April 2, 2021
Cathedral Church of St. Paul Events
Holy Week Services at the Cathedral
Service Schedule, Links, and Call in Details Also Posted at www.stpaulscathedralvt.org
Friday, April 2: Stations of the Cross, 4:00 p.m. Join Via Zoom
To Dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID# 811 1005 5388,
Password 1973

Friday, April 2: Good Friday, 8:00 p.m. Join Via Zoom
To Dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID# 821 1011 2108,
Password 1973
View or download the order of worship here.

Saturday, April 3: Holy Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Join Via Zoom
To Dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID# 834 2550 9717,
Password 1973
View or download the order of worship here.

Saturday, April 3: Great Vigil of Easter, 8:00 p.m. Join Via Zoom
To Dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID# 815 9094 9337,
Password 1973
View or download the order of worship here.

Sunday, April 4: Children's Chapel, 9:15 a.m. Join Via Zoom
To Dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID# 896 4015 8962,
Password 1973

Sunday, April 4: Easter Day Holy Eucharist, 11:00 a.m. Join Via Zoom
To Dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID# 848 0522 8551,
Password 1973
View or download the order of worship here.
Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.
On Easter Day, join us as we proclaim the resurrection through word and song in a festive service marking the beginning of the Easter season. We will also celebrate the Holy Eucharist on this day.

If you would like to participate in the service but were unable to pick up the Eucharist, the Presider will offer an agape blessing, and unconsecrated bread or other food may also be consumed. As a reminder, the consecrated Eucharist or agape meal should be held in a reverent place in your home, and consumed during the appropriate time of the service.
Easter Sunday Children's Chapel, 9:15 a.m.
Families with young children are invited to join us from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4 for a highly interactive festive Easter edition of the Children's Chapel.

We will sing and pray, play games and make memories together. The event is being hosted by (the Rev. Canon) Molly Comeau, retired clergy member of the congregation and her granddaughter and choir member, Beckie Bull.
Cathedral Conversation: The Roots of Racism
“Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.

Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?"

In 2017, radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, creating the fourteen-part documentary podcast Scene on Radio. (from the website www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/)

Join us for five Wednesday evenings in Eastertide as we listen to and explore together this series of podcasts about racism in America.

We will gather virtually, beginning on April 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. to pray and talk as one body and in smaller groups.

Cathedral Youth to Preach Sunday, April 11
We hope you will join on on Sunday, April 11 for Sunday worship, during which we will hear reflections from our Youth Confirmation class.

To join us online, visit the link here.
To dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID#: 848 0522 8551
Then the password, 1973.
Justice Speaks
From Deacon Stan:
Today’s edition of this biweekly eNews feature focuses on Milk with Dignity and some questions asked by members of our Cathedral Jubilee Social Justice Committee.

Justice Speaks today includes the first two questions from our Jubilee Social Justice Committee and members of Milk with Dignity about their campaign to get Hannaford Supermarkets to sign an agreement. You can read a transcript of the full Q&A here.

Q (Jubilee): Why hasn’t Hannaford’s CEO agreed to join Milk with Dignity? What excuses do they have for not joining? Is it a complete stonewall from Hannaford, or do they acknowledge in any useful way?
A. (Milk with Dignity): Hannafords has not responded directly to Migrant Justice. They have made public statements after mass call-in actions. Our last call-in action (Feb.13) generated over 200 calls to the Hannaford President's office in just one day. This pressure forced the company to issue a public statement in response, making commitments to clean up their supply chain and ensure fair treatment for workers. Until now, however, these commitments have not been backed up by action, and Hannaford has yet to take any steps to stamp out abuses on the farms producing their store-brand milk. (MJ)

Q (Jubilee): Why did we select Hannaford’s rather than Cabot, Market 32 or Shaw’s?
A (Milk with Dignity): With nearly 200 stores, Hannaford is one of the largest supermarket chains in the Northeast and an important buyer of dairy products in the region. Hannaford’s brand milk is processed and bottled at plants around the Northeast at plants operated by H.P. Hood, including at a facility in Barre, VT. These plants source from farms where workers are suffering severe human rights abuses, working in dangerous conditions for below minimum wage.

To learn more about social justice outreach at St. Paul's, you can also check the SOCIAL JUSTICE OUTREACH dropdown menu on our Cathedral Website.
Spring/Summer Lector Sign ups Available
Thank you to all the Zoom participants who have volunteered to read during our worship.

A new sign-up has been posted, and we're seeking lectors to read this spring and summer. If you would like to serve as a lector, please visit the new sign-up here.

If you haven't read before, but would like to try, let us know! Inquiries can be made to Office Administrator Jennifer Sumner.
St. Paul's to be the Site of BIPOC COVID Vaccine Clinic on Holy Saturday
Due to the success of the recent COVID vaccine clinics, St. Paul's will again be the site of a vaccination clinic for Vermonters who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color (BIPOC) this Saturday, April 3. We are pleased to offer our building to members of our community.
 
For more information, check out the City of Burlington's announcement here.
 
The City of Burlington has advocated and continues to advocate for the Vermont Department of Health to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include all Vermonters who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of color (BIPOC). For now, the State has expanded eligibility by providing resources for inclusive clinics to BIPOC individuals who meet the State’s eligibility requirements and their household members.
Virtual Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross is a devotion following the events leading to Jesus' crucifixion. Prayers accompanying it allow time to reflect on the mystery of his death. Originally, the Stations was an actual physical journey in and around Jerusalem. Later the series was symbolized in outdoor shrines, and today many churches display artistic representations in their sanctuaries. The Stations of the Cross may be done at any time, but is commonly a part of Lenten spiritual practice, specifically on Good Friday.

