October 26, 2023

THE CHURCH


OF THE


HOLY SPIRIT

Episcopal


ORLEANS, MA

Drawing by Dan Joy

A MESSAGE FROM PATRICK

Under Construction


I have often heard it expressed that “faith is a gift.” And while I suppose this is true, it doesn’t really distinguish faith, does it, from – say – an unredeemed Barnes & Noble gift card, a birthday message from a friend you’ve not seen in years, or the smile of a stranger who’s just held the door for you. Isn’t one of the lessons of stewardship season this: that all of life is a gift, barreling at us from the heart of a loving God?


What we do with the gift is another matter. Twigs and stalks of grass are gifts to a starling, but it’s up to her to weave these into a place to live, and from which her chicks will fledge. I’ve come to see my own faith this way: it’s where I live, and it’s been assembled over time mostly from encounters and wisdom I’ve stumbled across rather than custom-ordered.


The lives of the saints are like that: so many dead strands waiting to be woven into the nest of our own living faith. This is why we so deliberately remember saints and souls as October becomes November each year. So in thanksgiving for a few of my own saints, living and dead, I’ve plucked a few strands of found wisdom from my own nest. Perhaps one or two will be of use to you in your own construction:


We are all saints, not because we are nice, but because in our baptism we have put on Christ and asked him to conform us to his life of love, struggle, sacrifice and vindication, which is the pattern of our lives and the life of the people of God.


- Gretchen Wolf Pritchard,

Offering the Gospel to Children

+++++

I must not be the dry, bloodless reproduction of a model, however perfect. God desires us to follow the examples of the saints by absorbing the vital sap of their virtues and turning it into our own life-blood, adapting it to our own individual capacities and particular circumstances...


- Pope John XXIII

Journal of a Soul

+++++

Remember this, especially you Anglicans and Episcopalians. They [the saints], particularly those pre-Reformation characters, are every bit as much yours as anyone else’s.


- Professor Denys Turner

Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology

Yale Divinity School

+++++

Like an experienced traveler, a saint can guide you along the path of suffering. Benefiting from their insights is one reason to read the lives of the saints….for those struggling with their church…it’s good to remember that some of the saints did the same.


- Fr. James Martin, SJ

My Life with the Saints

+++++

For Christ plays in ten thousand places,

Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his.


- Gerard Manly Hopkins

“As Kingfishers Catch Fire”


See you in church, saints!

Patrick

WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

SUNDAY MORNING EUCHARIST SERVICE

10:00 A.M.

++++++++++++

In-person worship at the church with music

followed by Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall.


Church School starts at 9:45 in the lower level of the Parish Hall.

Visitors are always welcome!

On the fourth Sunday of each month, children worship in church with their families.


If you are unable to join us in person, you may watch the service on your

Smart TV or another device.

Use this link to reach our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/@churchoftheholyspiritorleans


Then select the service from Upcoming Live Streams options.

TUESDAY MORNING LECTIO DIVINA AND PRAYERS

(Formerly Healing Service)

Lectio Divina is a monastic mode of prayer, contemplation and bible study

and all are welcome to experience this with us.

 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM

A Zoom Meeting invitation email is sent on Monday mornings.

It includes links to the Zoom service and Service Bulletin and Readings.

HOLY EUCHARIST AND PRAYERS FOR HEALING

Thursdays at 11:00 am in the Church

Join us for a simple service of weekday Holy Eucharist

with a short meditation.

Private prayers for healing available after the service concludes.

WARDENS' REPORT

It has been a turbulent month!

 

A good number of us succumbed to Covid in the last week of September, causing masks to be recommended again, services held with open windows, no offering of wine during Communion, and coffee hour on the lawn. We also canceled the Invite Welcome Connect Gatherings in people’s homes for the first half of October (which have been rescheduled in early November) and postponed the Outreach Fair scheduled for October 15. It is hoped we can reschedule that for early spring of 2024. We resumed normal activities on October 20, as new cases of Covid have diminished.

 

Then the events beginning on October 7th in Israel and Gaza have horrified us all, and many members joined Patrick on October 19th in a moving service of Prayers for Peace. The service was recorded and is available on YouTube, as well as our regular Sunday church services.

