Announcements February 22 – 28

PLEASE NOTE:  On March 7, our Saturday service will move to 5 pm through and including October 31.  Daylight Savings:  2 am on Sunday, March 8, remember to “Spring forward”.

Please bring your palms from last year to the church and place them in the basket in the Reception Room so that we may burn them in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

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

Wednesday, February 26:  ASH WEDNESDAY – Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at
10 am & 7 pm in the Church.

Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent:  On the five Wednesdays during Lent, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, we will meet at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread.  Each week we will watch a portion of the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ then examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended.  Please contact Dianne Fromm at heartwood1492@msn.com or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening. This event is open to the community.  Please bring your friends!

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. We just added an evening gathering for those who work during the day.

Ladies LuncheonMarch 5, 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is: Sue Stevens, potato chips and paper goods; Nancy Ludewig, juice; and Dilys Smith, applesauce for those people who desire a Lenten alternative. Last month, Janet Winter rose to the challenge of creating paper art from the leftover napkins filling up the kitchen drawers. By unanimous decision, we will use this colorful “leftover napkin” art again! Hope you will join us. If school is closed on a Ladies Luncheon date (due to weather), the luncheon will automatically be cancelled.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the library from 10 am to 12 Noon. We are currently discussing our new selection, “The Sabbath” by Abraham Heschel, a brief yet profound  meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day. We welcome new members. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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! All CHS parishioners & artists who offered their “hearts” – please pick them up the last week of February – Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Thank you for your offerings!

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.

Adult study group – Sunday, February 23 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+

Book Discussion Group –  Sunday, February 23 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul, reading chapters 5 and 6. Brian and Brooke Skea

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!

The KIMBALL HOUSE is open on Monday from 10 am until 12 Noon, except when the Church is closed on a holiday. The Guild welcomes all interested and those who are considering joining us, to see how the aluminum ware is created. We also have a display of wares for purchase. Come see us creating and working: Jane Affleck, Georgia Schneider, and Susan Owens.

Holy Conversations:  Sundays in Lent & Easter – March 15, 29, April 19, 26 from 11:30 am to 2 pm in the Parish Hall. During our Holy Conversations we will share stories from the Church of the Holy Spirit’s history. After collecting our stories during our first Holy Conversation, we will decide which ones we want to talk about more. We do this work as part of our preparation for the next rector. Addressing those issues that haunt us, healing wherever it is possible, and working towards reconciliation together will help give us a fresh start and be in the best space possible for our new rector. We encourage everyone to participate in these important discussions.

 

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