Announcements January 18 – 24

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

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

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 always provided!

2019 Giving Statements Have Been Sent:  Most of you will receive your statement in your email.  Just in case you might think it is yet another SPAM email, here is what the email will look like:

From: Church of the Holy Spirit <>

Subject: Church of the Holy Spirit Giving Statement

Reply-To: Anne Koehler <>

Attached, you will find your giving statement from Church of the Holy Spirit for 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019. Please retain this for tax purposes. Those of you who receive our Together newsletter by traditional mail will receive your Giving Statements by traditional mail also.

Adult Education – Sunday, January 19 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. Epiphany and Lent: “Glimpse of the Gospel”. Using as a lens the themes for the season, we will be exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday Come join us in the Fireplace Room. See you there, Gail

Book Discussion Group – Sunday, January 19 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be reading Chapter 2 of Rabbi Paul by Bruce Chilton. You can find the book via your local bookseller or on Amazon. We look forward to seeing you all as we begin this New Year of reading. Brian and Brooke Skea

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 everyone is invited to wear a crazy apron. There will be prizes for the best ones! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  The featured CHS artist for January is the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The lovely shawls we have knitted for parishioners in need of warmth and loving comfort have been a ministry at CHS for years. Each shawl is blessed by the clergy before they’re distributed. Our parish prayer shawls will be on display in the reception room during January. If you would like to take a shawl to someone, just choose a shawl on display and sign on the clip board so we know who will receive the shawl. If you want to join our group of knitters, please visit the display for more information or contact Sandy Marshall at  508-255-9971 or

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/ or Suzy Gray at 774-772-1210/

Health Ministry: Health Ministry – January’s tip of the month is COLD and FLU protection!  Minimize your exposure by washing your hands OFTEN, keeping your distance from coughers and sneezers, disinfecting surfaces (faucets, doorknobs, keyboards). Get your flu shot if you haven’t yet. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, with rare exception. Check out the tips we’ve posted around the campus this month, take good care of yourselves, and let’s stay cold & flu-free together! Meg Nemitz and Ann Pike-Paris, co-chairs

LADIES LUNCHEON:  We had a good turnout for our January meeting, including Debra Kissinger+ and her daughter, Emma-Li, who was visiting from college. Our next meeting is February 6. Our committee is:  Barbara Mahoney, Chips; Nancy Ludwig, Juice; Paper Goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces: Janet Winter; and Dessert, Dilys Smith. Come to the Parish Hall at 12 noon, bring a sandwich to share, and enjoy whatever happens!

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  On Tuesday, at 10 am in the Library. Our group is discussing our new selection, “The Sabbath” by Abraham Heschel. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the church library from 10 am to noon and welcomes new members. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit, we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: or  508-255-0433.



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