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Episcopal Church

This week at Church of the Holy Spirit

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT AT WORK AMONG US

 Please wear your nametag!

 

South Central Region Fall 2018 Gathering
Saturday, September 15th 9am-1pm at St Peter’s Cheshire

Chris George, Executive Director of IRIS, will facilitate table conversations.  Will be collecting a free-will donation for IRIS.

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.  Car-Pooling will be available.

See Nancy Staniewicz for info.

 

Healing Connections
Creating Communities of dignity for our Veterans.

Thursday, August 30th- 7pm

At Vertical Church, 225 Meloy Road, West Haven

Come learn about issues affecting our veterans and ways to support them. Hosted by the West Haven Clergy Association and VA Connecticut Healthcare System.  This month’s topic is “Opioid Epidemic” with guest speaker Brian Feuhrlein, MD, PhD, Director, Psychiatric Emergency Room VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Yale University.     Please spread the word.

Singing on the Green – 7pm. Wednesday, August 22nd

Music by Shaded Soul.  Sponsored by West Have United. 

Bring a chair and come enjoy the music and OUR Strawberry Shortcake!

 

Women’s Retreat October 19-21!         Cost: $190
For those who have signed up – PLEASE keep adding to your deposit!

 You can still sign-up.  Financial help is available.

The theme for this year’s Retreat is “Fruits of the Spirit” and will be led by Joanne Halstead.  In addition to beautiful scenery, great food, roaring fireplaces, jigsaw puzzles, relaxation and hikes – there’s wonderful fellowship with your sisters.

 

Please know that the parish does have discretionary funds to assist any parishioner in financial need. Please see one of your Wardens (Nancy or Keith) if you have need.  We also have access to funds to pay for hospital care for those without insurance.

 

Financial Statements are on the back pew

If you are a pledging member of this parish, your 2nd Quarter statements are now available. Your offerings through July are recorded for your review. Please take your statement home and check to make sure we have accurately accounted for your gifts.

 

WHEAT reminds us of summertime needs

Help fill the food-need vacuum for families with children who don’t have school meals provided during the summer. Your donation doubles the amount of meals provided, i.e. $25 will provide 50 meals, etc. Donation envelopes are in the pew racks. Make checks out to W.H.E.A.T. And of course, donated food items are always welcome.  Items needed now include:

              Potatoes, dried or canned Canned fruits & vegetables Canned pasta Canned chili Baked Beans

              Spaghetti Sauce Mac N Cheese Healthy Snacks for kids     (dried fruit, nuts, trail mix)

              Peanut Butter & Jelly Cereal

 

 Teen Challenge Connecticut Freedom 5K on September 22.

A 5K Run and Walk and 1/4 Kids Fun Run in the Savin Rock neighborhood. Benefits Teen Challenge CT, who offers faith-based solutions to youth, adults, and families who struggle with life-controlling problems.  For info, go to:  https://runsignup.com/race/ct/westhaven/runtoendaddiction5k

 

Please note:   We always have Large-Print copies of the hymns available.  Ask a Greeter.

 

CRAFTERS GATHER every Friday Morning.

 

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 – Suzanne Coleman, 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, Karin Jacobs    carers 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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