 

The Vestry gathered for the monthly meeting following the service for Peace.

Chris Crighton, our treasurer, reported that the finance committee has recommended to the Vestry that the Cape Cod 5 loan for the solar array (payoff is about $70,000) be paid off, as the interest rate has increased recently. Following a lengthy discussion of the impact on the DIT funds, the savings expected, differing finance committee member opinions, and future payments (possibly $65,000) expected on boilers in the first half of 2024, the Vestry voted to table the motion for a month, and requested options be presented at the next Vestry meeting.

 

Pledges are coming in, with 89 received (by 10/23/23) for a total of $256,000. All pledges will be blessed on Sunday November 5th, and, if you have not sent in a pledge card yet, you will be receiving a gentle reminder in the mail.

 

The Vestry had a lengthy discussion regarding the presentation a few weeks ago on Food 4 Kids by Anne Koehler and Brenda Ridgeway. Anne informed us that it's time for her to step down from the work she has been covering (administrative tasks, including grant writing, managing the interfacing with the Department of Education [DESE], communications, and finance.) Anne presented several options for moving forward such as continuing at CHS under a different management structure, asking another agency to pick up the program, or closing the program. The Vestry discussed these options and then voted to retain the Food 4 Kids program at CHS as part of the Church’s ministry and promised their support in working out how to do this. They asked that this message be immediately announced to the Parish on Sunday 10/22/23, which it was. A huge step forward in the life of CHS and Food 4 Kids!

 

Nancy Boccia reported that preparations for the Holiday Bazaar on November 4th are going well. We hope to see everyone at the Bazaar--selling, donating, and/or buying! See the information elsewhere in Together.

 

Please note the two Habitat for Humanity events for our Habitat Build in Brewster, also listed elsewhere. We hope to see you there!

 

Busy times! As always, thank you for your support and prayers. Your comments and questions are always welcome, too!


Celia and Brenda

FUTURE HOLIDAY EVENTS AT HOLY SPIRIT

Upcoming parish holiday traditions bring many visitors to our campus in November and December...Holiday Bazaar, Antique Show, and Fresh Holiday Arrangements Sale.


We invite you to read about these below and welcome you to participate and discover the special ways we can connect with each other and our broader community.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR

NOVEMBER 4, 2023 9:00 - 2:00

You received a special communication about our November 4 Holiday Bazaar. Here again are the key details leading up to the event:


  • November 1,2 3 - 9:00-5:00 bring your gently used books to the Fireplace Room.
  • November 2,3 - 9:00-5:00 bring homemade food items to the Parish Hall for our famous food table.
  • November 4 - COME TO THE BAZAAR - Bring your family and friends and JOIN IN THE FUN!!!!


 IT’S A SPECIAL EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS.

Nancy Boccia

THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

45TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE

November 24 & 25th - SAVE THE DATES!

On Friday, November 24th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 25h, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 25 antique dealers from the New England area will be 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 moulds, primitives, textiles, folk and fine art. 


Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs.

If you have any questions or wish to volunteer (assist setting up and breaking down or selling admission tickets) contact Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair 774-722-4739.

Thank you for your support.

FRESH HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS SALE

NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 1 & 2

and Sunday December 3 for parishioners

During the October 22 coffee hour, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the Fresh Holiday Arrangements Sale and how one can participate/help. Pick up our Event Information Sheet in the Parish Hall or CLICK HERE. This includes types of greens and containers we need donated and many volunteer opportunities for you to consider.


Beginning Monday, November 27, the Parish Hall will be set up as a holiday workshop for one week.


  • IF YOU HAVE GREENS TO DONATE BUT NEED SOMEONE TO COME CLIP THEM, call Sue Sasso - 860-614-1341 - she

will arrange for someone to come and CAREFULLY CLIP/PRUNE your trees or shrubs...OR...

  • Starting Sunday November 26, bring your fresh evergreen and pine clippings to CHS - place them on the deck on the westside of the Parish Hall (exit by piano).


We are looking for volunteers to help make arrangements and swags.

