WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES: Sunday Holy Communion Service, 8am. Sunday Holy Eucharist Service, 10am. Wednesday Holy Communion Service, 10am.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday - Friday, 10 am to 1 pm
THRIFT STORE: open from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Fridays.
Saturday, 31 May 2014
June Parish Update
Here are some
interesting things happening at the Cathedral in the lovely month of June:
June 1, 2014 Jerusalem Sunday
Join us as we pray
for and focus our hearts on the community of Jerusalem. Praying for peace and the
mission and ministry of the church in this historic part of the world.
We can support the
work of the Penman Clinic in Zababdeh on Sunday June 1 through a special
gift from parish offerings or Gifts
is a new annual church observance to celebrate companionship in God’s mission
with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Jerusalem,
Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Diocese is a
historic and active member of the Christian, ecumenical and interfaith
community of the Middle East. It is home
to several thousand Arab Anglicans in thirty parishes and situated in one of
the world’s holiest destinations for Christian, Jewish and Muslim
Regrettably, few religious tourists to the Holy
Land today encounter Palestinian and other Arab Christians, or
visit a parish church, school or hospital. Jerusalem Sunday introduces us to the
‘living stones’ of the local Anglican church, to the ancestors of the first
Christian communities indigenous to the region. Jerusalem Sunday is an opportunity to meet
Arab sisters and brothers in Christ in the Anglican Communion, and hear them
talk about discipleship in the 21st century.
The ministries of the Diocese of Jerusalem bring hope, skills, health; a
peaceful future to those they serve. Jerusalem
Sunday is also an opportunity for Anglicans in Canada
to send a measure of financial support to these ministries, especially the
Penman Medical Clinic, Zababdeh, in the northern area of the West
Bank. The Penman Clinic, housed in the parish of St. Mathew,
is a busy gathering place for townspeople, villagers and farmers seeking
diagnostic tests, examinations and medical consultation. It is the only
clinic for many miles around, serving thousands of families per year.
Many who receive treatment in this and other diocesan institutions haven’t the
money to pay for tests and prescriptions. The Directors of the Diocese’s
medical ministries plan to relocate the Penman Clinic into its own building,
refurbished with additional consultation rooms, diagnostic equipment and health
care workers. This will become a reality through the generous support of
local, regional and international companions.
We can support the work of the Penman Clinic in Zababdeh through a
special gift from parish offerings or by donating online at
or by mail toJacqueline Beckford
Resources for Mission
Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Please note on the
cheque: Jerusalem Sunday Penman Clinic. A tax receipt will be
June 8, 2014: Pentecost
Feast of Pentecost
On this Sunday we
celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit which God has given to us, that the
people of God might be inspired and equipped to do the ministry and work of
Jesus Christ in the world. The story of
this sending in the book of Acts tells of the Spirit manifesting as a mighty
wind, and then as flames of fire. The
effect of the gift was the power to speak in tongues (many languages), to heal
and preach. The Holy Spirit is also
described as breath and as a dove. Through the history of the community we know
that the Spirit has been given to all believers and that they in kind have
spiritual gifts that are for the building up of God’s presence in the world.
Pentecost is a joyous celebration of God’s continuing lively presence with us
and within us. It is the birthday of the
To assist us in our
celebration of worship that morning we invite you to consider doing these
the colours of fire: red, orange or
yellow – or all of them together!
you have a small set of wind chimes, bring them to church that morning and we
will use them in worship. We will hang
all the shared wind chimes in the cathedral and let them sound on their own with
the wind’s energy, and also use them more intentionally during the time of
prayer. We will be hanging them on a
coat rack, so that may help you in choosing the size of your shared set of
you have a colourful kite, bring it along that morning. We unfortunately can’t fly them that day, but
they will add to the colourful decorating of the cathedral space. We will set them at the front of the
cathedral around the holy table and lectern.
We want to have the
reading of Gospel that morning shared in several languages simultaneously. The
passage is: John 7:37-39. If you speak another language in addition to
English, and would like to share in the communal reading aloud of the text that
morning, please contact the Dean and let her know you are going to read with
us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: 250 372 3912 x202
June 15th Parish picnic - directly after church at Riverside Park
near the covered BBQ area. There will be a light lunch, coffee, tea and lots of
Tea June 20 –
1:30 – 3:30 in the church hall – all are welcome to attend
– We have had a very busy May for the distribution of soup to our neighbors and
those in need. So far we have had 30 people in for soup which is double the
normal amount. As a result our soup stock (ha!
a pun!!!) is low. This is a call out to all soup makers – please refill our
freezer with your amazing soups. Soup can be dropped off during office hours,
Wednesday to Friday 10 – 1 and there are lots of containers in the church
kitchen if you need them.
visitors always say how good our soups are – pat on the back soup makers of St. Paul’s!