The Cathedral Chronicle, December 12, 2010

dates to remember…

Wednesday Dec 15, 6:30 p.m. Area Confirmation Group meeting
Thursday Dec 16, 6 p.m. Transition Team meeting
Friday Dec 17, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon Bible Study
Sunday Dec 19, Christmas Pageant (during 10:30 a.m. service)
Sunday Dec 19, 4 p.m. “When Christmas Hurts”
Thursday Jan 6, 12 Noon Friendship Circle meetings will resume

church calendars…

2011 Canadian Church Calendars are available in the Narthex. Cost is $6.

Christmas cards…

Cathedral Christmas cards are available in the Narthex.
Cost is $10 for 12 cards and envelopes.

2010 donations…

Please note that all donations must be received by December 31, 2010 to be eligible for a tax receipt for the current calendar year.

Coffee time…

We are still looking for volunteers to donate baking for our coffee time after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Your Cathedral community is thankful for all baking contributions!

The charlie brown tree…

is now laden with your donations of new  mitts, gloves, scarves, hats, and toques for children who need them!  The fruit of the Charlie Brown Tree will be delivered to one of the  North End Schools on Thursday December 16th.

Transition team…

The Transition Team asks that the congregation set aside 3 Sunday afternoons, after church, for congregational gatherings.
Please mark February 6, February 20, and March 13 on your calendar! More information will be available within the next few weeks. Please continue to hold the Transition Team members – Terry Barber, Maureen Dolyniuk, Marlene Janzen, Peter Spencer, and Patricia Stagg – and the Cathedral leadership in your prayers.


In the readings today, we discover two virtues of the disciple and Christian steward – patience and persistence. The stewardship way of life is both joyful and rewarding, while at the same time being challenging. We need to be patient with ourselves and with others if we are to persist in the journey. It is after all, the work of a lifetime. Being a steward and disciple is to place Christ
at the centre of our lives. In doing so, we are able to take on the daily challenges of life with confidence and hope.

Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of Winnipeg,

Trinity conference…

The Cathedral will host the 41st Trinity Institute International Theological Conference January 19 – 21, 2011. The theme of this 3 day live video conference is Reading Scripture through Other Eyes. Speakers will address topics including:

  • What concerns do scholars have when reading Scripture?
  • What does an ordinary reader bring?
  • How does our culture influence what truths we may find in
  • Scripture?
  • How do we read scripture together?

Speakers will include:
Walter Brueggemann, Mary Gordon, Teresa Okure, and Gerald O. West.
more on our speakers

Early Registration: (before January 14):
Individual $55, Couple $90, Student $45
Delayed Registration: (after January 14):
Individual $65, Couple $110, Student $55
Register by calling the Cathedral Office at 586-8385. For more information, see our events page.

Main street corridor events…

Monday, December 13 – Alpha (see brochures at back of church)
7 p.m. at St. Anne’s, 253 Burrin Ave
(Topic: What about the Church?)
Friday, December 17  – Movie Night at St. Anne’s
7 p.m. “Knight and Day” with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz – Free admission and free popcorn and drinks (see poster on periaktoi)
Monday, January 24  – 7 p.m. Mondays at St. Anne’s Bible Study on “The Gospel of Matthew” using the two book series by Tom Wright entitled “Matthew for Everyone” – Cost of the two book series is $20. Please see the sign up
sheet on the table at the back of the Cathedral.

St John’s prayer list…

We invite you to take Sunday’s bulletin home with you and to pray for the persons on St. John’s Prayer List in your devotions.

prayer circle…

Cathedral members are reminded that an email Prayer circle operates from the Cathedral. If you live in Winnipeg and are wanting the Prayer Circle to pray for you, send a request. If you would like to learn more about this Prayer circle, please see Ray Bailey.


We are looking for a new Verger. Please speak to one of the Wardens if you are interested in serving in this position or know of someone who might be interested.

Rupert’s land news reminder…

Subscription donations for the Rupert’s Land News can be mailed in the self-addressed envelope that was folded inside the October paper. If the envelope has been mislaid, your cheque for $20 to Rupert’s Land News can be delivered to the parish office or mailed to: Rupert’s Land News, Anglican Centre, 935 Nesbitt Bay  Winnipeg, MB R3T 1W6

Periaktoi news…

Be sure to check the periaktoi at the back of the church for current information announcements which may be of interest to you.