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.
Feel free to share this poster with your friends. Find more information on our blog and facebook event page.
Thank you Fr. Mark and volunteers Rosie and Alison, pictured above
Our annual Christmas Bazzar went off very smoothly this year thanks to the hard work of many people in the background. And the takings of about S/20 000 was a welcome boost to cathedral funds. We managed to shift a quite remarkable amount of jumble, but less of the comestibles than we had panned for. As of the carol service, there were still Christmas puddings available. I also have the two period Peruvian pictures that were donated to the church in my office. We are looking for $100 each for those...But, overall, well done the congregations and it was great to see visitors getting involved as well. Fr mark.
Enjoy these photos from the day. If you have any please share them with us by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them with us on social media, add location @goodshepherdlima on Instagram and Facebook!
You can also see a short video of clips here on Facebook
A huge thank you to all our volunteers and stall holders. You help us make this event what it is
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
We like to keep the kids busy for you while you have a look round the stalls or sit and have a cuppa tea. So this year as well as the games, we will have a craft corner set up so your little ones can sit with us and be artistic.
So what can they do?
What's else is happening!
At 12noon is the start of our Grand Raffle! We have some amazing prizes up for grabs so be sure to buy plenty to increase your chances of winning something. Tickets are S/5 each and can be purchased now from our office or after our 10am Sunday service during fellowship.
Have a look here at a sneak peak of some of the prizes!
Our famous homemade Christmas puddings and jars of mincemeat are available to purchase.
You can also preorder them now! Just contact us and we will reserve them for you. Have a look at this post full of pictures of us making them!
We have such a selection of homemade jams and chutney, see below a few examples of what we have been making so far, come along on the day and see what else we have to offer!
Have you, like us, long admired the stunning windows and building we have here at the Good Shepherd Cathedral? Well now you can take a little piece of us home with you, with these beautiful coloured small blank cards of photographs of our windows, we even have a colouring book with pictures of our windows, perfect for children or adults! Or why not pick up one of mugs with a simple pretty drawing of the building.
Once again we will have our table full of our used English books! Come and stock up on your book needs
Back with us again is Vicky and she will be doing face painting until 3pm.
You can be anything from a unicorn to a snowman or even your favourite superhero.
Here are a few examples of her work, you can check out her facebook page - Jehová Niisi Eventos & karovimas.
Garden Cafe and BBQ
Come and sit in our garden cafe and enjoy some wonderful savoury and sweet snacks as well as a warm cup of tea or cold beer, whatever you are fancying. Items are subject to availability.
White Elephant and Esther's Closet
You can be sure to find some treasures on one or both of these stalls, full of used and vintage items that people have donated to us
The Arpillera Project has its own stall of stunning colourful handmade decorations and accessories. You can find out more about this project here.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Please join, share and invite everyone to our facebook event to stay up to date
10am-5pm S/3 entry fee per person
We have such a great variety of prizes this year! To be in with a chance you need to purchase raffle tickets from our office, or various members of our congregation, you can also buy them the day of our Bazaar in the morning, up until we begin the raffle.
Restaurant and Hotel vouchers
Two nights stay for two adults at The Antigua Casona San Blas hotel in the historic city of Cusco, including breakfast buffet.
The historic building situated in the heart of the Inca empire. Located four blocks from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, the hotel is sure to give you an unforgettable experience. The original casona has been restored to its former prestige with beautiful hand-carved wooden balconies, stone patios, and stone archways that invite the past into the present. The casona offers an in-house bar, restaurant, central fireplace and lounges.
Valid until the end of 2019 and subject to availability.
Two nights stay for two adults at Mancora Beach Bungalows, including continental breakfast.
Mancora Beach Bungalows is one of the best hotels in Mancora in front of the most pristine section of beach throughout Peru.
A Select Award one night for two at JW Marriott Hotel in Miraflores, with breakfast included in the Restaurant La Vista.
The JW Marriott Hotel Lima, they present an unrivaled luxury experience that leaves nothing to be desired. Situated amidst the vibrant district of Miraflores, our hotel boasts convenient access to discover Lima's must-see attractions. Then Tantalize your taste buds with fresh and vibrant flavors of Lima, Peru at the on-site restaurant for an unforgettable breakfast and gorgeous ocean views.
We have two prizes available for the classic restaurant La Tiendita Blanca in Miraflores.
Prize one is a voucher for breakfast for two, and prize two is a voucher for lunch or a la carte dinner for two
Products and Goods
This beautiful new 43" LG UHD smart TV which is crafted with a slim, seamless body that’s ideal for any room aesthetic.
A great prize for the upcoming summer months, a Mr. Grill medium-sized cylinder for barbecue and smoking meats,
It also comes with cookbook full of recipes for lots of inspiration.
We look forward to seeing you at our Christmas bazaar on 1st December 2018.
