Announcements October 7 – 13

PLEASE NOTE: Your 3rd quarter Pledge Statements are available in the Reception Room. Please pick yours up and help us save postage.

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8: NO CHURCH SCHOOL & Nursery this Sunday!
Many Church School Families, teachers & clergy are at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH this weekend. THANK YOU for this wonderful gift! See you next Sunday!

Sunday, October 8:  Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will read up to page 80 of Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, October 8:  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. NEXT Sunday, the 8th, the Rev Gail Smith will lead  us  in a discussion of Richard Rohr’s meditation on Prophets and the Church. Future topics TBA.

Friday, October 13:  PLAY READING GROUP 1 pm in the Library. Please join us on the 2nd Friday of each month. Questions? Contact Betty Suraci at 508-240-2785 or Jody Mines at 508-25504958.

Friday, October 13:  (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14 (9 am to 12 Noon): RUMMAGE SALE – DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10. Please see times for all activities and all donations needed in your October Together newsletter. CLEAN UP: Saturday, October 14, 12 Noon – 2:00 pm (Need TRUCKS, VANS, and SUVs to drive our “leftovers” to various locations.) SIGN UP SHEETS IN PARISH HALL & RECEPTION ROOM – If you haven’t signed up, please come anyway: Many hands make light work! Questions? Call Melissa Keeffe at 607-426-0916 or email mkeeffe267@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 18:  MEN’S LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Rides can be arranged.  Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.  Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

SHEPHERD GROUPS – NOTE DIFFERENT DATES AND TIME BASED ON LOCATION

Brewster/Dennis will meet Sunday, October 15 at Jack & Jane Nixon’s home, 5 Dune Rd, Brewster 508-896-7662; 5:00 p.m.

Orleans will meet Sunday, October 22 at Jay Haun’s home, 29 Harbor View Lane, Orleans 508-240-1883  5:30 p.m.

Eastham/ Wellfleet will meet Sunday, October 22 at Martha & Tom Armstong’s, 48 Indian Way, Eastham 774-722-9251; 5:00 p.m.

Friday, October 20:  10 am Labyrinth Walk & 5:30 pm Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist – At the 10 a.m. walk, the parish hall will be silent. The labyrinth will be candlelit waiting for the golden sound of God’s love in music and movement. Banners will be displayed around the edge of the labyrinth. Anne Koehler+ will offer an opening prayer before a brief commentary on the theme: Meditation, by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music/Labyrinth, and Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator will begin the walk with selected music to enhance the meditative experience. Join us in the evening at 5:30 p.m. for our scheduled quarterly walk and celebration of the Holy Eucharist by  Anne Koehler+.  Please remember you are welcome whether or not you walk the labyrinth.

Saturday, October 21:  PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY –  4 pm to 8 pm in the Parish Hall. The CHS Youth Group/Church School is having the second annual family Pumpkin Carving and Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner with salad and drinks. Please RSVP to Matt Thompson: mt@meganet.net by October 13 for the food and pumpkin count. The pumpkins and dinner are supplied by the Youth Group/Church School. Please bring your pumpkin carving tools if you have them. If you have a friend or another family that you would like to invite just let me know. We look forward to a fun night of carving, food and fellowship.

Saturday, November 4:  All Parish Holiday Bazaar from 9 am to 3 pm. HOLIDAY BAZAAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – We need your help to make our Holiday Bazaar a success. There are many ways you can volunteer.  Please complete one of the GREEN volunteer forms and place it in the offertory plate, bring to the parish office or contact one of the bazaar leaders to signup.  Please help us! Questions? Contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of October is Gail Smith+. Her paintings come from her travels in the U.S., overseas and on the Cape. Come and enjoy her show! 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.

SAVE THE DATES for the 40th Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 25, from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques. You will receive a letter asking for your support of this longstanding fund raiser for our parish.  We hope that you will be a PATRON of this show that has been such a tradition here at the CSH. Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Debbie Meguerdichian at 508-255-8819. Thank you for your support!

The 40th Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee wants to thank all of you who have submitted your donations to the show. If wish to make a donation, you still have time. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note: Antique Show. Please mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any service. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

Announcements September 30 – October 6

WEDNESDAY 7:30 AM NEW BEGINNING.  Wednesday morning worship and fellowship at CHS has begun anew!  Most weeks, this will now be a lay-led service of Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m. in the church’s side chapel.  This will include opportunity for sharing of reflections in various ways and from various sources.  However, the first Wednesday of each month, our staff clergy, either Adam+ or Gail+ will lead Eucharist – same time and place.  And all Wednesdays, after the service there will be a simple breakfast, with fellowship, in the Fireplace Room. Please join us for this very special opportunity to be and grow with God and one another.

