Above: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's visit to the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real. Photo credit:  Elrond Lawrence
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Welcome  Presiding Bishop  Michael B. Curry
As We  Celebrate Our Bicentennial 

May 21

With great excitement and joy, this Sunday marks the official kick off of Christ Church Cathedral's Bicentennial!

The occasion is being marked by a series of events spanning from May 2017 through April 2018 that you can learn more about here

The first official offering takes place this Sunday, May 21, as we welcome Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry to both the 8 am and 10 am services. Both services will take place in the sanctuary. 

Following the 10 am service, Presiding Bishop Curry will lead the ADULT FORUM discussion on The Jesus Movement
Of note: photo opportunities 
will be made available after the forum if time permits. 

Both the 10 am service and the Adult Forum will be live streamed. You can see those events here in real time when they begin. 
For both the 8 am and 10 am services on May 21, we encourage attendees to find parking offsite downtown*, or in Over-the-Rhine if possible, and take the streetcar to the Fourth & Main Street stop. This will help to alleviate the cathedral's limited number of guest parking spots at the Queen City Square parking garage. 

*Alternative parking opportunities can be found at   Procter & Gamble with entry on Sixth Street; Western-Southern, with entry on Broadway; Great American building, with entry on Fourth and on Sycamore; PNC, with entry on Walnut; on street meters, which are free until 2 pm.
Sunday Offering
May 21

In thanksgiving for the ministry of Presiding Bishop Curry's ministry, Christ Church Cathedral designates Sunday's offerings for St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. These are the two Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU's) in the Episcopal Church. We invite you to please be generous! 
Murmuration Tickets on Sunday
May 21

Today in the South Corridor  beginning at 9:00 am, there will be onsite ticket sales for the upcoming  Murmuration concert, taking place on Monday, May 22

Collegium Cincinnati will perform Antonio Vivaldi's complete Four Seasons and a new work by composer Patrick Harlin commissioned especially for Anne Patterson's starling-inspired art piece. Tickets are $30 each, and going fast! Join us for this wonderful evening with  a reception, artist and composer Q&A, and concert. You can also purchase tickets online here. Use promo code christchurch
Rookwood Tiles for Sale
May 21

Our official Bicentennial is almost upon us! Now is a great time to get your commemorative Rookwood tile of Christ Church Cathedral. You may purchase yours for $90 following this Sunday's service, May 21. There will be tables in both the north and south corridors.
United Thank Offering Blue Box Collection

May 21

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, men, women and children  nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our daily blessings.  

Offering boxes will be collected this Sunday,
May 21 , when the Presiding Bishop visits to bless the beginning of our Bicentennial Celebrations.
A Bicentennial Calendar of Events
Murmuration Concert Evening

May 22

Monday, May 22 nd will be a big day for us at Christ Church Cathedral as we celebrate the installation of a gorgeous new work by acclaimed artist Anne Patterson titled Murmurations. The work was commissioned by the cathedral to mark its bicentennial, which begins this month, and draws inspiration from the amazing forms created by flocking starlings. ( Read more about the art installation.)
The inaugural event will be a concert performed by Collegium Cincinnati, one of the cathedral's in-residence ensembles, under the direction of Christopher Eanes. The program will feature Vivaldi's complete Four Seasons and The Art of Flight, a new work by composer Patrick Harlin commissioned by the cathedral for this concert. Harlin's music, which is being programmed by major orchestras in the U.S., conveys a contagious energy. Listen to excerpts from The Art of Flight as an example!
This concert will be one of those rare occasions when the visual and performing arts come together in a powerful way through the work of two twenty-first-century creators at the top of their game. 
Monday, May 22
5:30 pm | Festive reception
6:15 pm | Conversation with artist Anne Patterson and composer Patrick Harlin
7:30 pm | Concert featuring Collegium Cincinnati
                              The Four Seasons (Antonio Vivaldi)
                              The Art of Flight (Patrick Harlin)

Ticket information: www.collegiumcincinnati.org (use promo code: christchurch). Tickets will also be available for purchase beginning at 9 am this Sunday at the cathedral.
Know a Graduate?
May 22

It's that time of year again! We would like to recognize our upcoming 2017 graduates. Please submit your student's name to Kathy Noe - no later than May 22-  to be included in upcoming communications. 
Last Spring Community Forum

May 25

Forums this spring have focused on local responses to what is going on in Washington and what are the issues that Cincinnati City Council and mayoral candidates should be addressing. Now it's your turn! 

