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The Grapevine

a bimonthly publication of Christ Church Cathedral Hartford, Connecticut

Christ Church Cathedral

From the Canon Vicar…

September/October 2009

Lessons in Fishing; Lessons in Community Some of you may have heard my July 19 sermon in which I recounted an experience I had while on vacation in

Trinidad. On the first morning of my visit to a beach resort in a small fishing village in the southwestern region of the island, I decided to go for what I hoped would be a calm, leisurely walk. Although the events of the next three hours were neither calm nor leisurely, I am grateful for what they taught me about life in community. Here are a couple of excerpts from “My Mayaro Adventure,” a lesson I learned from each, and questions for us to ponder: Shortly after I left the hotel, I came upon three men who were pulling something from the water. I intended to say “hello” and pass them by, but the leader called out to me. “Do you want to help us pull this seine?” “What’s that?” I asked. He smiled and showed me the edge of a fishing net. “Oh. Sure, I’ll help,” I said, thinking it would take only a few minutes. As we go about our lives, often on an ordinary day, and usually in an unexpected way, God comes to us, inviting us into new adventures of faith. Trusting that God is present and active – even during the “interruptions” in our lives – can teach us much about God’s character and can help us discern the larger purpose of our lives. “Can you think of a time when you (later) recognized God’s presence and actions during an ‘interruption’?” “Into what new adventures of faith is God calling this Cathedral community?”

After a few minutes of what felt like heavy weight-lifting, I asked him how long it would take. “A couple more hours, at least,” he smiled. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make it for a couple more minutes! Along the way, however, others joined the four of us in pulling the seine. Before long, ten of us, including two little boys and one little girl, were pulling in unison. Shortly afterwards, a teenager who was visiting the village with his father joined us. He had never pulled a seine before, so we instantly formed a “newcomer” bond. We shared our fears of not knowing the correct way to pull a seine, of being “in the way” of those who (obviously) knew what they were doing, and of “just messing up” (especially when even some of the children knew so much about pulling a seine!). There are times in life when most of us feel like we are in “over our head.” Perhaps those times can be golden opportunities to lean on God, trusting God for the guidance and support we need. Perhaps such times can teach us much about our vulnerability and God’s trustworthiness. Perhaps such times can teach us to listen to what God is saying to us – whether it is a challenge to simplify our lives, to seek help from others, or to discern and use our strengths rather than do what we are not gifted to do – and to act with courage on what we hear. “What are your God-given strengths?” “How is God calling you to use those strengths as part of this Cathedral’s call to become ‘fishers of people?’” I learned many other lessons on that day, but I want to close with this one: a crowd had gathered while we were pulling the seine, waiting to get a fish or two, and, although I thought we weren’t going to have enough fish for everyone, I discovered that there was not only enough, but more than enough for everyone. Perhaps this is the greatest lesson of all – when we work together, each person doing his or her part, we will discover that there is not only enough, but more than enough for everyone.


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Cathedral News... Faith Formation & Enrichment Program (FFEP) The spiritual formation of our youth is vital to the ongoing work of God’s kingdom. Cathedral staff, adult volunteers and parents will continue to be responsible for shaping the spiritual lives of our younger members. Canon St. Louis will oversee the program; adult volunteers will serve as facilitators and parents provide crucial guidance to their child(ren). The Cathedral Youth Group (ages 11-18) and the Cathedral Children’s Group (ages 5-10) will continue to meet on a weekly basis, except for holiday weekends. This year’s program runs from September 27, 2009 to May 23, 2010. The FFEP schedule is available on our website, www.cccathedral.org. FFEP Resource Table and Cathedral Tract Rack The Resource Table, which is located in the hallway outside the auditorium, displays books, DVDs, videos and pamphlets which offer guidance to youth and their parents concerning issues relevant to young people. Parents and youth can borrow these items using a signout sheet on the table. The Cathedral Tract Rack is located at the back of the church (i.e., the narthex). Booklets on a variety of topics relevant to youth and children are available. These booklets are free. Intergenerational Events Two main intergenerational events, during Advent and on Palm Sunday, are designed to encourage sharing and learning among members of the various generations. During those events, Christmas Cards and Palm Crosses will be made for our homebound parishioners. Registration Sunday, September 13 (in Auditorium) Sunday, September 20 (in Auditorium) Rooms Youth Group (Youth Room-Basement of Cathedral House) Children’s Group (Children’s Room-Basement of Cathedral House)

Times Sundays: Social Time (11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Youth Room) FFEP Session (11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in assigned rooms) Other: varies according to Youth Group activity Feel free to contact Canon St. Louis at 527-7231 x111 or astlouis@cccathedral.org if you have any questions.