Sunday, October 1:  Book Discussion Group – We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the Youth Breakfast after the 10 am service. We will read up to page 80 of Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance.” Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, October 1:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – It’s official the first Sunday of every month is YOUTH SUNDAY.  As well as the ever popular Youth Group Brunch, Church School youth will be Lectors and Church School families will be reading at the 10 am service. The Youth Group  will serve and host a delicious brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please come!

Sunday, October 1:  Please look for Brooke Eaton-Skea in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service today. She will be selling tickets for a Pasta Dinner to be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Harwich, on Friday, October 13. Youth Outreach of Hospitality will use 100% of the proceeds to support homeless and at-risk youth on the Lower and Outer Cape.

Thursday, October 5:  Ladies Luncheon – 17 of us shared lunch together in September, for our first gathering after summer vacation and as one person put it, “It felt like a party.” We decided to continue to collect baby items for the Baby center in Hyannis at this Oct. meeting.  Remember to bring a sandwich to share and be in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon.  The rest will be provided.  Our committee for October is Sue Stevens (chips), Jane Affleck (lemon and 1/2 and 1/2), Pat Carroll (paper goods), and Bev Dreher and Dot Cross collaborating on table decorations.  Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8:  CHS Church School Family Trip – Overnight retreat to the Barbara Harris Camp. Seventeen Church School families have signed up to go.  Please offer up your special prayers to our families that they have a safe trip and a wonderful spiritual experience.

Sunday, October 8:  Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sunday’s at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome. NEXT Sunday, the 8th, the Rev Gail Smith will lead  us  in a discussion of Richard Rohr’s meditation on Prophets and the Church. Future topics TBA.

Friday, October 13 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14 (9 am to 12 Noon): RUMMAGE SALE – DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10. Please see times for all activities in your October Together newsletter. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition. White Elephant items such as small appliances in WORKING order, small furniture, books, DVDs, CDs, children’s toys, art, frames, linens, tools. We cannot accept TVs, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. CLEAN UP: Saturday, October 14, 12 Noon – 2:00 pm (Need TRUCKS, VANS, and SUVs to drive our “leftovers” to various locations.) SIGN UP SHEETS IN PARISH HALL & RECEPTION ROOM – Please sign up to help:  sort and price donations, work at the actual sale on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and clean up on Saturday at noon. Questions? Call Melissa Keeffe at (607) 426-0916 or email mkeeffe267@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 4:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR UPDATE – Plans are well underway for our All Parish Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4 from 9 am to 3 pm. In October you will be asked to volunteer to help make our Bazaar a success.  Please see more info in your October Together newsletter and contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 with any questions.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Gail Smith +. Her paintings come from her travels in the U.S., overseas and on the Cape. Come and enjoy her show! The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

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.

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

SAVE THE DATES for the 39th Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 25, from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from, including 18th and 19th century furniture, nautical items, quilts, Staffordshire china, ironstone, early American pattern glass, jewelry, Americana, brass candlesticks, vintage post cards, chocolate and ice cream molds, primitives, textiles, folk and fine art.  You will receive a letter asking for your support of this longstanding fund raiser for our parish.  We hope that you will be a PATRON of this show that has been such a tradition here at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs. Please join us and help to make this 39th year the best yet! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to help make this show a success, please contact me at 508-255-8819. Thank you for your support! Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

Announcements September 23 – 29

WEDNESDAY 7:30 AM NEW BEGINNING.  Wednesday morning worship and fellowship at CHS has begun anew!  Most weeks, this will now be a lay-led service of Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m. in the church’s side chapel.  This will include opportunity for sharing of reflections in various ways and from various sources.  However, the first Wednesday of each month, our staff clergy, either Adam+ or Gail+ will lead Eucharist – same time and place.  And all Wednesdays, after the service there will be a simple breakfast, with fellowship, in the Fireplace Room. Please join us for this very special opportunity to be and grow with God and one another.

Sunday, September 24:  Book Discussion Group – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will begin reading Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016). We will review the first 41 pages. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, October 1:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – It’s official the first Sunday of every month is YOUTH SUNDAY.  As well as the ever popular Youth Group Brunch, Church School youth will be Lectors and Church School families will be reading at the 10 am service. The Youth Group  will serve and host a delicious brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please come!

