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Announcements Nov 14 – Nov 21

library at CHSSTEWARDSHIP:  The 2016 Pledge Packets were mailed in early October. If you did not receive one, please contact the parish office. Through November 9 we have received 109 pledges for a total of $234,772.  Pledges will be blessed at In-Gathering services the end of November. Requested 2016 Offering Envelope boxes will be distributed during the middle of December.

Sunday, November 15: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – STUDY OF EZEKIEL (Parish Hall, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. led by Sharon Inger) Week 3’s topic: Consolation and redemption. Beginning with the famous “dry bones” prophecy, we will look at the restoration of God’s glory to the people of Israel.  Chapters (33-48). Please come and share our journey.

Sunday, November 15: SHEPHERD GROUPS – PLEASE NOTE – The Eastham/Wellfleet Group IS
CHANGING ITS MEETING TIME TO 1 p.m. (Pats are playing at 4:30 p.m.) at the home of Martha
Armstrong and Tom Lenox, 48 Indian Way, Eastham. The Brewster/Dennis Group will be held at
the home of Betsy and Ed Mason, 46 Shad Bush Circle, East Dennis at 5 p.m., 508-385-4093 or Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Group will meet at 5 p.m. at the home of Celia Calhoun, 306 Tonset Rd., East Orleans, 508-255-1981.

Wednesday, November 18: MEN’S LUNCH – Will meet in the Fireplace Room at 12:30 p.m. Bring your own bag lunch. Coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. All men in the parish are welcome. If you think of a friend who could come if a ride were provided, please invite them to come with you. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Wednesday, November 18: CONTINUING THE JOURNEY WITH JULIAN – Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, led and facilitated by Father Adam. Beverages and light refreshment will be provided. Anyone interested is welcome. We hope this will prove to be a powerful time of spiritual growth. Please let me know if you would like to participate. Tom Dewing at 508-255-2656.

Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21: The Cape Community Orchestra conducted by John P. Hagon will present their fall concerts on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Yarmouth Senior Center on Forest Road and on Sunday, November 22 at 3 p.m. in the Brewster Baptist Church on Rt. 6A. Admission to either concert is free of charge.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21: CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will be receiving calls to bake your specialty for the Food Table and/or our famous Cookie Walk. If your culinary delight contains nuts or nut products, please label accordingly. We would also be grateful for donations to the Jewelry and Book Tables which can be left in the Reception Room with the volunteer at the desk, or Monday mornings in the Fireplace Room. Your generous support has always contributed to the success of this fun holiday event, and we thank you.

Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Dinner: How would you like to have Thanksgiving dinner in pleasant company without having to shop, wash a single dish, or sit at the kids’ table? We are making reservations for an afternoon “family” dinner in some nearby restaurant. Please call me as soon as possible for details – Dilys Smith at 508.255.9647 (dsmith@capecod.net).

Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28: The 36th Annual Holiday Antiques Show and Sale – Friday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket).

CHS ARTISTS: The Featured artists in the CHS gallery for the month of November are the dynamic and talented duo – JANET WINTER & NANCY RANSCHT.   Janet Winter has been doing artwork all her life; happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink, and colored pencils. Nancy Ranscht studied photography at the State University in Purchase, N.Y. Enjoy the show of these two creative women! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: SIGN UP NOW – For the Christmas Pageant Cast – Dec. 24; Gingerbread House Making – Dec. 5; Epiphany Trope – Jan. 3. ALL sign up sheets are in the Gathering Room. CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSAL – only one – Main characters – Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., Total cast at 5:30 p.m. GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING & PIZZA PARTY – Saturday, Dec. 5 – 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES – Sunday, Dec. 6. PAGEANT COSTUMES ASSIGNED – Sunday, Dec. 13.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – We need hosts for November 22, 29, December 20 and 27. The beverages are provided. You just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Be creative and lend a hand to this fun cause! Please call Michele Puzo at 508-432-1981.
FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Barbara Hoffman

Sunday, November 22: A special Nauset Interfaith Association celebration of Thanksgiving with Jewish, Christian, Muslim and native American participation at Eastham United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 22 at 4 PM. The offering will benefit Syrian refugees and homeless youth on the Lower/Outer Cape.

