Weekly news & announcements
May 12, 2022
We are mask friendly - masks are not required, but kindness is
Send off Nick and Celebrate the Confirmands this Sunday, May 15
Come to worship at 10am this Sunday, May 15 to send Nick off on his sabbatical. The Rev. Lauren Lukason will be here to celebrate. We will also honor the Confirmands who will have been confirmed the day before. Come celebrate with us!
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Confirmation Service This Saturday, May 14
The Confirmation service at St. Stephen’s Cohasset, Saturday, May 14 at 10:30am can be watched on St. Stephen's Facebook page.

The Confirmation families gathered at the Ruddys to celebrate our kids. The warmth of our fellowship was not dimmed by the glacial wind and cold!
Covid Respite for CCN - "Come away and rest awhile."
In consultation with the Vestry, staff, lay leadership, and colleagues in the Diocese, I have decided that we will take up the Bishops’ invitation to a “Covid Respite.” See the Bishops’ letter here.

Accordingly, the Church Office will be closed Friday, June 24 through Friday, July 1 and will reopen Tuesday, July 5. Worship on Sundays June 26 and July 3 will be Morning Prayer at 9am with no live stream. The Altar Guild will have the Sundays off. No church meetings are scheduled. Our sabbatical priest Lauren Lukason will be in on Tuesday, June 28 for office hours, and available on her cell phone for pastoral emergencies. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Warden, Dusty Hecker, or Manager of Parish Operations, Ali Heard, with questions. 
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Life After Loss: Grief Support Group
Join us at Christ Church for a bereavement group that will follow an open spiritual path to process the loss of loved ones and other personal grief during the course of the pandemic.
Led by Nikki Stournaras, a Chaplain with West River Hospice, we will gather in the Memorial Room on Wednesday mornings in June.
Materials are provided at no charge. Registration capped at 10.

10am to 11:30am on
Wednesday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Please contact Nikki via email or phone 508-667-8252 to register.
Church School This Sunday, May 15
Calling all elementary school aged children! Meet on the Rosemary Street patio this Sunday, May 15 at 9:45am for Church School led by Christina O'Connell and Amy Sweeney. We can’t wait to see you!
Drivers Needed for MANNA on June 12
We need people to drive down to the Cathedral to deliver the MANNA food for May and/orJune. If you are able to help, please use the SignUpGenius attached to this message, OR contact Joanna Starr or Barbara Hurley

Thank you all very much!

The Visitor: Spring and Summer / Pentecost and Ordinary Times2022
Explore the latest edition of our newsletter The Visitor here which contains answers to your "who to call about what" questions during Nick's sabbatical.
Sing with the Choir on Pentecost, June 5th
How about making a joyful noise on Pentecost singing an anthem with our choir! Dust off those vocal cords and join us on two Thursday evenings for a brief 45-minute rehearsal beginning at 7 p.m. in the chancel. Two rehearsals will get you ready to sing: Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, June 2. You will have a chance to vocalize with the choir and learn your notes. Email Director of Music, Charles Raines, to receive the music and a recorded rehearsal track.
Sponsor Music on Sundays This Summer
Once again, worshippers have an opportunity to sponsor music on Sundays throughout the summer. For a suggested gift of $100-150, you can sponsor a Sunday of music and the hymn of choice will be sung on a Sunday that you choose beginning on June 12. Your gift may be in memory of a loved one, in honor of someone living, or in commemoration of an occasion.
Sign up online here or email or call Ali in the office (office@ccneedham.org / (781) 444-1469).

Gifts can be mailed to the office (please note “Summer Music” in the memo section) or made online (please select “Summer Music” from the drop down menu). Due to online streaming restrictions, your hymn of choice must come from either Hymnal 1982 or Wonder, Love, and Praise. Both can be found in the pews.
Community Art Gallery
Stop by the Community Art Gallery to view the newest exhibit featuring artist Susan Siegel. The exhibit features work of acrylic and mixed media paintings including a wide variety of Wellfleet scenes and abstracts. Susan has co-owned the Front Porch Gallery in Wellfleet since 2000. 20% of any art purchased will go to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
Solar Update
The solar system continues to generate savings for the Church and carbon-free energy for our power needs. The system generated about 5,400 KwH of electricity last month and has saved the Church about $1,300 so far this year.
Vestry minutes from the April 5, 2022 meeting.
Beyond the Parish
Your immediate support will help Episcopal Relief & Development and other Anglican partners provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine. Donate here today.
If you or someone in your family is in the hospital or in need of pastoral care, please call the church office so that our clergy or the Pastoral Response Ministry team may be notified and tend to the need.
The office number is (781) 444-1469, and you can reach Nick at ext. 113.