What's happening this advent at the Good Shepherd Cathedral
You are then welcome to join us for a traditional Christmas Day service at 10am on 25th December.
It was lovely to see the Cathedral full on Tuesday for the Carol Service.
A big thank you to all those involved: (in alphabetical order…) cooks, musicians, pray-ers, readers, servers and speakers.
An even bigger thank you to God, for sending Jesus. Without them, the celebration of the Carol Service would have made no sense
Christmas Box project
The collection for the Christmas Box project was S/.1469, which will be used to pay for:the printing of the evangelistic colouring booklet, transport to the differentchurches/groups (almost all in the Cuzco and Abancay areas), and (if enough) theprovision of chocolatada in these groups.
Some of the groups are in remote highlandrural areas; warm clothing left over from Esther´s Closet is also being sent to these villages.
If you would like to help sort the Christmas boxes which are now in the Cathedral, please see Penny Marcés.
There will be a trip to Abancay to deliver some of theseboxes. This will be from 4th to 9th January. Please see Penny Marcés for details.
On Friday (16th Dec) there will be a meeting for the “central Lima” area presented by the VCF team (Vida Cristiana y Formación – Christian Life and Formation) to share the findings of their 2-year survey of all the Anglican groups in the Diocese of Peru.
They have already shared their findings in Southern Lima, Northern Lima, Arequipa and Huancayo, and this meeting on Friday will be for “Central Lima”, ie the congregations of the Cathedral and La Ascensión.
It will be in Spanish but there will be translation.
The significance of these findings for the Cathedral, and how we should act, will also be discussed. If you are interested in the development of ministry in the Cathedral, please make attending this meeting a priority
The Christingle Service
Which will be held next Sunday, 18th December, 4pm.
This service, of German origin, is designed to help children understand the Gospel. There is a lot of singing, and a simple message.
Please invite any families you know.
If you can help prepare the Christingles, please come to the Cathedral on Saturday at 10am
On Wednesdays there is a time of Advent Worship and Meditation, from 7.15 to 8.30 in the Rectory.
As we prepare for the coming of Jesus, both at Christmas and His second coming, this meeting is an opportunity to reflect on different aspects of our relationship with God.
Search for our Rector
The deadline for applications has been extended and we have placed more adverts in publications. So if you know of anyone who may be interested, please send the to the profile and tell them to contact us:
Search for a new rector
Also please continue to keep this matter in your prayers, as well as the commitee who are working hard to find the chosen person.
If you would like to view this week's bulletin in full, for the readings and hymns we sung. You can see it here every week:
THIS WEEK'S SERVICE SHEET
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES & MEETINGS:
Wednesday 14: 9:00am Matutina
6.00pm Prayer meeting
7.15pm Worship and meditation
Friday 16: VCF Team meeting
Sunday 18: 8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9.00am Adult Forum
10:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
4:00pm Christingle Service