Midday Organ Recitals Resume The third season of Midday Organ Recitals begins on Tuesday, September 15, at 12:35 p.m. in the Cathedral. Each Tuesday September through April, the Cathedral is filled with the beautiful and powerful sounds of the Cathedral’s organ. These 25-minute recitals explore various repertoire from the 16th to the 21st centuries. A complete listing of performers and repertoire is available on the Cathedral website, along with complete Cathedral Concerts information for the entire season. Programs for September and October include: • September 15 Kevin Jones-Music of Liszt • September 22 Kevin Jones-Music of Franck • September 29 Kevin Jones-All Bach • October 6 Peter Beardsley-Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals • October 13 Kevin Jones-Music from Prague • October 20 Charlotte Beers-Bach & Buxtehude • October 27 Kevin Jones-All Bach All are warmly welcomed and invited.

Choral Evensong Choral Evensong will be sung in the Cathedral on Wednesday, September 23, and Wednesday, October 14, at 5:30 p.m. Both of these evensongs will be sung by the Cathedral Choristers. Also, as part of Diocesan Convention, the Cathedral Choir will sing Choral Evensong on Friday, October 23, at 5:45 p.m.


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Lunch…Plus! The 2009-2010 Season of Lunch…Plus! commences on Thursday, October 1, with a program featuring singer Dolly Harris with Kevin Jones at the piano. Her program, “Mad Mezzos of Gilbert & Sullivan,” explores some of W.S. Gilbert’s “mad” characters, which Sullivan chose to set for the mezzo-soprano voice type. Katisha (Mikado), Mad Margaret (Ruddigore), and Little Buttercup (H.M.S. Pinafore) are but a few of the dramatic personalities that will be explored. Dolly Harris, a native of Indiana, received her formal music education and degree from the Indiana University School of Music. She has appeared extensively with opera companies throughout the United States and abroad. Her varied repertoire encompasses roles from the works of Rossini, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Weill. She performed Wagnerian arias and songs at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center after winning first prize in the prestigious Wagner-Liederkranz Competition. In addition, Ms. Harris was also a national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition. Equally at home on the concert stage, she has appeared as a guest artist with a number of U.S. orchestras and has recorded for RCA Red Seal with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Harris has also performed a wide range of roles from operetta and the classics of American musical theater. She has had the pleasure of appearing in principal roles with the famed Blue Hill Troupe of New York under the musical direction of Kevin Jones. Ms. Harris is delighted to renew her collaboration with him on this special occasion. Lunch...Plus! can be seen for a donation of $7, which includes lunch. ($5 for “Friends,” seniors and students with I.D.) Please join us!

Parish Committee Bus Trip The Parish Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on Sunday, October 4, for the feast of St. Francis and the blessing of the animals at the 11:00 a.m. service. The cost is $49 per person which includes bus transportation and a reserved seat for the service. The cost is based on 44 people participating. The bus will leave Hartford at approximately 7:00 a.m. Watch an excerpt of the service at www.stfrancisanimalblessing.com. If you are interested, please make your check payable to: Christ Church Cathedral and in the memo line note: October 4 trip. Send your check to Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103 attn: Rich Baraglia. For additional information, contact Rich at 860-584-5607 or snugharbor@snet.net.

Coffee Hour Hospitality Sign-Up for 2009-2010 Coffee Hour is a ministry of hospitality by and for those who worship at the Cathedral. For those who enjoy a little snack after church, as many of us do, Coffee Hour is only possible through volunteer donations. Knowing that between 40-60 persons come to Coffee Hour each Sunday, you can choose to sign up to host on your own, or invite others to share with you in order to provide sufficient food for everyone. (Examples of typical Coffee Hour foods include coffee cake, cakes, brownies, muffins, bagels, crackers & cheese, pepperoni, donuts, fresh fruit, and any kind of finger food). If someone has signed up to host a Coffee Hour, then the Cathedral will supply the coffee and cold beverages. Coffee hour volunteers are needed for the dates below, please sign up for future Coffee Hours on the sign-up sheet in the Auditorium, or by calling Debby in the Cathedral Office at 527-7231. October 04 October 11 October 25 November 01 November 08 November 22 November 29 December 06 December 13 December 20 December 27 January 03 January 10 January 24

Hosts are needed for: February 21 March 07 March 21 March 28 April 11 April 18 May 02 May 09 May 16 May 23 May 30 June 6 June 13

New Member of the Cathedral We welcome Sarah Higbie who has become a member of the Cathedral during the past year. Sarah comes to the Cathedral from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Welcome, Sarah!