Thursday, October 5:  Ladies Luncheon – 17 of us shared lunch together in September, for our first gathering after summer vacation and as one person put it, “It felt like a party.” We decided to continue to collect baby items for the Baby center in Hyannis at this Oct. meeting.  Remember to bring a sandwich to share and be in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon.  The rest will be provided.  Our committee for October is Sue Stevens (chips), Jane Affleck (lemon and 1/2 and 1/2), Pat Carroll (paper goods), and Bev Dreher and Dot Cross collaborating on table decorations.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 13 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14 (9 am to 12 Noon):  RUMMAGE SALE – DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, times will be posted. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition. We will also need gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances IN WORKING ORDER and children’s toys. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Watch for sign up sheets to be posted in  Parish Hall and Reception Room later this month. Please contact Melissa Keeffe: email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell at 607- 426-0916.

Saturday, November 4:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR UPDATE – Plans are well underway for our All Parish Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4 from 9 am to 3 pm. In October you will be asked to volunteer to help make our Bazaar a success.  Please see more info in your October Together newsletter and contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 with any questions.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

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 new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall 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. Thank you to Janet Winter and Nancy Munson for answering the call for Wednesday volunteers. 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

St. Martha and Kimball Guilds has reconvened; Every Monday, in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All are welcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

SAVE THE DATES for the 39th Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 25, from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from, including 18th and 19th century furniture, nautical items, quilts, Staffordshire china, ironstone, early American pattern glass, jewelry, Americana, brass candlesticks, vintage post cards, chocolate and ice cream molds, primitives, textiles, folk and fine art.  You will receive a letter asking for your support of this longstanding fund raiser for our parish.  We hope that you will be a PATRON of this show that has been such a tradition here at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs. Please join us and help to make this 39th year the best yet! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to help make this show a success, please contact me at 508-255-8819. Thank you for your support! Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

 

 

Announcements September 16 – 22

Sunday, September 17:  Book Discussion Group – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) next week on Sunday, September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, September 17:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – 9:45 am, in the Gathering Room – Cheryl Kyle will be presenting and showing a video of her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa. Cheryl has been helping the Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls to grow, and in recent years, helped them obtain their own source of clean water.

September 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS –  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Shepherd Group will  gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s; 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans;  508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s;  64 Nickerson Rd;  Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham.  RSVP 508-255-9542.

Monday, September 18:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds has reconvened; Every Monday, in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All are welcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Wednesday, September 20:  MEN’S LUNCH –  Our Men’s Lunch group will resume 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.

Thursday, October 5:  Ladies Luncheon – 17 of us shared lunch together in September, for our first gathering after summer vacation and as one person put it, “It felt like a party.” We decided to continue to collect baby items for the Baby center in Hyannis at this Oct. meeting.  Remember to bring a sandwich to share and be in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon.  The rest will be provided.  Our committee for October is Sue Stevens (chips), Jane Affleck (lemon and 1/2 and 1/2), Pat Carroll (paper goods), and Bev Dreher and Dot Cross collaborating on table decorations.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 13 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14 (9 am to 12 Noon):  RUMMAGE SALE – DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, times will be posted. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition. We will also need gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances IN WORKING ORDER and children’s toys. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Watch for sign up sheets to be posted in  Parish Hall and Reception Room later this month. Please contact Melissa Keeffe: email at mkeeffe267@gmail.com or call/text her cell at 607- 426-0916.

Saturday, November 4:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR UPDATE – Plans are well underway for our All Parish Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.  In October you will be asked to volunteer to help make our Bazaar a success.  Please see more info in your September Together newsletter  and contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 with any questions.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

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 new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall 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. Thank you to Janet Winter and Nancy Munson for answering the call for Wednesday volunteers. 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

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

PARISH USAGE REQUESTS:   Arline Consiglio manages Parish space usage requests and is in the Parish Office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Please come into the Office to complete a Parish Usage Form.

 

Announcements September 9 – 15

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at music@chsorleans.org. Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

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

Sunday, September 10:  Book Discussion Group – We hope to meet Sunday, September 10, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) two weeks later on Sunday September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, September 11:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All arewelcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Friday, September 15:  GARDEN PARTY—From 9 am to 12 Noon. “See you in September when the summer’s through”.  As the popular song goes, summer is through and we hope you can join the Parish Garden Team this month. Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Saturday, September 16:  YOUTH MOVIE & PIZZA NIGHT – From 5 to 9 pm. Grades 5 – 9. We will make our own pizzas and then watch the popular 1996 family adventure, PG film “Alaska”. This is a free event, but you must R.S.V.P. to Matt Thompson (mt@meganet.net) by Friday, September 15 – so he can get the pizza supplies.  COME JOIN THE FUN!

