VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5
FEBRUARY 12, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37
8:00AM SERVICE
Preacher: Bishop David
Celebrant: Bishop David
10:00AM SERVICE
Usher: Carol Mohan & Jane Fisher
Lector: Jeni-Ann Kren
EM: Emily Cabbiness
Preacher: Bishop David
Celebrant: Bishop David
FOOD BANK
2nd-4th Wednesdays @ 2:30PM

THE COTTAGE SHOP
Wednesdays 12:30PM - 4:30PM
1st-3rd Sat. @ 9:00AM-1:00PM

CHOIR REHEARSAL
Thursdays @ 6:30PM

FOOD BANK: TJ FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Sundays after 10AM Service (White Room)
YOUTH MEETING
WED. FEB. 12 @ 6:00PM
Upper Room of Zoe Eden

#FRESNO4ALL MAYORAL FORUM
THURS. FEB. 13 @ 6:00PM
Cathedral

CHAPTER MEETING
SUN. FEB. 16 @ 11:30AM
Conference Room

SHROVE TUESDAY
TUES. FEB. 25 @ 6:00PM
Fireside Room

YOUTH ACTIVITY
SAT. FEB. 29 @ 12:30PM
Metalmark Rock Climbing
A Letter from Bishop David
February 11, 2020

Sisters and Brothers of St. James, Cathedral,
I trust by now most of you have heard the news regarding the health of our Cathedral Dean, Ryan Newman. If you are unaware, Ryan fell ill last week at the close of our Clergy Conference at ECCO. Fortunately, Erin, Ryan’s wife was with him. Ryan was admitted at Clovis Community Hospital on Saturday with concerns of a heart attack. Since then he has been diagnosed with Myocarditis which is an inflammation of the heart muscle and potentially leads to a high risk of heart failure. As you would hope and expect, hospital staff is monitoring Ryan quite closely. I write this “pastoral letter” on Tuesday and every indication to date is that Ryan will remain in hospital through the week. Additionally, Ryan will need time away from his “deanship” responsibilities in order to recover.

SUPPORT DEAN RYAN AND HIS FAMILY WITH MEALS!

If you are able to support our Dean and his family while he is in recovering from his illness, we have opportunities for you! Erin, Ryan’s wife, has said that to have meals provided will be very much appreciated – not just for them, but also for the family members who are supporting them. If this is something you would like to do, we have two options for you: 

Send a gift certificate from GrubHub to eringreggnewmanmd@gmail.com. This will allow them to order meals from their favorite restaurants. 

Prepare a home-cooked dinner for them, and deliver to their home. Details at Meal Train website to sign up for a specific date/dates.

And, as always, please keep Ryan, Erin, and Lexie in your prayers. If you have any questions, email Deacon Nancy

Thank you!
Deacon Nancy
Come out and support your community and represent your Cathedral this evening at 6:00PM.
The St. James Episcopal Youth Group has a lot of exciting things coming up this year!

Looking ahead:
Saturday February 29th- Metalmark Rock climbing 12:30PM lunch provided. Meet at St. James Youth Room at 12:00PM.

Download the calendar to stay connected and up to date.
Cut your shower by 5 minutes!
Cut five minutes off your shower to save water. According to a study done by Harvard the average american shower uses 2.5 gallons per minute. You will save 12.5 gallons of water if you shorten by just 5 minutes. Or, consider turning the water off while you lather up and only turn it on to rinse.
SHROVE TUESDAY: FEBRUARY 25
St. James will host a Shrove Tuesday Family Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Cathedral. All are invited to a delicious supper of pancakes.

There will be loads of bacon, egg dishes, fruits, desserts, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a “breakfast" side dish.” A sign-up list is available now at the entrance.
ASH WEDNESDAY: FEBRUARY 26
LENTEN ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education will continue in Lent! This will be a deep look at the weekly Scriptures and themes of each week. Taize, dinner, and study will all be included! Happening every Wednesday of Lent, starting March 4th at 6:00 pm.
NEWCOMER LUNCHEON: MARCH 8
Welcoming all those who are new to St. James Cathedral! We are thrilled that you have, or are considering, making St. James your home. We invite you and welcome you to lunch following 10 am service on Sunday, March 8th! Come meet clergy and other Cathedral people who are excited to get to know you!
FOOD BANK NEEDS PEANUT BUTTER!
This Sunday bring peanut butter, both creamy and chunky, to church and help your Food Bank provide much needed food to the Cathedral Community.
BIBLE STUDY- THE BOOK OF REVELATION
The mid-week Bible Study has returned. The study is led by Emily Niblick and meets weekly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00AM to 11:00AM, in the Fireside Room.
MEN'S GROUP
The next breakfast gathering is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th, 7:30AM at Yosemite Falls Cafe (across from the Cathedral).
MEN'S GROUP
The next breakfast gathering is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th, 7:30AM at Yosemite Falls Cafe (across from the Cathedral).
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE
The next meeting will be Saturday, March 7th, at 9:00AM in the Conference Room.
PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
The next meeting will be Sunday, March 1st, at 11:30AM in the Conference Room.
It can be lonely in paradise.

The Big Island of Hawaii is a stunning combination of deep tropical canyons, wind-scrubbed hills, occasionally snow-capped mountains, high surf and active volcanoes, but it can be hard to live there.
Like many Episcopal churches nationwide, Mesa’s Church of the Transfiguration engages in outreach, donating money to organizations that address food insecurity, provide educational assistance, support to women and children fleeing abusive situations and offer other essential social services.
The General Convention resolution aimed at making marriage rites available to same-sex couples in all the church’s domestic dioceses took effect more than a year ago, in December 2018, though the pace of implementation has varied between the handful of dioceses that previously had refused to offer the rites.
The individuals and families who visit the weekly food pantry at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in the Diocese of Pennsylvania – usually about 150 households, according to Dean Judith Sullivan – know if they come hungry on a Monday morning, they can leave with an assortment of canned goods, fresh produce and frozen meats to help get them through the week.
What’s on pastors’ minds? It may not be what you think, according to a report released last week by Barna Group.

A new survey by the California-based Christian research firm found that Protestant pastors are worried less about hot topics like religious liberty than they are about the decline of religion in America.
If you have any feedback, comments, or questions for the Midweek Missive Editors, please email us . Submissions to the Midweek Missive are welcomed and must be submitted to midweek@stjamesfresno.org by Tuesday at noon.