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Your Money and Your Life: A Christian Guide to Total Wellness This two-part series is aimed at helping participants make choices that can improve their personal and financial wellbeing. By gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of how stewardship of ourselves is as important as stewardship of our finances, participants will be challenged to move towards a healthier lifestyle. Specifically, we will address our changing financial and healthcare needs as we journey through the stages of life, learn more about managing our finances according to biblical principles, and examine how our differing healthcare needs intertwine with our personal finances at each stage of life. Our presenters include Elvin Turner, JD, MBA, his wife, Katrina Turner, MD, and their colleague, the Rev. John Harrison, CFP. Mr. Turner, who has had over 27 years experience in financial services, including designing financial products and services for employees of non-profit organizations, is the founder of Turner Consulting, LLC. Dr. Turner, who serves as a Medical Director for a major insurance company, is board-certified in Internal Medicine. The Rev. Harrison, who has had over twenty years’ experience in financial services, is a certified financial planner and founder of Empire Financial Advisors, which provides education, investment and portfolio management services to churches and their congregations. The Rev. Harrison will serve as our guest preacher at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, September 27. Following the service, a forum (featuring all three presenters) will be held in the auditorium from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. A follow-up workshop with all three presenters will be held in the auditorium on Saturday, October 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The events are free and all are welcome to attend!

Thank You! We thank Joe Hewes for his 17 years of service on the Building Committee. He stepped resigned from the committee on June 14.

Cathedral Prayer Tree The Cathedral Prayer Tree, which is located outside the clergy room, is one of the ways in which we can keep members and friends of the Cathedral in prayer. If you would like to add the name(s) of the person(s) for whom you are praying to the Prayer Tree, please: Write the person’s name (first only, or full name, if you have the person’s permission to do so), your name (if you wish), and the date on one of the heart-shaped notes found in the holder next to the tree. Then, Affix the note to the tree. Everyone is invited to select (mentally, so please leave the note on the tree) a name each week and remember that person in your prayers. At the end of every two months (or sooner if the tree is very crowded), notes that have been on the tree for two months (as well as all undated notes) will be removed so we can make room for new names. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Canon St. Louis.

The Grapevine Published by Christ Church Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. Please submit articles for the November/December issue by Tuesday, October 6. Text files should be in WORD format. If you are submitting photos, please email the raw picture file for proper editing. All submissions should be sent to dvancamp@cccathedral.org The Rt. Rev. Andrew D. Smith, Bishop of Connecticut The Very Rev. Mark B. Pendleton, Dean The Rev. Canon J. Allison St. Louis, Vicar Richard Baraglia, Parish Committee Chair Amy Beveridge, Parish Committee Vice-Chair


Page Five To Cathedral Members and Friends: Judy Radasch, who has worked at the Cathedral over the last six years as Administrator, will be retiring in the fall and moving to Florida for most of each year. Judy has been invaluable to our work over these years as she has overseen the creation of a unified budget, worked with contractors and architects for the exterior restoration, and ably managed the lay professional staff. Her former investment banker skills were put to good use during our process of acquiring a commercial loan to fund the bulk of the restoration. She became a member of the Legacy Circle of the Friends of the Cathedral and has been a trusted colleague. She will be missed! In response to Judy’s retirement, coupled with the challenging financial picture caused by investment declines due to the dramatic 2008 stock market decline, I have restructured Judy’s duties to a half-time position. I would like to announce that I have hired Ms. Leslie Jones to be Assistant to the Dean for Administration and Communications to begin on September 1. Leslie will work with me in the areas of the use and maintenance of our buildings and properties, facilities promotion, and communications and finance. Leslie comes to the Cathedral from the Diocese of Connecticut where she worked for five years in the areas of Communications and Christian Formation. She also operates a freelance business in graphic design and website development. Her employment history includes 15 years with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut as Manager of Corporate Communications. I got to know Leslie as she traveled with our diocesan group on three recent mission trips to Colombia. Leslie grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Shelton High School. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Business from Central Connecticut State University and earned a Master Gardener designation from UCONN Extension Service. Leslie lives in Rocky Hill and has two children: a son Alex, 22, and a daughter Elise, 19. Leslie is active in her home parish, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Killingworth, and her interests include music, cooking, theater, traveling, gardening, working out, and her canine companion, Lilly. Upon my return from sabbatical, we will have a more formal way to honor Judy’s service and to welcome Leslie onto our team. Sincerely,

The Very Rev. Mark B. Pendleton Dean


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Fall into Sunday Morning Bible Study

Birthdays

Join a lectionary-based Bible study held each Sunday from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. in the Reception Room. In addition to exploring the background and context of the biblical passages, participants are invited to discuss ways in which the insights from scripture can be applied to their personal lives and/or contemporary societal issues. Most Sundays the group is led by the preacher for the following week.

