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This week at Church of the Holy Spirit

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT AT WORK AMONG US

 

Beating Swords into Ploughshares. Sunday, April 7th 6pm-8pm

At United Church on the Green, 270 Temple Street, New Haven.

Come Celebrate their First Crop of Guns forged into Garden Tools.

See how Guns are dismantled & transformed.  Come hammer at the Forge.

 

Time to be thinking about Women’s Retreat 2019!

Mark your calendars for Nov. 1-3 – Cost $190

For those of you who just know you are attending no matter what (because the joy of this tradition fills your heart), please register ASAP. And for all of you wonderful women who have been blessed and been a blessing through this weekend gathering, start saving up for the full cost now!  Sign-up sheet is on the Cloister table.

 

May Fair will be here before ya know it!  Saturday, May 4th

Think about

  • Putting together Baskets to Raffle
  • What you’ll bake for the goody table
  • Crafts to sell
  • What PLANTS you’ll buy for your garden!

 

7th ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING & GATHERING

April 27, 2019 — 9am to 4pm

Berlin High School, 139 Patterson Way, Berlin, CT

Join other Episcopalians from across Connecticut for a day of fellowship, learning, prayer and fun. All are welcome. Over 30 workshop offerings.

All are welcome – people in the pews to vestry.

Don’t just ‘come to church’ – BE the Church!

 Coffee, tea, morning refreshments and lunch provided.

 

 

South Central Regional Convocation - June 1st  8:30am -2pm

at St Peter & St James (Olive & Chapel Street, New Haven).

Time with Bishops Ian and Laura plus Regional Assets Assessment.

See Nancy Staniewicz if you have any questions.

 

Easter Flower Memorial envelopes are on the tables in the Narthex and front of the church. If you would like to make a flower donation in memory of a loved one – or thanksgiving for someone! – print names clearly and place the envelope in the offering plate.  Must have by April 14th.

 

An Invitation from Church of The Good Shepherd

Have Breakfast and your Picture taken with the EASTER BUNNY!

Come and have FUN!  Saturday, April 6th, 10am to Noon at

Church of The Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange.

 

Get Ready for Palm Sunday and Holy Week!

Saturday, April 13th – Join us as we gather at 11am to 1pm making small palm crosses.  A light lunch will be provided.

 

Holy Week and Easter at Church of the Holy Spirit

Saturday, April 13th at 6:30pm– Blessing of the Palms with Holy Eucharist.  Celebrant:  Rev. Charles Kamano

Palm Sunday, April 14th at 9am-Morning Prayer with the Passion Reading.

Lay Officiant: 

Maundy Thursday, April 18th at 7pm-Evening Prayer with Foot Washing.  Lay Officiant: 

Good Friday, April 19th Noon to 3pm.  Church will be open for quiet prayer and reflection. 7pm Stations of the Cross Laity Officiant:  Steven Mullins

Saturday, April 20th 6:30pm The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Eucharist.

Celebrant:  Rev. Charles Kamano                                               

Easter Sunday, April 21st at 9am - The Resurrection with Holy Eucharist.   

Celebrant:  Rev. Peter Sipple

 

Yes…we are in Transition. 

 

In this time of transition, we pray for the good of the parish                             and its people.

 

O God,
You know us better than we know ourselves.                                               Guide us throughout our time of transition.                                          Empower each one of us to use our unique gifts to create a beautiful life, to share openly and honestly our thoughts, to respect the opinions of others, and to encourage humility, patience and joy.                             Instill in us a vision of the life you intended for us to lead.                 Guided by your Holy Spirit, we will be united in love and joyfully accomplish this mission, through Jesus Christ our Lord.                            Amen.  

Yes…we are in Transition. 

 

                                 In this time of transition, we pray for the good of the parish and its people.

 O God,You know us better than we know ourselves. Guide us throughout our time of transition. Empower each one of us to use our unique gifts to create a beautiful life, to share openly and honestly our thoughts, to respect the opinions of others, and to encourage humility, patience and joy. Instill in us a vision of the life you intended for us to lead. Guided by your Holy Spirit, we will be united in love and joyfully accomplish this mission, through Jesus Christ our Lord.                            Amen.  

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a member of your Vestry or Administrative Officers. 

