Today we welcome
Rabbi Shapiro and Canon Karl Donfried as our Preacher and Celebrant.
Rabbi Shapiro is our Rabbi in Residence and Canon Donfried is the Cathedral’s
Ecumenical Canon. Please join us for the forum in the Kendrick Room at 11:35
a.m. for a conversation with Rabbi Shapiro.
schedule: Wednesday, November 23, Spanish language
Thanksgiving service 6 p.m. Thursday, November 24, English
language Thanksgiving morning service 9 a.m.
Calendars: 2017 is the bicentennial of Episcopal Worship in
Springfield, and throughout the year we will have special events and activities
to commemorate it. We have produced a 2017 calendar with pictures from our
history. The calendar is available for a $20 donation, which will be used to
help support Bicentennial activities throughout the year. Cash or checks to
Christ Church Cathedral.
Youth Event: Bowling! November27, 2-5
p.m. Join Katie Watkins, Director of Youth Ministries, and others on a
bowling trip at the AMF in Chicopee. Permission slips are required and
can be dropped off no later than Wednesday, November 23, to reserve your
spot. You cannot bowl without a signed permission slip from
a parent or guardian. Questions? Call Katie Watkins at 425-220-1925
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Time for Advent. How will you pass the four weeks before Christmas? Is
it a crazy time, frenetic time, a time for God? Prepare yourself well with
activities, prayers, videos, and dedicated time with others from the Cathedral
and those from the 12:15 p.m. service on: November 30, December 7,
December 14, and December 21.
at the Cathedral: More than 20 men showed up on November
4th for a Meet and Greet Dinner! We worshiped, ate and shared stories
and hopes. The next Fellowship and Future Planning Gathering is Friday,
December 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral. This will be
a space where men can share openly and honestly about their lives and also
explore how to share their gifts with one another and the wider community. You
may RSVP (which is helpful for preparing food) on a sign-up sheet at the
Cathedral or send an email to Fr. Tom email@example.com
Shawl Meeting, Saturday, December 3, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Please join
us for prayer, fellowship, and work on shawls. All who are interested in this
vital ministry are welcome. Meet and greet old and new faces here at the
library. For more information, contact Sarah Betsher at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jean Ryan at
413-782-2878 or email@example.com.
Mini-Retreat, Take Back Your Time: Rediscover the Sabbath. Saturday, December 3,
3-6 p.m. We need to slow down. Come take a look at the Jewish Sabbath
to see how we might catch our breath and find some holy stillness. We will look
at biblical texts that first present the Sabbath idea. We will taste some
Sabbath foods. We will share ideas, laugh, and possibly even learn a new song
or two to raise our spirits. Rabbi Mark Shapiro will be our leader for the
afternoon. Rabbi Shapiro has just published a book on the Sabbath called
Gates of Shabbat. We will peek into some excerpts from the book as
part of our learning.
St. Peter’s Annual Dinner Dance will be
held on December 10, 2016 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Springfield
Marriott. The cost is $55 per person or $100 per couple. For tickets and more
information, call Rev. Mike DeVine at 413-733-1208 or email AP735@earthlink.net.
Hour: Please sign up to be a coffee hour host. It’s easy! Just greet
people, and bring cookies or snacks, and cream. Coffee will be set up. The
following Sunday is open: November 27. A sign-up sheet is up for the
months of December, January & February. Please sign up for any Sunday in
December: 4, 11, 18, & 25. Thank you. If you have questions,
contact Coffee Queen Judy Cooke, (413) 847-1298 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
mid-week Holy Eucharist now begins at 11:30 a.m. We are making the
change to allow guests from Loaves & Fishes to join the Eucharist service,
and allow guests at the service an opportunity to participate in Loaves &
Fishes after the service.
Weekly Spanish Classes:
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 a.m. in the Doug-out on the
2nd Floor. The class is open to everyone regardless of proficiency
level and is conversation-based. The setting is informal and fun! Note: there
will not be a Spanish Class this Wednesday, November
Cathedral Flowers: Those who wish to contribute
memorial of thanksgiving flowers, please email, call or send a note to our
Cathedral Administrative Assistant, Migdalia Vazquez at email@example.com, or 413-736-2742,
at least one month in advance of the date for the
flowers. Please provide the donor’s name and phone number, date
for the memorial flowers, specific wording and flower-color preference. Each
flower memorial costs $40. Please make a check payable to: Christ Church
Cathedral, 35 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103, or you can drop it off at
Forum Schedule (11:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Update: Thank you to all who have made their 2017 pledge to the mission
and ministry of God through Christ Church Cathedral. As of this week, we have
received a total of 74 pledges for $160,445 toward our goal of 200 pledges and
$300,000 in money pledged. As your heart is stirred and you are able, we ask all
members to support the Cathedral with faith, being mindful of the role of God in
our temporal affairs and gratitude for what we have. Your pledge helps feed
people, form bonds, open lives to God, unlocks stuck hearts, lead us to the
future, call us to our better selves, lift us higher, beckon us, and bring us to
our knees. It helps invite us, feed us, form us, and sends us out again,
renewed. Thank you for your pledge and continued support.
27: Forum on the Jesse Tree, history and coloring of the ornaments.
4: Preparing for Christmas with St. Nicholas
11: “Violence Sabbath”
18: The Music of Christmas with Mr. O’Berry
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PARKING: Please remember that in addition to
parking at the Cathedral’s lot, you may park in the Museum’s parking lot on
Edward Street for the 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Services. Our new sexton,
William Diaz, is available on Sundays to help with parking. Please introduce
yourself and say hello.
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