We seek a deeper relationship with God and each other in Jesus Christ through:
Celebrating the sacraments faithfully
Proclaiming the Gospel boldly
Embracing diversity joyfully
Serving all passionately
as a Cathedral.
Gnaw on This—and Feed Your Soul
Find the Gospel and some “food for thought” in the Gnaw on This for Feb. 1, 2015, the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

Our regular schedule of Sunday worship services is 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  For full details about the two services, visit Services.  You can read recent sermons at On the Table, the Cathedral Blog.  Also, Dean Kinman has started a new blog, Come Together, to help share with the Christ Church Cathedral community the projects and initiatives with which he is involved.  What’s more, the blog serves as a communication forum—another means by which we can all Come Together.

Special notes: Our Sunday Nursery is in the Davis Room—just go through the red door near the altar and turn the corner on the main floor of the BTM.  The Nursery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday and is staffed by two childcare professionals.

Also at 9 a.m., the Adult Forum meets at a location that will be announced.

Taizé Prayer on Second Thursdays
Taizé Prayer at the Cathedral takes place the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Bofinger Chapel, adjacent to the Cathedral.  The next service is Thursday, Feb. 12.  For more information, visit Taizé Prayer.
Catch Up on Our News Every Wednesday
For the latest news and information—including items not posted to this website—check out Wednesday Weekly.  We will link Wednesday Weekly each time a new edition is emailed.  Or, if you want to receive it automatically, subscribe via RSS Feed or email Annette Carr, Cathedral administrator, to join our email list.
Art and More Marks Black History Month
In observance of Black History Month in February, an art exhibit at Christ Church Cathedral will celebrate and explore two visions of African-American life—decades apart. “Two Artists, Two Visions: Our Collective Story” opens Friday, Jan. 30, and invites visitors to explore works by nationally renowned artist Allan Rohan Crite and acclaimed St. Louis painter Cbabi Bayoc that observe and document African-American life in their respective communities.

The art will be on display throughout February at the Cathedral, located at 1210 Locust St., Saint Louis, MO 63103.  Complementing this exhibit will be many other Black History Month and Beyond activities, taking place at the Cathedral as well as other locations.  To make your plans, download the complete Black History Month and Beyond event calendar as a PDF.
Upcoming Shepley Series Events
February ushers in a number of special musical events at Christ Church Cathedral.  On Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., the Webster Groves High School Choral Concert will spotlight four choirs.

Our next Sunday concert at the Cathedral, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, is a special ticketed event in which the Saint Louis Women’s Hope Chorale sings of “Cupid and the Romantics.”  Celebrate Valentine’s Day with gorgeous music from the Romantic period to the present in a program that explores the triumphs and tribulations of being in love.  Obtain your tickets, which are $15 for adults and $5 for students, by calling (314) 727-3587 or ordering online.

On Sunday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m., the Cathedral hosts The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus in a ticketed concert devoted to the music of Henry Purcell and Darius Milhaud.  In this musical event, the “quintessentially French motets and chansons arranged by Darius Milhaud offer a striking contrast with the brooding, even searing, anthems of Henry Purcell, written for Westminster Abbey immediately prior to the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688.” Tickets purchased online are $30 for adults and $10 for students; you can also call (636) 458-4343 for ticket information and orders.

Our last concert in February is our monthly Choral Evensong on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m.  Featured will be the Girls Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George as well as the Cathedral Choir.

Unless indicated otherwise, concerts are open to the public and free.  For more information about our concerts and monthly Evensongs, visit Shepley Concert Series or this site’s Shepley Program of Music and Art page.  You can also download and print the PDF schedule for our Spring 2015 Shepley Concert Series.
Adult Christian Formation
At Christ Church Cathedral, Adult Christian Formation meets at 9 a.m. each Sunday.  Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the west end of Schuyler Hall, on the fourth floor of the Bishop Tuttle Memorial (BTM) building adjacent to the Cathedral.  The BTM fourth floor is easily accessed by elevator.
We Will, with God’s Help!
On Sunday, Oct. 5, we kicked off our annual giving campaign, We Will, with God’s Help.  A letter and giving form were sent to everyone in the Cathedral directory.  If you have not pledged already, please pray over what your commitment will be for 2015.

Then, place your giving form in the collection place during Sunday worship.  Or, fill out the secure online Christ Church Cathedral 2015 Gift Form to inform us of your pledge.

Your Chapter and Stewardship Team have set a goal of 100% participation in giving commitments from our entire Cathedral family.  We will be in intentional prayer that all will remain open to letting the Holy Spirit lead and guide us in a faithful and joyful response.  Every gift is valuable in proclaiming our commitment to serving Christ—and, together, we have tremendous power to lift up those who are suffering, to welcome those who are seeking, and to actively work toward justice and peace.

Thank you for prayerfully considering your gift to Christ Church Cathedral.  We Will, with God’s Help.
Back to Basics Is in Session
“Basic Anglicanism,” a five-week exploration of the Episcopal Church, theology and faith, began Wednesday, Jan. 7, and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 4.  It marks the 2015 start of Back to Basics, a year-long series of sessions through which we dive into basic theological concepts and explore them in all their meaning and mystery.  You don’t have to have taken any of the other B2B courses to take a given series of classes—all the B2B courses stand alone.

These classes are important—and so we ask a commitment to attend all five weeks of a class.  The courses are being offered in an ongoing rotation, so if you can’t commit to all five, you’ll know that the classes will come around again.  There is a $50-per-person nonrefundable fee to cover food and class materials, but don’t let cost be a deterrent: Financial aid is available.

For further information, email Dean Mike Kinman.  Or download and print our to-be-updated flyer, a PDF that includes course descriptions and series dates.  And to learn more about Christian formation for adults at the Cathedral, visit Adult Christian Education.
Break for Lunch and Midweek Prayer
Every Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral is offering “Midweek Prayer Break,” a brief service of prayer, scripture reading and silent reflection in the old Kemoll’s space on the first floor at One Metropolitan Square.  The service runs from 12:05 to 12:20 p.m., so you can still have time for lunch and other noontime activities.

If you work downtown or know people who do, we hope you’ll join us in this opportunity to make prayer a part of your weekday life.  If you have any questions, please email Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral.
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