11 Church News & Notices

Cathedral News

Donations: Thank you goes out to the following persons who have contributed towards the Windows Project so far:- UWI (Cave Hill) Co-Op. Credit Union Ltd, Mr. Curvan Busby and Mrs. Gilia Greaves-Busby, Mr. Hallam Yarde and Mrs. Anita Yarde, Mr. Martin Haynes and Mrs. Omeitha Haynes, Ms. Roslyn Sealy, Ms. Heather J. Rollock, Ms. Margaret D. Browne, Mr. Stephen Smith and Ms. Jennifer and Vera Benn.

Gifts, Memorials and Thanksgiving: Members are invited to donate items for use in worship in memory of loved ones who have passed, and to celebrate birthdays, wedding and confirmation anniversaries and other achievements. Donation options may also include flowers to decorate the church on First Sundays or during the Church’s Festivals. To offer your donation, you may contact the Administrative Assistant.

Luncheon: Please note that tickets for The Annual Family Day luncheon which will be held on May 5th, 2019 are now available at: $60.00 adults, $30.00 children under 12 yrs. They may be purchased from the North door on Sundays after each service or from the administrative office during the week.

Tickets: Members are asked to note that tickets for the Solemn Music for Good Friday, to be held on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. are now available at $30.00 each and can be purchased from the Administrative Office during office hours.

Copier Drums: Members please note that your contributions are needed for the purchase of drums for our Bizhub C227 copier machine. Each of the three (3) drums costs $1,346.65 VAT inclusive. Any donations towards this cause are welcome.

Annual Parish Meeting: Leaders of organizations and ministries are asked to submit their reports to the Secretary of the Parochial Church Council, Ms. Donnah Russell by Wednesday, February 20th. Please send email to donnahrus@hotmail.com

Registration: The Cathedral is currently seeking to update its membership record. Consequently, members are asked to complete the registration forms which are available and return them to the office as soon as possible.

Church Calendars: Members please note that the Church’s calendars are available at $8.00 each and can be purchased from the Administrative Office.

Liturgical Year: On Advent Sunday, a new Church Year begins, Year C. For the information and convenience of everyone, the Sunday readings will be from Lectionary C, page 687; the Weekday Eucharistic Lectionary, Year 1, page 707; and the Daily Office Lectionary, Year 1, page 736 in the Book of Common Prayer.

Flowers: Head of the Flower Guild, Mrs. Anita Yarde would like to thank the members for their generous donations towards flowers for their loved ones during the year (2018) and especially during the last three months, owing to which we were able to showcase some of our skills.

Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer as part of their growth in righteousness, and of having a right relationship with God and their neighbours. The Book of Common Prayer is a symbol of unity in the Church in the Province of the West Indies and we stand in solidarity with other believers from across the Anglican Communion. The Cycle of Readings for the Daily Office affords persons the opportunity to read significant portions of Scripture throughout the year.  Pray for grace at this time!

Gifts, Memorials and Thanksgiving: You are invited to donate items for use in worship in memory of loved ones who have passed, and to celebrate birthdays, wedding and confirmation anniversaries and other achievements. Donation options may also include flowers to decorate the church on First Sundays or during the Church’s Festivals. To offer your donation, you may contact the Administrative Assistant.

Memorials and Thanksgiving: The following may be offered as a memorial or thanksgiving:
 Flowers $150.00 – $200 per week
 Wafers $ 55.00 per box
 Wine (case) $105.00 per case
If you wish to donate any of the above items in memory of your loved ones, flowers to decorate the church for First Sundays or for our Patronal Festival, which will be soon here, you can contact the Administrative Assistant, along with your donation.

Guild of St. Raphael: A branch of the Guild of St. Raphael was commissioned in the Cathedral on Sunday, December 03, 2017. The Convener is Mr. Darwin Clarke and the Secretary is Ms. Kurlyne Alleyne. Members observe a simple rule of prayer, study and work for this ministry, aiming always to promote Christ’s ministry of healing – healing of the whole person. The Guild will meet in corporate worship on the first Wednesday of each month at the Public Service of Healing.

 Photographs: Copies of the congregational photograph taken with Archbishop Holder and Mrs. Holder are available upon request at prices $10 for 4” X 6”, $15 for 5”X 7”, and $20 for 8” X 12”. Please see the notice board in the Northern Porch for the proofs.

Fire Wardens: Some measures have been taken to enhance the Safety and Security of the premises: the installation of Electronic Surveillance Cameras, Smoke Detectors, and Fire Extinguishers. The next phase is Emergency Management. Towards that end, the Church has invited members to serve as Fire Wardens in the event of an emergency. The following persons have indicated their willingness to service:
Mrs. Valdine E. Browne       Mrs. Judy King
Mrs. Juno Burrows               Mr. Trevor King
Mr. Goulbourne Drakes       Ms. Coral Riley
Mr. Paul Blackman               Mr. Stephen Smith
Mrs. Harriett  Blackman      Mrs. Margaret Watson
Mr. Keith Worrell

DIOCESAN NEWS

50th Anniversary of Disestablishment

On Sunday, March 31, 2019 there will be a Diocesan Service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Anglican Church in Barbados. It will be held in the Church of Christ the King, Rock Dundo, St. Michael at 5 p.m. Let’s thank God for His guidance and blessings since April 1, 1969.

Lenten Programme “God’s Call To Newal” TV Broadcast

An Anglican-sponsored 2 min broadcast will be shown on CBC (Channel 8) preceding the Sunday Evening News at around 6:55 p.m. during the Lenten Season, to inform and invite the wider public to participate in our Lenten Programme with the 7Cs of Chosen, Conversion, Commission, Communion, Communication, Commitment and Celebration. All are invited to tune in on Sunday when the Rev’d Bernard Been, of the Church of the Holy Cross will be the presenter

During Lent 2019, our Diocese will follow an Introspection Programme entitled “God’s Call To ‘Newal’”. It has been inspired by Bishop Maxwell’s Enthronement sermon, in which, among other things, he called the church to return to God and a return to service. The term ‘newal’ is a play on the word renewal and ‘new all’ in Christ ‘making all things new’ and also it being a ‘new day’.

Within this Lenten programme of “God’s Call To ‘Newal’”, our church family will be invited over the six Sundays of Lent and Easter Sunday to examine (what are to be referred to as) the seven Cs according to the outline below:

1st Sunday of LentChosen – selected by God for God’s mission

2nd Sunday of LentConversion – change of mind, submission to God’s call and new focus

3rd Sunday of LentCommission – sent on the new mission/mandate

4th Sunday of LentCommunion – fellow workers, shared ministry, team support

5th Sunday of LentConversation – giving testimony of new life in Christ

Palm SundayCommitment – dedication of heart despite the cost and cross

Easter SundayCelebration – rejoicing in the new life and transformation