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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.

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.

 

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.

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

We have listed the property next door with Ned Donnellan Real Estate. If you, or someone you know is interested in this commercial property, please contact Ned at (715) 836-8080.


On Saturday, January 19th it will be our turn to serve at the Community Table. Help is needed any time between 9:00am and 1:30pm, come whenever you can and stay for as long as you are able. This is a fun ministry as we cook together and meet people from around the community!  The Community Table is located at 320 Putnam St #2, Eau Claire.  Questions can be directed to Russ Tate or the Cathedral office.

The new year brings with it new resolve, but so often that resolve fades before the first week is ended. The apostle Paul advised the Corinthians, "Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means" (2 Corinthians 8:10-11) By ourselves, we grow tired or get bored or just plain lazy. Let us ask the Lord to give us the desire to give generously, to serve joyfully, and to expend our time eagerly in response to what desire to give generously, to serve joyfully, and to expend our time eagerly in response to what God has given to us and done for us.

We are still in the budgeting process for 2019.  Please, if you haven't turned in a pledge card yet; take a moment to complete and put it in the offering plate, or return it to the office.  

Sunday School 9:00 am in the Wilson Building

Confirmation Class 4:00 pm in the Memorial Lounge

The Dean's Forum 9:15am in the Memorial Lounge
January 2019 - Holy Words: Building Our Sacred Vocabulary
Speaker: Rev. Don Wisener

Please join us as we start the book of Luke, following the NT Wright books, “Luke for Everyone” and the “Luke for Everyone” study guide.

We gather in the Memorial Lounge on Fridays from 10 to 10:30 for coffee and start as close to the 10:30 as possible.

The study is led by Anne Carter who offers a power point with pictures to enhance the study.

We know how enthusiastic everyone is to see the paver project unfold in the courtyard, but before we can take the next step, we need your help! We need to have a minimum of 50 pavers to be able to place our first order. Please contact the church office if you have misplaced your order forms. Remember, the courtyard will not be complete without you!

8"x4" brick paver 3 lines/max 12 characters per line/$150 for one/$250 for two/$300 for three.
12"x12" granite paver 5 lines/max 16 characters per line/$400 each.
16"x16" granite paver 8 lines/max 18 characters per line/$600 each.

Come join in the fun with this festive Mardi Gras Celebration! Enjoy New Orleans inspired dinner and music, and an amazing Mardi Gras atmosphere. Dinner includes a choice of 2 entrees, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Additional beverages available for purchase-cash only bar. Price of tickets is adults: $20, children ages 11-18: $15, children 10 and under: $10. Contact a church member , or the church office to purchase tickets: 715-835-3734 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please join us in The Great Hall at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, March 2, from 5:00-8:00pm. We’re located at 510 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI. Get your tickets now! Bring a Friend!

The Annual General Meeting of the Corporation of Christ Church Cathedral will take place immediately following the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday, February 10, 2019. At this meeting we will elect vestry members, appoint delegates and alternates for the Diocesan Convention, approve the budget for 2019, and hear from the wide variety of ministries from within our cathedral. If you have led, chaired, or directed any group or individual ministry on behalf of the cathedral in 2018 you are requested to submit a report of that ministry’s activity in 2018 to the cathedral office NO LATER THAN Tuesday, January 29th, so that we can include it in the report packet for the meeting. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to pass, the Cathedral will provide the meat.

The next NFP date is Saturday, January 26th from 3-6 p.m. Toilet paper is the most asked for item and diapers are the most expensive item. Please help us by bringing donations of toilet paper &/or diapers or financial donations to be used to purchase needed pantry items. There will be a community wide diaper drive, so watch for details. If you want more information about the pantry, or have questions, or if you have an idea for a place to put up flyers or a diaper donation box, please contact Barbara Manzo 715.271.8902, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Singing Rooster CoffeeYou can support our Haiti Mission Project by purchasing Singing Rooster Coffee, Fair Trade coffee grown in Haiti.

We now serve Singing Rooster at the coffee hour and you can enjoy the same great coffee at home. It is now available for purchase at the Cathedral. It is available in medium roast, medium dark roast, French (dark) roast, and decaf. All are available ground or as whole bean. The cost is $10.00 for a 12 ounce bag. All proceeds from sales go to support our mission work in Haiti.

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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