Announcements March 10 – 16

Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, March 10 and 11 and next weekend, March 17 and 18 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given.  Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate. Deadline: Monday, March 19.

Sunday, March 11:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 11: Book Discussion Group  After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading “All Shall be Well, Readings for Lent and Easter”, reading chapters 10 to 15, pages 59 – 87. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, March 14:  Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Continuing on Wednesday, March 14, we will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper. Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition:  The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan, Edited with Introduction and Notes by Roger Pooley, Penguin Classics; ISBN-13: 9780141439716; 2008/2009. This fourth session will cover pages 101 – 137.

Sunday, March 25:  The Orleans Shepherd Group will gather at 5:30 pm at Anne & Steve Koehler’s: 14 Cheney Rd., Orleans.  Parking available in our driveway and the driveway across the street (17 Cheney).  RSVP to aekoehler51@gmail.com or 508-255-0453.

Wednesday, March 28:  Holy Wednesday – Walking the Way of the Cross and Supper at 5:30 pm. This is for all Church School families and their extended families and friends.  “Sign up” for this traditional event is necessary to determine amount of food to purchase.  The sign up poster is posted on the Church School bulletin board in the Gathering Room.

It’s time to FILL THE EGGS for the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 1! Pick up your empty plastic eggs in the gallery/reception area after the service and return them filled with wrapped, nut-free goodies by Palm Sunday at the latest.  Thank you!

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 24:  Palm Sunday Eucharist:  5 p.m.

Sunday, March 25:  EPISCOPAL VISIT – Bishop Gayle Harris. One combined service at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 28:  Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross:  5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29:  Maundy Thursday:  6:15 p.m., Parish Hall – Agape Supper,
7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Mandatum, held in the Parish Hall (ritual of Washing of the Feet)

Friday, March 30:  Good Friday:  3 p.m. Labyrinth Walk and 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, March 31:  Holy Saturday:  7 p.m.- The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Sunday, April 1:  Easter Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt after 10 a.m. service.

CHS Artist:  The CHS artist for the month of March is Pat McLeod. Pat has dabbled in various art forms most of her life. In recent years she has concentrated on painting with water colors and quilting. Please come and enjoy her show! The 2018 Gallery calendar is full – thank you!  The 2019 Gallery Calendar will be available for monthly sign ups this July. Please consider your God given talents/gifts and sign up to share them with us. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting spring clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends.
Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is brain awareness month. Be sure to stop by the table at coffee hour or look for handouts at the reception desk and the main entrance of the church. Topics to be covered include general brain health, diseases of the brain, issues related to our aging brains and concussions. And don’t forget, Sunday, March 18 at 11:30 am, we welcome a speaker, Liz Harnois from the Brain Injury Association of MA. She will discuss “Keeping Your Brain Safe”.

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

Nauset Interfaith Association:  The Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith Association is collecting gift cards during March to support refugee families and individuals in Worcester and on Cape Cod.  Specific cards requested: Star Market, Stop & Shop, Walmart and Visa. These can be given to Fr. Ken or left in the Justice & Peace mailbox in the office, (please identify giver).  Thank you!

The Refugee Support Team is sponsoring a 2nd annual “Weekend on Cape Cod” for refugee families and individuals living in Massachusetts on July 13-15 and August 10-12.  If you might be interested in being a host please contact Fr. Ken at kscampbell@verizon.net or 413-478-5719 or Nancy Ludewig who hosted a family last summer at ngludewig@gmail.com or 774-323-0032. Thank you!

 

Announcements March 3 – 9

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to 5 pm until November 3.
Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 11,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, March 4:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 4:  Youth Group Brunch – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.
Please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS brunch hosted and served by the Youth Group.

Sunday, March 4: Book Discussion Group  After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room.
We will continue reading “All Shall be Well, Readings for Lent and Easter”, reading pages 32 (“Why I Love Lent”) to 58. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, March 7:  Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – March 7, 14, and 21.
There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks! 
Continuing on Wednesday, March 7, we will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper. Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition:  The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan, Edited with Introduction and Notes by Roger Pooley, Penguin Classics; ISBN-13: 9780141439716; 2008/2009. This third session will cover pages 71 – 101.