  • Don't know how? WE WILL TEACH YOU!!!
  • We have ALL the supplies - just bring your clippers, your hands, and a willingness to learn AND HAVE FUN!!!. Everyone who comes to see what we do ends up having fun! Come as often as you wish... for as long as you are able.
  • If making arrangements is not for you.... THERE ARE MANY OTHER TASKS YOU COULD HELP WITH such as pricing, keeping arrangements watered, organizing our supplies, learning how to make bows...
  • Monday Morning, November 27th - come to the Parish Hall and help us bring supplies from the attic.


COME TO THE SALE - Tell your friends and neghbors

OPEN TO PUBLIC NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2 and for the Parish on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY and

THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

VOLUNTEERS AND IMPORTANT DATES*

Sunday, October 8 marked the “kick off” of the Habitat Build sponsored by our parish. The build is dedicated to the memory of Gilbert Merritt and Nat Goddard, longtime members of our parish and the Habitat - Cape Cod team. (Photo: Elizabeth Merritt, Patrick, Kathy Goddard)


Volunteer opportunities were presented and received a robust response. 


There are many and varied ways one can volunteer for the build. Below are some for your consideration and response.


Should you have any questions or wish more clarifying information, contact Tom Dewing or Doug Fromm, CHS Habitat Coordinators. 


Sign up forms are available in the Parish Hall on Sundays.


·      Building, actual work with hammer, saw, nails and levels, etc. Sign up online as an individual, or we can organize a workday for up to 12 volunteers to build together...or ….Habitat can hold 4 spots on the last Saturday of the month for our church for your small group.


·      Providing snacks for the habitat construction volunteers…bake cookies or brownies and yummy treats to be brought to the building site on either Tuesday or Saturday.



·      Furnishings, new handmade bookcases, paintings of Cape landscapes or seascapes, quilts. All to be ready for delivery as gifts to new homeowner in time for home completion…Fall of 2024.


·      Lead a 5-minute devotion once a month reflecting on the work being done…putting God’s love into action…open to laypersons and clergy…a prayer, reading or meditation.



·      Make lunch for the volunteer team and deliver to the site.


·      Be a coordinator, working from home via email and phone calls…helping to coordinate snacks, registration for workers, devotions, lunches.


·      Prayers…holding the project in prayer that can be offered in one’s own home.


*Also, mark these important dates on your calendar:


Monday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.

A Kick Off Celebration

Hosted at the Brewster Baptist Church.  


Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 a.m.

The Wall Raising onsite at Phoeby Way in Brewster. 

Parking at the site is limited so we can carpool from

CHS parking lot at 7:30 a.m.


Doug Fromm and Tom Dewing

LADIES' LUNCHEON

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9TH AT NOON

(Change to 2nd Thursday for this month)


Due to Bazaar preparations on November 2, our November Ladies Luncheon is scheduled for the SECOND Thursday…November 9th! Please remind each other. 


We’ll keep the same volunteers we had for October, except that Diana Crighton is on for dessert; Ginny Lucil: Chips; Georgia Schneider: Table Decorations; and Susan Owens: Paper Goods. 


Bring your sandwich/salad, and we’ll meet together in the Parish Hall so that we can sit down about 12:00. No agenda other than talking together, catching up with old friends and making new ones. All are welcome!

Fay Cole, Convener

TOUR OF THE ART OF CHS

The Church of the Holy is truly blessed to have a wonderful collection of art that we want to share with you and our visitors. The plan is to catalog and photo all of our art in all buildings. Initially, we have gathered photos and information about the art within the church proper.


A self-guided ‘Tour of the Art of CHS’ will be conducted as part of the November 4, 2023 Holiday Bazaar. A guidebook describing the art pieces in the church and a site location map will be provided for use during this tour. CHS docents will also be available to assist and answer questions as necessary.


Click links below for to see these documents online.

Jack Sasso

The Artworks of CHS

Site Map.

FOOD FOR KIDS

Thank You to Our Summer Program Partners!

(Photo of Thank You Card from children at the Harwich Recreation Program -->)


Community programs from Harwich to Provincetown help make Food 4 Kids a success summer in, summer out! This past summer 16 different programs served 43,756 meals (not counting seconds):

1,827 breakfasts, 22,446 snacks, and 19,483 lunches. We were serving lunch to 592 children, on average, each day in July when all programs were running - 62 more children/day than last year!


