Friends, do you want to practice your English in a comfortable and relaxed environment? Do you want to gain confidence in communicating in English? Would you like to have the opportunity to read and understand more English. Well, look no further, here at the Good Shepherd we will begin holding English Conversation Classes free of charge.
These classes will be held every Wednesday and Saturday mornings 10am-12noon starting from 17th October 2018. Each session will vary in topic and activity but the main objective is that you will practice and build confidence in your spoken English, as well as enhancing listening, pronunciation skills and building up vocabulary then being able to transfer these new words into everyday English. And as a bonus your teachers will be native from England and the USA!
You must have a basic level English or above to participate in the sessions. We do not require any payment, or booking for the sessions. They will be held inside the church grounds, in the upstairs classrooms, please arrive in time good time before the class to get comfortable and we can start on-time.
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1: The visa procedure for the Rev’d Mark Ewbank is still in progress. Please pray that this process is completed satisfactorily.
2: The Social Work Committee made a presentation about the work carried out so far. In this sense, members are encouraged from both congregations to join in as volunteers at the Social Work Committee. Anyone interested may contact the Dean, the Rector, or the Social Work Committee members, namely, Jean Samaniego and/or Ellie Zúniga.
3: A Committee has been set up to revise the Cathedral Association's statutes. This committee is led by Steven Botts. A volunteer from each congregation is required to join the Committee. Anyone interested may talk to Steven Botts, the Rev'd Mark Ewbank, or the Cathedral Dean.
4: Our finances are in the red. The congregation is exhorted to a further stewardship in their offerings/ pledges.
Last week's book sale was a huge success. We managed to raise over s/.12,000 plus $140! Thank you so much to everyone who came to spend the day with us buying books, cakes and coffee.
These funds will go towards running costs of our Cathedral, which is currently running at a deficit, and we need to get our building ready for Civil inspection soon. A portion of the funds will also go towards our social work and some of the projects they have going on.
Finally, a huge thank you to all our volunteers, we couldn't have the sale without you baking, selling, putting books out and packing them away, as well as sharing our event on social media.
If you have any photos you'd like to share with us the tag us on facebook or instagram @goodshepherdlima
We'd love to see what you saw!
We look forward to seeing you all again next time, but before that we have our Christmas Bazaar on December 1st, we will have the books out again as well as so much more going on.
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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!
1) A letter arrived from the Anglican Church of Japan, informing about the offer of scholarships. For more information, consult the rector.
2) The cathedral has had several recent expenses (arrangements in the pastoral house and change of the roof of the room), however, there are still several repairs pending to be made. We encourage you to pray and evaluate making some promises that reward God's generosity with us.
3) Thinking about the Christmas Bazaar, we open the call for those volunteers who wish to be part of the organizing committee. Those interested, talk with the rector.
Diocesan and Cathedral Events – April and May 2018
· April 20-21 - The Diocesan Synod is to be held at the Diocesan Centre in Surco. From the Good Shepherd, participants are Andrew King, Martha Rivera, Ricardo Vargas and Ana Núñez
· April 27 — Rev. Mark Ewbank and his wife Vanessa arrive. Rev. Ewbank will be the Rector at the Good Shepherd, serving the English-speaking congregation and community.
· May 6 —Annual General Meeting. A joint service will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the AGM at 11:30 a.m. in the Cathedral hall.
· May 22-24 — Bishops Meeting of the Anglican Province of South America
· May 25 to 27 — Climate Change and the Role of the Church — Bishops and delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will met in Lima to consider and try to define their response to the devastating effects of climate change within their dioceses. Sponsored by the Anglican Environmental Network. More information on the Anglican Environmental Network can be found on the Internet and on www.anglicannews.org
· May 26 (to be confirmed) – Welcome to Rev. Mark and Vanessa Ewbank by the British community in Peru