September, 2018
Welcome Back!
Better Know a Parishioner
Kathie Hawkins
I'm Kathie Hawkins. Outside my work at the Cathedral, I work for Travelers Insurance as a licensed insurance agent in 45 states. My hobbies include cooking and sewing and my mini garden on my patio.

What is your history at St. John’s Cathedral, and the Episcopal Church at large? 

My husband Dallas grew up in an Anglican Church in Calgary, while I grew in the Assemblies of God Church as a young person. I was searching for a Church home with a more structured liturgy, which we both found at St John’s about 13 years ago.

What ministries at St. John’s are you most passionate about? If none at St. John’s, what ministries in Spokane are you most passionate about? 
Oh where do I begin?
Adult Forums this Fall
The first Sunday forum this September will be a Q&A with our new dean, the Very Rev. Heather VanDeventer. Please join us at 9:15 AM on September 16 in the Great Hall.

Beginning September 23 and continuing through to Advent, we will be using the hour of adult forum time to work on building our beacons for Christ. What do we mean by that? In our faith we are called not only to be transformed by God, but also in that transformation to turn outward and share our experience and God’s love. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to do that! So we will be engaging with a number of activities from now through Advent designed to help you gain confidence in articulating clearly what God has done and is doing in your life. Drop in when you are able, or make it a habit to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Brown or Katherine Karr-Cornejo. Please join us 9:15-10:15 most Sundays!
The Episcopal Church has had and continues to affirm a commitment to racial reconciliation : the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions and society. To help cultivate this practice, we share resources to support this work each month.

Racial Reconciliation and
the Episcopal Church

For many of us it is difficult to talk about race. We worry that we’ll say the wrong thing, or break a relationship that matters to us, or we just don’t understand why certain topics end up being so controversial. Ijeoma Oluo’s recent book, So You Want to Talk About Race, is “a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America” in which Oluo tackles various issues—among them racism, privilege, police brutality, cultural appropriation, and microagressions—in ways that both suggest how to start a conversation, and what you can do when a conversation goes badly. If you aren’t sure where to start in learning to talk about race in the United States, or if you would like to learn some new strategies for doing so, this book will be a great resource for you! Check it out from your local public library, or visit your favorite bookseller.
Deacon's Corner
by Dave Walker

What a glorious weekend at St. John's!!! There was such a great spirit of praise and thanksgiving, warmth and welcome among the worship services on both Saturday and Sunday capped by the amazing turnout and participation with the Ministry Fair. It was one of those weekends where I truly felt the sense of us being a “community under construction” as we gathered for worship and enjoyed each other’s company over a meal and conversation.
Save the Date!

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser, to benefit Dinner Table and Breakfast Table at West Central Episcopal Mission: Friday September 28, doors open at 6:00 PM, program begins at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $25, and a table seats 8. Get your tickets and follow updates on the event Facebook page.

  • St John's Music Series presents Virtuosic Baroque: Vivaldi and Bach Concertos on Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 pm. Join us for the beautiful and virtuosic music of Georg Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach in the stunning setting of the Cathedral. Tickets in advance are $15 adult/ $5 student; at the door, $20 adult/$10 student. Children are welcome and may attend at no cost.

  • Plan to come help out at the Fall Clean-Up on Saturday, October 6. More information to come!
Welcome to the new eNews from St. John's Cathedral!
Do you have an item that you’d like to see included in the October edition?
Contact the interim editor, Katherine Karr-Cornejo, prior to October 10.