Sunday, November 29: Advent Wreath Making for the whole parish after the 10 a.m. service, in the Parish Hall. If possible please bring “greens” to use and share. All other materials will be provided. Advent candle sets will be available for sale if you already have your Advent wreath. Don’t miss this traditional event sponsored by the Church School!

HELP WANTED: WEEKEND SEXTON.  As you may have heard, Bob Marks, weekend sexton, has left to take care of family matters in PA. He will be sorely missed – a hard act to follow. Don Bragdon has agreed to cover Sunday duties for us until we find a permanent replacement for Bob. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you know of anyone who wants a part time weekend job, 8 to 16 hours, providing custodial coverage and backup as needed, please contact Kate Paradise at 774-207-0435.

Announcements Oct 31 – Nov 7

sundialPLEASE NOTE: Remember to turn your clocks back THIS Saturday evening, October 31 as we “Fall back”! Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour: 4 p.m. NEXT Saturday, November 7.

Stewardship: The 2016 Pledge Packets were mailed in early October. If you did not receive one, please contact the parish office. Through October 25 we have received 74 pledges for a total of $136,136. Pledges will be blessed at In-Gathering services the end of November. Requested 2016 Offering Envelope boxes will be distributed middle of December.

T H A N K Y O U !  The Rummage Sale Committee extends a HUGE thank you for the support of parishioners who provided the donations, worked tirelessly on the set-up, assisted during the sale, and furiously managed the clean-up. Those who labored before, during and after, deserve a well earned “pat on the back.” Without so many helping hands, this “sale” could never have been such a success.

Sunday, November 1: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – STUDY OF EZEKIEL (Parish Hall, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. led by Sharon Inger) For four Sundays in November (1,8,15 and 22) we will take a look at one of the most mysterious of the Old Testament prophets, Ezekiel. Starting November 1, our first class centers on the basics; the role of the prophetic books, the prophet and his time, and the theme of God’s glory. Please see our November 2015 Together newsletter for more information.

Sunday, November 1: YOUTH BRUNCH – Come one, come all to a delicious brunch hosted by your youth group, after the 10 a.m. service. YUM, YUM!

Wednesday, November 4: CONTINUING THE JOURNEY WITH JULIAN – Several participants in the recent series of Wednesday evening discussions of Julian of Norwich expressed a desire to continue the exploration (and not just drop it and go on to something else.) We will be offering a series of three Wednesdays in November (4, 11, 18) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, led and facilitated by Father Adam. Beverages and light refreshment will be provided. Anyone interested in sustaining exploration, deepening understanding, and sharing of experiences of the impact on your life and spiritual practice of Julian’s mystical experiences and writings is welcome. We hope this will prove to be not only an answer to requests but also a powerful time of spiritual growth. Please let me know if you would like to participate in November. Tom Dewing at 508-255- 2656.

Thursday, November 5: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – The women of the parish will gather for their monthly luncheon at noon in Parish Hall. Volunteers for the day are Ragnhild Bjerke, Sue Stevens and Pat Carroll who is creating a delicious dessert. All women are welcome. Bring your own sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. Need a ride? Call Peter Blank, 508-760-1516.

