Saturday, 25 April 2015

Parish Email: April 24, 2015

Hello St. Paul’s Family

Here are a few things you may need to know.

 After Church on Sunday!!!!
Hands in the Dirt Gang:  Interested in helping with the St. Paul’s garden-share project?  Meet some of our ‘gang’ in the Cathedral, after the 10:00 a.m. service on April 26th.

After Church on Sunday!!!
The maintenance committee will be meeting this Sunday, April 26, after the 10 am service

 Men’s Breakfast – This Saturday April 25 @ 8am in the hall. Come and join the men of the parish for food, fun and fellowship.

To the over 20 volunteers who came out to help spruce the building up in our annual Spring Clean Up day! Ron S (our friendly janitor) wished to express his deep and heartfelt thank you to the volunteers! Thank you to Reid for providing the coffee and the snacks (you rock Reid!)

 Thompson Valley Orchestra, under the direction of Norris Berg, presents “Spring Serenade” with special guest, Paul Moore, Tenor. Join us for an evening of engaging orchestral music from Mozart and Schubert to Holst, and selections from Broadway hits such as Les Miz and The Sound of Music, as well as splendid tenor solos from opera and show tunes. 7 pmSat. May 2, 2015 at CalvaryCommunity Church1205 Rogers Way. Tickets at the door: $10 Adult, $5 Children, $25 Family.

 12 Words of Hope and Defiance - A workshop with the Rev Dan Hines
Saturday May 23, 2015
9:30 – 12:00 with a light lunch to follow
Participation is limited to the first 25
Sign up at the Cathedral by calling
250-372-3912 ext 205 or by emailing

Do you know of a young adult that is seeking something different... an experience of challenge, adventure, life direction, work, play and service?
The Winter Youth Leadership Development Program (WYLD) at Sorrento Centre is now accepting applications!

WYLD is akin to Katimavik and other youth leadership initiatives. Some familiar faces to the Cathedral are helping to develop this program including Dan Hines and Melissa Green. 
The focus is on the development of lifelong competencies in the areas of autonomous living, spiritual growth, healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship.
This new program is for young adults (19-28 years) starting in September 2015 at Sorrento Centre
*Due to some generous funding support, the full seven month program (including lodging and food) is only $2,000.

For an application form or for our FAQ page: 

If you have questions feel free to contact Dan ( or Melissa ( 

From your Bishop in Charge: 
Excerpt from my sermon on April 10, 2015
I am pleased to announce your search committee - Jon Buckle has agreed to chair the committee and serving with him will be Jennifer Cane, Kathryn Brisco, Joan Lukow, Jo-Mary Hunter, Tammy Davis, Lee Emery, Dwight Oatway and your consultant will be Brian Krushel, who serves as pastor to the North Thompson Shared Ministry.   
They role is to work with me to put together a good parish profile – one that includes a process of deep listening to what you the community gathered envision for your future mission and ministry and to define the qualification of a new spiritual leader to assist you to live into that vision.  The task of interviewing candidates and making recommendations to me will fall to this group of faithful people.  If there are to do their job well, you will need to be engaged – offering your honest opinions, your best thought – your heart’s desire for this community to them.  And you will need to pray for them – constantly – in your personal prayers and in your corporate prayers.  
It will be through your actions – the gathered community - as you enter this process of discernment that God’s abiding love for us will be revealed to all.  We who have receive the Holy Spirit and know the power of Christ’s death and resurrection are called to reveal that love to others by working together, offering ourselves to help where help is needed – doing a little overtime for Jesus as my friend used to say to me.  This is a journey that we must do together – your search committee has a task, your leadership team of Sandra, the wardens and others as we bring them on board – all will need your help.  Over the next months they will be a greater demand on your wardens – I know because I will put much of it on them.  We will need others to step forward to take some of their tasks from them and support them in whatever way necessary.  We will need to let some things go and re-evaluate other things in this time of transition. I ask you to pray for your leadership team, your wardens and all in leadership and to give them your full support.  




A new feature for this weekly email is a glance at the Sorrento Centre offerings called

“What can YOU learn at Sorrento Centre?”

This week featuring this great learning opportunity 

May 3-9
Associates’ Work/Study Week:
The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us
with Peter Elliott and Sue Cruickshank
Join us at Sorrento Centre for the May Associates Work Week, May 3-9, 2015. This week long event has been taking place for years, it’s a week where Associates come together to learn, pray, eat and help get the Sorrento Centre site ready for the summer season by working on work projects.
The program this year is going to be led by Peter Elliott and Sue Cruickshank on “The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us”.
 Each morning and evening, we gather together for program sessions and worship. We eat lots in the Sorrento Centre dining room and work on projects throughout the site in the later mornings and afternoons in order to help get the Centre ready for the summer.

Are you interested? All you need to do is register as an Associate ($20) and register for the week (just contact Sorrento Centre: or 250-675-2421). The week is by donation and Sorrento Centre will provide you with accommodation, program and all meals. And it’s okay if you come up for just a few days! 

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