These community programs share our mission to provide free meals to all children each summer, and most have been with us since our first few summers. To see a full list of this year’s recreation program partners, check out the latest Food 4 Kids email here.


Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation, a recent report from FRAC (Food Research & Action Center) affirms the importance of our site partnerships: Summer food sites that provide a place for children to socialize, learn, and be engaged while receiving a healthy meal help overcome both summer hunger and summer learning loss, in addition to fostering social and emotional learning. 


Want to know more about Food 4 Kids, check out our website at https://www.food4kidscapecod.org/. And even better, join our email list here and see more, learn more!

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS

Godly Play has begun with stories and art to connect us to the bible's lessons. Come to lower level of Parish Hall between 9:45 - 10:00 to join in....


All are welcome at church school even if you are just here for the weekend or visiting with family!  

The church school retreat at the Barbara C. Harris camp this month was a success! 

See photos below:

Upcoming events with the church school:  

Pumpkin Carving & Pizza

Friday October 27th at 5:30 

Sign up in the parish hall or contact Matt Thompson. 

December 3rd Advent wreath making in the parish hall following the service. Donated Greens welcome!


All ages welcome to participate.

A MESSAGE FROM MUSIC DIRECTOR

JOAN KIRCHNER

On October 13, the Holy Spirit Bell Choir, the Belladonnas, attended a bell workshop in Harwich to learn new techniques and perfect their skills.


Watch for upcoming offerings at our services!

OUTREACH

An update from Cheryl Kyle on one of our parish Outreach organizations - Endupoto Primary School in Tanzania:


Please read the attached article from a newspaper in Fairfield County, CT. We gave a Forum at Christ Church, Greenwich, CT a couple of weeks ago. The leader was a former English teacher and first time traveler on our January 2023 safari to Tanzania. She shares her first impressions of the Endupoto Primary School and Tanzania. Karen Royce and I are quoted also.


Thank you to my Holy Spirit Parish for always supporting this special program.

Cheryl

PASTORAL CARE

PASTORAL CARE

Did you know our pastoral care ministry will coordinate an occasional meal delivery to those in need to make life a little easier. 

If you would like to volunteer to provide a meal for 1 or 2 people on occasion, or to learn about this ministry, contact Patrick or Priscilla Isner.


If you are in need of a pastoral visit, or....

You or a family member has been admitted to a

medical facility (hospital, skilled care, etc.), or ...

You want to request prayers for you or a family member or friend..


Please call the church office at (508)-255-0433

or email pastoralcare@chsorleans.org


There is also an Intercessors group that offers confidential prayers. Please email your request to intercessors@chsorleans.org 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Brian Ridgeway and Ann Pike-Paris

 2023 Grounds

 

Well, the rain has been aplenty! Garden Parties, not so much! But finally, we had a Saturday morning clear enough to spend 3 hours hard at work!


Saturday, 10/14, we had 8 hardy volunteers gather to weed, mulch, haul those weeds, and try to make all our entrances look bright for the upcoming fall events.


We anticipate a bit more clearing of some pesky areas (think invasive poplars) to be done by Azinger Landscape. The Memorial Garden is looking quite good for this time of year, thanks to Ike and Fay Cole, and the fountain has been put to bed for the winter. Looking forward to spring, the terraces will be graced by more plantings thanks to Peter Jensen. Stay tuned.


November 18th will be our last garden cleanup, and if you have a couple or three hours to share great fellowship (not to mention the rector joining us with fabulous nibbles!), please come! It’s a 9-12 noon affair and we welcome one and all. As always, a heartfelt thank you to all who come, seen and unseen... We couldn’t do it without you!

 

2023 Buildings

Were you aware that our campus has 30 exterior doors? Ann Pike-Paris and Steve Koehler analyzed and inventoried them, and Russ Karber has completed restoring or replacing those needing the most work this month.


We have successfully replaced the church condenser, furnishing AC function to the lower-level choir room as it failed in September. We completed an analysis of our HVAC systems throughout the campus and are making recommendations for a staged replacement in 2024 to the Finance Committee and Vestry.