Friday, November 13: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Labyrinth is a spiritual walking exercise that quiets the mind, opens the heart and centers the body to encourage meditation. Margaret Rappaport facilitates a walk on our indoor canvas Chartres-style Labyrinth. Theme: The Labyrinth is a “Thin Place” – the 10 a.m. walk is candle-lit and is accompanied by music courtesy of Darlene Hagon. The labyrinth is available for individual walks from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – November 21 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
It’s November – a busy month that brings some special events to CHS. The Christmas Bazaar, Thanksgiving and the Antique Show. Yes, it’s time again for the Christmas Bazaar, a fun day enjoyed by many and a good way to introduce this busy season. The many vendors, local and upper Cape as well as Church members offer a variety of items and contribute to the success of this event. If you receive a call asking for help before the day, for time during the bazaar or baking something in advance, your support will be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, November 18: MEN’S LUNCH – Will meet in the Fireplace Room at 12:30 p.m. Bring your own bag lunch. Coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. All men in the parish are welcome. If you think of a friend who could come if a ride were provided, please invite them to come with you. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

Sunday, November 15: PLEASE NOTE – The Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group IS CHANGING ITS MEETING TIME TO 1 p.m. (Pats are playing at 4:30 p.m.) at the home of Martha Armstrong and Tom Lenox, 48 Indian Way, Eastham. The Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will be held at the home of Betsy and Ed Mason, 46 Shad Bush Circle, East Dennis at 5 p.m.

CHS ARTIST: The Featured artists in the CHS gallery for the month of November is the dynamic and talented duo – JANET WINTER & NANCY RANSCHT. Janet Winter has been doing artwork all her life; happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink, and colored pencils. Nancy Ranscht studied photography at the State University in Purchase, N.Y. Enjoy the show of these two creative women! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – We need hosts for November 22, 29 and December 20 and 27. The beverages are provided. You just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Be creative and lend a hand to this fun cause! Please call Michele Puzo at 508-432-1981.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Shop is gladly accepting winter clothing! Donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed, donations can be left in the container outside the shop door. Thank you for your continued support of this CHS ministry. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and on Sun-days from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Barbara Hoffman

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod: The walls were raised on the Eastham Rabbit Run Build on October 24 and the construction will continue through the winter and spring of 2016. All sorts of volunteer opportunities for men and women are available. If you are interested and would like to help, please go to the habitatcapecod.org website, scroll down to the “Volunteer Up” and click on it, or call the Volunteer Coordinator, Dawn Walnut, at 508-362-3559. You can also speak to Gilbert Merritt, Bob Collins, Jody Mines or Nat Goddard, at church. They can fill you in on the details.

Announcements Sept 19 – Sept 26

summer meadowNURSERY CARE: is provided for infants and toddlers during the 10 a.m. service.

Sunday, September 20: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – Parish Hall, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Adult Sun-day School sessions resume. We’ll be taking on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans. The format for our sessions will be similar to what we used for John’s Gospel. We read a short portion together, and then launch in, together, with our questions and insights, learning from one another. Please come!

Sunday, September 20: Shepherd Groups: The Eastham/Wellfleet group will meet at 5 p.m. at Kathy Musser’s home, 570 North Sunken Meadow Rd., Eastham. Bring a favorite dish to share! The Brewster/Dennis group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at 64 Nickerson Road, Orleans. Questions? Call the Merritt’s at (508) 240-6998. The Orleans group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Wes and Bev Dreher at 15 Pride’s Path, Orleans 508-255-4433.

Wednesday, September 23: THE REVELATIONS AND THEOLOGY OF A MEDIEVAL MYSTIC, JULIAN OF NORWICH – Father Adam will lead us through a study series focused on Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love. These sessions, in the Parish Hall, will begin with a simple supper at 5:15 followed by a short introductory presentation and small group discussion. We will end by 6:45 p.m. Participants are urged to buy and read the specific translation Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich, Elizabeth Spearing, translator, Penguin Classics (1999), ISBN-13: 978-0140446739, before the sessions begin. Come join us!

HELP NEEDED:  Donna White’s Funeral Reception on September 26 at 11 a.m. needs homemade offerings for a light lunch. Ruth Campbell and Nancy Munson’s hospitality team is coordinating the reception but would love to invite everyone who would like to make cookies or deviled eggs or a small cheese/cracker donation to email Ruth at rwcampbell@verizon.net or Nancy at munsons@aol.com let us know what you would like to deliver to the church on the morning of the funeral or the day before on Friday, September 25. Thank you and peace, Nancy and Ruth

ATTENTION YOUTH! – Your help is needed! The church is looking for volunteers to serve as acolytes for the 10 a.m. service. If you are in grades 3 – 12 and would like to serve, please con-tact Mary Anne Bragdon at sparky508@earthlink.net or 508-896-3481. Refresher and training for this year will be announced for sometime in early September.

