Season of Preparation

Dear Cathedral Family,


What a joy it is to see increasing numbers of you in person on Sunday mornings! We still have room to grow and stay within our capacity limitations, so if you have been contemplating venturing out to church, please know that we have room and that we are still following our covid protocols so that everyone can be as safe as possible. We are still asking for reservations, but there are always ample places reserved for visitors and drop-ins.


As I mentioned in my sermon last Sunday, our Children and Youth Team continues faithfully and creatively in their ministry. Our next step will be to make Children’s Chapel a regular event once again. Look for information coming next week about signup and safety as we begin again with regular in person worship for our children ages 4 through 4th grade. Our annual Kappa League Brunch fundraiser will be returning this year as a “take out” meal, and you will be seeing more about this in the weeks ahead. The date set for this is Sunday, May 16. We are planning a Senior Sunday to be held in person this year, as well, to honor and pray for our graduates and their families.


Bishop Russell will be making his parochial visit for confirmation and receptions on Sunday, April 18. Our catechist Carolyn Jeffers is working with our youth confirmands via Zoom each Sunday afternoon, and we are praying for them by name each Sunday. Please add these young people to your daily prayers, and consider reading along with them through the Gospel of Luke between now and April 18. If you are an adult new to the Episcopal Church and you would like to become part of the church, please let me know so that we can begin the process of reception or confirmation for you.


Finally, and perhaps most exciting, we are making plans for Easter together this year! As we did at Christmas, we will be adding more services, and more information about these will be coming soon. The flower cross will go up, and there will be an Easter Egg Hunt!


Even with our added precautions, we will experience together the joy of the resurrection after our Lenten season of preparation. Please continue to stay safe and to get vaccinated when your turn comes along.


May you know God’s peace,

Beverly+

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