At the next Community Issues Forum, we invite you to take  part in a lunch discussion that taps  your views on these two topics. Come prepared to talk about the issues you think are important or being overlooked. Some of the panelists who participated in the earlier spring forums will serve as discussion leaders, and we will record and send your collected wisdom to the candidates for city offices and your representatives in Washington, D.C. 

As a celebration of your participation in this year's forums, lunch is on us . This luncheon discussion takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 25 , in the Forum Room (Third Floor). For video clips of past Forums, go here
Ascension Day Eucharist

May 25

Ascension Day Eucharist

The Acts of the Apostles tells us that forty days after his resurrection,
Jesus was taken up into heaven, having instructed the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit and appointing them "witnesses...to the ends of the earth." 

We invite you to join us for our Ascension Day observance (one of the seven principal feasts in the Episcopal Church) at a festive Eucharist featuring the combined choirs of Christ Church Cathedral and Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church  (Wyoming). Join us at the cathedral for this event on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm.
Hunger Walk/Run This Month

May 29

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 , at 9:00 am, please join the Christ Church Cathedral team in the 14th Annual Freestore Foodbank Hunger Walk and 5K Run at starting at The Banks. 

This walk/run helps to raise awareness
and funds for the Freestore Foodbank and our two partner agencies food pantries at Church of Our Savior (Mt. Auburn) and CAIN

Church of Our Saviour serves people in crisis through community meals as well as the food pantry and encourages self-reliance through networking resources in the community, and CAIN is a similar neighborhood ministry. The cost of registration is $20 -$25 with a T-shirt. 

We will meet as a team at a location to  be determined near the Freedom Center prior to the run/walk. To register online visit www.cincinnatihungerwalk.org, search for the Christ Church Cathedral team using the Join a Team button and sign-up. If you have questions, please email Kathy Mank .
Neither Wolf Nor Dog

June 1

Neither Wolf Nor Dog TRAILER
Neither Wolf Nor Dog TRAILER
Come view this incredible film on Thursday, June 1, at 7:30 pm
 at Cinemark Oakley. 

A white author, Nerburn, is summoned by Dan, a Lakota Elder, who asks him to write a book about his life and his people's history. Feeling unqualified, unworthy and reluctant, he turns the offer down but events conspire to draw him back in. After a blundering false start, Nerburn is all but kidnapped and taken on a road trip around the contemporary Native American landscape. Stopping off at key landmarks, Dan and his companion Grover, try to educate him in their ways, encouraging him to see and write the story in his own way without falling prey to white men's guilt-ridden clichés of glorifying an indigenous race. 

The echoes of the great American genocide permeate the movie. Tickets are only $12, but must be reserved by May 25
Ordination of Deacons
June 3 @ 11:00 am

Join members of the Diocese of Southern Ohio for a festive ordination service at the cathedral! Bishop Breidenthal will ordain four new deacons: James Devin Rodgers, Jared C. Talbot, Emmanuel Tuyishime, and cathedral member Charles C. Graves IV. 

Show your 
support for the ordinands by your presence, and celebrate the work the Spirit is doing within our diocese. Reception following. All are welcome.
Opening of the Time Capsule!

June 4

As part of a year's worth of bicentennial events, join us on Sunday, June 4 , following the 10 am service for the opening of the cathedral's 1917 time capsule! 

We will meet in the undercroft and opening up the capsule and discuss its contents, which will later be displayed in a glass case in the cathedral library. Come be a part of viewing history! Questions? Contact Matt Dunn
Ordination of Priests
June 10 @ 11:00 am

Join members of the Diocese of Southern Ohio for another festive ordination service at the cathedral! Bishop Breidenthal will ordain the three ordinands for the priesthood: Kevin D. Beesley, Margaret Foster-Foote and Margaret Leidheiser-Stoddard. Show your support for the ordinands by your presence, and celebrate the work the Spirit is doing within our diocese.  A reception will follow. All are welcome.
Cathedral Picnic is Coming Up

June 11

Join us on Sunday, June 11 , for our annual worship and picnic event! We will be worshipping in the sanctuary for our 10:00 am service, and then heading outside for a community picnic with our members and friends!

