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Coming This Week:

Thursday, March 16
12:00 pm  Lenten Preaching Series: Fear & Resilience: Five Lenten Stories. The Rev. James Hairston & The Rev. Paul Minor, preachers
6:00 pm    The Crossing Worship and Fellowship

Friday, March 17
12:30 pm   Muslim Friday Prayers

Saturday, March 18
2:30 pm MANNA Square Dance

Sunday, March 19
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:00 am  The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling, preacher
12:30 pm   Holy Eucharist in Chinese  
Monday, March 20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm   MANNA Library Hours
10:00 - 11:30 am  MANNA Leadership Team Meeting
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Monday Lunch
1:00 pm  Holy Eucharist (Sproat Hall)
2:00 pm  Alcoholics Anonymous (Lawrence Room) 

Tuesday, March 21
9:00 am - 3:00 pm  MANNA Library Hours
9:30 am  MANNA Writers' Group (Sproat Hall)
11:00 am  Christian Meditation

Wednesday, March 22
10:00 am  Holy Eucharist

In the Spotlight  
Lenten Preaching Series: Fear and Resilience: Five Lenten Stories
On Thursday, March 16, The Rev. James Hairston and The Rev. Paul Minor will continue our Lenten series,"Fear and Resilience: Five Lenten Stories", by focusing on aspects of fear from the military viewpoint. The service begins at 12:00 noon and continues with conversation over a brown-bag lunch, ending by 1:30 (although you may leave earlier if you need to). 

The series will continue through April 6 and is open to everyone. Our preacher on March 23 will be The Rev. Dr. Lisa Fortuna, speaking about fear from the perspective of growing up in an immigrant family. Everyone is invited!

MANNA Square Dance March 18 at 2:30 p.m.
MANNA is hosting a  Square Dance in Sproat Hall on Saturday, March 18, with refreshments beginning at 2:30 and dancing at 3:00 p.m. It's going to be a fun time. Ya'll come, and wear your check shirt, overalls, flouncy skirt, and dancin' boots!

This Sunday, March 19
This Sunday is the Second Sunday in Lent and we will continue liturgy using the Penitential Rite. 

In the  InFormation Forum this Sunday, Canon Missioner Tina Rathbone will lead a discussion on "Silence and Prayer in Lent." The Forums take place in the Lawrence Room immediately following Coffee Hour.

Baptisms, Confirmations, or Receptions: April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The Easter Vigil (this year at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15) is a traditional time for people to be baptized, confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. If you would like to take part in preparation for baptism or confirmation please speak to one of the clergy. For those not able to attend April 15th there will be another opportunity to be confirmed on the morning of Saturday, June 17.

Pledges for 2017
We have received pledges from 21 households/individuals totaling almost 2,600 hours of service to our community, almost  6 ,000  hours of prayer, and over $48,000. We need your support to carry out our ministry here at St. Paul, and we are still accepting  pledge cards for 2017. If you didn't get one you can contact the Cathedral office or pick one up on Sunday in church.

The Pilgrim

A Basic Renewable Power System

by Ambrose Spencer


God is a distributed power source.

Human beings are a distributed power source.

Humans beings and God are connected to each other because we humans are created in God's image.

And humans are connected to each other

and God is love

and God loves life.


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Congregation Corner
Prayers Requested
Please keep in your prayers especially these members of our congregation:
  • Jennifer Cheong How
  • Margaret Ellen Comer
  • Andrew Del Pilar
  • Gail Farmer
  • Valrie Harris
  • The Rev. Brian S. Kelley
  • William McConaga
  • Jean Mohnacs
  • Margarita Sanchez-Nutting
  • Betsy Munzer
  • Vinnie Panico
  • The Rev. Kathryn Piccard
  • David Reid
  • Julie Uhler
  • The soul of Frank Brescia
  • The soul of Robert Evans, father of Schola member Danielle
  • The soul of Fred Abrahamsen
This Sunday
March 19, 2017

This Sunday is the Third Sunday in Lent.

Our Canon Missioner, Tina Rathbone, will lead an InFormation Forum on "Silence and Prayer in Lent" after Coffee Hour. For more details see In the Spotlight.

We need people to help with our Sunday worship, particularly with Altar Guild. Please speak to Deacon Cynthia Pape if you are interested and willing to take part in training.

Rosters and Readers 
Lessons for March 19, 2017

For the lessons for the Third Sunday in Lent ,  click  here.

Le aders of Worship - March 19, 2017
Canon Cristina Rathbone
Preacher & Presider
The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling
The Rev. Cynthia D. Pape

Sub-deacon Richie Lizine
Claire Cocchi
Acolytes Pat Penzarro, Steve Tulloch
Lectors, 1st Lesson
Mark Felt
             2nd Lesson  Susan Butler
James Van Looy
Healing Minister
James Van Looy
Organist/Choir Director
Jim Butler
Choir Cathedral Schola
Jennifer Cheong How, Donna Browne, Cynthia McConaga
Coffee Hour Hosts
Louis Tsien

Coming Up and Reminders

The Sunday Morning Council will meet on April 2.

On Palm Sunday we will be reading a liturgical interpretation of the Passion Gospel . A number of roles are available, and if you would like to take part speak to Deacon Cynthia Pape.
The Tuesday and Friday 12:10 services of Holy Eucharist have been suspended for a time while we review what we are able to offer during the week and the need for services.

In the meantime, these services, which are open to everyone, will continue:
  • Monday, 1:00 p.m.:  Holy Eucharist in Sproat Hall (MANNA community)
  • Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.:  Holy Eucharist in the Church
  • Thursday, 6:00 p.m.:  The Crossing's Eucharist and Fellowship
  • Sunday: Holy Eucharist at 8:00, 10:00 (Choral), and 12:30 (in Chinese)
Two of the Cathedral's and St. John's long-time and faithful friends, Vinnie Panico and The Rev. Kathryn Piccard , are in nursing care and would like visits or to hear from us via cards and notes! Vinnie's at Milton House Center, 1200 Brush Hill Rd., Milton, MA 02186-2337. Kathryn's address is 417 South Ave., Holmes, PA, 19043.

The Crossing, our emergent church community which provides worship every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the cathedral sanctuary.  For more information about worship and The Crossing's many other offerings, go to or email

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