RUMMAGE SALE: Wait! Don’t throw that out! The Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, October 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Donations accepted starting Tuesday October 13. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Watch for the sign-up sheets which will be posted in the Reception Room.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Natalie Tudor. Through her art, she has turned the chaos and hard times in life into beautiful pieces that are very colorful. The medium is acrylic on canvas and the mosaic bowl that is displayed on the window sill is made of glass. Natalie is a new member of CHS and a volunteer/Site Manager at Food For Kids. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton: artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Shop is gladly accepting FALL clothing! Donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed, donations can be left in a container outside the shop door. Thank you for your continued support of this CHS ministry. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Thanks for all who volunteered to work in the Galley during the summer. We were delighted to welcome some new staff members and send out thanks and appreciation to all volunteers for your support enabling the shop to maintain an extended schedule. That’s a good thing! During September and October the shop will be open on Mon-days from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Barbara Hoffman

MUSIC NEWS: New members for all music groups are invited to join us. Adult Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m. and resume on Wednesday, September 9, in the North Transept of the Church. Sunday warm-up rehearsal is at 9 a.m. in the church prior to the 10 a.m. Service. The Bell Choir rehearsals are in the Parish Hall on Monday afternoons beginning September 14, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Although reading music is a great help, it is not a requirement to participate. If you have any questions, please call the church at 508-255-0433 ext. 13.

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 38th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 28, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket). There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. All donations: Please make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – and note that it is for the Antique Show. Mail your donation to the Church office or place it in the Sunday offering plate. We sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

Announcements Aug 22 – Aug 29

400px-St_Mary_LakeSUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL: Veggie Tales Theatre: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and above. Parish Hall Downstairs across from Nursery. Children will join families for the Eucharist following Veggie Tales Theatre. Nursery Care for 3 and under is available every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. across the Hall from Veggie Tales Theatre!

Sunday, September 6: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 a.m. service! This brunch is hosted by our Youth Group; every first Sunday of the month. Come September 6th and join the fun!

PLEASE NOTICE WE ARE PRODUCING TOGETHER EVERY OTHER MONTH – In an effort to: use Office time more wisely, get more information on the internet, and interest in reading Together, we decided to change the Together Schedule.

IT’S A NEW YEAR FOR SPACE USAGE FORMS! PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE with respect to signing up your group’s schedule for the 2015-2016 program year as soon as possible. Most groups are off for the summer, but will start up again in the Fall for the Sept 2015 to June 2016 year. The earlier you get in your space usage request, the better the chance you will get the specifics you want.

HOLY SPIRIT PLAY READERS: Do you have a theatrical side? Are you interested in reading plays? Join the Holy Spirit Play Readers and have some fun. They meet on the second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Fireplace room, beginning in September. Contact Jill at 508-945-3944.

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 38th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 28, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. All donations: Please make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – and note that it is for the Antique Show. Mail your donation to the Church office or place it in the Sunday of-fering plate. We sincerely appreciate your patronage!
Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

ATTENTION YOUTH!  Your help is needed! The church is looking for volunteers to serve as acolytes for the 10 a.m. service. If you are in grades 3-12 and would like to serve, please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at sparky508@earthlink.net or 508-896-3481. Refresher and training for this year will be announced for sometime in early September.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania, her own paintings and Maasai beaded jewelry and ornaments. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 300 students in Tanzania, East Africa. Cheryl’s show has become a summer tradition in the gallery – always colorful , always creative, always different! Questions? Con-tact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BAGS: Are available at every entrance for loan to keep our children “busy” during the service. Please feel free to take advantage of them.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Just a reminder; you can sign up for hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall. We need new participants! Beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every summer, faithful volunteers and members of the parish are asked to sign up to work during the summer months . If you can help, the sign up poster is in the Gallery/Reception Room. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. These are our Summer Hours.  Thanks for all who volunteered to work  in the Galley during the summer.  We were delighted to welcome some new staff members and send out thanks and appreciation to all volunteers for your support enabling the shop to maintain an extended schedule.  That’s a good thing!  During September and October the shop will be open on Mondays from 10  AM to 12 Noon and on Sundays from 11AM-12 noon.

