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St. Paul’s Cathedral News & Events, October 8, 2015

St. Paul’s Cathedral News & Events, October 8, 2015

St. Paul’s Cathedral News & Events, October 8, 2015


This Weekend
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This Weekend at St. Paul’s

A modern world traveler encounters
victims and their owners,
and returns home to fight slavery;

a riveting drama full of life and based on actual events.
Kathleen Thompson(“The Belle of Amherst”)

3 Performances
In the Great Hall
Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 9, 7:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2:00 pm
Conversation with Ms Thompson after each performance.

Guest Panelists on human trafficking
after the Saturday matinee:
Fanny Yu – Deputy District Attorney, Juvenile Division, Family Protection/Sex Crimes Team Leader
Sister Judith Sheridan – Mary’s Guest House, a long career of providing refuge for victims

Suggested Donation $20 or what you can.
Percentage goes to local anti-human-trafficking.

Tickets at:  The courtyard table after services,

Co-sponsored by the Cathedral Center for the Performing and Visual Arts
and the Mission and Outreach Committee

Learn How To Introduce People to St. Paul’s as a Docent
Sunday, Oct. 11, after 10:30 service, Fireside Room

Come and see if this ministry fits you at the next docent meeting.  Refreshments will be served.  INFO and RSVP: Gladys King, 619-239-1290,[email protected]

Choral Evensong
Sunday, October 11, 5:00 pm

Evensong is sung on Sundays year-round at St. Paul’s in the tradition of the great English cathedrals and collegiate chapels.   Let it help bring peace to your past week and encourage you in the start of the new.

Adult Education
9:00am This Sunday, Guild Room

Part Two of a Two-Part Forum Series- Who are Jesus’ “the least of these?” (Think you know? Think again…) 

presented by Jeannine Brown, Ph.D.,

A prominent passage from Matthew’s Gospel in Christian circles and beyond is Matthew 25:31-46, the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats.   A single phrase often captures the public imagination: “the least of these.” What does Matthew mean by it?  Does “the least” describe Christians, or others who are cared for by Christians?  Does it refer to the poor, or is there a more expansive meaning to the phrase? Our goal is to listen to scripture, to hear how we might respond faithfully to this intriguing (and debated!) passage.

Jeannine Brown has been on the faculty at Bethel seminary since 1995. She specializes in biblical hermeneutics, the Gospels, and particularly Matthew and 1 Peter.

Exploring Sunday’s Lessons Bible Study To Join Adult Forum
Normally Sundays, 9:00 am, Fireside Room

This Bible study will join the Adult Forums through Oct. 18.  Come and join the conversation which gives a deeper understanding of today’s scripture readings.

Coming Forums
Sundays, 9:00 am, Guild Room

Oct 18: Exploring Matthew’s “Great Commission” – 
presented by The Rev.’s Colin and Laurel Mathewson – Matthew 28:16-20, often called “the Great Commission,” is one of the most well-known passages in the Bible, but how do you respond (or not!) to these famous words? “… go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them …, and teaching them to obey everything …” It seems to be filled with concepts that grate against our modern sensibilities and also very much in vogue, the essence of missional Christianity.  Join this in-depth study exploring how God might be calling us to hear and live these words today.

Cathedral Music Calendar 

Lunch time Organ Concert Next Tuesday – Free
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12:30 pm

Our featured organist this week is  Alan Dominicci. Come enjoy this half-hour of music from our four-manual pipe organ played by masters of the instrument every Tuesday.


Cathedral News & Notes

Express Your Priorities for Our Future In this Survey

After months of work, the Vision for Mission team has finalized goals and objectives for the future growth of St. Paul’s.  If you haven’t weighed in, please take ten minutes to let us know the priorities most important to you.  You can take the survey online by CLICKING HERE, or in Spanish by CLICKING HERE.  Printed versions can be obtained by asking an usher at the back of the Nave on Sundays. Your input is important to our direction as a community of faith.
at the Interfaith Shelter

Special Positions Available for Volunteers

You could be our

Backup Wedding CoordinatorIT Assistant (routine PC, printer, and internet challenges)Backup Receptionist (lunch time and vacations)Mailing Assistant (occasional mass mailings and special printing jobs)
The Cathedral is in need of these temporary or occasional volunteer services.  Are you able?  Contact Vicki Hoppenrath [email protected], 619-298-7261 x349, or the Cathedral office.

Vision for Mission 
Objectives Drafted

“The Dean’s Breakfast” Friday, October 9, 8:00 am, Bread & Cie Restaurant

Come out to this breakfast for good conversation. Bread & Cie is on University between 3rd and 4th Avenue, next door to Peet’s. See you there!

Children, Youth & Families Ministry
Is On The Hunt!

WHO: Open minded, flexible people who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways, through new eyes!

WHAT: Sunday School Volunteers

WHEN: Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:15

WHERE: Godly Play Room, Fireside Room, Ministry Centers 1 & 2

WHY: Because CHILDREN and YOUTH are growing, vibrant members of our St. Paul’s community – and they need your support!

HOW: Just contact Robin Taylor ([email protected])!

