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This Week in the Cathedral: Mon. Nov.7

Tues. Nov.8

Wed. Nov.9

Thurs. Nov.10

9:15am

Office Staff Meeting Deanery

10:00am

Knitting into the Mystery Deanery

1:15pm

Bible Study 9:00am Deanery

10:00am

Visiting Fellowship Chapter Rm

1:30pm

Diocesan Leadership Mtg. Chapter Rm

4:00pm

Cathedral Children’s Choir Choir Rm

6:30pm

Re:form (Diocesan Confirmation Group) CNJ*

7:00pm

Education for Ministry Deanery

5:00pm

Refugee Support Group Mtg. Chapter Rm

7:00pm

Addiction Conversations Chapter Rm

7:00pm

Bellringers Belfry

5:00pm

DATLA** Mtg. Deanery

7:00pm

The Parables: Understanding Jesus’ Culture Chapter Rm

5:15pm

Parish Choir Nave

7:00pm

Knitting into the Mystery Joan Carr’s House

6:00pm

Laurel Dykstra Book Launch Deanery

Fri. Nov.11

Education for Ministry Deanery

Office Closed

2:00pm

7:00pm

Sat. Nov.12 2:00pm

English Country Dancers Gym

CapriCCio Concert Nave

Tues.

Cathedral Choir Choir Rm

Man Bites Dog!

*CNJ: Chapel of the New Jerusalem (upstairs at the South doors of the Cathedral) ** DATLA: Dean’s Advisory Committee on Liturgy and the Arts

Wed.

Thurs.

Matins 8:45am

Matins 8:45am

School Chapel 9:30am

Holy Eucharist 7:30am

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

Fri. Matins 8:45am

Sat. Holy Eucharist 8:45am

Holy Eucharist 5:15pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Presider Preacher

Parish Notes & Announcements

Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost November 6, 2011

Daily Offices & Holy Eucharist Services Mon.

The Labyrinth:

Holy Eucharist 8:00am

Contemporary Holy Eucharist 9:15am

Traditional Holy Eucharist 11:00am

Choral Evensong 4:30pm

The Rev. S. Edward Lewis

The Rev. Canon Susanne M. House

The Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie

The Ven. Bruce BryantScott

The Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie

The Most. Rev. Andrew Hutchison

New and Improved! Super! Great Deal! The breakfasts for the poor, Thanksgiving dinners for secret to financial security in an insecure and the hungry. We will respond to famine in Africa, unsecured financial world! How is this going support for people overseas. to work? Do I have your attention this morning? There is no doubt that there is in the church I have been thinking a lot about stewardship and in our society a heart for mission. There is recently as we prepare for our annual Stewardship no doubt that, when the need arises and a call Month. I have been thinking a lot about you who to respond goes out, people will dig deep and are reading these words. Many of you have heard offer help with their time, gifts and money. many stewardship sermons or talks in your life. This is stewardship and it is important for us to Some of you are new to the whole concept of recognize the existence of this stewardship in Christian giving. What will I have to say to you our church and in our society. This is a serious over the next few weeks that may be of benefit spiritual concept….a heart for mission. to you in your coming to an understanding of stewardship? What am I going to say to you that We give over $30,000 a year away to various will keep your attention and invite you to share other charitable organizations. This year we will in some serious spiritual concepts? surpass that because of the Kingcome Inlet Flood Relief. As a congregation we know the benefits of Let begin with that! Some serious spiritual this spiritual concept: we do not give to receive. concepts. We hear that we live in a culture that However, one of the great mysteries of our faith is spiritual but not religious. What does our is that in giving, we will from God receive. spirituality look and feel like? It seems to me that, in our culture, spirituality looks a lot like charity. Folk will respond to the needs of others. We will respond to a friend who is on a walk-a-thon for cancer, or for needy families. We will respond to Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra @ Rockland, Victoria BC, 250.383.2714/www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca


COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 7 PM, CHAPTER ROOM

Speakers: Gordon Harper, Executive Director of The Umbrella Society for Mental Health and Addictions; the Reverend Dr. Martin Brokenleg, Professor Emeritus of Vancouver School of Theology and honorary assistant at the Cathedral; and Gwen Ewan, formerly the South Island Coordinator of Addictions Services for VIHA. There will be opportunities to share our collective wisdom about going forward as a faith community. Coffee, tea and extraordinary desserts will be served.

“LIBERATING BIBLICAL STUDY” EDITED BY LAUREL DYKSTRA & CHED MYERS VICTORIA BOOK LAUNCH! WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 6:00PM, DEANERY

“This book teaches you how to use the Bible as a critical tool for social justice on the street and in the academy. I am deeply moved & inspired by the testimonies and bold visions of the scholars, activists, and artists who contributed to this volume. Buy the book, teach it and begin organizing.” Kwok Pui-lan (author of Discovering the Bible in a Non-Biblical World) Laurel Dykstra grew up in the Diocese of British Columbia. She is a popular educator and long time activist in community based movement for justice. Her other publications include Set Them Free: The Other Side of Exodus (Orbis 2002).

REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 5:00PM

Please join our group! Contact Susan Benzon 250 477 3316 novice1@telus.net

MISSION FAIR 2011

Members of the congregation will want to note that Mission Fair 2012 will take place in the Chapel of New Jerusalem on November 13, 2011. Following the 9:15 and 11:00 services, parishioners are invited to have coffee upstairs and cast ballots indicating which organizations should be supported next year through our Special Monthly Envelope Appeal program. This year, we expect a total of approximately 24 worthy organizations to be in attendance and parishioners will be invited to select 9 applicants from this group. We encourage all parishioners to participate in this initiative of helping others less fortunate.

ATTENTION ALL CHOCOLATE LOVERS AND GIVERS – Order forms and catalogues are available at the back of the church or at the Parish Office. Last date for ordering is November 14, 2011 – Merchandise should be ready for pickup in the Chapel of the New Jerusalem on Dec. 4th between services.

Thoughts on Stewardship: God calls us all to be good stewards.

TOUR OF ISMAILI JAMATKHANA TUESDAY, NOV.15 Join Naz Rayani C.M., and Mona Goode of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society CSRS (Uvic) to tour The Ismaili Jamatkhana. Bus transportation in Vancouver and lunch in Jamatkhana are provided, courtesy of the Ismaili Council for BC at no cost to participants. 8:30-8:40AM. Meet at Swartz Bay Terminal to depart as foot passengers on the 9 a.m. ferry to Tsawwassen. Please dress casually and comfortably for the weather. Buy your tickets and register with us at the entrance of the foot passenger lounge. Disembark as foot passengers at Tsawwassen terminal and meet at the exit. 10:45AM. At Tsawwassen Terminal we board the bus provided by the Ismaili Council to The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby. B.C. 11:30AM. We are welcomed at Jamatkhana Courtyard Garden by a volunteer guide. 12:00-1:15PM. Lunch in the Social Hall and a short video on the work of AgaKhan Development Network and The World Partnership Walk in Victoria. 1:15-2:00PM. Architecture overview by an Islamic Scholar 2:00-2:25PM. Administration level and Council Chambers 2:25-3:00PM. Loggia and Prayer hall 3:15PM. Depart for Tsawwassen for the 5 pm ferry to Swartz Bay. To register for Nov.15, visit http://

What is a steward? A steward is someone who has been entrusted takethetournovember15th. with another’s wealth or property and charged with the responsibility eventbrite.com of managing it in the owner’s best interest.

FAMILY LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

PAGEANT REHEARSALS ALL THROUGH NOVEMBER . . . Want your child to be part of CCC’s wonderful

pageant? It’s easy! Make sure you come to Growing Together, our Sunday morning Children’s Program! The pageant will be at 9:15am on December 11, 2011. Save the date!

CHRISTMAS CARDS! PRIMATE’S WORLD RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT FUND ... Available at Coffee Hour following both services starting Sunday, Nov.6th. Each set includes 12 cards and envelopes. Suggested donation is $15.00 per set. Best regards. Gavin Rumsey, Parish Representative, PWRDF MONTHLY OUTREACH: During the month of October a total of $2060 was donated to the Christ Church

Cathedral School.

WRITERS & FRIENDS with Kit Pearson THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 3:00PM, CHAPTER ROOM

Join Kit Pearson for an afternoon of reading, chatting and fellowship.

GARDENERS NEEDED FOR A GARDEN WORK PARTY AT ST. JOHN’S HOUSE! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011 10AM - 3PM ST. JOHN’S HOUSE, 3937 ST. PETER’S ROAD, VICTORIA

Come and help the Sisters put the garden to bed for the winter! This is a time of fellowship and fun, as well as a good work out! We will also share Eucharist together, then soup and a bun for lunch! Please call 250-920-7787 by November 9th if coming. Thank you!

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND LUNCHEON - HELP WANTED! SIGN UP TODAY TO VOLUNTEER. SATURDAY, NOV. 19TH, 12:00 – 3:00PM New gift items and services are needed for our silent auction. Consider asking for donations from businesses you frequent or from friends. Donations for the Silent Auction only may be dropped off at the Deanery before noon on Nov. 17th at the latest (sooner is better). All other donated items to be dropped off at the school gym on Nov. 18th, 9:30-5:00 p.m. or Nov. 19th 9:00–11:00am. ATTIC TREASURES AND JEWELLERY: Items must be clean, like new and saleable, something you would like to receive as a gift. Jewellery, little boxes and jewellery bags for display will be helpful. CRAFTS AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: Useful handmade items sell best: dish cloths, finger towels, knitted baby items, candles, napkins, tree ornaments, wreaths and garlands etc. TOYS AND BOOKS: Clean and in good condition. CD’s, DVD’s, magazines, games, puzzles (complete), clean toys and gently used items only please. BAKING: We can sell as much as you can make. Bake, bake, bake! Also all types of preserves. For more information, please contact co-convenors Marilyn Gough 592-0800 (marilynmgough@hotmail.com) and Margaret Gibson 370-0090 (psmg@shaw.ca)

Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra @ Rockland, Victoria BC, 250.383.2714/www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca


Nov.6 parish notes