We are followers of Jesus Christ whose example inspires us to build creative lives based on love and inclusion. We do this as a community of faith, as an urban parish, and as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Missouri.
Gnaw on This—and Feed Your Soul
Find the Gospel and some “food for thought” in the June 23, 2013, Gnaw on This
for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.
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
Christian Education for Children and Youth takes place at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the Bishop Tuttle Memorial building, adjacent to the Cathedral.
Also at 9 a.m., the Adult Forum meets in the Davis Room, just to the right of the red door on the southeastern side of the Cathedral.Taizé Prayer Services Now on Second Sundays
The next Taizé Prayer service will take place in the fall.
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.
June 30 Is Pride Sunday at the Cathedral!
From Saturday, June 29, through Sunday, June 30, St. Louis PrideFest is taking place downtown at the Soldiers’ Memorial—and Christ Church Cathedral is taking part on June 30 by having our first Pride Sunday Festival Eucharist at 10 a.m. The Cathedral is located at 1210 Locust St., just a short walk from Soldiers’ Memorial.
Bishop Smith will preside and The Rev. Mark Kozielec, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church–St. Louis, will preach. What’s more, Terence Blanchard—noted musician and composer of Champion,
which premiered during the 2013 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis season—will offer his amazing gifts on the trumpet as part of the service. So come celebrate our LGBT identity—not just as a Cathedral community but also as a city and a region.
Our Concerts Are on Summer Hiatus
Be on the lookout for our new concert schedule in the early fall. All our concert events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. To discover more about the history of music at the Cathedral and the timeless beauty of Evensong, visit Shepley Program of Music and Art
Back to Basics Back in September
Back to Basics
is a year-long series of sessions through which we dive into basic theological concepts and explore them in all their meaning and mystery. On Wednesday evenings this coming September, our “Basic Discipleship” session will invite us to explore the five “holy habits” that are the foundation for Christian discipleship: Pray. Worship . Learn. Serve. Give. So return to this notice in a couple of months for the exact dates.
In Basic Discipleship, we will discuss the challenges and rewards these practices present, try out new ways of making them our own, and work together to support and hold one another accountable to a practice of faith that is truly life-changing. You don’t have to have taken any of the other B2B courses to take this one: 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. Child care is offered also, if needed.
For further information, email Dean Mike Kinman
. Or download and print 2012–2013 Back to Basics Course Information and Schedule
, 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
Keep Praying It Forward!
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,was Ingathering Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral—but if you were unable to hand in your pledge that morning, you can still do so. You should have received a pledge form in the mail or at church, but you can also access a 2013 Pledge Form
Talk to the people with whom you make decisions about money. Pray. Pledge what God puts on your heart. Then we’ll see what kind of harvest God brings in through all of us coming together.
Break for Lunch and Midweek Prayer
Every Wednesday this year, 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 email@example.com
Submitting Cathedral-related Work Orders
See a maintenance problem around the Cathedral? Planning a meeting or an event? There’s a place now for you to submit work orders: A new hanging file rack has been placed in the Bishop Tuttle Memorial building, just behind the guard’s desk on the first floor. You will find work order forms for both building issues and event planning. You can also download the Event/Activity Work Order Request
or the Building/Maintenance Work Order Request
, complete the appropriate form, and either leave a paper copy in the file rack’s proper slot or email a scanned copy of the completed form to Cathedral Administrator Annette Carr
Phone messages and regular emails with instructions often don’t provide enough information to get the job done—and they can get lost in translation. We ask that everyone use these forms to make processing work better for the staff as well as for the person requesting the work to be done.
Diocesan News in the Formats You Want
Keep informed and engaged through a wide array of articles, news and events chronicling our life as an Episcopal diocese. Weekly and monthly publications—such as iSeek
and ESM News
—are available in email formats. Seek
magazine offers the delivery option of email or postal mail. You can even receive up-to-the-minute news via RSS feed. Find out more by signing up at Diocesan Email Subscriptions