting the book “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, Harper, 2015, available in paperback. We will begin with the Introduction. Brooke and Brian Skea

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

Thursday, May 4: LADIES LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. The drill is to bring a sandwich to share and come to the Parish Hall on the first Thursday of every month. The committee for our May 4 meeting is: chips, Janet Winter; half & half and lemon, Sue Stevens; paper goods, Joan Proctor; centerpieces, Lori Linton; and dessert, Rev. Klondike. Questions? Call Fay Cole at 508-255-9542 or Lori Linton at 508-255-2182.

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

Sunday, May 7: 2017 BUDGET REVIEW – 11:30 a.m. in Parish Hall. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Rick Paris and Cynthia Murray, on CHS’ financial results through 1st Quarter 2017. Also, enjoy the wonderful Youth Group Brunch!

Friday, May 12: LABYRINTH WALK: At 10 am in the Parish Hall, theme – Devotion. Our guided walks are scheduled on the second Friday of every month at 10 am. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music selects music to encourage meditation on the theme. Rev. Anne Koehler opens the walk with a communal prayer in the center of the labyrinth. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator offers a context for meditation on the theme. Afterward, some may share personal responses, followed by Rev. Koehler’s closing prayer. It is not necessary to walk the labyrinth. There is always the option to sit quietly in prayer and to meditate or to use a finger labyrinth if desired.

FOOD 4 KIDS has launched their annual drive for volunteers. This year we will be serving free meals to 400-500 children in 16 community programs on the Lower/Outer Cape from June 26 – August 25. We make and distribute those lunches with a very small paid staff and the generous efforts of volunteers like you. Sign up sheets are posted in the Reception Room/Gallery, which is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. New this year is the ability to sign up online by clicking on the link on our church webpage, holyspiritorleans.org. Thank you.

Friday, May 12 and Sunday, May 14: The CAPE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA will present its SPRING CONCERT SERIES on Friday, May 12, at 7:30 pm, at Our Lady of the Cape Parish Center, 456 Stony Brook Road in Brewster, and Sunday, May 14, at 3 pm, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road in Orleans. 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 and George M. Cohen, and more. Admission is free; freewill donations are accepted at the door.

Wednesday, May 17: MEN’S LUNCH GROUP – will meet, as usual, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

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

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

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

JUNE IS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room – if you: carve, stitch, pleat, paint, weave, decorate, glue, shape or repair – welcome! This year please plan to exhibit a long- me 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 me the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

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

Announcements For April 14-21

FRIDAY, APRIL 21: GARDEN PARTY: There will be an April Garden Party II on Friday, April 21 for all those CHS gardeners who missed out on fun of the April Garden Party I. Yes! We will have “Hole in One” donut holes for the Garden Party II also. Come join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 19: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We are continuing to read Brueggemann’s daily devotions but will not discuss them until Sunday, April 23, since we will NOT meet Easter Sunday, April 16. Our next book will be Diana Butler Bass’s Grounded (Harper, 2015), available in paperback. We will discuss the Introduction (26p) on Sunday April 30. Brooke and Brian will be out of town Sunday April 23. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, April 23: SHEPHERD GROUPS – NOTE: Shepherd Groups are meeting one week later this month due to Easter falling on the 3rd Sunday. Brewster/Dennis will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Karen and Jack Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, 508-896-0024; Other questions contact Elizabeth Merritt—508-240-6998. Orleans/Chatham will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Jay Haun, 29 Harbor View Lane, Orleans, 508-240-1883.

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

THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – SAVE THE DATES

Save the dates for two fun events, both held at Coffee Hour after the 10 am service.

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

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

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

JUNE IS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room – if you: carve, stitch, pleat, paint, weave, decorate, glue, shape or repair – welcome! This year please plan to exhibit a 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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CAPE COD: Habitat for Humanity is working hard to address the affordable housing crisis here on Cape Cod and depends on the support of our community. They have asked us to remind you that donations ear marked for their Home Building Program on Cape Cod be specifically noted for Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod. Please be sure to send your donations to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod at 411 Main Street, Yarmouth Port, or donate securely online.

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

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

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

Announcements April 8 – 14

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

Good Friday, April 14: 32nd Annual United People for Kids Good Friday Walk – This walk benefits children with special needs and their families on Cape Cod and the Islands. If you can’t walk with us but would like to pledge, you can pledge with one of our youth groupers, Donna Tavano or myself at the coffee hour. You can also mail your donation to U.P. for Kids, P.O. Box 297 Yarmouthport, Ma. 02675. We hope that you will join us for this worthy cause in the spirit of our Lord’s ultimate sacrifice. Questions? Call Rich Weeks at 508-362-1586 or 508-685-8746 or e-mail: tracyandrichweeks@hotmail.com. Thank you and God Bless you!

Good Friday, April 14: Good Friday Labyrinth Walk With Stations of the Cross in the Parish Hall at 3 pm. Our annual Good Friday walk features labyrinth banners displaying the Stations of the Cross with commentary by Rev. Anne Koehler and Dr. Margaret Rappaport, accompanied by sacred music selected by Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music. Notably, the labyrinth walk will offer comfort crosses for participants to hold and a vessel of ashes for meditative focus. Join us for this meaningful Lenten walk. It is not necessary to walk the labyrinth. There is always the option to sit quietly in prayer and to meditate or to use a finger labyrinth if desired.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We are continuing to read Brueggemann’s daily devotions but will not discuss them until Sunday, April 23, since we will not meet Palm Sunday (April 9) and Easter Sunday (April 16). Our next book will be Diana Butler Bass’s Grounded, Harper, 2015, available in paperback. We will discuss the Introduction (26p) on Sunday April 30. Brooke and Brian will be out of town Sunday April 23. Brooke and Brian Skea

GARDEN PARTY: There will be an April Garden Party 2 on Friday April 21 for all those CHS gardeners who missed out on fun of the April Garden Party 1. Yes! We will have “Hole in One” donut holes for the Garden Party 2 also. Come join in the fun!

THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – SAVE THE DATES – Save the Dates for two fun events, both held at Coffee Hour after the 10 am service.

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

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

Lenten Array Booklets: OUR LENTEN ARRAY STUDY BOOKLETS are available at all entrances to the Church and the Reception Room. Please feel free to pick one up. Leslie Jones.

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

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

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.

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

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