This Week at St. James: June 23, 2022
The Greeting
The Rev. Canon Lisa Hackney-James
“Would you like us to destroy them?” A startling question asked by none other than our own James – apostle in whose name this cathedral parish was consecrated – and his brother, John. In Sunday’s account in Luke’s Gospel, we witness the residents of a Samaritan village declining to offer hospitality to Jesus, and his disciples in return offering to set the whole town ablaze! While this overreaction is so absurd as to be almost comical, Jesus simply offers his sharp rebuke to the “sons of thunder” and moves them along in mission: calling others to service; moving with purpose, and teaching them what it looks like to follow him.
 
On this final Sunday in Pride month we will celebrate the Third Sunday after Pentecost. But we are also delighted to acknowledge Pride Sunday, and welcome the Rev. Christopher Griffin, Vicar of St Martin’s Episcopal Church in Chicago, as our preacher for the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Chris will also lead a special Dean’s Forum at 10 a.m. in Kyle’s Place. He will share some of his own life’s journey as a member of the LGBTQ community discovering what it has meant for him to follow in the way that Jesus has called him. Chris will provide an introduction to St. Martin’s, sharing with us a sense of the dynamic congregation amongst whom he serves in Chicago’s Austin community.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we welcome our guest, as we welcome Christ, and as we set our hearts on following him.

Peace,
Lisa+
A Firm Foundation
In today's #SermonOfTheDay, the Rev. Anna Broadbent encourages us to explore our spiritual foundations to ensure they are firm when we need them the most.
This Sunday's Offerings
Still Life with Five Bird Nests
by Vincent van Gogh
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, June 26
8 a.m. - Spoken Eucharist
9 a.m. - Family Eucharist
10 a.m. - Special Dean's Forum
11 a.m. - Choral Eucharist
12:15 p.m. - Coffee Hour
This Sunday we offer three opportunities for worship: our 8 a.m. Spoken Eucharist, 9 a.m. Family Eucharist, and our 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist.
For those who are unable to be present, our 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist will be live-streamed on our streaming webpage or YouTube.
Special Dean's Forum & Guest Preacher for Pride Sunday
This Sunday, June 26 @ 10 a.m.
This Sunday, June 26, we welcome the Rev. Christopher Griffin, Vicar of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, located in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Chris serves as one of the diocesan representatives elected to serve on our Cathedral Chapter and over the year prior to Timm Holt's death was working with him to explore opportunities for common mission between St. Martin's and St. James Cathedral. He will preach at our 9 & 11 services and will lead a special Dean's Forum between services reflecting on his experience as an Episcopal priest and a member of the LGBTQ community.
An update regarding the sale of 65 E. Huron
Yesterday an update on the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago's intentions to sell 65 E. Huron was sent out to the St. James community at large. In case you missed it, you can read it HERE.
Outreach
Summer in the City Needs YOU!
All the staff have been hired, almost all the camper slots have been filled, all we need is YOU!

Volunteers truly make SITC possible. Please consider volunteering this summer. Check out our calendar to get a sense of what types of activities we will be up to this summer. And sign up to volunteer below!
Volunteer Coordinator
Maria Price
Maria is a member of the St. James Cathedral community and a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago. Through her youth and adolescence she enjoyed going to day and overnight camps and has fond memories of friends and counselors. Maria looks forward to the opportunity to act in support of memory making and adventure time for the 2022 Summer in The City campers. 

Maria will be stationed in the narthex each Sunday to answer questions about volunteering with SITC, or help to sign you up to volunteer. Make sure to stop by and say hello!
Community
Rush Hour Concerts
Tuesdays June - August @ 5:45 p.m.
Rush Hour Concerts are weekly, 45 minute concerts presented by International Music Foundation, on Tuesdays from June through August 23 here at St. James Cathedral.

This Tuesday, June 28 will feature our Vignettes for Piano Quartet.
Diocesan Events
Pride Parade
This Sunday, June 26 @ 12 p.m.
This Sunday, June 26, the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will join the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches in this year's Chicago Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at noon from Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park. 

Watch the Facebook event page for more information and spread the word. All are welcome! 
Peace Camp at St. Chrysostom's
August 15 - 19
Missed out on Summer in the City and looking for something for your child to do this summer?

Our neighbor St. Chrysostom's is hosting Peace Camp Chicago from August 15 - 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme will be Peace Campers Tell the Truth. Each day we will tell one of the Tell Me the Truth About Racism stories, wonder with the kids, plus do art projects, fun games and other activities. Campers can be between 5 & 14 years old.
Capital Campaign
Restore Reimagine Rebuild
St. James Capital Campaign Prayer
Faithful God, you call us to be living stones in a spiritual temple.
Bless the mission and outreach of this cathedral church.

By the power of your Holy Spirit, enable us confidently to restore its fabric,
trustfully to reimagine our vocation, and boldly to renew
our ministries in your name.

Make this place a house in which your love dwells
and in which all your people find welcome.

Grant this, we pray, through the One who leads us ever onwards
in your service, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
In Our Prayers This Week
FOR THE CONTINUED RECOVERY BISHOP-ELECT PAULA AND FOR OUR ASSISTING BISHOP CHILTON.

FOR THOSE COMMENDED TO THE PRAYERS OF THE CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY: Lynda, Cathy, Mike, Mac, Rob, Lois, Ruth, Rosie, Ellen, Alice, Gloria, Ivy, Emily, Dayna, Kevin, Betty Jean, Godfrey, Graham, Kelly, Dave, Pam, Lisa, Jake, Rich, Christy, Richard, Jodi, Janet, Derek

FOR ALL THOSE WHO DIED BY GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IN THE PAST WEEK: Alexus, Vincent, Laron, Mario, Robert, Ronald, and Ahkevah