Calling all cooks, bakers and anyone else who wants to have a few mornings of fun and chat whilst chopping, mixing and sometimes getting down right messy! See picture, below, for proof
We're getting together again this year to prepare our famous Christmas pudding and jars of mincemeat which we make by hand, from scratch to sell at our Christmas Bazaar.
Whether you're an expert or have absolutely no idea what mincemeat even is, don't worry we're here every step and there's a job for everyone. All we ask is that you can bring your own knife and cutting board to use.
Christmas Pudding preparations:
Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the kitchen.
Friday 5, starting at 11:00 in the kitchen.
EDIT: No longer meeting Thursday 4th, and Friday will start no earlier than 11am due to services in the Cathedral
Come along to as many times as you can make it to, can't wait to see you there
Here it is! The poster for Lima's biggest event of the year, The Good Shepherd's Annual Christmas Bazaar!!
Pen this date in your diary for a day filled will festive food and drink, games and craft activities for all ages, handmade and unique gifts are available as well as a grand raffle with amazing prizes such as restaurant meal vouchers, hotel stays and much much more! Keep following for more updates.
Share this poster with your friends, family and social media. Our Facebook event is here for you to join and follow to find out more information
Y tambien en castellano
Let the planning begin.....
It may only be August, but our cogs are fully in action for preparing for our upcoming Christmas Bazaar and we need your help! So what can you do to help:
1: While you are having your ‘Spring Clean’ over the next couple of months, we encourage you to donate any items that you no longer use for us to sell in our stalls. For Esther’s Closet we take all men’s, women’s and children’s used clothes, as well as shoes, handbags, accessories and jewellery.
If you have any spare hangers you could donate for use during the sale, please also drop them off. We also take household goods, toys and general bric-a-brac for the White Elephant stand.
If your items are clean and in good condition, please bring them to the cathedral anytime during the week.
2: Is there something you could donate for the raffle? Perhaps 2 or 3 or 4 going in on something bigger/nicer that will help to sell more tickets. Do you know of someone who owns a hotel, spa, restaurant, etc. who might donate a voucher for the bazaar? The church office can send an official letter, if that will help in getting the donation.If not for the raffle, our games also need prizes, so donations of any size and for any age are welcome.
3: If you would prefer to get your hands dirty to help, then we are also looking for people to make jams, chutney, lemon curd and marmalades for the church’s sale table. We’re open to classic flavours and trying new things, so give us everything you’ve got.
If you have any queries, questions or suggestions, please get in touch!
On behalf of all of us at the Good Shepherd Cathedral, we send-forth our heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May the Son of God given to us be wonderful, Counselor, mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace, to us not only during this Christmas season but also all through the years!
Blessings to you and your loved ones.
Thank you! to those who have helped with the Christmas Box project during the week, checking boxes, writing labels, packing boxes into bigger boxes,….. Boxes for Cuzco and Lima have all been sent; those for Abancay will be delivered in the New Year. Each child also receives an evangelistic colouring booklet “What is Christmas?”, and this year a donation of booklets from the Bible Society means that they are also receiving booklets of Bible stories, lessons on character, etc. Please pray for all those receiving their boxes, that they will receive the box full of goodies with joy, but that even more importantly they will understand that the true gift given at Christmas is that of Jesus. If you are interested in going to Abancay to deliver some of these boxes, the trip is from 4th to 9th January. Please see Penny Marcés for details.
The meeting of the Cathedral Council scheduled for last Tuesday 20th was postponed for a week, so will now be held THIS Tuesday, 27th December. Please pray that all decisions taken are God´s leading. One item being discussed will be the report from the VCF team (Vida Cristiana y Formación – Christian Life and Formation) to share the findings of their 2-year survey of all Anglican groups in the Diocese of Peru.
1. Bazaar: The latest total gain from the Bazaar, held on 19th November, is just over S/.20,000. There are still Christmas puddings, and jars of mincemeat and chutney available; please ask Robin Emigh if you would like to buy one.
2. Search for a new Rector: The Selection Committee, which had received 2 applications before the deadline of 30 Nov, decided to extend the deadline for applications until 28th Feb 2017. We have since received one more application. Louise, the website administrator, has seen that entries to the “search for a new rector” link on the website have increased significantly over the last month.
Please continue to pray for our new Rector, and for the process:
Prayer for the Election of a Minister
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Can I help in the Cathedral in any way?
If you would like to help in any way in the Cathedral, as a sidesperson, reader, mending books, singing in the music group, or any way we haven´t even thought of yet, please see Martha Rivera or Penny Marcés. Whatever gifts you have can be used in some way….
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES & MEETINGS:
Tuesday 27: 7:00pm Cathedral Council meeting
Wednesday 28: 9:00am Matutina
6.00pm Prayer meeting
Sunday 01: 8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9.00am Adult Forum
10:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II)