Christmas Box project!
It's that time of year again and we need volunteers to make up boxes for some children for Christmas. We have several children who still require a box to be made, these children are mainly disabled and may require special gifts.
Please see Penny Marcés if you are interested; this is now urgent.
Once given the name and age of the child, their box must have an item(s) from each of the following categories:
Anglican Consultation and Provincial Synod,
On Wednesday last week, we held a meeting for all those interested in hearing about the consultation in Chile (at the beginning of October) and the Provincial Syndo (beginning of Nov).
Here is the summary of that report:
1. The Anglican Consultation about how to bring about growth in the Anglican Church was called MOVER. The initials mean:
M Multiplicación (Multiplication) – Church growth – the result of:
O Oración (Prayer) – vital for Church growth to occur
V Verdad (Truth) – we need to return to God´s word in the Bible
E Espíritu (Spirit) – instead of depending on structures we need the power of the Holy Spirit
R Renovación (Renewal) – each of us must begin with a personal renewal, involving repentance and worship
2. The Province has taken the decision to allow each Diocese to decide on whether or not to ordain women to the priesthood. Each Diocese will decide at their own Synod.
Our annual Lessons and Carol Service is coming up soon. The choir will sing some of the songs and we get to help out with the rest! As is the tradition, following the service we will head off into the rectory garden for mince pies and refreshments.
However, in order to enjoy these delicious snacks we need your help. The mince is made, but we need some volunteers to help put them in the pastry, this will be just before, on the day of the service. If you cannot help with that but can make some other biscuits, cookies, cakes, brownies, then please do so and bring them along to share with everyone.
The event is also on our Facebook page, please invite and share on your social media - CAROL SERVICE EVENT - CLICK HERE
A time of preparation for the coming of the Lord, has now begun. Taking this, and also the message from the consultation in Chile, into account, on Wednesday evenings, starting this Wednesday, there will be informal meetings with a time of worship and meditation.
6.00 – 7.00 prayer meeting for intercessory prayer
7.15 – 8.30 worship and meditation meeting
Please consider coming to either or both; the benefits will be both personal and for the Cathedral.
Thank you to those whose images we received from the Remembrance Sunday Service and the Bazaar. These images can be found on our Facebook page. Click the links to find them easily - Remembrance Sunday - Christmas Bazaar
If you have some you would like to share, it's not too late to send them to us, we can still share them with everyone
And remember, we have more events coming up this season, see our events page for more information
Sponsoring our Windows
As we have previously mentioned, our windows are requiring some work. You can now find information regarding the individual windows which need sponsorship on our website, under the ABOUT US/OUR CATHEDRAL section.
If you would like to contribute, then please get in touch with us.
If you would like to help in any way in the Cathedral, as a sidesperson, reader, mending books etc, please see Martha Rivera or Penny Marcés. Whatever gifts you have can be used in some way….
A summary of the last Council meeting, held on 15th November, is still available on the Cathedral website.
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES & MEETINGS:
Wednesday 30: 9:00am Matutina
6.00pm Prayer meeting
7.15pm Worship and meditation
Sunday 04: 8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9.00am Adult Forum
10:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II)