The Bells Challenge Apr 10-May 15

Come!  Join in the book study and sharing circle of:

“The 5 Habits of Highly Missional People: Taking the BELLS Challenge to Fulfill the Mission of God”.

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Each Sunday from April 10 – May 15, from 9am – 10am
Everyone is welcome! Come deepen and discover discipleship through the actions of:

Blessing Eating Listening Learning Sending

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Host: Rebecca Atkinson

Come to St. John’s Cathedral
135 Anderson Avenue
If questions, call 204-586-8385

 

Find free book here.

Worship for Holy Week and Easter

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The Triduum (Three Days)

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Maundy Thursday, March 24, 8:00 p.m.
Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19,
I Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Preaching
The Rev. Brian Ford, Hon. Asst., Presiding
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Good Friday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.
Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Psalm 22,
Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1–19:42
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
Tenebrae – Into the Darkness of Death
Reading of the Passion According to St. John
Adoration of the Crucified
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Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil, March 26, 8:00 p.m.
Genesis 1:1-2:4A, Exodus 14:10-31;15:20-21, Isaiah 55:1-11, Daniel 3:1-29,
Psalm 114, Romans 6:3-11, John 20:1-18
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
The Service of Light
The Liturgy of the Word
The Renewal of Baptism
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
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Easter Sunday:  The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord
Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 118:1-2;14-24,
Acts 10:34–43, Luke 24:1-12
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Preaching
The Right Rev. Donald D. Phillips, Bishop of Rupert’s Land, Presiding
Festival Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir

 

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Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

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St. John’s Cathedral, Kasaka, Central Buganda Diocese

The Venerable Paul M. Sserumaga, St. John's Cathedral, KasakaTo the Sisters and Brothers in Christ at St. John’s Cathedral, Winnipeg:

From The Venerable Paul Sserumaga, Vicar, St. John’s Cathedral, Kasaka Archdeaconry:

We love you so much. This coming Sunday in the cathedral church of Kasaka, St John’s Cathedral, we’ll have a thanksgiving service. Mothers’ Union, Fathers’ Union, CWF,  shall put  on their uniforms and sing their anthems. Pray for us. We  expect to start  the campaign to buy the cathedral car  on Easter day; may you pray for us.

God bless you. Amen

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Ash Wednesday February 10, 2016

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Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near – a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness!                  (Joel 2:1-2)

Ash Wednesday worship at the Cathedral will be held tomorrow evening (Feb. 10) at 7 p.m.  Our worship will include the Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist.  All welcome.

Memento, homo, quia pulvis es,Ash Wednesday-cross et in pulverim reverteris.
Remember, human, that you are dust,and to dust you will return.
Return to the LORD, your God,
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.                  (Joel 2:13)

World Day of Prayer 2016

“Receive children. Receive me.”
Christian Women in Socialist Cuba

wdpThe National Flower of Cuba is the white butterfly jasmine. Cuban women have used the flower not only as an adornment for their hair, but also to transmit messages during liberation wars, and as a sign of their being Cuban. There can be no better emblem for the 2016 World Day of Prayer service written by the World Day of Prayer committee of Cuba. The service transmits their witness and experience of being Cuban and Christian, even when their faith meant isolation within the country they love.

With the triumph of the Revolution, a trade embargo by the United States brought Cuba economic isolation and material scarcity. Within Cuba a similar isolation formed around people of faith in the officially atheist state. Now the embargo is lifting, but uncertainty remains for the Cuban people. What can these women tell the rest of the world about how faith endures in a secular world, of material and social challenges, and of hope?

On March 4, 2016, Christians in more than 170 countries and in 2,000 communities across Canada will gather to learn about, pray for, and celebrate Cuba in solidarity with the women of Cuba through the World Day of Prayer. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer 2016.

The local World Day of Prayer service will be hosted by St. John’s Anglican Cathedral (in conjunction with several other local churches and denominations) at 135 Anderson Ave., Winnipeg, MB, on Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. All donations for this event will go to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.

Ten Somali orphans reunited with their oldest brother — Welcome, neighbours!

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Dear friends,
You’ve been reading about them all week, you saw on the telly when they arrived the other night, now here’s an opportunity and a way to give. Please prayerfully consider an extra gift to Hospitality House as a concrete sign of our welcome to this newest family of orphans staying in the Cathedral house.
Thanks be to God always for the hard work and deep love of both Tom Denton and Karin Gordon without whom none of this would happen, and to all the other partners of HHRM.
God bless you,
Dean Paul N. Johnson
Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Please go here to donate.

Requiescat in pace – Robert Mason Sutton

“Well done, good and faithful servant… enter into the joy of your master.”  Matthew 25:21, RSV

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He died a week after his last visit to his beloved Cathedral, on the Second Sunday of Christmas, January 3rd, when his wonderful daughter Elaine brought him to worship.  With her help, he came forward to receive the Holy Eucharist.  Years before, in 1926, his mother had been unable to attend the dedication of this fourth building, the third cathedral, because she had just given birth to our beloved Bob.

He loved this place, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, and served this parish in some way most of his life, excepting only the war years when he was away.  More importantly for him still, he loved the church, the body of Christ, and, most of all, you could see it in his smile and in his eyes, he loved his Lord, and ours, Jesus Christ, crucified and risen forever.

We will miss you, Bob, very much, but we are glad to entrust you now to the Lord you loved and served your whole life.  May you rest in peace and rise in glory.

IMG_1820The Funeral Requiem for Bob will be held here, at St. John’s Cathedral, of course, on Saturday, February 20th, at 11 a.m. with a light lunch to follow.

 

Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord. 

And let light perpetual shine upon him.

So be it.

 

ROBERT SUTTON

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ROBERT MASON SUTTON June 1, 1926 – January 11, 2016 On January 11, 2016, our dad, Bob Sutton, aged 89 years, left this world to be with his beloved wife Fran, sister Molly, brother Bert and loving parents, Lucy and Thomas. Dad’s loving smile and warm handshake will always be remembered. Longer obituary to follow. Cropo Funeral Chapel, 204-586-8044

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 12, 2016

Guest Book

  • My dear Uncle Bob was as fine a man as you could ever meet. Decency, warmth and love exuded from him and he was an example to all of us. Uncle Bob will alway be kept warm and close in our hearts.
    – Posted by: Joan Fife (niece) on: Jan 12, 2016

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