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This Week in the Cathedral: Mon. Nov.21 9:15am

4:00pm

Tues. Nov.22

Office Staff Mtg Deanery

7:00pm

CCC Buildings AGM Chapter Rm

10:00am

7:00pm

7:00pm

Wed. Nov.23

Education for Ministry Deanery

1:15pm

Knitting into the Mystery Deanery

2:00pm

Bellringers Belfry

4:00pm

Thurs. Nov.24

Fri. Nov.25

Sat. Nov.26

12:15pm Noon 10:00am Bible Study 9:00am Education Deanery for Ministry Recital Deanery Nave

Chancel Guild Mtg Chapter Rm

1:00pm Diocesan Understanding Council the Parables Mtg Chapter Rm Chapter Rm

Cathedral Children’s Choir Choir Rm

7:00pm

Daily Offices & Holy Eucharist Services Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Sat.

Matins 8:45am

Matins 8:45am

School Chapel 9:30am

Holy Eucharist 7:30am

Matins 8:45am

Holy Eucharist 8:45am

Holy Eucharist 12:15pm

Holy Eucharist 12:15pm

Holy Eucharist 12:15pm

Followed by breakfast in Chapter Rm

Evening Prayer 5:15pm

Evening Prayer 5:15pm

Celtic Prayers 7:00pm

Evening Prayer 5:15pm

Preacher

Last Sunday After Pentecost: The Reign of Christ November 20, 2011

If you are just tuning into this show, welcome. For the last two weeks we have been speaking about stewardship. No, don’t turn off. Stay and listen, at least for a wee while.

5:15pm Parish Knitting into the Choir Mystery Nave Joan Carr’s House

Presider

Parish Notes & Announcements

Man Bites Dog! (Part iii)

Cathedral Choir Choir Rm

Sunday, November 27, 2011 First Sunday of Advent

The Labyrinth:

Holy Eucharist 5:15pm

Holy Eucharist 8:00am

Contemporary Holy Eucharist 9:15am

Traditional Holy Eucharist 11:00am

The Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie

The Rev. S. Edward Lewis

The Rev. Ian Powell

The Ven. Dennis Hayden

The Ven. Dennis Hayden

Advent Carol Service 4:30pm

It seems to me that it is difficult in the church to speak about stewardship. Let me rephrase that: I personally do not have difficulty speaking about stewardship; I perceive, however, that there are some who do not want to be in a conversation about stewardship. I wonder why that is. Is it because we are Anglicans? Is it because we are polite Canadians? Is it because we do not like speaking about spiritual things? Or is it because we do not even see money as a spiritual matter?

connected to our spiritual journey. Money is one of the main thermometers that show how we are doing spiritually. It is one of the most important signs as to how our walk with God is going. It is not a sign or a thermometer for others; it is for ourselves. It is for us to examine in terms of our relationship with God. Our stewardship month allows us time to reflect personally on all of our stewardship components. How do we care for those people and things over which God has given us charge? It is a time for us to test the waters of our faith. It is a time for us to prayerfully examine our relationship to our finances and how, as a person of faith, our finances reflect our spiritual lifestyle.

We feel free to speak about how much time we may give to the church. We even feel free to speak Take time to reflect this month. Take time, in about how we may share our talents (giftedness) prayer, to ask God how you are doing. Money is in the church. When it comes to our finances, a personal matter between you and God. however, some of us begin to feel uneasy when that subject is raised. Jesus had no trouble speaking about money and he spoke about it often. Money is deeply Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra @ Rockland, Victoria BC, 250.383.2714/www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca


THE PARABLES: UNDERSTANDING JESUS’ CULTURE NOTE: PROGRAM IS CANCELLED ON TUESDAY NOV.22 PLEASE ATTEND THE AFTERNOON SESSION WEDNESDAY, NOV.23 @ 2:00PM

Join The Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie for a thought-provoking analysis and discussion of Jesus’ parables, comparing his metaphors to contemporary, real-life situations of social change and tension, such as the “Occupy Victoria” movement.

COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS ... The team wishes to thank everyone who participated in “Divine Desserts and Compassionate Conversations: Addictions”. The event surpassed the team’s hopes and dreams. It was a powerful experience for all who participated. We would like to move forward and continue the momentum. A synopsis of the written responses to the table questions has been prepared. If you were unable to attend and are interested in looking at the questions and providing some thoughts please email or speak with team member Rev. Nancy Ford nford@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca. We are looking at further events in the New Year and will keep you informed as things develop. We welcome your thoughts and ideas as to what might be next. THE CITY’S CATHEDRAL: THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES

If you have more to say or other questions to ask, there is another opportunity. The second conversation about our Cathedral and its relationship to the City will take place on November 28th at 7.00 p.m. in the Chapter room.

