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 Nov. 30, which is the First Sunday in Advent.

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 at a New Day and Time
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, therefore, is Thursday, Dec. 9.  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.
Adult Christian Formation during Advent
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.

The Adult Christian Formation series for Advent reflects on Prayer: Words for the Way.  Here is the schedule:

Nov. 30 (Advent 1) What’s in a prayer? What is prayer to you? Led by Alice Stanley and Dean Kinman.

Dec. 7 (Advent 2) Finding our voice: How do we learn to pray? Led by The Rev. Helen Ludbrook.

Dec. 14 (Advent 3)Tools for prayer. Led by Br. Franklin Kline.

Dec. 21 (Advent 4) What do I bring to God? Seasons of prayer. Led by Mary Seager.
Be Inspired by Two Concerts on Dec. 7
On Sunday, Dec. 7, join us for this special double bill of concerts: At 2 p.m., staff and students representing the Webster University Music department perform “A Holiday Gift to the People of St. Louis.”  Then stay for the 6 p.m. “Diocesan Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols,” performed by choirs and instrumentalists from Missouri and Illinois.

Concerts are open to the public and free, unless noted otherwise.  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 a Fall 2014 Shepley Concert Series Schedule PDF.
Our 24 Hours of Prayer Live On
Christ Church Cathedral was a place for the city to come together for prayer, listening and sanctuary for 24 hours after the the grand jury decision regarding Officer Darren Wilson was revealed.

We remain grateful for the presence of a community that united during that time in the spirit of healing and peace.
We Will, with God’s Help!
On Sunday, Oct. 5, we kicked off our annual giving campaign, We Will, with God’s Help.  Through Sunday, Nov. 2, you will find reflections in the service bulletin, and hear and read personal stories from our fellow parishioners.  A letter and giving form have been sent to everyone in the Cathedral directory.  For the following few weeks, 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 Returns in 2015
Watch this space for news of our next course in 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 contact Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, at mkinman@gmail.com.
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