Friday, March 9:  LABYRINTH WALK – Gail Smith+ – 10 am in the Parish Hall. Please join us for the monthly Labyrinth Walk on the theme of “Living in the Wilderness”.

Saturday, March 10:  LENTEN QUIET DAY – LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS – A time for quiet reflection and self-discovery from 9:30 am to 2 pm, right here at Church of the Holy Spirit and led by the Rev. Gail Smith and the Rev. Anne Koehler.  Bring a brown bag lunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room, or call or email the church office.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 24:  Palm Sunday Eucharist:  5 p.m.

Sunday, March 25:  EPISCOPAL VISIT – Bishop Gayle Harris. One combined service at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 28:  Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross:  5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29:  Maundy Thursday:  6:15 p.m., Parish Hall – Agape Supper,
7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Mandatum, held in the Parish Hall (ritual of Washing of the Feet)

Friday, March 30:  Good Friday:  3 p.m. Labyrinth Walk and 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, March 31:  Holy Saturday:  7 p.m.- The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Sunday, April 1:  Easter Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt after 10 a.m. service

It’s time to FILL THE EGGS for the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 1! Pick up your empty plastic eggs in the gallery/reception area after the service and return them filled with wrapped, nut-free goodies by Palm Sunday at the latest.  Thank you!

CHS Artist:  The CHS artist for the month of March is Pat McLeod. Pat has dabbled in various art forms most of her life. In recent years she has concentrated on painting with water colors and quilting. Please come and enjoy her show! The 2018 Gallery calendar is full – thank you!  The 2019 Gallery Calendar will be available for monthly sign ups this July. Please consider your God given talents/gifts and sign up to share them with us. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting spring clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends.
Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  March is brain awareness month. Be sure to stop by the table at coffee hour or look for handouts at the reception desk and the main entrance of the church. Topics to be covered include general brain health, diseases of the brain, issues related to our aging brains and concussions. And don’t forget, Sunday, March 18 at 11:30 am, we welcome a speaker, Liz Harnois from the Brain Injury Association of MA. She will discuss “Keeping Your Brain Safe”.

Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

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

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Announcements February 24 – March 2

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 3, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm until November 3.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 11,  remember to “Spring forward”.

Sunday, February 25:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, February 25: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will begin reading “All Shall be Well,” the introduction, Thomas Merton and Joan Chittister. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, February 28:  Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – February 28, March 7, 14, and 21. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks!  Continuing on Wednesday, February 28, we will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper. Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition:  The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan, Edited with Introduction and Notes by Roger Pooley, Penguin Classics; ISBN-13: 9780141439716; 2008/2009. This second session will cover  pages 43 – 71.

Thursday, March 1:  Ladies Luncheon – Our March meeting is also on the first; March 1st.  Come join us.  Bring a sandwich to share and the rest is provided.  Our committee for March is: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Paper Goods, Pat Carroll; Lemon and Half & Half, Jane Affleck; Table Decorations, Lori Linton; Juice, Marg Farrell.  Dessert will be our favorite decadent standby. We need to look for a sale!

Sunday, March 4:  Youth Group Brunch – After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.  Please come and enjoy a DELICIOUS brunch hosted and served by the Youth Group.

Saturday, March 10:  LENTEN QUIET DAY – LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS – A time for quiet reflection and self-discovery from 9:30 am to 2 pm, right here at Church of the Holy Spirit and led by the Rev. Gail Smith and the Rev. Anne Koehler.  Bring a brown bag lunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room, or call or email the church office

Altar Flowers:  In the Reception Room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) you would like to donate flowers for the altars of CHS. Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday. For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers, and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

MEN’S LUNCH:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

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

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.

 

 

Announcements February 17 – 23

Sunday, February 18:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, February 18: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. This Sunday we will finish the last 4 chapters of “Pastrix”. Next Sunday, February 25, we will begin reading “All Shall be Well,” the introduction and the first two readings by Thomas Merton and Joan Chittister. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, February 18:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet on February 18 at the home of Jack and Karen Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, MA at 5 pm. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Sally Drew, 347 Tonset Road. Call 508-255-0481.

Wednesday, February 21:  Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – February 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks!  Beginning on Wednesday February 21, we will continue our Wednesday evening opportunity for prayer and discussion using John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress”.  We will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper.  Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition:  The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan, Edited with Introduction and Notes by Roger Pooley, Penguin Classics; ISBN-13: 9780141439716;  2008/2009. Our first session, Wednesday, February 21, pages 11 – 43.