In mid-October, we had a rash of fire alarms trip in the ceiling of the parish hall. As of 10/24/23, we have replaced all eight ceiling alarms to ensure our safety.

 

We are working on developing projects and budgets for 2024 to ensure continued building repairs, maintenance, and proper stewardship.

  

Brian Ridgeway & Ann Pike-Paris

  

Wanted: Garden Angel Planter Caretaker(s)

 

Have you always wanted to do something to help at the church and just don’t know what it could be? Do you have 1-2 hours a month in the warm seasons? Want a steady job with no other expectations? Maybe you don’t have a garden any longer and want to get those hands in the dirt?

 

Well, here’s your opportunity!


The Grounds committee is looking for volunteers to adopt the 2 footed planters at the front North door to the church, and possibly 2 more in the courtyard by the Kimball House and Church Office.

 

What’s needed: Your vision to keep these looking healthy, seasonal, and in generally good shape. Ability to purchase*, plant, and water the planters as needed. Share your plans with the Rector, Patrick, for his approval.


*How: After purchasing materials, all expenses will be reimbursed. You’ll be supported by Grounds Team if you need to be away.

 

Please think it over, let your creative juices flow and let Ann Pike-Paris know if you are interested. If we have more than 1 volunteer step up, the workload would be even less!

 

Contact Ann Pike-Paris if interested.

 

Brian Ridgeway & Ann Pike-Paris

2 Planters by

North Entrance -

2 Small Planters by

South Door

Barrel outside

Kimball House

HEALTH MINISTRY

AID BOXES in the CHURCH - Please help yourselves! 

We have placed an aid supply box, marked with a RED CROSS, at each of the 4 church entrances. Photo of box cover and contents below.


There are times while at church you or someone sitting near you might benefit from a cough drop, life saver, Band-Aid, or even some water or juice!


Let your neighbor or an usher know if you need assistance, and please help yourselves to what you need. Contents are individually wrapped/ single use.


Next time you come in, find the box at an entrance in case you need it some day


Let Meg Nemitz know if supplies need to be replenished

CPR Certification - We continue to try and schedule a refresher class (CPR, AED, First Aid) with the Orleans Fire Department. Please contact Meg Nemitz if you are still interested in the class.   


Contact Cape Cod CPR & First Aid Training at CapeCPR.com or call (508)364-4750 to enroll in a CPR Certification Class in Yarmouth. 

Other Health Resources:
Barnstable County Human Services:  www.bchumanservices.net (Comprehensive website with multiple resources on the Cape)                 
Councils on Aging
Orleans: 508-255-6333 Brewster: 508-896-2737 Chatham: 508-945-5190 
Eastham: 508-255-6164 Harwich: 508-430-7530 Wellfleet: 508-349-0319 
Yarmouth: 508-398-9866 Truro: 508-487-2462
VNAs of Cape Cod
Hyannis: 508-957-7400 Falmouth: 508-495-5716 So. Dennis: 508-957-7400
Cape Cod Hospital Social Services Department 508-862-5501
Cape Cod Healthcare Newsletter: Go to this link:  https://www.capecodhealth.org/
         First page has a free sign up.
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line
Call or text:  833-773-2445 (BHHL)  Online chat: masshelpline.com

CHS GALLERY

The CHS Gallery is open Monday - Thursday 10 - 3 and Sundays after church.

Bring a friend - sit on the sofas - feel the joy of the art on display.

The CHS Gallery is located on the East side of the church.

During the week, you may enter through the side door from the campus courtyard.

Only one more Sunday to view the art of past member Bill Wahquist.

The featured artist for the month of November is Janet Winter

From Janet………………..this show is a little different. Instead of my usual display of landscapes and flowers, it is a celebration of teddy bears, mermaids, penguins, frogs, elephants, picnics, tea parties, antique cars, and a castle, all designed to warm your heart, tickle your funny bone and, I hope, send you off with a smile. Enjoy!

Looking ahead to December.......

The exhibit/show in the gallery is a “Group Show - Holiday Marketplace."

If you would like to be a part of this show with your Advent/Christmas art & crafts, contact Sharyn Laughton or Gail Binney Sterne.