The Cincy River Rats - a 6 piece New Orleans style Dixieland band- will be providing music four our event as well. They will begin performing at 11:30 am. 

There will be plenty of food, as well as a bounce house and activities for the children. In order to make this event successful every year, we need volunteers to help with set up/break down, restocking food/ utensils, etc. Can you help to make this event successful? Individuals and families are encouraged to volunteer! Contact Cheryl Eagleson for more details. 
Can You Help?

Get to Know Global Music & Wellness
Get to Know Global Music & Wellness

Global Music & Wellness is a local non-profit that provides services to older refugees such as meals, English classes, music, wellness activities, art, citizenship assistance, and transportation services. Christ Church Cathedral welcomed these senior
refugees to our native American worship celebration last October, and we have helped dozens of these seniors gain their citizenship. 

On May 10th, they were informed that their transportation funding is to be eliminated. Transportation is the catalyst to all other services for these vulnerable older refugees. They are looking for a donation of a new or used 15-18 person passenger van or donations towards leasing a vehicle to provide transportation to help vulnerable older refugees lead a healthy and meaningful life. To help, please contact Arlene de Silva or 513-315-7393. 
"Alexa- Play Sunday's Sermon."

Great news! Our Sunday podcast followers can now play sermons via Amazon's Alexa! The
Podbean Podcast Player has been added to Alexa, allowing listeners to use simple voice commands to enjoy their favorite podcasts.
Our followers can search for "Podbean" in Alexa and enable the skill "Podbean Podcast 
Player". Once you link your Podbean account, you can use a shortcut command to 
play your cathedral sermon podcasts by order. Here are the instructions for our listeners to play podcasts with Alexa.  

Summer Camp Sign Up Time!

Christ Church Cathedral offers summer camps for children that bring a new depth to other offerings in the region. During the choir camp, children sing, play instruments, create art, play games, enjoy good meals and explore Christian faith. The art camp explores the ways art and the sacred meet through the creation of that art.
Each week-long camp is led by professional musicians and artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, inspiration and spirituality with young people. And each is built upon the same principles: to use the sacred space of the cathedral to nurture both the faith and the artistic development of children.
These vibrant summer programs provide children from the cathedral congregation, the diocesan parishes and the community beyond an opportunity to come and enjoy an experience that intentionally and openly encourages them to awaken to their own inner spirituality, no matter what their beliefs.

Sign-Up For Camps Here:
Choral Scholar Program

Christ Church Cathedral's High School Choral Scholar Program provides Cincinnati area high school students an opportunity to join the Cathedral Choir as apprentices. Successful applicants will receive intensive training in the art of fine choral singing so that they may begin the process of learning to perform at a professional level. They study a wide range of repertoire, such as works by Tallis, Brahms and Howells, as well as spirituals and music of other cultures. For their efforts, they are compensated with a monthly stipend throughout the academic year. Application information can be found here, or s hare a flyer with a friend.
A Centennial in Cincinnati

The Province of the Americas, one of five provinces of the Third Order, Society of
St. Francis, is celebrating its Centennial in Cincinnati beginning on
June 20 . This offering will run through June 25 , with a special service taking place at noon at Christ Church Cathedral on June 23 . All are welcome. 

The Anglican Franciscan movement began in the U.S., England and India early in the twentieth century. The Third Order in the American Province was founded in 1917. The members of the province will gather for their Centennial Convocation this June in Cincinnati, where in 1917 the first novices began under the direction of the Rev. Claude Crookston, familiarly known as Fr. Joseph. The theme of the Centennial Convocation is Rebuild My Church, 21st Century Version. 

The five day provincial convocation will include a  celebration of the past 100 years, recognition of the work and service of the present members, and a discernment process of small group discussion for planning for the future. The key note speaker will be the Reverend Murray Bodo, several workshop presentations, and daily Eucharists celebrated according to the liturgies of various parts of the province. For more information about the Third Order, Society of St. Francis, or to register, go here
Cathedral Offerings with Incense

Many people are surprised the first time they smell the unusual fragrance of incense in church. It is a scent you are unlikely to encounter anywhere else except in sacred worship. That is actually one of the reasons we use it. Our sense of smell is a powerful memory trigger, and as soon as you smell incense, you know where you are! Incense has been a part of worship in many cultures for thousands of years,  including our Judeo-Christian heritage. 

