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The Prayer Shawl Ministry will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 16th at 6:00pm, via Zoom. A link will be shared via the weekly Friday email update from the parish office in order for you to join the meeting. Please join us as we always welcome newcomers, even if you are just curious to find out more about our ministry! If you would like to participate in our ministry, you will need a set of size 10.5 or 11 knitting needles and 3 skeins of Homespun Yarn, machine washable/dryable, all in the same color. If you don't have experience with knitting, we will teach you how to make a prayer shawl. Our meetings are open to everyone and hope you will join us!

The Prayer Shawl Ministry has many prayer shawls available.
If you are in need of a shawl for someone who is in need of comfort, 
please contact:
Becky Van Es (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 715-579-0895).

Right click here and select "open link" to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 924 746 7996
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Dear Friends,

The early church came together across previously unimaginable social and political boundaries in the name of Jesus for mutual support, encouragement, and to grow in the knowledge and love of God.

Since we now know how to be as safe at church as we are at the grocery store, the Vestry has decided that we will resume in person worship at 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 2021, on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. It seems fitting that the day when Jesus goes public in ministry is the day that we will resume our public worship as well. We will take reasonable and effective precautions to keep everyone who comes safe -- including wearing masks, helping people maintain safe distances, and keeping the services relatively short.

We sincerely hope that people will feel comfortable and safe returning to in-person worship just as children are returning to school and some businesses are reopening with new precautions in place. Even so, some will not feel safe or face a greater risk, and so we will provide a Zoom link and Facebook live stream to the in-person worship as a way of keeping our community together in worship.

This has been a long journey that is not quite at its end, but I am hopeful, along with the Vestry, that we will be able to travel this last stage together with a renewed sense of hope and purpose in our mission to share the love of God with all the world.

Benjamin+

If you choose to continue to join us on Zoom (link below) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cathedralec):

Click here for the Sunday Morning bulletins 2021

Click here to join our Zoom live fee Sundays at 9 AM

Click Here to watch Morning Prayer with Fr. Benjamin and his important sermon from June 7, 2020

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.

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.


 

"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 8 please read chapters 5 & 6.

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

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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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Join us for Compline, the last office of the day, every Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm via Zoom.

One important item to note about attending a Zoom meeting: as of April 4th to increase security Zoom has added a password feature to access meetings from their site. If you click on the link to access the meeting you will not need the password, but if you go to the Zoom website and join a meeting by entering the Meeting ID number, you will be asked to enter a password, which is now listed below.

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The bulletin will be updated before each prayer service, so please check the website for the most updated version. 

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Continuing this Sunday, at 6 p.m. CST, and for each Sunday until we can return to full attendance at our churches, The Ven. Jo Glasser and Dn. Marlene Hogue will be leading Evening Prayer. This service should last about 20 minutes and is intended to supplement, not replace, your Sunday morning time with your rector or priest in charge. Instead of the Sunday Lectionary readings, he will draw upon the daily office readings. In the Zoom system's video there is a chat button. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions about the Gospel or the sermon. You will need to have a Book of Common Prayer with you to follow the service.

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