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 email@example.com 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.
EPIPHANY TROPE AND Youth Breakfast – Anne Moronta and Meredith Perkins will be directing the Epiphany Trope at the 10 am service. The children will then continue to the parish library where they will be read a Christmas story, served punch and holiday cookies, and play several new games. Come to the Parish Hall for the monthly Youth Breakfast – Serving: Eggs Benedict & Fruit, Coffee, Tea, and Juice. $8 per person; children under 18 eat free. Eat some 12th Night cake and pick up your chalk.
Adult Education/Book Discussion Group: There will be NO Adult Education or Book Discussion Group on January 5 and February 9 (Annual Meeting).
Ladies Luncheon – Thursday, January 9 at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is as follows: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Juice, Ginny Clarendon; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces, Ragnhild Bjerke; and Dessert, Diana Crighton. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided…chips, coffee, tea, juice, and dessert. It is good to keep in touch with each other whether we feel “up” or “down”. Companionship always helps. Please come join us.
Annual Reports Due: For those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Centering Prayer will NOT be held Monday, January 6. Thursday prayer will continue at 10:30 am as scheduled. We will resume Monday prayer on January 13 at 4:30 pm.
CHURCH SCHOOL and YOUTH GROUP NEWS: Looking ahead to the Annual Meeting on Sunday February 9, the children will meet in the Fireplace Room after church to make Valentine Cards. Nursery care is always provided! SAVE THE DATE – February 25 for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall! Joan McFadden, Ruth Campbell & Matt Thompson
MORNING PRAYER – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS – START TIME CHANGE to 8:30 a.m. – Starting Wednesday, January 8, 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 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the Chapel area of the church.
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 want to join our group of knitters please visit the display for more information or contact Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or email@example.com.
To everyone who shared their angels in the reception room for Advent and Christmas: please retrieve your angels after the service today, Sunday, January 5, to make room for the next display. Thank you!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 508 255 7277 or Suzy Gray – email@example.com or 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
READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: On Tuesday, January 7 at 10 am in the Library, our group will begin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLK BREAKFAST REGISTRATION: The annual MLK Breakfast at Holy Spirit sponsored by Nauset Interfaith, “Face of Racism Today: Mass Incarceration,” will feature the Honorable Judge Donald Cabral, United States Magistrate Judge as well as music by well known instrumentalist and vocalist Bruce Abbott and the Youth Choir from the Nauset Middle School and youth poems from Monomoy Regional High School. To register: email@example.com. Preregistration is required for this sell out event!
Parking Lot Safety: We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!