Children, Youth & Family Sundays
Fall Changes

WHEN:  Sunday School begins at 10:15. Please drop your children off in their classrooms by 10:15. They will join you in the service at 11:15.
WHERE:   Godly Play (ages 4-7), 3rd Floor Atrium Room
                  Growing with God (ages 8-10), 3rd Floor Fireside Room
                  Rite 13 (ages 11-13), Ministry Center 1
                  Cathedral Youth (ages 14-18), Ministry Center 2
You can always ask an usher or greeter for help finding classrooms!
The first three rows to the left of the altar are reserved for families. 

Up Coming Events

Come to One of Seven Fun and Tasty Receptions

Each year we celebrate the warm and welcoming spiritual community of St. Paul’s with a series of gatherings. We enjoy each other’s fellowship and the chance to think ahead to the coming year. Those plans for the coming year depend on each one of us. Here are the first two of seven fun events designed to get us back in touch with each other and to refresh our vision for the Cathedral’s mission.

Lovelace and David Flaten are sure to open the Stewardship Season in style! Free parking available across the street at Merkley-Mitchell or in the 4th Ave. building of The Atlas.
Enjoy a wide selection of beers and great food in the relaxed atmosphere of the popular Thorn St. Brewery just minutes from the Cathedral by car; maybe it’s even walking distance for you.  Please plan to join Dean Penny and members of our fun-loving Stewardship Committee for one of seven events you can browse at the table in the courtyard and online.visit or call  Judy,  619-298-7261 x324,

or   [email protected]

Meeting for David Moseley Trips to Holy Land and Paul’s Journeys
Tonight, Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:00 pm, Guild Room

At the meeting tonight there will be full details given about the Holy Land and Paul’s Journeys trips including itineraries and information about the series of ten classes for each trip offered to participants in the Spring.  Come and find out more about these educational and inspiring trips led by David Moseley.

Wednesday Evenings,
October 7 – November 18, 6:00-8:00 pm

Come for dinner (6:00-6:30, Great Hall).  Afterwards we’ll break out into three opportunities to discover ways the Holy One is at work in our lives and our world.

Three courses depending on
your spiritual hunger

1) The Episcopal Way: Foundations
A gathering for newcomers and inquirers (or curious old-timers) exploring the foundations of Christianity and the Episcopal/ Anglican tradition.

2) Living The Questions 2.0
A small-group based video and discussion course featuring today’s leading religious voices: a space to wrestle with paradox and explore meaningful, modern Christian faith.

3) Sacred Self-Care
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? This course, led by two certified pastoral counselors, Dawn Stary and María Arroyo, will reflect on the importance of self-care as found in our religious tradition and move toward change in your life through prayer, reflection, and practical tips.

Register online at

Come Remember Those Who Have Died of AIDS
Thursday, October 15, 6:00 pm

Join the Cathedral community as it partners with a number of community organizations to celebrate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day with a memorial mass.  This is an opportunity to remember those who have lost the battle, support those fighting, and renew our hope in an AIDS-free future for all people!  Reception afterwards at Barrio Star Restaurant across 5th Ave.  Contact The Rev. Colin Mathewson for more information: 619-977-8173, [email protected]

Walk with St. Paul’s Urban Walkers In Mission Bay
Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:30 am, Cathedral parking lot

Our walk will begin at the Mission Bay Visitor Center and head around De Anza Point to enjoy the bayside and scenic parkland. Carpool from the Cathedral, or meet at the Mission Bay Visitor Center at the foot of Clairemont Dr. off the I-5 freeway.  INFO: Jim McCabe, [email protected]

Enjoy Food, Faith and Friends at Family Day of Service
Saturday, Oct. 24, 5:00-7:30 pm, Great Hall

Dinner, Entertainment, Silent Auction & Fun
All proceeds raised for
Uptown Community Service Center
Saturday, October 24, 5:30-9:00 pm
Pioneer Ocean View UCC
2550 Fairfield St., San Diego 92110

Tickets $60  at
INFO:  Rick Koenig, 619-252-2294

Get Ready! The Alternative Gift Expo Returns!

Sunday, Nov. 22, Great Hall

Discover holiday gifts from around the world that fight to end poverty.   Enjoy a good time with family and friends purchasing holiday gifts that make a difference and a light lunch of hot soup and bread. INFO: Carolyn Lief,  [email protected]

On The Blog 
The Cathedral Blog “All Our Voices” is your chance to join the conversation, to slow down and reflect on how God is working in our lives. Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, but always interesting. Submit your own blog anytime to [email protected] 

Eucharistic Ministers: Could This Be Your Calling?”I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth” shared by Anita Wucinic-Turner”See Me! Hear Me!” Play Offers Hope – by Kathleen Thompson”October Is Fair Trade Month!” by Carolyn Lief
Diocesan Events 

The 78th General Convention Was Historic
From electing a new presiding bishop to approving marriage equality, our church’s general convention made history. If you weren’t able to attend, here are a few links to the highlights: 
Our deputies’ blog with essays and video interviews about their experiences: General Convention San Diego Style.Get to Know Our New Presiding Bishop (video interview: 18:17)Tribute to Katharine Jefferts Schori (video: 5:00)Brief article summarizing structural changes authorized by GCGeneral Convention approves same-sex marriage: Synopsis articleGeneral Convention web pages 
Watch Presiding Bishop-elect, The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Preaching at the closing Eucharist

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry delivered his sermon on July 3.

Visit for details on a wide range of events throughout our diocese.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral / 2728 Sixth Avenue / San Diego, California 92103
619-298-7261 /   


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