Calling all CHS artists to show their “gifts” in the CHS gallery. 

We are blessed to have many wonderful members who are artists..... crafters - quilters photographers - potters - woodworkers..... to have a show/sell for one month in 2024. 


The 2024 sign up poster is in the gallery window by the door. It’ so much fun - so exciting - so rewarding - so surprising to see and to hear the Parish respond to your “gifts”!

NAUSET INTERFAITH ASSOCIATION

thanksgiving

You are invited to the Nauset Interfaith Associations' Thanksgiving Service

When: Sunday, November 19th 2:00 pm.

Where: Provincetown United Methodist Church; 20 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown

Join us as we celebrate in one spirit of Thanksgiving with members of the

faith communities from throughout the Cape.


CENTERING PRAYER

All are welcome to join us for Centering Prayer during which we sit together in silence for 30 minutes.


We meet on Mondays at 4:30 pm at the Labyrinth behind the Federated Church on Main Street in Orleans or in their sanctuary if the weather is inclement.


We meet on Thursdays at 4:30 in the CHS Memorial Garden on the West Side of the campus or indoors in the Reception area/gallery.


Contact Brooke Eaton Skea if you want to learn more about Centering Prayer.

SUNDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

why bother

We continue our discissions of "Why Gather - The Hope and Promise of the Church by Martha Tatarnic. 


Our next book is We Survived the End of the World by Stephen Charleston. We will get to this when we complete "Why Gather..."


The discussions are open to everyone (you and your friends); Please order books from your local bookstore or online, start reading, get a snack at coffee hour, and join us in the Fireplace Room after Sunday Service (when there no other scheduled coffee hour events in the Parish Hall.) Come whenever you can make it!


Brooke and Brian Skea

FREE SHOP

FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED - FREELY GIVE


Gratefully and gladly accepting your FALL clothing donations. All donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open - bins are located by the elevator on the first floor of the Parish Hall.


 The shop can always use your brown paper shopping bags with handles and skirt hangers.


Visit the shop when it is open - every Monday and Wednesday - 10 to 1. You are bound to be surprised at the activity and abundance……………..JOY!


We continue to deliver clothing to Nauset High School………especially needed

  • ALL OF these in every size:
  • Women’s leggings
  • Men’s and Women’s T-shirts
  • Men’s and Women’s sweatshirts and sweatpants.
  • NEW Socks
  • NEW Underwear
  • NEW water bottles


Please no more Summer clothing donations

FALL now - WINTER soon! 


No men’s suits - jackets OK - only shoes in almost perfect condition. THANK YOU!


COME VISIT - COME SHOP - COME SEE

Thank you

Sharyn Laughton, Suzy Gray, and Gray

GALLEY WEST ART GALLERY

WINTER SHOW

Opening Day - November 1st - 10:00 - 2:00

with reception to meet artists

3:00 - 5:00

Come see the new art, meet the artists -

6 new artists this show!


Many special works that could be potential gifts for family, friends...or yourself ;-)


Gallery is Open Wednesday - Saturday

10:00 - 2:00

Through December 16th


Wood Cut by Vernon Smith

Note Cards with this wood cut design and portions of the Vernon Smith mural

can be purchased in the Gallery.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - Feast of St. Francis OCTOBER 4, 2023

Most high, almighty Lord, our Creator, yours are the praise, the glory, the honour and all blessings! To you alone do all things belong. Be praised for giving us the animals, birds and fish which fill your world. May we think of you and thank you when we play with and care for our pets.

CAPE AND ISLAND DEANERY UPDATE

The Cape and Islands Deanery held an Assembly on Thursday September 28th on Zoom.

 

The Diocesan Convention will be held on Friday/Saturday October 27/28 in Danvers, MA.

The Convention for election of the next Bishop of Massachusetts is scheduled for May 18, 2024, and the Consecration for the new Bishop is scheduled for October 19, 2024, with the usual Diocesan Convention delayed to Saturday November 9.

 

The Diocesan offices at the Cathedral are being renovated and all staff will be moving to the 4th and 5th floors.

 

Dean Dan asked us all to take care of our clergy – they need to take their time off!

