1. A new cooker (with fan) and washing machine have been bought for the Rectory kitchen.
2. The chains for the small ventilation panels in the stained glass windows need to be replaced, and there is sufficient money for this in the window fund. However, once this has been done the only money remaining will be a donation designated for the Saint Francis window, so more donations are needed in order to continue the work of repairs and maintenance.
3. The fault on the organ, which developed during the Remembrance Day service, will not be easy to repair /replace. Thankfully someone present at that service has offered the use of their keyboard as a long-term loan.
4. Christmas projects are being carried out by each of the congregations. The English speaking congregation is responsible for the boxes (mostly prepared by San Silvestre School) being sent to Cuzco, Abancay, Caraz and Lima. The Spanish speaking congregation is holding a Christmas activity for children from Jesus el Salvador (in Villa el Salvador)
5. A provisional report was given about the Bazaar, with specific positive mention of the involvement of so many members of the congregations and the hall design. A full report will be prepared by the Committee.
6. A record of thanks was made to Rev Ian Montgomery for his presence at the Remembrance Day service and 2 other Sundays in November. He will be in Lima to take the services on 24th and 25th Dec, and also for 3 weeks before and over Easter.
7. Estimates are being sought for some of the work that needs to be carried out in the Hall
Join us for a pre-season warm-up, a wonderful day of Christmas shopping, entertainment, Santa Claus and games for children, the Garden Café and Afternoon Tea, handicrafts and other ideal Christmas gifts, a whole new selection of second-hand books, and great raffle prizes! And of course, our classic Christmas puddings, mincemeat, marmalades and a wonderful choice of British goodies.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Firstly, please share this poster with your friends by email and social media.
You can also find the event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/
Please note this year we have extended our hour to 4PM.
Secondly, there are many contributions you can make to help make this event special:
Thirdly, finally and most importantly, we require your time. On the day we need volunteers to various activities and stalls. If you can help please contact us as soon as possible.
Tuesday 19th September
1. Rev Mark Ewbank is being invited to come to the Cathedral to serve as Rector in the English speaking congregation.
2. For those who are interested in the details of the Treasurer´s Report, this is available in the hall after the service, or in the Office during office hours.
3. Like all older buildings, the Cathedral and its installations frequently need repairs, major and minor. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to help with funding for repairs to the Hall or office roof, or you know someone else who may want to help with this, please see our treasurer Andrew King.
1. For those who are interested in the details of the Treasurer´s Report, this is available in the Office during office hours.
2. The Spanish speaking congregation will be selling empanadas on 3rd September.
3. Like all public buildings, the Cathedral and installations are inspected regularly by INDECI (Civil Defence). There are several observations that have been made in order to attain the standards required; we need to find experts who can help. If you know reliable experts in electricity and civil engineering please see a member of the Council.
1. Stained glass Windows: part of the St Agnes window has now been removed for repairs and maintenance.
2. The organ was given its routine maintenance check and is in good order.
3. There is a need to carry out significant work on the roof in the Hall. Budgets are being sought.
4. The Bazaar committee, led jointly by Robin Emigh, Patricia García-Sayán and Ellie Zuniga, is working. One aspect is finding raffle prizes; it has been suggested that members of the congregations donate some major prizes.
5. The Council agreed to pay part of the cost for the Dean to travel to “Caminemos Juntos” – an Anglican event being held this year in Recife, Brazil.
1. Stained glass Windows: work having been completed on Windows in the Baptistry, we will now request the repairs and maintenance of the Saint Francis of Assisi window. Letters of thanks are being sent to those who contributed to the windows, along with photos of the work carried out.
2. The organ will be given its annual maintenance check this month.
3. In order to encourage maximum use of the Cathedral installations, photos are needed of the hall etc being used by different groups. These will then be put on the website.
