Peggy Trendell-Jensen
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Here's a look ahead for the week of August 24th, 2014:

 

Contemplative Eucharist in the Chapel on Wednesday at 10am             

 

Our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz wrote to us to ask our prayers for Palestine and Israel in the wake of the escalating conflict in that region. He goes on to say:

"The Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City (owned and operated by The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem) is exceeding its capacity to meet the humanitarian crisis. In the face of shortages in medicines, fuel and food, Bishop Suheil Dawani has issued an urgent appeal for help. Donations can be made through the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. Through ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together), we are working with local partners to provide support for those wounded and displaced in this ongoing siege.

I ask for your prayers. Pray for all who have died and all who mourn. Pray for all those injured and those who tend them in the most difficult of circumstances, the hospitals and clinics themselves under the continuing threat of bombing. Pray fervently for a ceasefire, for those living in absolute fear by day and by night. Pray for world leaders who offer counsel in negotiating a settlement to this current crisis and in securing a lasting peace for all Palestinians and Israelis. Pray as Dr. Olav Fyske Tveit has said, that together they may work "to transform the discourse of hatred and revenge...into one that sees the other as neighbour and as equal brother and sister in one God."

Please mark your cheque/envelope “ The Diocese of Jerusalem”

 

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Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver is inviting all Cathedral Choir choristers, past and present, to celebrate 125 years of music at 690 Burrard on November 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm. In honour of this major milestone, they are planning a Festal Evensong for Reign of Christ at the Cathedral and are seeking all available choristers to reunite and sing in celebration of the anniversary.

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Deanery Outreach – Please remember the deodorant for the North Shore Youth Shelter.

 

Food Bank – Non-perishable items such as coffee, canned fruit/veggies, Kleenex, dry soups, etc. are much appreciated. Please drop off donations in the box in the church lobby.

 

Cookies for the Homeless Shelter will be gratefully received in the church kitchen before noon on Tuesday, August 25th.=

 

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Vancouver School of Theology presents the 2014 Somerville Lecture - Mystics and the Mind: Towards an Understanding of Interfaith Spirituality with Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan. September 11, 2014, 7:30 pm – free admission. Chapel of the Epiphany, 6030 Chancellor Boulevard on the UBC campus. Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan will speak about a spiritual basis for interfaith understanding found in mysticism and depth psychology. These disciplines describe common dimensions of a human encounter with the Divine that finds expression in different theologies and religious traditions.