Thursday, March 1:  Ladies Luncheon – Our March meeting is also on the first; March 1st.  Come join us.  Bring a sandwich to share and the rest is provided.  Our committee for March is: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Paper Goods, Pat Carroll; Lemon and Half & Half, Jane Affleck; Table Decorations, Lori Linton; Juice, Marg Farrell.  Dessert will be our favorite decadent standby. We need to look for a sale!

Saturday, March 10:  LENTEN QUIET DAY – LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS – A time for quiet reflection and self-discovery from 9:30 am to 2 pm, right here at Church of the Holy Spirit and led by the Rev. Gail Smith and the Rev. Anne Koehler.  Bring a brown bag lunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room, or call or email the church office.

Altar Flowers:  In the Reception Room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) you would like to donate flowers for the altars of CHS. Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday. For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers, and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

 Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

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

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.

 

Announcements February 10 – 16

Sunday, February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting, after the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, February 11:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Due to the Annual Meeting, we will NOT meet this Sunday.  See you next week!

Sunday, February 11:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS Sunday, February 11:  There will be a Valentine making table in the Parish Hall during the Annual Meeting for all children whose families are attending the meeting. Tuesday, February 13: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER – 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Come one – come all – come & see this annual event sponsored by the Church School with the help and support of the Youth Group! Arrive at 5:30 for hat making, beads, good food, games and magic tricks!  Bring a dessert if you can. Home by 7:30 – full & happy!

Sunday, February 11: Book Discussion Group – We are NOT meeting this Sunday, February 11 because of the Annual Parish Meeting, but we will read the last four chapters of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s “Pastrix” on Sunday February 18. The following Sunday February 25 we shall begin Readings for Lent and Easter, found in “All Shall be Well” (2015) Orbis Press, in paperback. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, February 14:  ASH WEDNESDAY Services at 7:30 am, 10 am, and 7 pm.

Sunday, February 18:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet on February 18 at the home of Jack and Karen Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, MA at 5 pm. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Sally Drew, 347 Tonset Road. Call 508-255-0481.

Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session:  February 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21. There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Thanks!

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers, and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. New: Janet Winter’s ready to frame water colors for children’s rooms! You know her work, you know her talent! Share with your friends and family. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends.Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

 Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

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

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.

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Announcements February 3 – 9

NEXT SUNDAY, February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting, 

after the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, February 4:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, February 4:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS TODAY: Youth Sunday: Children’s Instructed Eucharist. After the peace, Church School children gather at the main altar for instruction. Please join us for the Youth Group Brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Sunday, February 11:  CHS Annual Meeting – there will be a Valentine making table in the Parish Hall during the Annual Meeting for all children whose families are attending the meeting. Tuesday, February 13: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER – 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Come one – come all – come & see this annual event sponsored by the Church School with the help and support of the Youth Group! Arrive at 5:30 for hat making, beads, good food, games and magic tricks!  Bring a dessert if you can. Home by 7:30 – full & happy!

Sunday, February 4: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Nadia Bolz-Weber’s “Pastrix”, reading chapters 13,14,15.  We will not meet Sunday, February 11 because of the Annual Parish Meeting. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, February 9:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 a.m. Parish Hall – Light is the theme for our guided walk this month.  Darlene T. Hagon will focus on awakening hope and deepening faith as symbolized by the quiet, increasing light of this time of year. The Rev. Anne Koehler will open and close the walk with prayers selected to augment the theme. Dr. Margaret Rappaport will pace our entrance into the labyrinth and hold the sacred space as we walk. All are welcome to join us for the walk or to pray and meditate while seated in our softly lit Parish Hall.

Wednesday, February 14:  ASH WEDNESDAY Services at 7:30 am, 10 am, and 7 pm.

Sunday, February 18:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – The Brewster/Dennis Group will meet on February 18 at the home of Jack and Karen Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, MA at 5 pm. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998. The Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Sally Drew,  347 Tonset Road. Call 508-255-0481.

