Saturday, 23 January 2016

Parish Email: January 23, 2016

Hello St. Paul’s Family
Here are a few things you may need to know.

Deadline for the Circular: Wednesday, January 27th.  The theme is roads.  What are the roads that have led you to where you are today?

The Kamloops Brass Ensemble is holding a fund raising concert for the Kamloops Hospice Association. From Gabrieli to Gershwin come and enjoy “The Sounds of Brass.”
The concert will take place on Saturday, February 06/2016 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 4th and Nicola, Kamloops. Entrance is by donation at the door. Featured guests include “Trio Con Brio”. Refreshments and light snacks will be served after the concert.  

Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Supper – Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 5-6:30. Suggested donation of $5. Come down for crafts, pancakes and laughs.

St. Paul’s Cathedral’s
Lenten Lecture Series

To everything there is a season: The Autumn of life can be glorious!

February 11 – Growing Older: Crisis or Opportunity? – David Lidster
February 18 – Light Years – Jane Gingrich
February 25 – Living your legacy – Ivy Thomas
March 3 – Finding forgiveness and spiritual actualization late in life – Lee Emery
March 10 – May I hold your Hand? Hospice Care – Jo-Mary Hunter
March 17 – My Mother, My Daughters and Me – Sandra Sugden

12:15pm at 360 Nicola

A light lunch will follow each lecture.

On Friday February 12, at 11 am the Central Interior family is invited to gather at St Paul’s Cathedral for a memorial service to give thanks to God for the life and ministry of Bishop Jim Cruickshank.  Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Archbishop John Privett and others from outside of the Central Interior will be joining us.  This date was selected as it is the closest day to the anniversary date of his consecration as Bishop of Cariboo on February 9, 1992 and that seemed convenient for the community.  A reception will follow in the Cathedral Hall.
As we gather as the Cariboo family of Bishop Jim, I am inviting the clergy (colour white) and LMWS to robe.  Pastoral Elders and the Canons of Cariboo and the Central Interior are invited to join the procession.  Visiting clergy and ecumenical partners are also invited to robe.  Please confirm your attendance with the APCI office by February 5, 2016 -

In honour of Bishop Jim’s legacy as Bishop of Cariboo and his ministry throughout the church, a Legacy Fund in memory of Bishop Jim Cruickshank, has been set up in the APCI Investment Fund.  Donations can be made to the APCI office at 360 Nicola St, Kamloops, BC V2C  clearly marked in Memory of Bishop Jim.  

As families do at the time of the death of one of its beloved members, we will gather to story tell and to share those stories with one another.  We are inviting you to write your story of Bishop Jim.  These stories will be published in a booklet and shared with Bishop Jim’s family and the wider church family.  We would like to publish some of these stories in the next LINK (deadline January 28).  Please submit your stories to by January 28 for inclusion in the LINK and the booklet for the service on February 12.  We will continue to collect stories until the end of March for inclusion in a final booklet.  We welcome high resolution pictures along with your stories or just send us a picture.  

Some of the members of the Central Interior family will be traveling to attend the Memorial Service being held for Bishop Jim in Vancouver on January 16that 3 pm in Christ Church Cathedral.  Please let us know if you plan to attend (car-pooling may be 
Please continue to pray for all who mourn the loss of Bishop Jim, especially his family. 

Annual Vestry Meeting – February 14 after church – come on out and discuss all things St. Paul’s related.

Saturday, Feb. 20 come to a Parish dinner with a theme of “Love”. Come at 5:30with dinner at 6PM. Tickets: Adults $15, Children $7 and Family $40. (At the office, after 10AM service and Roger 3743-2316). See Barry Baskin for Silent Auction items.

February Faith Lecture
Sunday February 21
360 Nicola Street

“You have kept the best wine until NOW!”

Canon David Sinclair has been part of the clergy team at St. Paul’s Cathedral since September 2015, coming from the Diocese of Montreal, which has a partnership agreement with APCI. A Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Kingston, Ontario, David retired from the Diocese of Ontario in 2004, and has since then been engaged in Interim Ministries in the Diocese of Montreal. A passionate practitioner of life-long learning and opportunities for ministry in later years, David’s response to his mid-life crisis was to complete a Doctorate in Ministry at the Toronto School of Theology in 1991 with a focus on spiritual tasks in late life. He will celebrate his 80th birthday later this year.

 Syrian Emergency Relief 

Photo: Paul Jeffrey

The government of Canada has extended the deadline for matching funds for eligible donations to Canadian agencies working to provide relief to Syrians displaced within Syria and living as refugees in the surrounding countries to February 29, 2016
Funds raised will provide assistance to help meet the basic humanitarian needs of people affected by the conflict in Syria, including shelter, food, health care and water and will also provide protection and education for conflict-affected people in Syria and millions of refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. 
PWRDF continues to respond to the needs of displaced Syrians through the ACT Alliance and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, as well as through its long-time partner Refuge Egypt in Cairo. The ACT Alliance appeal for 2016 is a continuation of its 2015 appeal and PWRDF has approved CAD $300,000 from designated donations for the 2016 appeal. 
Thanks to the generosity of Anglicans in Canada, PWRDF has received close to $490,000 for the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. 

 Donations can be made in the following ways: 
On-line Go to
PWRDF Donations By Phone For credit card donations contact: Jennifer Brown 416-924-9192 ext. 3551-866-308-7973 Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax. 
By Mail Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Syria Response and send to: 
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund The Anglican Church of Canada 80 Hayden Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2 
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator Naba Gurung 416-924-9192 ext. 321
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by this refugee crisis. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at
Thank you for supporting PWRDF’s continuing work of providing relief to Syrian refugees.

Sorrento Centre
What can YOU learn this year?

Here & Now: Winter Youth Retreat
Calling all youth and young adults!!!
Here & Now: Winter Youth Retreat for youth and young adults ages 13-25 at Sorrento Centre!!

When: Friday, February 5 - Monday, February 8, 2016
Course Fee: $150 Includes programming, meals (Friday dinner through Mondaybreakfast) and shared accommodation.

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