Wednesday Weekly 2/10/16

Schedule and Announcements from

Christ Church Cathedral

10 February 2016

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Bishop, Chapter Gathering to Chart Course
This Saturday, Feb. 13, Bishop Smith, Cathedral clergy and the Cathedral Chapter will gather for a daylong meeting to continue the process that began at the Annual Meeting Eucharist of charting a course for 2017 and beyond. The agenda will include:
• Conversations with the Bishop and among the Chapter about the assets and challenges of the Cathedral—what we value most and where we feel God calling us.
• Setting up a structure to have budget options for 2017 ready for Chapter consideration at the May 2016 meeting.
• A conversation about the Dean’s sabbatical and what that means for the congregation.
• Conversations about how to bring the congregation and the Diocese along on this journey as full partners in the work.
Please keep your Bishop, clergy and Chapter in prayer throughout this process.

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Recovery Eucharist This Saturday
All are welcome to participate in a Recovery Eucharist this Saturday at 8:30 AM in the nave. This is a  non-alcoholic Communion Service of healing and support for those in 12-Step Addiction Recovery, and for those loving and supporting people in recovery or facing other challenges in life that are hard to manage.

Questions? Please contact Andrew Suitter or Vicar Amy Chambers Cortright at

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Basic Anglicanism Starts Sunday, Feb. 14

Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or preparing for confirmation? “Basic Anglicanism” begins on Sunday, Feb. 14, from noon to 1:30 PM and runs throughout Lent: Feb. 14, 28, and March 6, 13, 20; there is no class on Feb. 21. Led by the Dean, Basic Anglicanism is the first of our four Back to Basics classes, which also include also Basic Bible, Christianity, and Discipleship). Basic Anglicanism focuses on learning about the Episcopal Church in general, Christ Church Cathedral in particular, and what it means to follow Jesus as a part of both. Classes includes a light lunch (veggie options available) and are interactive, with much of the information and presentation coming in short podcasts you listen to between classes. Most of the class time is devoted to large group and table group conversation—we find we do our best learning wrestling with things together!
We ask $50 for the course, both to cover costs

and to emphasize the need for commitment. No one, however, should not participate for lack of money.

As much financial aid as you need, you can have.

We ask also that people commit to at least four of five classes, with five preferred. This is our sixth

year of offering these classes, and people have

found them wonderful ways to deepen their faith

and understanding of Christianity and the Episcopal Church—and also a wonderful way to meet new people and get to know the Cathedral community

on a personal level. Email the Dean to sign up or ask any questions.

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V-Day Concert
for Magdalene STL

The tagline at Magdalene St. Louis is that love heals and that love is radical and different from the way we normally think of it. This love is deep, messy, authentic and the key to true healing.
Come to the Cathedral at 3 PM on Sunday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day!), to hear about how this truth applies throughout the year and not just on one holiday.There will be piano music played by Volunteer Coordinator (and Cathedral member) Sherry Nelson, and snacks will be provided. A freewill donation will be requested.

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Lenten Breakfast and Bible Study in Schuyler Hall
All members of the Cathedral are invited to share a Lenten breakfast and Bible study on each of the six Sundays in Lent, between the 8 and 10 AM services, in Schuyler Hall (on the 4th floor). Come feed body and soul with a light breakfast and participate in the Living Biblically scripture study and discussion. This is a cross-class conversation offering; everyone is welcome! It will be a meaningful opportunity to embrace our diversity and to socialize and learn from folks from all walks of life. We particularly invite volunteers and guests of Miss Carol’s Breakfast and Winter Outreach to deepen relationships with one another through this offering. The series will run

from Feb. 14 through March 20.

Contact Jeff Goldone ( orMuffin Rowlyk ( if you are interested in helping provide and serve food for this series. We hope to see you there!

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Meditations for Lent
If you’re looking for a Lenten devotion, try Meeting Jesus on the Margins, from Forward Movement. It’s a collection of daily meditations on Matthew 25 that “explore our own hunger, our vulnerabilities, and the times we are imprisoned, either self-imposed or by circumstance.” Among the authors are Magdalene–Thistle Farms founder The Rev. Becca Stevens and Christ Church Cathedral Dean Mike Kinman. Order your copy for only $5 here.

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Pray + Worship + Serve:
Take the Lenten Challenge

Christ Church Cathedral is a founding partner in The Restoration Project (TRP), a group of congregations and dioceses dedicated to restoring the image of God that is on each one of us through daily spiritual practices of prayer, worship, study, service and giving. Our Back to Basics classes are part of our TRP ministry.
This Lent, we’re inviting everyone to join TRP’s Lenten Challenge: Pray (20 minutes/day), Worship (1 hour/week), Serve (6 hours/month). Our hope is that these holy habits will continue after Lent into the year—or, if you are already practicing these disciplines, that Lent will be a time of strengthening.
All you have to do is sign up here. When you do, you get a daily email with a very brief but useful spiritual reflection that will serve as a reminder and a support.

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Naomi Tutu Preaching, Leading Spotlight Sunday on Feb. 21
Human rights activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu— the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu—will be at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, Feb. 21, to preach at the 10 AM worship service and lead a noontime community forum on “Truth & Reconciliation: South Africa and STL.”
Tutu—who has written and spoken extensively on her experience growing up in Apartheid South Africa and on her father’s work chairing that nation’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and has led Truth & Reconciliation workshops for groups dealing with conflict—will speak and lead discussion on how the principles of Truth & Reconciliation might be applied in the wake of the Ferguson Uprising and similar uprisings around the country.
Tutu’s appearance is sponsored by the Pursuing Racial Justice ministry at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Earn $$$ for CCC through Schnucks e–Scrip Fundraising Program
Earn cash while you shop!

Everyone makes purchases at
the grocery store, and now while you shop, you can earn cash for Christ Church Cathedral!
Schnucks’ e-scrip program helps nonprofit groups earn money for their organizations, and our church would like your support!!! To get yourself set up to help with this fundraising effort, all you need to do is pick up an e-scrip card from your local Schnucks’ store (customer service counter) or see Nancy Kuehnl (before or after the 10 AM service). The next step is to register your card either by calling the number on the back of the card or through Schnucks’ website.
Our group number is 164502443. You need this number to register your card. Your purchases create automatic monthly contributions to Christ Church of up to 3% of your purchase price. If you are already using your Schnucks e-scrip card (we have about 40 people already using these cards), we thank you. Please continue to shop and use your card.

For more information, please see or email Nancy
( or visit the e-scrip website.

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From the Cathedral Housing Partnership (CHP)
Cathedral Housing Partnership will be housing our second partner in early February. He found an apartment in a good location. We could use two chests-of-drawers and a couch. If you can help, notify We do appreciate our contributors and interested friends so much.
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