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS Artist:  This month Helen Richardson and Sharyn Laughton are sharing/filling the gallery with LOVE! Helen is director of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  The work of Helen and many other knitters will be on display. Take a shawl off of the display board and give to a friend who is at home, a hospital, or a nursing home and who needs our love.  Please remember to sign out your chosen prayer shawl with the office. Sharyn Laughton will also be displaying and selling felt hearts and cards from her lovely Art Offerings…more love to share! Enjoy the show. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  February is Heart Health Month. Stop by the Health Ministries tables this month to pick up material that answer questions and includes information  on heart healthy living, warning signs, support groups and even a heart healthy recipe or two!  Handouts will be available during coffee hour following the 10 am service and on the Reception Desk. Ann Pike-Paris

Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

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

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday, March 2 at 1 pm at the CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION,  ROCK  HARBOR, ORLEANS. This is a prayer service for all to attend, but the focus is on women’s leadership. It will incorporate music, prayers, stories from the Woman of Suriname and a talk on the what is happening in Haiti. Questions? Call Jean Collins 508-345-7356.

 

Announcements January 27 – February 2

PLEASE HOLD THE DATE: February 11th – Parish Annual Meeting

Thank You: Thank you to all the CHS members who so generously donated to my gift fund, on the occasion of my retirement Sunday, January 21st. It was overwhelmingly generous and I will never forget it. It has been so rewarding to serve as your organist for these years.  With love, Sandy Cole

2017 Financial STATEMENTS ARE IN THE RECEPTION ROOM. PLEASE PICK YOURS UP AND SAVE CHS POSTAGE!

Please remember to bring in your last year’s palms for our Ash Wednesday service on February  14.

Sunday, January 28:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 28: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will continue reading Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Pastrix: reading the next three chapters, beyond 789, to 10, 11, 12. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, February 1: LADIES LUNCHEON –  Oh, the weather outside was frightful…and our January Ladies Luncheon had to be cancelled for good reason. We look forward to our meeting on February 1. All you need is a sandwich to share.  We will keep the same committee unless you let me know that you can’t do it. Table decorations, Lori Linton; Chips, Sue Stevens; Paper Goods, Barbara Mahoney;  Lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck;  Juice, Fay Cole;  Dessert, Betty Yearing.  Any of you wanting to help Betty, just give her a call.

Friday, February 9:  Labyrinth Walk – 10 a.m. Parish Hall – Light is the theme for our guided walk this month.  Darlene T. Hagon will focus on awakening hope and deepening faith as symbolized by the quiet, increasing light of this time of year. The Rev. Anne Koehler will open and close the walk with prayers selected to augment the theme. Dr. Margaret Rappaport will pace our entrance into the labyrinth and hold the sacred space as we walk. All are welcome to join us for the walk or to pray and meditate while seated in our softly lit Parish Hall.

Altar Flowers:  In the gallery/reception room you will find a NEW SIGN UP SHEET where you can choose which Sunday(s) in 2018 you would like to donate flowers for the altars of Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrance and by the chart. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

Men’s Lunch:  We will NOT meet in February and March.  Our next meeting will be April 18 at 12 Noon, in the Fireplace Room. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of January is Lydia Bell. After majoring in art, Lydia realized that it is the practice of putting brush to pigment-to water-to paper that brings the results that truly matter. This past summer she studied with Paul Riley, an international artist, on his farm in Devon, England. Please come and enjoy her show in the Gallery Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting winter clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email: artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

Habitat Bakeware Project: The Habitat Bakeware project was a huge success thanks to the participation of the many friends of Habitat. We were able to redeem the Shaw’s Stamps for enough Rachel Ray Bakeware to give each new 2018 and 2019 Habitat homeowner a covered casserole and an oil dropper bottle. Elizabeth Merritt

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  We will begin our monthly health topics in January with the focus on thyroid health. Look for handouts during coffee hour after the 10 am service with additional copies available on the desk in the Reception Room.  We look forward to your feedback! We also will be including the contact information in every Together for local groups that may be helpful to you.  Ann Pike-Paris

NATIVITY SETS: Are you looking for your Nativity Set that you so kindly loaned to CHS for our December display of collected crèches? We have safely stored them in the Rev. Gail Smith’s office. Please come in to pick yours up!

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

Prayer Shawls:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times.  And such good projects during these wintery, often shut-in days. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. Questions or instructions needed? Please let me know. Helen Richardson

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