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The Prayer Shawl Ministry will hold its monthly meeting this Tuesday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Lounge. Please join us as we always welcome newcomers, even if you are just curious to find out more about our ministry! Bring a set of size 10.5 or 11 knitting needles and 3 skeins of yarn, machine washable/dryable, all in the same color. If you have more experience you may wish to purchase 3 skeins of Homespun Yarn, machine washable/dryable, all in the same color. If you don't have experience with knitting, we will teach you how to make a prayer shawl. Our shawls will be blessed at the 10:00 am service on Sunday, January 20.

As you know, the Vestry and Finance Committee have been working diligently to complete the pledge drive for 2019 and formulate a budget for the coming year. Unfortunately, although overall giving has increased in 2017 & 2018 with our capital campaign, with most of this year's pledges having been received; we find that the amount of income pledged will not cover the operating expenses for the year. In all honesty, this is not a new problem. It is one that that Cathedral has faced for many years, but we are now at a crossroads having to decide on how to proceed to find the most viable way to continue ministry at the Cathedral. There are options to be considered and, to that end, we are postponing the Annual Meeting by 2 weeks in order to hold two meetings for you to come and meet with the Vestry to discuss the future of Christ Church Cathedral. The first meeting with the Vestry will be held this Sunday, January 20, 2019 and Sunday February 3, 2019 following the 10:00 service. The Annual Meeting will now be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 after the 10:00 service. Your input and ideas are essential as to how we move forward. This is a solvable problem, but one that we need to work on together. The Vestry cannot, nor should we, make these decisions without your help. Please make every effort to attend one or both of the upcoming meetings and to attend the Annual Meeting. Come with questions, ideas, an open mind and an open heart so that we may truly listen to each other and the Spirit as we seek His guidance and direction.

Holy Words: Building Our Sacred Vocabulary

Join us in January as Lutheran Pastor and Seminary Professor, Don Wisener, takes us on an exploration of some of the key words Christians use to talk about our faith.

Jesus met many people while sharing a meal around the table; it's a place where people from all walks of faith and backgrounds can gather together.  Please join us for dinner and stay for a discussion on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Lounge. This is an informal, layperson-led, opportunity to connect (we're learning as we go).  The goal is to enhance our lives and the lives of others through our involvement with our church family.  Last meeting Jany Chumas led a brief and meaningful dialogue on "spirituality".  There will be future openings for anyone to bring food and/or lead a discussion if they want.  No pressure, no expectations, no RSVP required, bring friends - everyone is welcome.  "Come and see" - it's that easy.

 

The cathedral will be hosting a diocesan anti-racism training event from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, February 16 in the Memorial Lounge.

Service Schedule

Saturday
Holy Eucharist - 5:00 pm, Ascension Chapel

Sunday
Rite I Eucharist – 8:00 am, Cathedral
Dean's Forum – 9:00 am, Memorial Lounge
Sunday School – 9:00 am, Wilson Building
Rite II Choral Eucharist – 10:00 am, Cathedral

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