June 4, 2021
From the Dean & Rector
Beloved,
 
"Are you vaccinated?" This question, along with the words "you're muted" may just be our watchwords for this time of pandemic. "Are you vaccinated?" More and more businesses are offering the option to be present without a face mask as the state gets ever closer to 80% with at least one dose on board.

At the Cathedral offices, where the entire staff and our immediate households are fully vaccinated, we have welcomed visitors and workers with the words "if you are fully vaccinated, please feel free to be here without your face mask." Most tear it off their faces with relief and a big smile. It's so good to see smiles, again.

We are making plans to be back inside our beautiful cathedral beginning in September. As we contemplate our own guidelines around that, thinking about safety and the like, it would be helpful if we had an idea regarding the vaccination status of all of you. So, if you are willing to do so, would you please drop us an e-mail to let us know if you are or are not vaccinated? Please include in your e-mail, your name and those in your household, in case we cannot recognize you by your e-mail address! No one is compelled to provide this information; we just think it will be helpful to us in making our plans for being back indoors.

We are so close to the other side of this thing. Let's keep going so when we are back, we are as safe as we possible can be.

In Christ's love,
 
Greta+
Cathedral Church of St. Paul News & Events
Thank You
Heartfelt Gratitude from Penny and Keith Pillsbury:

We feel mightily thankful for all the spiritual and physical support following my grape pruning “incident”. All the prayers, visits, cards and delicious food have bolstered our strength and my healing. You at St Paul’s are genuinely family to us.
One Year of Weekly Silent Witnesses and Prayerful Vigils in Response to Racism
A message from Deacon Stan Baker: Please join me and our Vigil group this Sunday at 1:00. We began our Black Lives Matter Vigil on Sunday, June 7, last year, with a Diocesan-wide training the day before on Saturday, 6/6. This Sunday marks the end of one year of standing witness, and the beginning of our second year.

We have had an impact, and our presence every Sunday continues to make a difference. I would love to have as many of you as possible join us Sunday to make our ongoing commitment to anti-racism even clearer to our community. Sunday promises to be clear and hot, so bring a hat. If you don't have a sign to hold, we have extras available at the witness. Remember masking and social distancing guidelines are still in place. See you Sunday.

The Cathedral's weekly Silent Witness and Prayerful Vigil continues this Sunday, June 6, at 1:00 p.m., in response to racism in our nation, state, and community. 

In the event of really bad weather, we will send out a notification by Facebook (please use your own discretion). Face masks are optional if you are fully vaccinated. Please, if you can, bring 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.
Sunday, June 13: Holy Eucharist In Person, Outdoors
On Sunday, June 13 we will celebrate the Holy Eucharist in person, outdoors. There will be singing!!!!!
 
We will gather, masked and socially distanced, in the Rose Garden, (the green space adjacent to the Parish Hall along Battery street). There will be some chairs provided, but if you are able to bring your own, please do. We will also stream our worship online via Zoom for those who are unable or not advised to participate in person.
 
*In case of rain: Check your email Saturday evening! In the event of bad weather, we will send out an email the night before to alert you of the cancellation of the in-person service.*
 
We have pre-consecrated wafers available for pick up by appointment any time, or during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 8-11) at the Cathedral for those who prefer to participate via Zoom.
Diocesan Service of Confirmation and Reception at Mission Farm
On Saturday, June 19, all are invited to join Bishop Shannon and adults and youth from the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, St. James, Woodstock, Calvary, Underhill, Church of Our Savior, Killington, and the Green Mountain Online Abbey for an outdoor, in-person service of confirmation and reception.

Join us in celebrating the dedication of these candidates as they express their desire to live as Christians.

Diocesan Service of Confirmation and Reception
Saturday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Mission Farm Road
Killington, VT 05751
Children's Corner
This Sunday is the Second Sunday After Pentecost. Click here for the latest edition of The Sunday Paper, a weekly publication for children that includes Scriptural images, and stories that relate the Gospel to the Old Testament, the life of the church, and their own lives.

Children's Chapel:
Dear Children and Parents -

This Sunday, June 6 at 9:15, we will gather for our final Children's chapel of this program year. Vieva Grenier will send out a reminder before the class, and I follow up the day before with notes about the activity we will be doing and what materials to have ready.

I look forward to seeing you in class!  - Stan

Sunday, June 6 at 9:15 a.m. Children's Chapel
To join us online, use the link here.
To dial in by phone, call 1-646-558-8656, enter the Meeting ID#: 836 4415 7063
Password: 381870
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.  
Join Us for Worship
Sunday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m., Service of the Word via Zoom
To participate either online or by phone:
To join us online, use the link here.
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.
 
Other Regular Services
Morning Prayer, Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. by Zoom or Facebook Live.
 
Compline, Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on Zoom or Facebook Live.

Upcoming In Person Worship
Sunday, June 13, 10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist
Sunday, August 1, 10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist
Sunday, August 29, 10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist
For Our Prayers This Week
Let us name before God those for whom we offer our prayers: Ella Baskett; Dorothea and Naa Aku Viens; Mary Magot; Michael Hill; Lois LaFountain; Jean Erno; Bill Metcalfe; Chuck; Ted Braun; Jackie; Michael Fernandez; Lillian Robinson; Stewart McHenry; Daniel McMillan; Emily Harwood; Peter Adams; Sarah Urang; Rachel Kauppila; Gene Grinnell; 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 blessings and joy for all graduates and their families.
Quote of the Week

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but but what it is still possible for you to do."
--Pope John XXIII

Lessons for June 6, The Second Sunday After Pentecost
Collect of the Day
O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who 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
COVID-19 Vaccine: Appointments Available to All Vermonters Aged 12+
Eligibility for COVID vaccine appointments continues to expand, and is now available to all Vermonters ages 12+.

For more information or to schedule an appointment visit healthvermont.gov/myvaccine.
 
Anyone who would like assistance scheduling your appointment, please contact the Cathedral office at admin@stpaulscathedralvt.org.
Contacts:

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

The Very Rev. Greta Getlein, Dean and Rector

The Rev. J. Stannard Baker, Archdeacon

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

Jennifer C. Sumner, Office Administrator

Barbara F. Comeau, Financial Administrator