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"A weekly day of rest is like Cherry Garcia ice cream and hugs: we can survive without them, but we can't really live. I once asked an auditorium full of grade-school children sitting on bleachers about a weekly day of rest. "What do you think about everyone stopping one day a week? No chores. No homework. No parents going off to work. No shopping. No errands. Does this sound like a good idea?" They stared, smiling at me like I was asking if it was okay to add another Christmas to the year, or if any of them would mind being able to fly."

In the last year, I have lost track of time. I don’t remember what day it is, what I am supposed to be doing, but most importantly, when I am supposed to be at work and when I am supposed to be at home since they are now the same place. After seeing Matthew Sleeth speak a few years ago, I bought this book, made a good effort at keeping a Sabbath, and found myself much happier. A year into COVID, I have forgotten my day off and desperately want to get it back. Maybe some of you need this book as much as I do.
~ Fr. Benjamin Thomas

Six Mondays at noon, via Zoom, beginning February 22, to read this book together. 

For March 15 please read chapters 7 & 8.

Click here to join the Zoom Lenten Book Study at Noon on Monday

Meeting ID: 812 1134 9209
Passcode: 163751

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Singing Rooster CoffeeRight before the pandemic hit, we purchased our regular order of Singing Rooster Coffee, Fair Trade coffee grown in Haiti. Since we are currently not having coffee hour, we would like to make it available to you to purchase. The sales have been going so well that we now only have ground decaf remaining. The cost is $10.00 for a 12 ounce bag. 

We will continue to support this organization and look forward to a day when we can once again enjoy coffee hour, physically together, safely! 

All proceeds will be donated to The Haiti Project.


 

Join us for in-person worship this Sunday with Fr. Benjamin at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral, or watch this service livestream via Zoom (instructions & link below) or on our Facebook page (to find us on Facebook type in @cathedralec).

To attend in-person:
     • You do not have to make a reservation.
     • We will be collecting information at the door for contact tracing purposes.
     • We will require people to wear masks at all times.
     • We will maintain social distancing recommendations by seating every other row at opposite ends.
     • There will be bulletins available for you at the check in desk.
     • There will be one entrance (the "old ramp" door on Farwell Street), and one exit (Lake Street). 
     • This will be a Eucharistic liturgy. The congregation will be offered bread only. When you come
        forward to receive the sacrament, please leave your mask in place and return to your seat
        before removing your mask to consume the bread.

There is a link embedded in the middle of the invitation. To use this link, you have to download the free "Zoom" app to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. If you have that app on your device, all you have to do is click the link on the email and you will automatically connect. (Be sure to allow the app to access your camera and microphone, if requested.

If you don't want to use the app, or are using a device that can't download the app, you can go to the website for Zoom: https://zoom.us On the upper right hand side of your screen, there will be a tab titled "Join a Meeting." Click on that tab and you will be prompted to enter a "Meeting ID or Personal Link Name." The "Meeting ID" can be found toward the bottom of the invitation. I've highlighted it in red to be easier to find. In the case of this meeting, the ID is: 924 746 7996. Just enter those digits without a space or dashes and click enter. From there, you'll be prompted to allow access to your camera/microphone.

If you don't have access to a smartphone/tablet/computer with a camera and microphone and want to join the meeting as a phone call, there is a number listed just above the Meeting ID that you can call. That will connect you to the meeting with audio only. Those numbers are in red in the invitation. For this meeting, the best number is: 1 312 626 6799

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Here is this week's new cases report. Please note in the comments the increasing concern about a surge driven by the B.1.1.7 variant, now projected to occur within the next 3 weeks. That timing would take us right to Holy Week.