4. Thanks were given to the council members now retiring from this area of serving the Cathedral.
1. Enough funds have been given in order to start the repairs and maintenance needed for the stained glass windows. Work will begin on the 3 windows in the Baptistry in the near future. Donations are still needed for work on other windows.
2 There are some candidates for the new Council which will be elected at the AGO (Ordinary General Meeting) on 30th April. Since almost the whole Council will be replaced, other candidates are still needed to fill all the vacancies.
3. Volunteers are needed to help with practical matters around the Cathedral such as cleaning silver, arranging flowers.
4. The Search Committee reported that there is a shortlist of people who are being interviewed. In the near future people will be invited to visit the Cathedral to meet us.
Thank you! to Rev Ian Montgomery for helping us during Holy Week.
The Easter magazine is available at the Church. If you know of anyone else who would like one please ask for an extra copy. It is also available to read online HERE
Please pray for next weekend´s Synod (Friday 21st and Sat 22nd), where decisions will be taken about the Diocese.
Representatives from the cathedral are: Rev Jorge Zamudio (clergy), Penny Marcés and Charles McCoy (lay ministers), Andrew King and Martha Rivera (lay representatives from English speaking congregation), Ana Nuñez and Ricardo Vergara (Spanish speaking congregation)
On Sunday 30th April there will be a joint service with the Spanish speaking congregation followed by the Annual General Meeting for the Cathedral.
Apart from the ex-oficio members who will be on the Council, 5 Council members need to be elected and also the people´s warden. Please consider this as a possible area of serving God (only Associates may stand)..
Serving the community - Flooding Aid
As a response to the flooding in Peru, the Anglican Church is, in the medium term, helping a group of 20 families in Carapongo (east of Lima) by providing relief for immediate needs an d also implementing a (temporary) communal kitchen for them, and helping provide some form of sanitation. If you would like to bring: water, non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries, sunblock, insect repellent, please place in box at the back of the Cathedral. The Diocesan account for those who prefer to give money is BCP (soles): 194-1927741-0-30. For those who wish to give from overseas please see website for details.
The committee for the search for a new rector continue the process. There are currently 3 of the original 8 candidates still under consideration.
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES & MEETINGS:
Wednesday 19: 9:00 am Matutina
5:30 pm Prayer Meeting
Sunday 23: 8:00 am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:00 am Adult Forum
10:00 am Family Service & Communion
Today is Palm Sunday, when we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection.
Urgent!! If anyone has articles they would like to give for the Easter magazine please contact Penny Marcés as soon as possible – thank you!
During the LENTEN MEDITATION
this week (12th April) we will consider the Beatitudes:
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Serving the community - Flooding Aid
As a response to the flooding in Peru, the Anglican Church is, in the medium term, helping a group of 20 families in Carapongo (east of Lima) by providing relief for immediate needs and also implementing a (temporary) communal kitchen for them, and helping provide some form of sanitation.
If you would like to bring: water, non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries, sunblock, insect repellent, please place in box at the back of the Cathedral. The Diocesan account for those who prefer to give money is BCP (soles): 194-1927741-0-30. For those who wish to give from overseas please see here for details.
The Annual General Meeting for the Cathedral will be held on Sunday 30th April, following a joint service with the Spanish-speaking congregation. Apart from the ex-oficio members who will be on the Council, 5 Council members need to be elected and also the peoples warden. Please consider this as a possible area of serving God (only Associates may stand)..
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES & MEETINGS:
Wednesday 12: 9:00 am Matutina
5:30 pm Prayer Meeting
7:00 pm Lenten Meditation
Thursday 13: 7.00 pm Maundy Thursday - Liturgy & footwashing ( Spanish)
Friday 14: 12.00n Good Friday - Meditation 7 words from the Cross
Saturday 15: 7:00 pm Holy Saturday Easter Vigil (Spanish)
Sunday 16: 8:00 am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
Easter Sunday 9:00 am Adult Forum
10:00 am Holy Eucharist (Rite II)