The Latest Cathedral News Author: The Very Rev. Dominic Barrington
May 21, 2021
“I went on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what would happen to me there….”
In Paul’s great farewell speech to the people of Ephesus in Acts 20 he speaks of an imminent journey to Jerusalem that he will undertake not knowing the fate that awaits him. When I set out to go to Jerusalem the weekend before last, I had no idea what was about to happen, and I have returned to Chicago having had a number of challenging and remarkable experiences that were unexpected.
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God chose to share fully in the life of the world, born as a humble and impoverished baby. From lowly beginnings, Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ and Messiah, missed no opportunity to show the world God’s love for all people... most notably the poor, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those in need. It is fitting, therefore, that as we celebrate Christmas at St James Cathedral, we will make a gift to support disadvantaged children in the Bethlehem of today.
La Creche provides a loving and secure home for about forty children. The sisters, staff, and volunteers (including doctors and social workers) offer educational, domestic, and psychological support. The stories around many of these young children are often heart-breaking, and the love provided by the staff is inspiring.
As we honor the birth of a baby to unwed parents who desperately sought a roof over their heads, in response to this carol service, please support the work of La Creche both prayerfully and financially. Contributions are accepted online or by text. Send "SJC Creche" to 73256 to give using your mobile device starting at the Lessons & Carols Service on Sunday, December 20 until the end of our Christmas Eve services on December 24.