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September 24, 2019
A message of love and solidarity from Bishops and Spouses

The House of Bishops and their spouses adopted the following statement during their Fall meeting: For many bishops and bishops’ spouses of The Episcopal Church, next summer’s Lambeth Conference has become the occasion for a mixture of joy and sorrow

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Transformations CDC urgently needs new van

Transportation is a critical part of Transformations CDC 's ministry with immigrants and their children. Routine maintenance recently revealed that the frame of our most recently donated van is dangerously rusted out, so it is unsafe to drive.

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Renewal of Ministry and Institution of a Rector

The vestry and members of
St. James, Westwood
request your presence at
The Renewal of Ministry and
Institution of our Rector
the Rev. Mary Carson
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.

A reception will follow the service. Childcare will be provided.
Clergy are invited to vest and process, white stoles.
Celebration of New Ministry in Lancaster and Logan

You are invited to join in the
Celebration of New Ministry with Father Seth Wymer at his installation as the rector of the Episcopal Churches of St. John’s (Lancaster) and St. Paul’s (Logan)
 by Bishop Thomas Breidenthal on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow.

Please RSVP by September 20 with number attending to office@stjohnlancaster.org or 740.653.3052. Childcare will be provided.
US Department of Labor issues final overtime rule

Today the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Social Media Sunday
Social Media Sunday September 29

Often, worshipers are asked to put away their devices during worship service, but you won’t hear that on Social Media Sunday. Why? Because Jesus said so.

Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”  Mark 16:15

Social Media Sunday is the day set aside for Christians everywhere to use digital devices intentionally to share their life of faith with the world.

Public policy news alerts for September 24, 2019

Health alert: What you need to know about vaping; plus House Bill 6 Referendum, Gun safety

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A pilgrimage of Beloved Community in the Holy Land

Organizers will lead a unique trip that explores the topic of beloved community in the context of a Holy Land pilgrimage. Everyone is welcome, but emerging leaders (postulants, clergy, and lay-leaders) in our diocese can go at a reduced price.

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Register now for Discernment Workshop Oct 26

On Saturday, October 26, the Commission on Ministry (CoM) will host a discernment workshop at the Procter Center for "regular folks," called Listening with the Ear of Your Heart: Tools for Discovering God's Call in Your Life.

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Share in the Journey of Hope to end executions

The Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing is led by murder victims' family members who share their experiences to convey to the public that the death penalty has nothing to do with the healing that murder victims need and deserve. Oct 14-20.

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145th Annual Convention
Repairing the Breach
Deadline approaching!

The deadline to submit proposed resolutions for consideration by the 145th annual convention is Tuesday, October 1. You can submit your proposed resolutions at dsoconvention.org.

Pre-convention meeting October 8

All four pre-convention hearings will be held simultaneously via livestream on Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. Delegates and clergy can attend at one of four interactive viewing sites throughout the diocese.

Nominations still being accepted

Nominations are requested to be submitted by October 1 for inclusion in materials provided at any pre-convention meetings. All nominations must be received no later than November 12, 2019. Submit nominations at dsoconvention.org .
Registration for convention is open! Register at dsoconvention.org.
From the calendar

Sep 25-28: Music That Makes Community Workshop
Sep 28: Safe Church training
Sep 28: Lay Worship Leader training (Part 2)
Sep 28: Celebration of New Ministry in Lancaster and Logan
Episcopal visitations

Sept 29: All Saints, New Albany (Breidenthal)
Oct 6: St. Matthew's, Westerville (Breidenthal)
Oct 13: St. Paul's, Chillicothe (Breidenthal)
Oct 20: St. Margaret's, Trotwood (Breidenthal)
Announcements, resources
More events
Women's Ministry Conference
Connecting with our cathedral
Music Live@Lunch
Music Live@Lunch

Music Live@Lunch is Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series.

Oct 15: Martha Folts  (harpsichord)
Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong

Sunday, October 6
5 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
The Firth Service – Thomas Tomkins
Praise the Lord, O Ye Servants – Thomas Tomkins
Ken Stringfellow
Ken Stringfellow concert

American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Ken Stringfellow gives an intimate concert at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Learn more
Cincy Chamber and vocal arts ensemble
CCO & VAE: The Cathedral Concert

Friday, October 18
7:30 p.m. 

Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra join forces under the baton of Eckart Preu to present a new arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme  by Thomas Tallis , Fauré’s  Requiem , and Vivaldi’s  Gloria .
Ticket Information: vaecinci.com
Taylor Branch
Taft Lecture Series

The cathedral is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize winner, historian, and MacArthur grant recipient Taylor Branch as Taft Lecturer on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. Branch is best known for his trilogy of books chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and much of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. No admission fee, but tickets are required.
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Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. Visit cincinnaticathedral.com or call (513) 621-1817 to learn more.
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