 

The Rev. Walter Connelly, a member of the Diocese’s Collaborative Ministries Working Group, then led us in a discussion of Collaboration, being a theme of the Diocesan Convention: “In Christ, called to collaborate”.

 

Next Assembly: Thursday January 25, 2024

 

Any questions? Call Diocesan Delegates/Deanery Representatives:

Kate Paradise and Celia Calhoun

A BABY CENTER (ABC) NEEDS YOUR HELP!

A Baby Center (ABC) is a non-profit group on Cape Cod whose mission is to serve without judgement the youngest in our community. A Baby Center supplements critical basic needs that ensure the good health and safety of babies who live on Cape Cod and the Islands. These services are provided at no cost to clients and without regard for religious preference or lack thereof.

PLEASE consider purchasing packages of diapers and wipes. Put them in the large wooden trunk in the main foyer of the Parish Hall, and we will deliver them to ABC.
If you have any questions, talk to Bill and Margaret Anne Heuss.

NOVEMBER TOGETHER - NOTE DEADLINE CHANGE


To accommodate Thanksgiving celebrations and travel, the

November edition will be released 1 day early on

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22.


DEADLINE FOR YOUR ARTICLES

IS ALSO EARLIER

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 6:00 P.M.


PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS and

email your articles to Sue Sasso on time.

BIRTHDAYS ~ ANNIVERSARIES ~ REMEMBRANCES

IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR BIRTHDAY OR

ANNIVERARY LIST, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE

BIRTHDAYS

Lauren Gentile 10.29 Elizabeth Suraci 10.30 Barbara Wahlquist 10.30


Olivia Evans 11.1 Stephen Jacobson 11.4 Karen Gentile 11.8

Barbara Mahoney 11.11 Stanley Snow 11.13 Brian Skea 11.14

Diana Crighton 11.17 Herbert Skelly 11.20 Richard Anderson 11.20

Karen Sweeney 11.23 Suzanna Gray 11.24 Celia Calhoun 11.25

Donna Tavano 11.26 Priscilla Isner 11.29 Robert LaBranche Jr. 11.30

Karen Gardner 11.30 Raymond Thompson 11.30


ANNIVERSARIES

Doug and Dianne Fromm 10.27.1984

Sharyn and Tomas Laughton 11.1.1997

Jack and Susan Sasso 11.3.1984

Bill and Margaret Anne Heuss 11.21.2009


REMEMBRANCES


Frederick C. Heller 10.28.08 Elinor Rust 10.28.11

Mary Webbere 10.28.14 Clyde Bruce MacKenzie 10.29.16

Beatrix Gardiner 10.31.69


 Anne Wardrop 11.01.17 Rosemary Von Schlegell 11.02.06

The Rev. G. David White 11.04.09 Frank Gawle 11.05.07

Philip Stevens, Sr. 11.05.90 Mac Kirkwood 11.06.07

William L. Beattie 11.07.10 Barbara Nelson  11.07.03

Frederick W. Thomas 11.07.13 Walter Morgan, Jr  11.08.80

Connie Purdy 11.10.03 J. Howard Glover 11.13.10

Charles Chandler 11.14.85 Ruth Smith 11.14.81

Judith Bernhardt 11.15.97 Herbert Fuller, Sr. 11.15.68

Richard C. Butterworth 11.17.12 Frances Nickerson 11.17.10

Chester McLeod 11.18.06 The Rt. Rev. George Rath 11.18.95

Thomas Frend Carey 11.19.98 Pete Miller 11.20.09

Agnes Delano 11.21.95 Elizabeth Mason 11.22.01

William Lester Udall 11.22.98 Keith F. Miller 11.23.14

Christine Miller 11.25.05 John Hallstead 11.26.08

Samuel M. Nickerson, III 11.26.72 Charlie Puzo 11.26.17

Russell Ford 11.27.11 Herbert Fuller 11.27.96

Virginia Thompson 11.27.92 Myrtle Haynie 11.28.07

Robert A. LaBranche, Sr. 11.28.19 Adrienne Smith 11.29.05

Donald Clifton 11.29.08 David Moore 11.29.15

  

RECENT DEATHS

Joan Gere 9.26.2023

Sue Mittelstaedt 10.17.2023

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Watch over thy children, O'Lord, as their days increase.

