This week at Church of the Holy Spirit
BULLETIN FOR THE WEEK OF May 5th, 2013
Today’s Worship Assistants
Acolyte:............................ Jacque Joseph
Readers:........................... Nancy Staniewicz and Bev Draper
Intercessor:....................... Brad Jacobs
Chalice Bearers:............... Kati Guthrie and Gene Leitermann
Greeters:........................... Cheryl Merwin and Bill Efird
Altar Guild:...................... Kati Guthrie, Sally Guthrie Carlin Hill,
Nancy Staniewicz and Thais Gordon
Celebrant and Preacher:... The Rev. Dr. Lisa Hahneman, Rector
Director of Music:............ Jeff Hutchins
Prayers of healing for parishioners
Bertha Miller, Maureen Smith, Joe Buonocore, Sharon Roth, Nick Palermo,Tom Bartiss, Chester Frith, Marion Moreno, Chris Evarts, Jackie Lewis
Prayers for family and friends
Harry Guthrie – Father of Sue Dangle; Adelaide – Aunt of Diane Stanislawski; Pamela Buckholz – Family of Georgia Buckholz; Sister Linda – Friend of Bev Draper; Abby – Friend of Betz Cassidy; Daniel – Nephew of Hope Tamborini; Jim – Son-in-law of the Bezruczyks; Mary – Friend of Melissa SanSouci; Judy – Friend of Melissa SanSouci; Kathryn Meyers – Mother of Nancy Staniewicz; Jaime – Friend of Betz Cassidy; Jim Miskowski – Brother of Carlin Hill; Sharon Blough – Sister-in-law of Kelly Dececchi; Dorothy Smullen – Friend of Marion Moreno; Nicole – Friend of Betz Cassidy; Betty – Friend of Betz Cassidy; Marilyn Serus – Sister of Joanne Halstead; Jeannette – Friend of Marian Daly; Tony Moreno – Son of Marion Moreno; Priscilla – Friend of Diane Kosarko; Steven, Michelle and Fiona –Relatives of Joanne Strait; James –Son of friend, Bonnie Mahmood; Diane – Friend of Parishioner
Prayers for the Departed and Their Families
Bill Mahmood – cousin of Rich Mahmood; Chuck Stocker – Brother of Sue Carlson
Flowers at the Lectern are given to the Glory of God in Memory of Violet Giles from her daughter Marina and family.
Flowers at the Pulpit are given to the Glory of God in Memory ofChuck Stocker from his sister, Sue Carlson.
Lenore Cobb 5/6; Jessie Delahanty 5/7; James Dececchi 5/7; Brett Conlan 5/8 Chester Firth 5/15; Jenna Dececchi 5/15; Barbara Pfenniger 5/15; Kathy Matts 5/18
A Mother’s Day prayer to honor all women
Gracious God, on this day of celebrating your love, we lift up to you those women who have given us life, those who have loved us, those who have blessed us, and those who have taught us. For some, that would be our mothers. For others, perhaps it would include a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, or a dear and cherished friend. May your blessing pour out upon all of those beautiful, strong women of faith who have been role models for us along our journey. For in them, O God, we have seen a glimpse of your very own image: love that is both gentle and fierce, both strong and humble, both kind and true. Thank you for the gift of women who have taught us to know you more fully.
A prayer for couples who have been married 50+ years
God of steadfast love, of patience, and of forgiveness, we see another glimpse of your image in those whom you have blessed with the gift of long marriages. On this day, we lift up to you Stuart and Susan Dupee (70 years), Nick and Toots Palermo (68 years), Helen and Joseph Danehy (68 years), Jean and Paul Liner (64 years), Bob and Dolly Reiss (64 years), Harold and Dottie Sellner (64 years), Nola and George Komar (62 year), David and Marina Matts (59 years), Barbara and Gene McGill (54 years), and Merrit and Jane Dexter (52 years). By the power of your Holy Spirit, pour out the abundance of your blessing upon them. Continue to give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy. Make their lives together a tangible reminder for us of the nature of your great love for this world, where unity overcomes estrangement, forgiveness heals guilt, and joy conquers despair.
Looking for a mid-week pick-me up?
Join us for conversation and a Eucharist every Wednesday at 6 pm
Healing prayers offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Vestry Tuesday, 7 pm
Pentecost Sunday NEXT week!
The day celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the Church, and the closest Feast day we have as a name-sake is coming up soon. Sunday May 18! Start looking for something RED to wear! We will NOT merge into one service for this Sunday. However, those seeking fellowship with the larger congregation are invited to join us for a potluck coffee hour and Table Talks after the 10 am service.
12th Annual Bishops’ 5K for Kids – Saturday May 18
Please help sponsor the CHS team
The Diocesan-sponsored Bishops’ 5K for Kids raises money to support programs aimed at helping children at risk throughout Connecticut including: after-school mentoring, youth ministry, tutorial art programs, shelters, camps, health initiatives and family centers. Parishioners Keith Bailey, Vicki Rothenhausen, Libby Bacon, Alex Bacon, along with Rev. Lisa, are registered. If you aren’t up for the just-over-three-mile walk, then please consider sponsoring one of us.
Specific Needs for W.H.E.A.T. Food Bank
Canned or Instant Potatoes
Canned Veggies, especially Beets, Lima Beans, Chick Peas, Peas
Need a little creative fun in your life?
Join us for a field trip to
ROBIN HOOD SPRINGTIME FESTIVAL
Guilford CT Saturday June 2
Celtic Music, Highland sports that you can join in! The Robin Hood Springtime Festival is an enchanted recreation of an old-world spring fair with crafters, jousting tournament, continuous entertainment, feasting, and fun. The event boasts unique entertainers from around the United States as well as local performers who bring the legend of Robin Hood to life all around you during this outdoor show. Festival weekends begin May 18. Rev. Lisa is looking for others to join her on June 2. Whatever works for you – go have some fun!
Women’s Retreat Scheduled for October 25-27
Once again, the women of Holy Spirit (and female friends) are invited to join us for a weekend at Incarnation Center in Ivoryton as we gather for fellowship, relaxation, and even a little discovery about God and each other. Cost is $170 and includes lodging and meals. Start saving now! The sign-up sheet is on the table by the Cloister Hall door. A $50 minimum deposit is due upon registering. Make checks out to CHS with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line.
Abraham’s Garden is part of God’s Plan for Us
For the past four years, we have planted, nurtured, and reaped a garden full of vegetables that are given to the clients at W.H.E.A.T. This is an invaluable gift to our community. We praise God for helping us see the ways forward to continue this ministry. With a little luck in weather, we hope to have the garden cleaned up this week and ready for planting soon. Might you be willing to help tend our efforts with a little watering and weeding as summer progresses? Please speak with Rev. Lisa.