CATHEDRAL NOTES, NEWS AND EVENTS
All Saints Day Celebration
Sunday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m.
All Saints’ Sunday service is a day to remember those who have gone before. We often think of saints as people of extraordinary virtue leading Christ-like lives, but in the earliest days of the church, all baptized Christians were referred to as saints. On All Saints’ Sunday, we remember the “communion of saints,” many of whom are people we knew and loved. On this day we are mindful of those who have died in the past year. If you have lost a loved one since last All Saints’ Sunday, you are especially invited to attend. Parishioners who have died will be included in our prayers, but if you have a loved one who might not be on our parish list, please make a note and include it in the alms basin or send an email to Michelle Wilson: email@example.com.
A list of names of those prayed for this year, and those we have remembered in years past can be found on our website here:
Also, a list is on the Ministry Table in the Chapter House.
On All Saints’ Sunday We Will Welcome
Rebekah Atkinson, Harpist, Guest Artist
This year we will be joined by local harpist, Rebeka Atkinson, as guest artist. Atkinson is principal harpist for Sinfonia Gulf Coast in Destin, Florida, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra in Meridian, Mississippi. She is often heard in venues around the Gulf Coast and as part of the Atkinson Duo. Atkinson and Cathedral Organist, Christopher Powell, will play together during the service and present a brief concert of music for harp and organ following.
Celebration of Our Mission and Ministries,
and of our Restored, Renewed, and Reimagined Spaces
You are invited to tour the north side of campus, and to join as we raise a toast in celebration of both our mission and ministries, and the opening of Phase II of our campus construction.
Fall Fellowship Night
Sunday, October 27
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Mardi Gras Park
The Children and Youth (CY) Team is excited for the inaugural Fall Fellowship Night, which will be held Sunday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Mardi Gras Park. While we originally planned this as an opportunity for our children to gather outside of the normal Sunday formation and service, we quickly realized how important it is for all members of the parish to gather for a time of fun and fellowship in a casual setting. Everyone is invited! So leave your church clothes at home but please remember to bring your own picnic blanket, food, and drinks! We will provide the entertainment and games and fun for all. We will have face painting, bounce houses, a photo station, and cookie decorating. We’ll see you on the 27th!
Sunday, October 20 immediately following the service.
All children and youth who are currently serving as acolytes, or who wish to are asked to attend. There will be three training groups. Children’s Chapel Crucifers, grades K through 4, will work with Skip Archer. Acolytes, grades 5 through 7, will work with Mike Ballard. Youth in grades 8 through 12, who wish to serve as crucifer, are invited to training. Current crucifers will meet for conversation about the spiritual aspect of serving. Pizza will be served immediately after the training.
Sunday is Name Tag Sunday
Back by popular request, we are asking everyone to wear a name tag this Sunday. You will find name tags and washable markers in the pews. Please write your name on a tag and wear it to hospitality following the service.
Restore, Renew, Reimagine-
The Chapter House will be closed for Construction beginning, Monday, October 21 through the middle of the following week for finishing work on the north wall. We will not have use of the Chapter House on Sunday, October 27, including formation and hospitality times. We hope you will join the CY Team that Sunday evening in Mardi Gras Park for fellowship, and that you will be with us on All Saints’ Sunday for a special celebration and soft reopening of the north side of our campus. Please look for more information next week as we see how work progresses.
Youth and Children’s Milestones
The CY Team has been intentional in structuring how we celebrate the milestones in our children's lives within the parish family. Some of the milestones are new and others have been given guidelines so that we are present for our children and young families as they grow. The milestones are: Birth, to allow the church to be involved in the life of a family and newborn from the announcement of the pregnancy through the child’s baptism; Worship Readiness, is to help children in grade 3 and their families to transition into the Sunday worship; Confirmation to engage 8th graders into the life of the parish as confirmed members; Graduation, to celebrate and send off our graduating high school seniors.
The first will be worship readiness for our children in grades 4 and up who have not been confirmed. The class will meet on Sundays, November 10 and 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Dean Beverly Gibson will teach. She will talk with the children about worship and she will teach them about communion. The November class will get us “caught up” so that each year, beginning in Lent 2020, children in grade 3 will be given the same class as a way to “graduate” from Children's Chapel.
Murray House is an assisted living facility that is an agency of the diocese. While trying to be a reasonable cost option for individuals in need of assisted living, the Murray House Board must seek funds for capital improvements. The Murray House facility is in need of a new roof and other exterior repairs. If you would like to contribute, please make a check payable to Christ Church Cathedral and write Murray House on the memo line. For information please call Laura Rutherford at 476-7350.
15th Diocesan Construction Mission to the Dominican Republic
March 20-29, 2020
Teams from our diocese have been traveling to the Dominican Republic since 2007 building pews and other furniture for Episcopal Churches located in various communities on the island. The Team Leader is Mr. Geary Gaston of St. Paul’s, Mobile. The team is organized and experienced. Team sizes have ranged from 16-24 people. They are looking for some new team members. No prior furniture building experience is required. The team will stay at a hotel located in the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo taking a bus to the work site at San Andres every morning. Each team member pays for their air fare (usually about $700-$800) and each team member is asked to raise $250 for the mission budget. The mission provides the room and breakfast every day and lunch on most work days. Team members are on their own for evening meals. Questions, please contact Howard Wilson at 251-408-1111, or team leader Geary Gaston at 251-581-3432.
Sundays: 10:00 am
Wednesdays: Noon In the Chapel
We extend a warm welcome to all visitors. A nursery is available and Children's chapel for ages 3-8 is held in the Chapel. Please join us after the service for a time of hospitality in the Chapter House.
Charles Van Antwerp
Richard Jeffers III
John Ferguson Bennett Griffith Catherine Taylor Ashley White
Anne Price Mitchell
Leland Moore, Jr.