Announcements February 1 – 7

CHS ANNUAL MEETING – Sunday, February 9 – ALL TO ATTEND 10 am SERVICE NO SATURDAY or Sunday 8 am SERVICES (Snow Date – Sunday February 23 – One Service at 10am). Children will meet in the Fireplace Room after church to make Valentine Cards. Nursery care is provided!

PASTORAL CARE NEEDS: During the Interim/Transition period, Gail Smith+ is available for Pastoral Care. Please contact her directly for visits, prayers, health issues, deaths, and other pastoral care at gsmith@chsorleans.org or through the parish office at 508-255-0433. If you have a pastoral need when the office is closed, call the parish office and press zero to be connected to the answering service who will forward your need to Gail. There is no longer a chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital. If you or a loved one are in the hospital, contact Gail Smith+ or the office.

Debra+ wants to get to know you! Sign up on the board in the reception room for a small gathering in a parishioner’s home. Many dates and times are available and more will be added as needed.

Adult study group – Sunday, February 2 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Epiphany season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+

YOUTH SUNDAY AND BRUNCH – Sunday, February 2: After the 10 am service, join us in the Parish Hall for brunch prepared and served by our youth. Menu: Waffles with Cream Cheese, Strawberries, Bacon, Coffee and Tea. $8 per person, children under 18 eat free.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:  Sunday, February 2 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Chapters 3 and 4 of Chilton’s Rabbi Paul. We will NOT meet February 9 because of the Annual Meeting. Brian and Brooke Skea

LADIES LUNCHEON: Our next lunch is Thursday, February 6 in the Parish Hall at 12 noon, bring a sandwich to share, and enjoy! Our committee is: Barbara Mahoney, Chips; Nancy Ludwig, Juice; Paper Goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces: Janet Winter; and Dessert, Dilys Smith.

Eucharistic Minister Training Update – Saturday, February 15: Eucharistic Ministers will join in a training update at 10 am in the church. Eucharistic Ministers are worship leaders who assist at the altar by leading the Psalm, serving the chalice, and sometimes assist the priest in setting the altar. They are also cross-trained to serve as an acolyte and a lector. If you sense that you might be called to this ministry, please speak with Debra+.

EPIPHANY EVENSONG AND COMBINED SHEPHERD GROUPS – Sunday, February 16 at 5 pm in the church. The season of Epiphany is the season of light. This is the theme for our next service of Evensong. Following the Choral Evensong, there will be a reception in the Parish  Hall. The combined Shepherd Groups of Brewster, Orleans and Eastham will provide hearty hors d’oeuvres for all to enjoy. There will also be wine and other beverages. We need a few folks to help set up and clean up. Contact Cynthia Murray at csamurray@mac.com or 914-924-8758 if you can help.  You do not need to belong to a Shepherd’s Group to participate—feel free to bring a savory or sweet finger food to share!  Joan Kirchner

SAVE THE DATE – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 25 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. This year we will have pancake races like they do in England and a crazy apron contest. There will be prizes for the best ones! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  The CHS art exhibit for February – LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS.
This exhibit of hearts comes from Parishioners’ collections and hearts created by CHS artists/crafters/potters/quilters – all for your viewing delight. Enjoy the show!

CHS CHOIR:  Music is an excellent way to lift the spirit during the winter months—if you are interested in joining us for the Lent and/or Easter seasons, we are always open to welcoming new voices. If you are interested in joining the Sunday Choir, speak to our Music Director, Joan Kirchner, or a choir member.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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 at 508-255-7277/artoff@comcast.net or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/ suzyhannah3@gmail.com.

HEALTH MINISTRY: February’s topic of the month is Women’s Heart Health! Heart disease accounts for 1 in 5 female deaths yearly. It is the leading cause of death for African Americans and White women. Reduce your risks, check out the postings we’ve placed around the church campus this month!

MORNING PRAYER – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS – START TIME CHANGE to 8:30 a.m. – In an effort to make it more convenient for more parishioners to attend a mid-week service, the Wednesday Morning Prayer service has moved the starting time to 8:30 am in the Chapel area of the church.

Office Hours: When we reduced office staff over a  year ago for budgetary reasons, we went from having one full time and one half-time paid office staff positions to just one half-time paid office staff.  But, when we reduced staff, we did not reduce the hours the office was open.  Recognizing that we still have much work to do, but now with less people, the church office will now be open Monday through Thursday from 10 am until 12:30 pm.  The office will be closed to the congregation at 12:30 pm for the remainder of the day so that the staff can focus on accomplishing the work of the parish. We ask that everyone be respectful of these new hours and that those with keys honor this change and leave the staff to do their work in the afternoons. The Vestry

 

 

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