Bless and guide them wherever they may be

keeping them unspotted from the world.

Strengthen them when they stand.

comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall.

And in their hearts, may thy peace, which passes all understanding,

Abide all the days of their lives.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS ... set your clocks BACK one hour before retiring on Saturday November 4.

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7TH - ELECTION DAY

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11TH - VETERANS DAY

Thank a veteran for their service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

To contact Patrick Ward

email him at pward@chsorleans.org

or

Call the parish office and

leave a message with the answering service.

508-255-0433

Make sure your message includes how Patrick can respond to your call.


CENTERING PRAYER: We are meeting in the sanctuary at the Federated Church of Orleans on Mondays, and the Reception Room at CHS on Thursdays. Meet at 4:30 p.m. on both days. We do not meet on holidays.


SUNDAY'S GLIMPSE OF THE GOSPEL: The Gospel speaks to us today personally and as a community. Join us Sundays at 8:45 a.m. to delve into the Gospel and pray for one another. We meet in the Fireplace Room and via Zoom. Please contact Tom Dewing for the Zoom link.


WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP: The CHS Morning Prayer Group prays on Wednesdays at 9.00 a.m. from the comfort of their own homes. To receive the coming month's scripture readings for Wednesdays, call or text 508-241-0357.


WHEN THE CHS PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED, please feel free to drop off any items or pledges in the black mailbox outside of the office door in the courtyard. The office is open Monday - Thursday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


UPDATED PARISH DIRECTORY: We no longer include member's personal contact information in our communications. Stop by the when the parish office is open to pick up a copy of our updated Parish Directory...or call the Parish Office and we will snail-mail you a hard copy of the current Parish Directory so you can "stay in touch."


CHS WEB SITE UPDATE: To live stream or watch recorded services later, please go to our web site holyspiritorleans.org and click on “VIEW ONLINE”. To download the Sunday Service Bulletin, select “CLICK HERE FOR SUNDAY SERVICE BULLETIN”


SPACE USAGE FORMS: PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE by phone or email office@chsorleans.org with respect to scheduling meetings.

 

FEELING PINCHED AND STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET because of the pandemic's impact on your life? Please contact Patrick Ward. Funds are available through the Discretionary Fund.


PRAYER REQUEST: Please call the office with your prayer requests at 508-255-0433 and leave a message. They will remain on the CHS Public Prayer List for 4 weeks. If you need them to be on the list for a longer period, please let us know.


PRIVATE INTERCESSORY PRAYER: The CHS Intercessors is a small group of CHS members who are committed to pray regularly for your concerns. If you need private prayer for any reason, please call the Parish Office or you can email the group at intercessors@chsorleans.org Someone will contact you. ALL requests will be held in confidence. 

CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS (PHEW!!)

10/27 - Pumpkin Carving & Pizza - 5:30 - sign up requested

10/27 - 28 Diocesan Convention


11/1 - Galley West Art Gallery Winter Show opens @10:00; Reception 3:00 - 5:00

11/4 - Holiday Bazaar 9-2 Parish Hall

11/5 Daylight Savings Ends

11/5 - All Saints Sunday

11/6 - Habitat Build Kick-Off - Brewster Baptist Church 4:00

11/7 - Election Day

11/9 - Ladies' Luncheon - Arrive around 11:45; Lunch at Noon

11/11 - Habitat Build - Wall Raising 8:00 a.m. See article for details

11/11 - Joan Gere Funeral 11:00

11/11 - Veterans' Day

11/13 - Sue Mettelstaedt Funeral 11:00

11/18 - LAST Garden Party - 9-12 at back church parking lot

11/19 - NOVEMBER TOGETHER deadline 6:00 p.m.

November 23 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Parish Office Closed

11/24 & 25 - Antique Show 10-4 & 10-3 Parish Hall

11/30 - 12/2 - Fresh Holiday Arrangements Sale 10-3 each day in Parish Hall


12/3 - Advent Wreath Making - Parish Hall after service.

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Sue Sasso, Together Editor