Sunday, September 17:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – 9:45 am, in the Gathering Room – Cheryl Kyle will be presenting and showing a video of her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa. Cheryl has been helping the Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls to grow, and in recent years, helped them obtain their own source of clean water.

September 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS –  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Shepherd Group will  gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s; 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans;  508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s;  64 Nickerson Rd;  Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham.  RSVP 508-255-9542.

Wednesday, September 20:  MEN’S LUNCH –  Our Men’s Lunch group will resume 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.

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

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

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 new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall 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. Thank you to Sue Sasso and Nancy Anderson for answering the “urgent call” for new volunteers. We still need a  couple more volunteers for Wednesday mornings. Contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are open on Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: office@chsorleans.org. Please visit our website:  holyspiritorleans.org

PARISH USAGE REQUESTS:   Arline Consiglio manages Parish space usage requests and is in the Parish Office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Please come into the Office to complete a Parish Usage Form.

 

 

Announcements September 2 – 8

Sunday, September 3:  Church School News – Today is our last Sunday for Veggie Tale Theatre. It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger.

Sunday, September 3:  YOUTH GROUP BRUNCHafter the 10 am service in the Parish Hall. Please come and enjoy warm fellowship and a DELICIOUS meal prepared and served by the Youth Group.  You’ll be glad you came! Yum!!

Wednesday, September 6:  Open Organizational Choir Rehearsal – 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the church sanctuary. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has wanted to be a part of our choir to “just come and check us out” and discover all the wonderful things we have planned. Just follow the joyful (yet heavenly) noise! “Sing praises to our God. Sing praises!” Lori Linton, Choir Director

Thursday, September 7:  LADIES LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. We hope you all enjoyed your summer and look forward to seeing you when the Ladies’ Luncheon resumes on September 7. Our September committee will be:  Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

Friday, September 8:  LABYRINTH WALK – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev Anne Koehler will offer an opening reflection and closing prayer. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will share a short commentary on the theme “Awareness” as a stimulus for meditation as we walk. Director of Music/Labyrinth, Darlene T. Hagon, will offer selected Argentine and Brazilian meditative music to accompany the walk.

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at music@chsorleans.org. Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

Sunday, September 10:  Book Discussion Group – We hope to meet Sunday, September 10, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) two weeks later on Sunday September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

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

Monday, September 11:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All are welcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Friday, September 15:  GARDEN PARTY –  9 am to 12 Noon. In August, we made a good dent in the weeding and pruning or our parish gardens…But there is still much more to do in preparation for winter. Cold water, coffee and donut holes will  be available. Any questions, contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Sunday, Septembet 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS:  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Group will gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s. 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans; 508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s; 64 Nickerson Rd; Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet Group will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham. RSVP 508-255-9542

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall 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. Thank you to Sue Sasso and Nancy Anderson for answering the “urgent call” for new volunteers. We still need a  couple more volunteers for Wednesday mornings. Contact Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net.

Food4Kids has completed their 2017 season!  The food has all been distributed, coolers cleaned and packed away, and the  Operations Center has been dismantled until next June. A huge thanks to all who supported or volunteered with Food4Kids this summer!

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

 

Announcements August 26 – September 1


Sunday, August 27
:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August and we will try to select the next book to read. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, August 27:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend. 

 Friday, September 8:  LABYRINTH WALK – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev Anne Koehler will offer an opening reflection and closing prayer. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, will share a short commentary on the theme “Awareness” as a stimulus for meditation as we walk. Director of Music/Labyrinth, Darlene T. Hagon, will offer selected Argentine and Brazilian meditative music to accompany the walk.

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at music@chsorleans.org. Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

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

Acolytes:  Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week.  But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people?  These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them.  It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar.  Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at capecodbragdon@gmail.com or 508-896-3481.

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Kyle. On her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa in January 2017, Cheryl selected some original art, artifacts and fabrics for her show. All proceeds support Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls. It is always exciting to see what art Cheryl has brought from Tanzania and what art she has painted. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is now ready for all CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, carpenters, photographers, writers, poets, cartoonists. Signup to sell/exhibit your work – your gift for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of the that month. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508-255- 7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please sign-up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them!  A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

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

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

LADIES LUNCHEON:  We will not meet in August, but mark your calendar for September 7 when we will be back to our monthly schedule of the first Thursday of the month. Our September committee will be: Ginny Lucil-potato chips, Jane Affleck-1/2 and 1/2 and lemon, Georgia Schneider-paper goods, and Fay Cole-centerpieces.

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

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