NEW FAIR TRADE ITEMS – Organic Natural Almonds and Cashews are now available in our FAIR TRADE display in the Parish Hall. We also have a new order of Orange Marmalade, a great favorite! Good for the environment, good for small farmers and good for you!

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are knitted by parishioners, blessed, and given to help our friends who are ill, recovering, bereaved or distressed. Should you know of such a need, please phone the church office or Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 28 – Sept. 6). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal available during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

Announcements Aug 15 – Aug 22

Beach_roseSUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL: Veggie Tales Theatre: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and above. Parish Hall Downstairs across from Nursery. Children will join families for the Eucharist following Veggie Tales Theatre. Nursery Care for 3 and under is available every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. across the Hall from Veggie Tales Theatre!

Sunday, September 6: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 a.m. service! This brunch is hosted by our Youth Group; every first Sunday of the month. Come September 6th and join the fun!

NEW FAIR TRADE ITEMS – Organic Natural Almonds and Cashews are now available in our FAIR TRADE display in the Parish Hall. We also have a new order of Orange Marmalade, a great favorite! Good for the environment, good for small farmers and good for you!

TOGETHER DEADLINE: The Deadline for September Together is the THIRD Monday, August 17, 2015. Please send your articles to holyspiritorleansadmin@verizon.net.

NEW TOGETHER CONTRIBUTORS NEEDED: We want Together to reflect all the MANY ACTIVITIES going on at CHS. So if you haven’t written about your group in a while, please feel free to do a write up so we have a chance to hear from you and your group!

IT’S A NEW YEAR FOR SPACE USAGE FORMS! PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE with respect to signing up your group’s schedule for the 2015-2016 program year as soon as possible. Most groups are off for the summer, but will start up again in the Fall for the Sept 2015 to June 2016 year. The earlier you get in your space usage request, the better the chance you will get the specifics you want.

HOLY SPIRIT PLAY READERS: Do you have a theatrical side? Are you interested in reading plays? Join the Holy Spirit Play Readers and have some fun. They meet on the second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Fireplace room, beginning in September. Contact Jill at 508-945-3944.

SAVE THE DATES! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 38th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 28, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. All donations: Please make out your check to “The Church of the Holy Spirit” – and note that it is for the Antique Show. Mail your donation to the Church office or place it in the Sunday offering plate. We sincerely appreciate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

ATTENTION YOUTH!  Your help is needed! The church is looking for volunteers to serve as acolytes for the 10 a.m. service. If you are in grades 3-12 and would like to serve, please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at sparky508@earthlink.net or 508-896-3481. Refresher and training for this year will be announced for sometime in early September.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania, her own paintings and Maasai beaded jewelry and ornaments. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 300 students in Tanzania, East Africa. Cheryl’s show has become a summer tradition in the gallery – always colorful , always creative, always different! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BAGS: Are available at every entrance for loan to keep our children “busy” during the service. Please feel free to take advantage of them.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Just a reminder; you can sign up for hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall. We need new participants! Beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo.

