Outdoor service – June 17, 2018

Another tremendous outdoor service with Anglican, United and Lutheran congregations in Kamloops’ MacDonald Park.

A special collaboration with LMO Metis Social Services on the north shore. Lots of singing, a special “gutteral” anthem, long lineups at the smudging tent, Holy Eucharist, and a growing commitment to healing and reconciliation between Inuit, Metis, First Nations and settlers.

Photo credit Rae Long

 

Successful Strawberry Tea

The Cathedral is one of the few remaining venues in Kamloops that host a strawberry tea social on an annual basis. This makes this event very popular in the community and we get many calls for more information leading up to the event.

As always this year’s Strawberry Tea was a huge success! Thanks in large part to Rae Long and her dedicated volunteers.

Enjoy these pictures taken by our talented Dean

A tribute to Heather & Norris Berg

The Choir and the Dean pulled a fast one on our Choir/Music Directors Heather & Norris Berg! Sunday June 3 they surprised them with a medley in honour of the 20th Anniversary of when Heather & Norris first came to St. Paul’s. It was both amusing and emotional and made Heather tear up! Arranged by Ron Ste Marie, Guest secret conductor Jim Waldie and guest pianist The Dean ran through a number of favorite anthems of the Berg’s. Finishing with Abba’s “Thank you for the music”

Afterwards there was a cake made by Rae Long in the hall for everyone to enjoy and speeches thanking the Berg’s for their many years of leadership.

photo credit Rae Long

Friendship Friday – A Royal surprise!

You can always count on Rae Long and the Friendship Friday Crew to have a great time. Often you can hear the laughter from the group as far away as the basement.

Well Friday May 17th was no different! In an event called “a Royal surprise”, guests were welcomed to the hall with authentic royal wedding banners, flags and mementos all the way from England! On display were a wide selection of Royal Family commemorative plates, cups and coins. Gail Ovington wowed the crowd with a organ recital and there was a visit from the “Queen”.

After the organ recital everyone gathered in the hall for Tea and Pavlova.

What a fun time!!!

The cycling Bishop pays us a visit

Bishop

 

So pleased to welcome Bishop Rob Hardwick and Lorraine to Kamloops Wednesday night.

Rob shared his own story back to health and appealed to those gathered to keep on the healing and reconciliation journey.

Bishop Barbara extended a welcome on behalf of the Territory of the People and TRU elder Margaret Hyslop offered prayers and song in many languages.

God bless you Rod and Lorraine on your amazing journey, in faith and love.

 

photos taken from https://www.facebook.com/DoQMission/

 

Equip 2018 – a good time!

Equip 2018 was held in Prince George at St. Michael & All Angels from May 25-27.

There were several full cars of Cathedral attendees that made their merry way North.

Thanks to Elaine Parkes for sending us these pictures – now we can catch a little glimpse of what went on!

Photo descriptions:

Rev. Dr. Kara Mandryk
Ron Ste Marie – manning the PWRDF table
Buffet Line for Saturday dinner
Eating a meal
Ron Ste Marie doing a presentation about PWRDF and its partner Canada Food Grain Bank
The “Forever Young Choir” – Saturday evening entertainment
Sunday Morning service with Bishop Barbara presenting certificates to Lay Ministers of Word  & Sacrament (front row) and all attending clergy in the back row.
Wait!
There is more! The Dean also took a few photos

Altar Flowers

One of the nicest Cathedral traditions is buying Sunday flowers in memory of a loved one. Most every week (with the exception of Lent) there are flowers on the Cathedral or Chapel Altar. At special times of the year like Christmas and Easter there is an opportunity to purchase a poinsettia or an Easter Lilly in loving memory of a loved one.

This ministry is managed by the Altar Guild and lead by Joy Fudge.