Updated: Jun 22
Dear Cathedral Family and Friends,
On Wednesday of this week, our bishop gave his permission for churches in Mobile County to resume in-person worship under our diocese’s special guidelines for safest possible gathering. Several Mobile churches—those who had prepared to resume worship on May 31, before the bishop extended our suspension—will be gathering this Sunday.
In our meeting in May, the Cathedral vestry and I agreed that we would wait until our June meeting to look again at the situation in Mobile and discern the most prudent plan for our returning to worship at Christ Church Cathedral. The vestry will meet this Sunday, June 14, and part of their work will be to discern with me what our way forward in returning to in-person worship will be.
You will be hearing next week about what those plans will be. In the mean time, and all the time, we continue to be the Church. We continue in our lives to carry out the work of discipleship that Jesus gives us in this Sunday’s gospel reading. And we also continue to be transformed, as Abraham and Sarah were, in ways that are “too wonderful” for us to understand. Paul’s words remind us “our hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”
We continue to trust the power of the Spirit working in our life together.