We want you all to know that there will be two events this weekend of interest to the many friends of the Episcopal Church and St. Cyprian’s. On Oct. 31st, there will be a web cast of a Vigil Celebration and Eucharist sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians at 11:00 am preparing for Bishop Curry’s installation. It will be broadcast via the web at this link. On Sunday at the National Cathedral, there will be a Solemn Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. This service begins at noon and will be broadcast on the internet at this link. Please keep Bishop Curry and his family in your prayers.
Our cousins across the Charles River, St. Bartholomew, is hosting a gala Dinner Dance November 7, 2015 at the VFW Post 1012, Medford, MA. Here is a flyer with further information.Music will be provided by DJ Ohh.
St. Cyprian’s Ushers’ Guild will be hosting its annual “Evening of Glitz and Glamour” this coming Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Biff’s Lounge, 18 Washington Street. The event begins at 4:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door (donation-$15.00). Don’t miss it!
The Vestry has voted to call a special parish meeting for October 18, 2015 directly following the Sunday liturgy. The sole item of business will be a review and vote on a second revision of the parish by-laws.
Last spring, the revised by-laws approved at the 2015 Annual Parish Meeting were sent to the Standing Committee of the diocese. Under the canons of the diocese, any revisions to a parish’s by-laws must be reviewed and approved by the Standing Committee. Suggestions were made by a member of the Standing Committee to bring our revisions into alignment with the diocesan model by-laws.
A draft of the second revised by-laws integrating the suggestions is available here. Printed copies can be found at the back of the church. If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday, September 13, 2015 marks the Sunday on which we celebrate the feast of St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage in North Africa and Martyr for the faith, the patron saint of our parish. Sunday service returns to its usual time of 10:30 AM. Please join us for worship and fellowship! For those unable to attend services in person, we will be resuming our live internet transmission of the Sunday liturgy.
During the months of July and August and the first Sunday in September, Sunday service will begin at 9:30 AM. During the summer hours, live internet transmission of the Sunday morning service will be suspended. The Sunday School will be in recess during July and August too. The Fall schedule for Sunday School will be posted in early September.
We pray you and yours will have a safe and enjoyable summer!
Please join us Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM for a healing service. Healing of the body and soul has always been an important part of the Christian life and ministry. From time to time we as a community have come together to offer a service of prayer and healing.
Due to the inclement weather last weekend, the Massachusetts Chapter of the United Black Episcopalians has rescheduled the annual Absalom Jones Day Festival to Sunday, Feb. 22nd-4:00 pm at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 239 Harvard Street in Cambridge. Bishop Alan M. Gates will preach and preside.