This Sunday, Cleamon Downs will lead Morning Prayer, the Cathedral Choir will lead the congregation in singing, and Senior Warden Robby McClure will offer remarks on the diocesan ministry of Beckwith Camp and Conference Center along with news and announcements about life here at Christ Church Cathedral. You won't want to miss it!
I am thankful for all the good people working this week and on Sunday to make it possible for me to be away. Mike and I will be traveling to Chicago for the North American Deans Conference, which will take place Thursday through Sunday at St. James Cathedral. This is always a lively collegial gathering, a wonderful place to share our good news and to learn a great deal from what other cathedral churches are doing. I am sure to come home with lots to share!
Meanwhile, preparations continue for the 12th Annual Cathedral Celebration, to be held next week on Sunday, May 7. Our bishop will be here for confirmation and reception, and he will also preside over the dedication of our restored steeple. Following our worship, we will have a big celebration-fried oysters and fried chicken with trimmings, food for kids, special beverages for adults, a jumpee for the adventurous, maybe even some music. This day will also be a banner day for our capital campaign. I know you will not want to miss it.
Work continues apace on the capital campaign, on setting up the work of Ministry Architects, and on preparations for life here at home while I am away on sabbatical this summer. Please continue to keep our work and mission in your prayers, as this is the first and most important thing that any of us can do.