RECOVERY-TWELVE STEP EUCHARISTS

Christ Church Cathedral will be holding three of these special services during Advent. These services are for anyone and everyone. They will be held on December 1st, 8th and 15th at 5.15 p.m. Please contact the Cathedral office at 250-383-2714 for further information.

DIOCESAN ORDINATION WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 4:30PM PLEASE NOTE ... The Celtic Prayer Service is cancelled due to this event. CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY: “INAUSPICIOUS EVENTS” DECEMBER 11, 2:00PM

This is the perfect opportunity to invite a friend to the Cathedral for a thought-provoking dramatic production, written by our own Sheila Martindale and presented by various performers. By donation.

STEWARDSHIP MONTH SPECIAL GUEST PREACHERS! TODAY! Diocesan Canon Pastor Marion Little, now Executive Director of PEERS (Prostitutes Empowerment & Education Resource Society). Marion is trained in Peace & Conflict Studies and Nonviolent Communication. Within the past few years, she has been part of several initiatives within the Diocese of BC to address sexual politics and the dynamics of safety in church communities. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27: The Ven. Dennis Hayden, “Priest in Charge” of the parish of St. Stephens. Before his retirement in 2003, Dennis’ ministry took place in the Diocese of Huron. From 1990 until 2003 he was Archdeacon of Waterloo and Advisor to the Bishop. He spent about 6 months as “Priest in Charge” of this parish in 2004. Dennis and his wife live on Saltspring Island.

Thoughts on Stewardship: We deem it a sacred responsibility and genuine opportunity to be faithful stewards of all God has entrusted to us: our time, our talents, and our financial resources. We view all of life as a sacred trust to be used wisely.” - Moravian Covenant for Christian Living

FAMILY LIFE AT CCC ... For information on opportunities for children & families, please contact Family Life Minister Ruth MacIntosh at 250-383-2714 or rmacintosh@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca

INVITE THE HOLY FAMILY TO YOUR PLACE FOR DINNER!

Advent is almost here and this year, we want to begin a new tradition at Christ Church Cathedral. A travelling creche will begin its journey through the households of the cathedral. The idea is that individuals and families take it in turn to host the creche for an evening and have a short time of reflection about Christmas. This symbolises Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. The creche will be sent out on the first Sunday in Advent and return on Christmas Eve. Please let Ruth know if you’d like to participate!

FAMILY LIFE POTLUCK SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 4:00-7:00PM

Gather for an easy get-together with other families. Food, fellowship, games and fun! This will be a wonderful way to spend some time in community with one another before the craziness of December sets in! So make sure you mark your calendars.

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AND MEDITATIONS ON “INCARNATION” CHAPEL OF THE NEW JERUSALEM THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 1, 8 & 15, 7:30-8:30PM ANYONE UP FOR SOME HOCKEY? FAMILY HOCKEY NIGHT! DECEMBER 9TH

Victoria Royals invites the Anglican Diocese of BC to join them for Family Hockey night. As this will be their last home game before Christmas, it will also be their annual Teddy Bear Toss night, collecting teddies for children in need. Tickets are just $10. Please call Su McLeod by Dec 1 to reserve your tickets: 250-386-7781

MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL GORMLEY will be undergoing surgery in late November for carpal tunnel syndrome. Kelly Charlton will be interim Music Director during Michael’s absence, and we will also have a temporary Musician-in-Residence, Bruce K. Hill from the Diocese of Toronto. Michael should be back in the saddle by the end of December! Please keep him in your prayers. VISUAL ARTS AT CCC

Spirituality is enriched by learning to see beyond the ordinary in life. Christianity offers many ways of doing this, the most profound being the rich repository of paintings, sculptures, icons, stained glass and architecture of church history. With this in view, a new Visual Arts Subcommittee of the Dean’s Advisory Team for Liturgy and the Arts was struck to raise the profile of the visual arts at the Cathedral to reveal and celebrate God’s presence in and through the arts. The Visual Arts Committee is excited to announce the launch of our first event – a series of banners created by our own members for the Advent and Epiphany season. Following this, plans are well underway for an art exhibition during Lent. If you have any interest in helping with these projects or supporting our larger vision of promoting the visual arts at CCC, contact Juliet Benner at 250-294-5560 or by email: julietbenner@gmail.com

ELECTION OF SYNOD DELEGATES AT PARISH COUNCIL ON DEC.7

There are two places available for Synod 2012. Nominees are Dyan Davison and Susan Rand; please forward other nominations if you have them. Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra @ Rockland, Victoria BC, 250.383.2714/www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca

Nov 20 parish notes  

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