FOOD 4 KIDS: THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers at F4K! Last day: August 26. We welcome all to stop by, anytime between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., Monday – Friday. Ruth Campbell

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every summer, faithful volunteers and members of the parish are asked to sign up to work during the summer months . If you can help, the sign up poster is in the Gallery/Reception Room. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. For these ex-tended hours during the summer, we NEED volunteers. Please consider offering your help. Please call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

NURSERY CAREGIVERS—HELP WANTED: We are searching for two Nursery Caregivers. These are Paid Positions beginning August 3 and continuing every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You must be 18 years old or older. Interested candidates should contact Amanda McClenahan, Parish Administrator at holyspiritorleansadmin@verizon.net or 508-255-0433.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are knitted by parishioners, blessed, and given to help our friends who are ill, recovering, bereaved or distressed. Should you know of such a need, please phone the church office or Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 28 – Sept. 6). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal available during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

Announcements Aug 1 – Aug 8

pleasant bay moonSUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL: Veggie Tales Theatre: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and above. Parish Hall Downstairs across from Nursery. Children will join families for the Eucharist following Veggie Tales Theatre. Nursery Care for 3 and under is available every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. across the Hall from Veggie Tales Theatre!

Sunday, August 2: Please attend the YOUTH BRUNCH in the Parish Hall TODAY, just after the Sunday 10 a.m. service! Every first Sunday of the month the Youth Group hosts a brunch. Come August 2 and join the fun!

Friday, August 7: GARDEN PARTY – Please plan to join us for the August Garden Party, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We’ll be doing mid-summer maintenance. All are invited, no experience necessary! Coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold drinks are provided. Meet us in the north parking lot behind the offices. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt 508-360-1125.

Friday, August 14: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Labyrinth is a spiritual walking exercise that quiets the mind, opens the heart and centers the body to en-courage meditation. Margaret Rappaport facilitates a walk on our indoor canvas Chartres-style Labyrinth. The 10 a.m. walk is candle-lit and is accompanied by music courtesy of Darlene Hagon. The labyrinth is available for individual walks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

NEW FAIR TRADE ITEMS – Organic Natural Almonds and Cashews are now available in our FAIR TRADE display in the Parish Hall. We also have a new order of Orange Marmalade, a great favorite! Good for the environment, good for small farmers and good for you!

Endupoto School:  If you are interested in donating to the Endupoto Primary School in Tanzania, please contact Cheryl Kyle at 508-896-9999 or cherylkyle@aol.com. 100% of the funds raised will go towards building a three bedroom teachers’ house and supporting the graduating Standard 7 boys and girls who wish to continue their education. Asanta sana, thank you. Cheryl Kyle

PARKING – PLEASE NOTE:  We have reserved parking spaces for both Fr. Adam and Mother Liza on the northeast side of the campus (by the stairs). Please do not park in these two spaces.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEKENDS OF AUGUST 15/16 – 22/23, AND 29/30.
Debbi will be out of the office for a short period, so please make sure you submit
notices for these Bulletins by 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 4. Thanks!

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes Tinga Tinga paintings from Tanzania, her own paintings and Maasai beaded jewelry and ornaments. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 300 students in Tanzania, East Africa. Cheryl’s show has become a summer tradition in the gallery – always colorful , always creative, always different! Questions? Con-tact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BAGS: Are available at every entrance for loan to keep our children “busy” during the service. Please feel free to take advantage of them.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Just a reminder; you can sign up for hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall. We need new participants! Beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo.

FOOD 4 KIDS: Please sign up (all ages welcome) to help; making sandwiches, packing meals or driving to sites! Sign up poster in Parish Hall or call Ruth Campbell 1-413-537-9200.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every summer, faithful volunteers and members of the parish are asked to sign up to work during the summer months . If you can help, the sign up poster is in the Gallery/Reception Room. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. For these extended hours during the summer, we NEED volunteers. Please consider offering your help. Please call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

NURSERY CAREGIVERS—HELP WANTED: We are searching for two Nursery Caregivers. These are Paid Positions beginning August 3 and continuing every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You must be 18 years old or older. Interested candidates should contact Amanda McClenahan, Parish Administrator at holyspiritorleansadmin@verizon.net or 508-255-0433.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are knitted by parishioners, blessed, and given to help our friends who are ill, recovering, bereaved or distressed. Should you know of such a need, please phone the church office or Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 28 – Sept. 6). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal available during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

Announcements July 11 – July 18

food for kids 2SUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL: Veggie Tales Theatre: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and above.  Parish Hall Downstairs across from Nursery. Children will join families for the Eucharist following Veggie Tales Theatre. Nursery Care for 3 and under is available every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 across the Hall from Veggie Tales Theatre!

