July 22, 2011
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This Weekend at St. Paul's
Saturday, July 23 at 7pm in the Great Hall
Well-known local artists will present a sample of their work, with music by Reiko Obata on the Japanese Koto and violinist Annelle Gregory (recently featured at Carnegie Hall) and poetry by Kathryn Robinson Belsey, Brandon Cesmat, Janet Foster, Sylvia Levinson, Gretchen Sousa and Mark Turner. Suggested donation is $10 which includes luscious desserts and coffee. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org Presented by the Cathedral Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Newcomers Brunch - you are invited!
Following the 10:30 service, Sunday July 24
In the Guild Room
Are you new to the Cathedral -- or at least still "feel" new? Come learn about the wealth of programs and the sense of community -- and how you can get connected at St. Paul's. A light brunch will be served. For information contact Canon Chris Harris at email@example.com
5:00 pm, Sunday, July 24
Come experience what has been called one of "the jewels of the Anglican Church." Evensong is a short, restful, and meditative service-a fitting end to a busy week as well as a quiet preparation for the week to come. We welcome with gratitude the Chancel Singers of First United Methodist Church, Chula Vista, with Juan Carlos Acosta, Director, as this evening's guest choir.
Adult Education this Sunday
9 AM SUNDAY FORUM in the Guild Room:
Seminary Life: What Does a Priest Need to Know? - Ever wondered what seminary life is like? Seminarian Colin Mathewson will share the ups and downs of his first year at Sewanee School of Theology in Tennessee. Colin will be interested to hear what you think a priest ought to know before beginning parish ministry!
Exploring Today's Readings
9am is in the Fireside Room
Canon Jack Lindquist, professor of theology at the University of San Diego, presents the history and context of the day's readings and Gospel -- as well as some fun and humor!
Small Group Bible Study
9am in the Cathedral Parlor
Every Sunday, Dr. Stew Dadmun leads this in-depth, small group bible study that is open to all. This Sunday, the group begins the study of the Gospel of John. Come join us!
Cathedral Music Calendar
Lunchtime Organ Concert
12:30 pm, Tuesday, July 26
Come hear our highly versatile organ in a free short organ concert featuring Martin Green this Tuesday, July 26, at 12:30 pm.
FREE -- every Tuesday.
Cathedral News & Notes
Only $70,000 left to go!
We are so close to reaching our initial goal of $1,250,000! Can you make a pledge today and help get us across the line? Pledge cards are in the pews and online here
Do you know someone in the community who might support the campaign?
We're leaving no stone unturned as we seek community support for the restoration of San Diego's first organ! If you know someone who might be interested in making a memorial gift, let us know! Please call or email Canon Chris Harris at 619-298-7260 x334 or harrisc@StPaulCathedral.org
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRIDE! A special thanks to all who participated in last week's Pride Parade and marched with all of us representing St. Paul's Cathedral and/or helped with hospitality and our BBQ. Our Pride contingent was an amazing witness to inclusion and welcome and was a great success! Thanks to everyone who walked, carried banners, loaned cars, handed out water or helped in any way.
Click here for pictures!!!
HELP WELCOME PEOPLE TO ST. PAUL'S! Coming to a big Cathedral for the first time can be an intimidating prospect. That's why the Greeters Ministry is so important. Greeters staff the welcome table and welcome newcomers to St. Paul's and encourage them to return. This simple commitment of time is just once every 5-6 weeks for 20 minutes, and it makes a huge difference in the life of our community. If interested, then sign up at the Welcome Table after church or email Pat Kreder at firstname.lastname@example.org See if this might be a good fit for you by joining us to learn more at an open greeters orientation meeting on August 14 at noon in the Guild Room following the 10:30 service.
BOYS AND GIRLS CHOIR CAMPS SIGN-UPS
for sessions Aug 8-12 (girls) and Aug 15-19 (boys). This day camp is open to all ages 7 and up. The week for each includes basic music training, voice coaching, and basic musicianship along with other activities and field trips. Info: Martin Green email@example.com
or 619.298.7261 x 318.
CHILDREN, YOUTH, & FAMILY: CAMP SPIRIT
- August 15-19
Take advantage of Camp Spirit as a fun option for your youth and children this summer. The theme is Back to Nature and we will be doing things focused on nature including nature walks, a service project, eating at a vegan restaurant, and a visit to the Natural History Museum. The camp is 9 am-3 pm each day and costs $75 plus some pocket money for our outings. For questions or to register, contact Christine D'Amico at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEELCHAIR NEEDED - Do you have a collapsible wheelchair you could donate to St. Paul's? On occasions we need one -- and right away -- so if you have one that's not being used, we'd be grateful! Call Canon Brooks Mason at 619-298-7261 x 325.
WHAT IS THE CATHEDRAL'S "MASTER PLAN"? In short, it's our plan for redeveloping our campus by developing our adjacent property (the empty lot on Nutmeg St.) and our parking lot and apartments next door on Olive Street. When complete, the project will provide:
- 20,000 sq. ft. in much-needed program and office space
- A redeveloped, expanded campus
- An endowment for mission and ministry
- 85 underground parking spaces
- Residential and retail space including 11 units of affordable housing
- "Green" development and neighborhood beautification
WHAT DO WE NEED?
The plan is 100% self-financed (i.e., it is not
another capital campaign) and we are not
seeking donations. What we seek is your moral support, e.g., letter-writing and attending meetings as the project works its way through the city's planning and approval process. Click here for more pictures and information
and stay tuned for updates and opportunities to learn more. To add your name to the list of supporters, email us at Talk@StPaulsForTheFuture.org
or call 619-330-2202.
St. Paul's Hiking Group
Saturday, August 6, meet 9 am at SPC parking lot at Sixth and Olive for carpool
Join St. Paul's hiking group for a walk starting at Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma. We'll take the trail down to San Diego Bay, enjoy a few sights from the National Monument, and afterwards have an optional lunch at a choice of spots near Shelter Island. If you prefer, meet us at the Cabrillo visitors' center at 9:30. Info: Jim or Ron at (619) 971-1518; or email@example.com
20s & 30s @Saint Paul's - Trip to San Diego (Quail) Botanic Gardens
Saturday, July 23 at 9:30 am
The Urban Collective is an informal group of 20- and 30-somethings at St. Paul's who get together to share our different takes on life, faith, and the spirit. Join us for a fun tour of these beautiful gardens. ($12 admission). Meet at St. Paul's at 9:30 to carpool up, or at the Gardens at around 10:00. Info: Matthew Gealy at 626-676-0927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The LUV Gala
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 pm at the Hilton Resort on Mission Bay
Every year, St. Paul's Senior Homes and Services invites you to their annual LUV Gala (Love Uniting Volunteers) benefiting St. Paul's Senior Homes and Services. This year's honorees are Mark and Barbara DeMichele who will be recognized for their outstanding service to the San Diego community and to St. Paul's.
Join this unique and colorful party under the stars! Cost is $195 per person and includes dinner and entertainment. Learn more and RSVP at www.stpaulseniors.org
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