This year we are unable to gather in the Nave to contemplate Richard Clark's version of the traditional fourteen Stations of the Cross during Lent. Instead we are presenting the traditional devotion in a less traditional and virtual way to help you reflect on the mystery of Jesus' death and what it still means to us today.

You can access the virtual Stations at any time on the Cathedral YouTube page here. We invite you to join us as we gather virtually for "watch parties," in which we reflect upon Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection, and experience the Stations together. You can also walk the stations by yourself or gather others in person or virtually to watch together.

To participate in the group devotion, join us on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81110055388?pwd=OGE4ay9uYXFIY1VpNklrQUZyMG9Jdz09

Meeting ID: 811 1005 5388
Passcode: 621557
 
All are welcome. 
Children's Corner
Check out the Children's Corner each week for the latest edition of the Sunday Paper, and any other information relevant to young people and families.

Children's Chapel: The Rev. Molly Comeau will host a special Easter edition of the Children's Chapel on Easter morning at 9:15 a.m. via Zoom.

Sunday, April 11: Join us at our regular Sunday worship time (10:00 a.m.) to hear the Youth Confirmation class give a reflection and read.
The Sunday Paper [Junior], to which The Cathedral Church of St. Paul has a paid subscription, is posted here with permission of the author/illustrator, Gretchen Wolff Pritchard. © Gretchen Wolff Pritchard, The Sunday Paper, 19 Colony Road, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, www.the-sunday-paper.com. All rights reserved. This is copyright material and should not be further forwarded or distributed.  
Cathedral Continues Hosting Silent Witness and Prayer Vigil in Response to Racism
The Cathedral's weekly Silent Witness and Prayerful Vigil continues this Sunday, April 4, at 1:00 p.m., in response to racism in our nation, state, and community. 

Please note that in order to comply with the Governor's safety regulations we are asking that participants arrive as close to 1:00 p.m. as possible, to disperse immediately at the end of the vigil, and not to congregate with those from other households.

In the event of really bad weather, we will send out a notification by Facebook (please use your own discretion). Be sure to bring a face mask and, if you can, a non-perishable food item - a volunteer will deliver all the donations gathered at the vigil to the Food Shelf. If you have a sign you would like to hold, bring it! This event is open to the community.
For Our Prayers This Week
We pray for blessings, joy, and peace for those who celebrate birthdays this week: Sammy Beste, Jill Rierdan.
 
Let us name before God those for whom we offer our prayers: Chuck; Ted Braun; Ron and Jackie; Michael Fernandez; Lillian Robinson; Stewart McHenry; Lynda Pibus; Daniel McMillan; Emily Harwood; Peter Adams; Sarah Urang; Rachel Kauppila; Gene Grinnell; John Rouleau; Elizabeth Webster; Danielle O'Hallisey; David, Carol and Samantha Simmons; Pat Barra, Rick Watts, Margot (Lisa Schnell's sister), David Glendinning, Debbie Altemus, Vaughn Altemus, Marion Montross, Naomi Hodgett, Helen McGrath, and Mary Carter. For those impacted by the increase in domestic violence. For all those suffering from COVID-19 in our country or around the world, and especially those from our own faith family who have loved ones at risk or are themselves at risk. For those who have died from COVID-19 and for the grief of those who loved them.  
 
We pray for those who are in the discernment process: Susan McMillan; Kenzo An; and for our seminarian, Bram Kranichfeld.

We pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died: The victims of the mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder
Quote of the Week
"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime."

-- Martin Luther

Lessons for April 2, Good Friday
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Submission Deadline for St. Paul's eNews
This weekly e-newsletter is circulated on Fridays. Please have your pieces submitted to Jennifer Sumner at admin@stpaulscathedralvt.org by noon on Wednesday. Thank you.
Community Events
Our Labor of Love Continues
An Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Curry
"Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues," says Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in his 2021 Easter message."We will not cease, and we will not give up until this world reflects less our nightmare and more God's dream where there's plenty good room for all God's children. Hallelujah anyhow." 

COVID-19 Vaccine: Appointments Available in Age Bands
Eligibility for COVID vaccine appointments continues to expand, and will be available in age bands as follows:

3/29: 50+
4/5: 40+
4/12: 30+
4/19: 16 +

For more information or to schedule an appointment visit healthvermont.gov/myvaccine.
 
Anywone who would like assistance scheduling your appointment, please contact the Cathedral office at admin@stpaulscathedralvt.org.
Everyone Eats Voucher Program Offers Free Meals at Participating Restaurants
Vermonters affected by COVID-19 can sign up for Everyone Eats voucher program and redeem free meals at participating restaurants across the state. Restaurants are paid to provide the meals, with at least 10% of ingredients made by VT producers. https://everyoneeatsvt.com/
Contacts:

The Right Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop of Vermont

The Very Rev. Greta Getlein, Dean and Rector

The Rev. J. Stannard Baker, Deacon

Mark A. DeW. Howe, Canon Precentor and Director of Music

Jennifer C. Sumner, Office Administrator

Barbara F. Comeau, Financial Administrator