Cathedral News

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Coming This Week:

Thursday, May 18
6:00 pm    The Crossing Worship and Fellowship

Friday, May 19
12:30 pm   Muslim Friday Prayers 

Sunday, May 21
10:00 am   Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling, preacher
12:30 pm   Holy Eucharist in Chinese  
3:00 pm The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worship Service
Monday, May 22
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, May 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm  MANNA Library Hours
9:30 am  MANNA Writers' Group (Sproat Hall)
11:00 am  Christian Meditation 

Wednesday, May 24
10:00 am  Holy Eucharist

In the Spotlight  

Sunday Morning Council to meet this Sunday after Coffee Hour
The Sunday Morning Council will meet this Sunday in the Lawrence Room immediately following Coffee Hour. Council meetings are open to all.


Please keep your pledge payments up to date

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 $50,000. Please stay up to date with your pledges payments so that we can stay on target with our budgeting. If you need a pledge card you can contact the Cathedral office or pick one up on Sunday in church.

The Pilgrim
by Courtney Smith
A choice can be certain, or riddled with doubt.
A choice can take you somewhere,
or it can slam you down upon a sidewalk in despair.
A choice can keep you in a dark place,
but if you choose to look for the light, it gets easier.
Never hand your power to man,
and the choice of God will fill your void.
The power of choice is a great gift, so use it wisely,
or your choices will make you a prisoner.

The Pilgrim Journal is written by our homeless friends of the Black Seed Writers Group. Sign up for an annual print subscription for $25 by designating your gift to the Monday Lunch Program on our giving page (make sure you specify that your gift is for a Pilgrim Subscription), or send a check to the Cathedral Offices with "Pilgrim Subscription" in the memo line.
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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
  • Margarita Sanchez-Nutting
  • Vinnie Panico
  • The Rev. Kathryn Piccard
  • Julie Uhler
This Sunday
May 21, 2017

See In the Spotlight for details about this Sunday.

Please speak to Deacon Cynthia Pape if you are interested in serving at the altar during our services, or serving with the Altar Guild to assist with preparation and cleaning up after services. Churches rely on their members to help make our services possible, so please consider committing to help out.
Rosters and Readers 
Lessons for May 21, 2017

For the lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter,  click  here.

Le aders of Worship - May 21 , 2017
Canon Cristina Rathbone
Preacher & Presider
The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling
Loren Gary
Sub-deacon Claire Cocchi
Chalice Ministers
Claire Cocchi, Bernetta Morton
Crystal Skeritt
Acolytes Brenda Ciesla, Steve Tulloch
Lectors, 1st Lesson
Jean Morrow
             2nd Lesson  Louis Tsien
EstherDavid Steffens
Healing Minister
James Van Looy
Organist/Choir Director
Louise E. Mundinger
Choir Cathedral Schola
Jennifer Cheong How, Donna Browne, Cynthia McConaga
Coffee Hour Host
Susan Butler

Coming Up and Reminders
The 8:00 Sunday Eucharist is on hiatus until further notice.

Jonah McCarthy will be baptized at our 10:00 service on May 28. Come and welcome our new member!

The Cathedral will host two significant diocesan services in June: Ordinations to the Diaconate on June 3 and a service of diocesan-wide Confirmations and Receptions  on June 17. We need Greeters to assist with both of these services (each at 10:30 a.m.). Please contact the Cathedral office if you can help out.

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a lay education program sponsored by the School of Theology in Sewanee that provides the opportunity for scriptural and theological exploration and discernment of how God is at work in the world and in us, in small groups with a trained mentor. Participants commit for 0ne year at a time for a four-year program. Sessions are on Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:45 pm, September through May, at Trinity Church in Copley Square. The cost is $350 with some scholarship available. Contact or call Susan Butler, 617-232-4135. There will be an Open Session in May for those considering the program for 2017-18.

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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