As the psalmist says, "Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice" (Psalm 141). In our liturgy,  we use incense primarily to focus our attention, by symbolically purifying our intentions and our worship space. Many people enjoy the fragrance, but we are aware that some of our members may be sensitive to it. Please note the following services that will include the use of incense:   May 20: Wedding (11:00 am)  May 21: Holy Eucharist (10:00 am) May 25: Ascension Day Eucharist (7:00 pm)  June 4: Day of Pentecost (10:00 am) June 11: Trinity Sunday (10:00 am).
Sign Up for Family Camp!

Reserve your space at Procter this summer, register now for summer camp!  Along with camps for children and youth, Procter has three sessions of Family Camp, for all ages, open to families of all kinds: friends, couples, godchildren and cousins for example.

Procter Summer Camp hopes to be a place for all people to play, pray, learn, and grow. Mornings at camp center around a fun, engaging Christian formation program. Rooted in scripture and guided by the week's theme, formation is led by camp counselors and a chaplain. The afternoons offer free choice periods for recreation. Procter is home to a lake for swimming and canoeing, a pond to fish in, fields for large group games and sports, and an Arts and Crafts cottage to explore your creativity. After dinner the camp participates in a large group activity together, followed by campfire, devotions and lights out.  Counselors are college-aged and specifically screened and selected for their experience with children and youth, and joy for camp and community work.

This will be the cathedral's sixth year in attendance, and it provides great rest, fun, and family time, year after year. Questions about it or want to learn more? Email Beth Mendez.
Cathedral Choir Auditions
July 24

Do you love to sing? Then consider auditioning for a position in the Christ Church Cathedral Choir during the 2017- 18 season! As a cathedral chorister, you will sing at weekly Sunday morning services, monthly Evensong services, and other major liturgical observances in the church year. Positions are open for paid and volunteer choristers, as well as substitute choristers. Students are especially encouraged to audition early before the semester ends. For more information and audition requirements, go here. Contact Stephan Casurella at 513.842.2065  to schedule an audition time. 
Kids4Peace Interfaith Day Camp

Kids4Peace Interfaith Day Camp 2017

Kids4Peace Cincinnati is pleased to announce the Second Annual Kids4Peace (K4P) Interfaith Day Camp July 31 to August 3, 2017.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The program is open to current 6, 7, and 8th graders, based on the 2016-1017 school year.

Kids4Peace is an international interfaith youth movement that began in Jerusalem 14 years ago. Kids4Peace Cincinnati is proud to be one of eight American cities that sponsor local and regional camping experiences. They are one of the first to begin the day camp experience for local children. K4P's mission is "to build interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower movement of change."

Organizational values include:
DIVERSITY in family background, political perspective and religious practice
EQUALITY among women and men, religions and cultures
SENSITIVITY toward the pain, struggle and risk of living together
SPIRITUALITY as a source of strength, courage and wisdom
CONNECTIVITY across our global community
RESPECT for the beliefs, and choices of others, including those most different
Join us for this exciting opportunity to meet new friends, learn about other religions and cultures and make a difference in your community through a fun-filled curriculum that combines significant dialogue with games, art, music, sports and food. Your experience will take place in a variety of interesting locations:  Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati,  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church,  Adath-Israel Congregation, and the  Clifton 

Camp Director Natalie Shribman is a rabbinical student at Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College. She has extensive experience working within a variety of camps, and has worked directly with religious youth and family educators. You can contact Natalie at cincinnati@k4p.org with any questions.

Registration is now open through www.k4p.org, or from our Kids4Peace: Cincinnati Facebook page. Tuition is $150 per student. Monies are also available for scholarships as needed.

Judy A. Chamberlain, RN, MSN, is the Chapter Lead for Kids4Peace Cincinnati. She is a member of Christ Church Cathedral and can also be contacted for additional information by clicking here.
Submissions Deadline

The deadline for content submissions for your Weekly GPS is each Wednesday at noon. Please email copy -- including the name/date/ time of your program offering, as well as a contact name and their information to Sarah Hartwig.

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