From the Dean’s Desk… for Sunday, 23 September 2012

‘O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’  He chortled in his joy.”  Sound familiar?  Some of you will know that it’s from “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll in his magnum opus, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, published in 1872.  While it may be a stretch to argue that this delightful poem is a thinly veiled interpretation of Christ’s victory over the power of death, we can at least delight in the sentiments expressed!  I love the way it rolls off the tongue so beautifully.

And I certainly chortle in joy at our frabjous day, as we begin our regular fall life together. Sunday School begins again; if you have children who might be interested, please do talk to Betty or Ted Ash.  Or, if you are feeling like you might be called to teach in this educational ministry of our parish, yes, please talk to Betty or Ted Ash for more details.

Choir resumes its leadership role in our worship life at the 10:30 Sung Eucharist.  They rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.  If you’re interested in this musical ministry, please talk to our Music Director, Tom Packham, for an interview and audition.

Also beginning is The Dean’s Forum, which, for the next while, will be an express tour of the Scriptures commonly called The Holy Bible; this series we’ll call “Dusting off the Bible.”  This is not an original title, but I like it very much, so we’ll use it.  We begin at 9:15 a.m. and will finish by 10:05 a.m., guaranteed.  Stay after the early service, come early for the after service!  Please join us, and BYOB (Bring your own Bible).

I remind you also that, to allow us to share in a time of Christian education for adults, the early morning has been changed:  We no longer say The Great Litany together, and we begin the Said Eucharist in the St. John Chapel at 8 a.m.

For more information on any of these items, or to leave a message for someone, please do call the Cathedral Office at 204.586.8385 x 11.  Or e-mail at .  Thanks!

So, won’t you chortle with me?  ‘O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’                       Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.    (Phil. 4:4)


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