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The Prayer Shawl Ministry will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 19th 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 meetings are open to everyone and hope you will join us! Our shawls will be blessed at the 9:00 a.m. service on Sunday, November 24th!

 

Please find a Reverse Advent Calendar in your bulletin today. This will be a way to donate food and non-food items throughout the month of December (Advent). The enclosed calendar is a source for ideas. There will be additional copies of this document to share with others in the congregation from now through December. It will be great to increase our donations to both the St. Francis Food Pantry and our own Non-Food Pantry. Please bring your donations, after Advent starts, either to the Memorial Lounge or to the church office. Please call the office with any questions.

This Sunday, November 24 is Prayer Shawl Sunday. Prayer shawls are blessed by clergy, before inviting members of the cathedral and guests to take a shawl at the end of the service. Prayer Shawl Ministry's love and prayers are woven into each shawl as they are created. We give our shawls as a gift of love and concern for those who need solace or thanksgiving as well as a blessing for celebrations. All are invited to take a shawl after the service for someone in need of comfort and strength, or celebrating a special occasion. If you are unable to attend church and would like a shawl, please contact Becky Van Es at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 715-579-0895.

Rev. Philip Morgan is looking forward to being with us this weekend where he will explore these questions: "In a world where science seems, in many cases, to be in conflict with faith, how do we reconcile our belief in God? Does the Bible help us in understanding the nature of God in a society that is more concerned with the material rather than the spiritual?" Please join us at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 17th!

Christ Church Cathedral’s next opportunity to serve at Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley/Beacon House will be the week of December 1-7. We share duties at the Family Homeless Shelter one week each quarter with Lake Street Methodist Church. Our responsibility for this outreach opportunity is to provide 2 people to spend the night at Beacon House on Tuesday Dec 3 and Friday December 6, we also need to provide the evening meal on The 6th. Staying overnight is very easy, it involves arriving at Beacon House at 8:15 PM and staying until 7:30 AM. The accommodations are very quiet and comfortable, duties include answering the door for registered guests and solving any minor issues that may arise, Beacon House Staff is always on call and available for assistance. Please see Rick or Ellen Allison or Doug Faulkner to sign up for an overnight or to provide food for the Friday evening meal. Spending time at Beacon House is a great way to provide assistance to our neighbors in need and fulfill our mission as servants of Christ.

Please give a warm welcome to The Rev. Benjamin Thomas, who has graciously and enthusiastically accepted the role of Interim-Consultant Rector. Fr. Thomas is the director of church relations at The Saint Francis Foundation.  We are so blessed that you are here!

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The 91st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Eau Claire will be held at the Cathedral beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 9th. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided along with the celebration of Eucharist. Clergy, delegates, alternates, vendors and observers will need to register with the cathedral office.  Registration forms are available in the Memorial Lounge or on the website.  Volunteers will be needed to assist with registration, continental breakfast and lunch set up and clean up. Please contact the church office to sign up to help or if you would like registration materials.