Dear siblings in Christ,
Blessings to you this Advent season! I am writing to invite your participation in a special celebration of women’s ordination as well as the Chinese ministry here at the Church of Our Saviour for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the Episcopal Church, and beyond.
In 2024, we will mark the 80th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi, the first woman to be ordained in the Anglican Communion. On February 10, 2024, at 3:30 pm, Church of Our Saviour will hold a panel discussion on women’s ordination, as well as an exhibit of art depicting women in the Bible by He Qi, renowned artist and member of COS. The next day, February 11, COS will host the annual diocesan Lunar New Year Celebration with service of Holy Communion celebrating the Rev. Li Tim-Oi, at 4 pm. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts-Schori, the first female primate of the Anglican Communion, will be on hand for both events, as well as many other special guests. More information about these events can be found at www.cosepiscopal.org/li-tim-oi.
But first, to fund these wonderful occasions, COS will host a fundraising dinner on January 6, 2024, at 6 pm. Tickets for the dinner are $75, and all proceeds will go toward the celebration of women’s ordination, Chinese ministry, and the Li Tim-Oi Center. If you are not able to attend the fundraising event, please consider a making a donation for the gathering. We would be better for your participation.
There are many wonderful things happening at the Church of Our Saviour, and we have so much further to go. Would you consider being a part of this opportunity to celebrate women’s ordination and Chinese Ministry?