Monday, July 13: MEETING HOUSE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – In the Parish Hall at 7:30
p.m. for a concert with the Meeting House Festival Concerts. For information and tickets call
508-896-3344 or go to the website: http://www.meeting housemusic.org. Other dates in July: 7/19, and 7/27 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 17: Garden Party – Please join us this Friday for the July Garden Party, from 8:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We’ll be doing mid-summer maintenance, mostly weeding and mulching. All
are invited, no experience necessary! Come for the whole time or for only a few minutes.
Bring your tools or use ours. Coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold drinks are provided.
Meet us in the north parking lot behind the offices. Call Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Friday, July 17: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. At 10 a.m. our monthly
guided labyrinth walk with music and candles in the Parish Hall. Individual walks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. a special guided labyrinth walk with Eucharist that invites us to walk and pray in the creative beauty of the universe. Banners reflecting the Creation theme will be present. Finger labyrinths will also be available. If you need a ride please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

FOOD 4 KIDS: F4K needs volunteers in 3 areas! M-F, a volunteer who lives at Tonset Woods
needs a ride to the church at 8 a.m. Pick a day! We need substitute drivers. We need a daily
driver (any day is a help!) to the Nauset Middle School and Orleans Elementary School, leaving
Holy Spirit at 11:15 a.m. and dropping off coolers. Lots of help lifting coolers! Please speak to
Ruth Campbell, call 413-537-9200 or rwcampbell@verizon.net! Thank you

New Pictorial Directory update: Please call for Appointments!
We are creating a new Parish Pictorial Directory and we need as many of you as possible, year-rounders AND summer visitors. The last sessions of photo appointments are Tuesday, July 14 thru Saturday July 18. Please contact us if you do not yet have an appointment. If you already have an appointment in July, please show up. If you cannot make it, call one of the team below.  We have a team of photographers to take pictures in nursing homes, so call if you know of anyone. Please continue taking digital photos of yourself and your Parish friends carrying out your ministries; let us know you have them! Celia Calhoun (508-255-1981),
Page McMahan (508-237-4977) and Sharon Inger (508-349-3115).

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. A new exhibit by another member of the creative MacKenzie family! Eiric will be exhibiting pastels, sketches and collages. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BAGS: Are available at every entrance for loan to keep our children “busy” during the service. Please feel free to take advantage of them.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Just a reminder; you can sign up for hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall. We need new participants! Beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every June, faithful volunteers and members of the parish are asked to sign up to work during the summer. If you can help, the sign up poster is in the Gallery/Reception Room. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. For these ex-tended hours during the summer, we NEED volunteers. We have 96 openings that have to be staffed during the time slots of 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please consider offering your help. Please call Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

NURSERY CAREGIVERS—HELP WANTED: We are searching for two Nursery Caregivers. These are Paid Positions beginning August 3 and continuing every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You must be 18 years old or older. Interested candidates should contact Amanda
McClenahan, Parish Administrator at holyspiritorleansadmin@verizon.net or 508-255 0433.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are knitted by parishioners, blessed and given to help our friends who are ill, recovering, bereaved or distressed. Should you know of such a need, please phone the church office or Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.

ROOM FOR A MONTH: Would anyone be willing to provide a room at a low rental for the
month of August for a middle aged woman? Please call Fr. Ken if you might be able to help, at 413-478-5719. Thank you.

SUNDAY GREETERS WANTED: No experience necessary except a smile! Opportunities at all entrances before the 10 a.m. service – main entrance, north and west transepts! Serve only one Sunday a month. Please contact Nancy Munson, 508-255-4091 or munsons@aol.com.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 28 – Sept. 6). Singers – all voice ranges – are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal available during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon