March 16, 2012
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This Weekend at St. Paul's
Cathedral closed Saturday for St. Patrick's Day
The nearby St. Patrick's Parade is big -- and with such parking constraints that it's prudent to hold no events at St. Paul's on Saturday.
Evensong - featuring the SDSU Chamber Choir
5:00 pm Sunday
Come experience what has been called one of "the jewels of the Anglican Church." It is a fitting end to a busy week and a quiet preparation for the upcoming days as you listen to the readings and hear our guests, the SDSU chamber choir, sing praises to our Lord within Evensong.
Adult Education this Sunday
9 a.m. Forum in the Guild Room
The Five Spiritual Practices and Our Journey of Faith - Serve Joyfully with Dr. Elisabeth Koenig
The five spiritual practices as stated by Dean Richardson (Worship Weekly, Pray Daily, Learn Constantly, Serve Joyfully, and Live Generously) are a way to live into the fullness of our faith and Christian journey. The holy season of Lent is a good time for all of us to revisit those practices and see how they can be deepened. Moderated by Dean Richardson. Next week's forum is Live Generously with Canon Chris Harris.
Exploring Today's Readings
9am in the Fireside Room
Each Sunday, The Rev. Canon Jack Lindquist, professor of theology at the University of San Diego, and Canon for Biblical Studies here at St. Paul's, presents the history and context of the day's readings and Gospel--as well as some fun and humor!
Small Group Bible Study is Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral Parlor. All are welcome.
Cathedral Music Calendar
Lunchtime Organ Recitals
Every Tuesday at 12:30
Gather in the courtyard just before 12:30 every Tuesday for coffee and tea, and afterwards enjoy an informal free concert with the day's artist on our interim digital organ. If you can, make your visit into an afternoon, since a rotating selection of museums across the street in Balboa Park also offer free admission to residents on Tuesdays. FREE.
Cappella Gloriana at St. Paul's
Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m
San Diego's professional chamber choir directed by Stephen Sturk presents two rarely-performed Renaissance masterpieces for the Lenten season: Johannes-Passion (St. John Passion) by Christoph Demantius and Requiem (Mass for the Dead) by Pierre de la Rue. Admission $20. Info 619-990-5751.
An evening of live classical and jazz music
Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a benefit for the Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego performed by professional musicians in the Crill Theater at Point Loma Nazarene University. Tickets $25 general admission, $10 for PLNU students, available at the door.
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Cathedral member and conductor John Winkelman leads the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble in its third annual spring concert, taking advantage of the outstanding acoustics in St. Paul's nave. Works include Morton Gould's Jericho plus premieres of three new works from the ensemble's annual composition competition. Admission $15. Info: 619-692-2077 ext. 814 or www.hillcrestwindensemble.com
Cathedral News & Notes
Lenten Worship & Prayer Offerings
Lent is a 40-day liturgical season of fasting and prayer before Easter. The 40 days represent the time Jesus spent in the desert where he endured temptation by Satan. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penitence, charitable giving, and self-denial. Click here for the complete schedule.
Complete Holy Week & Easter Worship Schedule Now Online
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, April 1 and ends with the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 7. Click here for the complete Holy Week schedule through Easter Sunday and mark your calendar today!
Easter Flower Envelopes Now Available.
Although there are no Cathedral flowers during the season of Lent, we welcome your gifts for Easter flowers in thanksgiving for blessings -- or in honor of loved ones -- via the envelopes in the pews. Contributions received soon can be can be gratefully acknowledged in the Easter Day bulletin listing of memorial gifts.
Tips for simpler living #13: Let's Take a Walk...
Lent is a journey into our true selves where God awaits us. Lent is a putting-aside of all those things that keep us from God. In the spirit of the Lenten journey, Simpler Living recommends that you ... walk ...as in take a walk, say two or three times a week. Not a walk to get somewhere, not an errand, simply a walk around your neighborhood. And why not make this walk a prayer, a reaching out to God in thanks, in anger, in doubt, in love. There is no better setting for such a communion than this beautiful world that the Lord hath made. If you already take such walks-great; if not, try it. But keep at it. Make it a part of your regimen, at least for Lent. God only knows where such walking might take you! For more information about Simpler Living ministry at St. Paul's or to get more involved, contact Phil Petrie 619-298-0464 email@example.com
Newcomer Events: Cathedral Tour
Sunday, March 25 following the 10:30 service
Do you know what (or where) the "narthex" is? Do you know your "inner Sacristy" from your "outer"? Do you know in which pew Queen Elizabeth sat on her historic visit to St. Paul's? Did you know you could follow the Lord's Prayer in our stained glass windows? Then join us for the Cathedral Tour for answers to all these questions and more! Following the 10:30 service, meet at the altar rail to join Canon Brooks Mason for a fun and informative tour of St. Paul's. Learn more about our building, the Organ, and some of our parish history. For information: Canon Chris Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Yoga at St. Paul's
Wednesdays March 7-28; 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Godly Play room
All are welcome to join us for a gentle yoga class with Lenten theme for all ages. Kids welcome. There will be time together and with children and adults working in separate spaces. $5/family/class. Info: email@example.com or 619-665-1264.
Cursillo Simple Ultreya
Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 p.m., Fireside Room
Want to get more connected to your faith? Join us for Spring Fellowship and potluck with St. Paul's Cursillo Community. Evening prayer in the Chapel at 5 pm followed by social gathering and Simple Ultreya at 5:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Bring a dish to share. Info: Rew Carne (858) 259-9223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simpler Living--Garden Retreat & Labyrinth Walk
March 24, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., La Mesa
Spring calls your soul to the garden - get out, touch, smell, feel, and taste the goodness of the Lord. What better opportunity than a Spring Garden Retreat and Labyrinth walk to be held on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Parishioner Cindy Schuricht and her husband have offered their garden and outdoor labyrinth (photo) at 7534 Ohio Place in La Mesa. Besides the labyrinth, art and writing supplies will be available, so you may sit and journal or draw your experience. Wander in the yard, feel the earth, perhaps do a bit of planting, smell the leaves and flowers, and maybe even taste a berry or two. Light refreshments available. For planning purposes let Simpler Living know you're coming: contact Carolyn Lief via email@example.com or 858-274-0587. FREE-Open to all!
St. Paul's Hiking Group Visits the River
Saturday, March 24, 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a nature walk through the Tijuana River Estuary, the natural habitat through which many bird species migrate in early spring. Meet at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral parking lot at Sixth and Olive (across the street from the park) and carpool and/or caravan to the trailhead in Imperial Beach near Imperial Beach Blvd and Seacoast Drive. Optional lunch follows at the Tin Fish at the end of the Imperial Beach Pier. Info: Jim or Ron at (619) 971-1518; firstname.lastname@example.org Read one hikers review of the Tijuana Estuary here.
Integrity Hosts "Gospel Brunch" Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday, April 8 at 1:30pm
The Integrity Circle, St. Paul's LGBT ministry, ushers in the return of the Sunday Brunch with a one-of-a-kind "Gospel Brunch" at Lips Restaurant on Easter Sunday. We have only 25 spots and must book in advance-so reserve your space today at the table in the courtyard! All-inclusive cost is $29/person (includes the brunch, the show, unlimited beverages, gratuity and tax). More info: Joe Bruglio at 323-640-1660 or email@example.com
On The Blog
The Cathedral Blog "All Our Voices" is your chance to join the conversation, to slow down and reflect on how God is workin
g in our lives. Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, but always interesting. Submit your own blog anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Lester, explains the work of The People's Warden
Robert Heylmun has a Lazarus Experience
Ellen Shaw Tufts rediscovers A Wrinkle in Time
And a fun Lenten Videovideo from Fr Matthew Moretz