CATHEDRAL NOTES, NEWS AND EVENTS
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, January 26
The Parish Meeting will take place in the Chapter House immediately following the service.
Altar Guild Meeting
Wednesday, January 22 at 12:30 p.m.
We are looking for new Altar Guild members who can join with a seasoned volunteers to learn. The duty of the Altar Guild is to prepare all things necessary for the conduct and celebration of public worship at Christ Church Cathedral. The preparations are done reverently and prayerfully so that all services may proceed in order and beauty to the glory of God. Members of the Altar Guild should be ever mindful that this service is a high calling. This quiet, behind-the-scenes “holy house work” is a true gift to the entire congregation. We are meeting after noon Eucharist for a light lunch and to have conversation about the ministry and how it should be organized going forward.
Please email Carolyn Jeffers at email@example.com to let us know you plan to attend.
One of the Christ Church Cathedral Goals for 2022 states that, “In the past year, 100% of the membership of Christ Church Cathedral has made a pledge towards the annual budget.” For 2020 we have 163 pledging families—thank you. We are now asking the 151 families who do not currently pledge to please make a pledge. A pledge of $25 per month, for an annual pledge of $300, could be a place to begin this Christian discipline.
Eighty nine percent of our budget is made possible by annual pledges. Your new pledges would be used to make possible all our worship services, outreach, ministry to families, children and youth, Bible studies, classes, and pastoral care. To make your pledge, please contact Brenda Stanton at 251-438-1822 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or return a pledge card found on the ministry table.
The Good Book Club: The Gospel of John
Start 2020 in the beginning—with the Good Book Club and the Gospel of John! Each day, from Epiphany on January 6 through Mardi Gras Day, February 25, we will read a passage from this compelling gospel, inspired by “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” We’ll encounter the favorite verse of football fans and inspirational sign makers with John 3:16, and we’ll also hear stories only heard in John: Jesus turns water into wine at the wedding of Cana, encounters the woman at the well, and raises Lazarus from the dead. The spiritual Gospel of John uses beautiful poetry: Jesus as the bread of life and as the vine. And it’s in John that we hear the great I AM statements.
Forward Movement and partner organizations across the Episcopal Church—and this year, the Anglican Church in Canada—have prepared an array of resources to help you on the journey. The first step is easy: Open your Bible and start reading. A Journey with John books are available on the Ministry Table for $10. To sign up for Good Book Club resources go to: https://www.goodbookclub.org/
A Mass for Mobile: Joyful Spectacular
Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m.
This concert is a celebration of the music that makes our city spectacular. From jazz music, African music, and gospel music, to classical, listeners will hear the diverse sounds of Mobile, Alabama. This program is a collaborative effort with Mobile’s Singing Children and with members of the Alabama School of the Arts voice department. This is a perfect way to start your Mardi Gras celebrations.
Organizational Supper Club Meeting
Sunday, January 26
5:00 p.m. following the Mass for Mobile Joyful Spectacular
We are pleased that in the past year we’ve had more and more members express an interest in forming and participating in a supper club. What a great way to get to know each other better! We anticipate the ability to form several groups which should allow some variety of options: different days of the week, times of day, home dinners or even some that might want to gather at restaurants.
Following the concert please join us for a brief wine and cheese informational and sign-up meeting in the Chapter House. We will distribute questionnaires for you to indicate your interests. If you cannot attend but would like to participate, please contact Meg Mattei at email@example.com and she will get you a form. Our goal is to be able to begin the supper clubs in February! See you on the 26th!
Diocesan Wide Youth Mardi Gras Party
Friday, February 7 from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Our youth will host the youth of the diocese for a parade party to watch the Pharaohs and Conde Explorers Parades. Everyone will gather for food, fun, and fellowship. We are looking for parents who will help serve. A sign-up sheet is on the ministry table.
Forward Day by Day
Daily devotionals for the months of February, March, and April are on the ministry table.
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.
Hayley Van Antwerp
Martha Ann Stafford
Martha Ann Stafford
Lucy Pryor Slaton
Burton Slaton Jr.
Lucy Wright Emory Van Antwerp