 

Aaron Charney

203-767-6941

aaron.charney@gmail.com

Bob Meagher

203-488-8028

robert.meagher@sbcglobal.net

Furahi Achebe

203-934-3743

f_achebe@yahoo.com

Gene Leitermann

203-526-3727

gene.leitermann@gmail.com

Kati Guthrie

203-530-4669

kati12567@yahoo.com

Keith Bailey

203-933-3257

rodetec@snet.net

Melissa San Souci

203-430-4582

melsansouci@yahoo.com

Nancy Staniewicz

203-430-3042

staniewicz@sbcglobal.net

Ralph Lawson

203-530-3225

rlawson@snet.net

Sarah L. Guterman

203-887-2619

sguterman@comcast.net

Vicki Rothenhausen

203-589-9888

drr416@sbcglobal.net

Vivienne McKay

203-877-8579

vivmckay@att.net


 

 A letter from your Wardens & Vestry


 

 

                  SCRIPT CARDS

 Gift cards for your favorite grocery store, restaurant, movie theater, clothes store (and so much more!!) are available for purchase here at CHS – and you use them like cash! Every time you shop with gift from us, CHS gets a percentage of the funds back! Please speak with Lesly and Jacque Joseph for more information. That simple effort can offer incredible benefits. Cards in stock include Stop ‘n Shop, Shop Rite, Dunkin Donuts and Subway. Others, like Barnes and Noble, Lowes, Walmart, Target, Dominos Pizza and much more, can be ordered.

For on-line shoppers: if you go to our website ( www.holyspiritwh.org ) and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will notice a link to SCRIP – the company that offers our gift cards. Write down the CHS code, go into the link where you can use the code to get into our shopping site, and browse away! You can purchase printable gift cards and not have to wait for shipment! You can also reload many cards without any wait. Click for the current reload merchant list.

                                           Enter  3B6FFF4821649 at the non-profit line 
                NEWS : Save your used cards - you can now reload over 70 merchant cards on-line

                                   What stores participate?                  There are over 700, but here’s a sampling:

Drugstores

CVS

Rite Aid

Walgreens

Quick food

Bruegger’s Bagels

Chipotle

Dunkin’ Donuts

Panera

Starbucks

Subway

Office supplies

Office Depot

Office Max

Staples

Gas stations

76

ARCO

BP

Chevron

Exxon

Gulf

Mobil

Shell

Sunoco

Texaco

Home

Bed Bath & Beyond

The Home Depot

Grocery stores

A&P

Peapod

Safeway

Sam’s Club

Shaw’s

ShopRite

Stop & Shop

Waldbaum’s

Walmart

Whole Foods

 

More

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Gap

Kmart

Kohls

Marshalls

Old Navy

Payless Shoes

Petco

Sears

Sports Authority

Target

 


 How might you GIVE THANKS to God through the ministries of this parish?

 

Opportunities (and great needs) abound for service through your parish. Please consider one of these options and talk with the person listed:

Adult Formation –     life-long learners seeking to go deeper in their relationship with God

Altar Guild – Nancy Staneiwicz    lovers of being behind-the-scene and  setting up our worship space

Choir – Matt Harrison (or any member of the Choir)    the joyful noise-makers

Christmas Fair – Ann Bartiss, Patty Dymarcyk, Kati Guthrie   creative crafters, detailed organizers, festivity lovers

Communications Committee –  Keith Bailey or Katie Guthrie   technologically-savvy purveyors of information

Finance Committee – Gene Leitermann    checkbook balancers, entrepreneurs, money producing motivators

Interfaith dialogue and relationships –    seekers of a broader truth

Hospitality – Bonnie Mahmood, Kati Guthrie, Jacquie Mari    lovers of fellowship and fun

Greeters – Nancy Staneiwicz   folks with ready smiles and a willingness to make others feel at home

Outreach – Katie Guthrie,     carer of justice and mercy for others

Pastoral Caregivers –  Evelyn Bezruczyk   empathizers with those who are homebound and needing connection

Property Committee – Keith Bailey    anyone handy with a screwdriver, paintbrush, broom or pruning sheers

Sunday School – Mark Homburg    those who enjoy a child’s delight                             

Ushers, readers, chalice bearers, acolytes – Nancy Staneiwicz     worshippers seeking a deeper place within worship



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