If you would like to wish another parishioner “Happy Birthday,” but you don’t know when his/her birthday is, (or if you would like others to wish you a “Happy Birthday,” but others aren’t sure when your birthday is), we have the solution! Beginning with this issue of The Grapevine, we will publish the list of birthdays (month and day only) that fall within those months. If your name is accidentally left off the list, if we do not have your birthday and you want it published, or if you do not want your birthday published, please contact Canon St. Louis at astlouis@cccathedral.org or (860) 527-7231 x111.

Bible Study: Feeding the Body, Feeding the Mind submitted by Camille Jackson Alleyne

Throughout my years attending church, as a young child in Sunday school and through adulthood, I have heard and read the story of the feeding of the five thousand with five barley loaves and two fish. This I thought of as merely another miracle. On July 26, 2009, the Reverend Ward delivered an inspirational homily on the feeding of the five thousand from John 6:1-21. During the homily there was an “aha!” moment for me which brought home a new meaning to the story of the five loaves and two fish. I no longer wondered how five thousand persons could be fed with five loaves and two fish. I thought of the feeding not as a literal interpretation, but as a symbolic one. To me it now means that God provides for our needs in abundance. When we think that the provisions have been expended, even more is provided. Witness Jesus telling his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over so that nothing may be lost.” These fragments filled twelve baskets. In the Bible Study that day, I shared my interpretation of the feeding of the five thousand with the group. I pointed out that it was only through attending Bible Study on an ongoing basis, through our discussions, analyses and bringing personal experiences to these sessions, that I am now looking at bible passages through different lenses. I look not only as what the printed word says, but also at the substance underlying these words. I am growing in my ability to examine and understand the printed word and at the same time see how this understanding impacts my actions as a Christian. As I write this, I also think of the fringe social benefits that Bible Study affords me. Although the size of the group ebbs and flows, I feel a oneness with the group. We chit chat, and often share experiences which further helps me to appreciate the commonality of the human experience. Although my thoughts on the five loaves and two fish prompted the writing of these words and had nothing to do with solicitation to the Cathedral family, I am moved to invite others to share in this wonderful experience of Bible Study.

September

01 – Roberta Walmsley 02 – Nicholas Woodward 03 – Milton Howard 04 – Deahna Fisher 05 – Sheila Green 08 – Paul Belval 09 – Jacob Harney 11 – Nina Montague 13 – Austin Black, William Wood, Jr. 15 – Tamika Barnett, Gail Paige, Julia Angelise Vazquez 17 – Amellia Rose Gillespie 22 – Franciene Lehmann, Jeffrey Palmer 26 – Allison St. Louis 27 – Luke Belval, John Bradley 29 – Robert Mueller

October

01 – Anthony Cozza, Michael Navarro-O’Brien 04 – Ruth Marie Perry 05 – Margaret Ornell 06 – Everton McCalla 07 – Maxwell Lucca 09 – Norman Graf 10 – Amber O’Brien 11 – David Marcano 13 – Thomas McGrath 15 – Jonathan Dixon 19 – Benjamin Hargy 21 – Sylvia Brown, Martha Fine 22 – JaVaughn Fisher 24 – Patricia David 25 – Luisa O’Brien 27 – Laura McCalla 30 – John Mitman 31 – Marion Lewis


Cathedral Café...

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Cathedral Café sessions bring out people and ideas How can we make people feel welcome at Christ Church Cathedral and become connected? What gifts can we bring to help proclaim the good news? Those were key questions that triggered lively talk at tables in the auditorium at two events held in April and June billed as the Cathedral Café and held after the 10:00 a.m. service. Refreshments (of course!)were available, and each table had a host who kept the conversations focused. The aim was to get parishioners talking about important aspects of life at the Cathedral, and how we can become more involved. At each session, three related topics were discussed for 15 minutes each. At the end of each 15-minute period, everyone (except the host) moved to different tables, thus getting a chance to talk with others not known well or at all. If you were among those who participated, you may be wondering about the ideas brought out, and if anything is being done to put them to work. Here are answers for you and all who couldn’t take part. April Session – Feeling Welcomed and Connected Persons were asked to share experiences of feeling welcomed and connected in a new situation; of feeling unwelcome or isolated in a new situation; and finally, what we can do at the Cathedral to help people feel welcome and become involved with others and activities. For some, sharing the “unwelcome” experiences was painful, but worth doing because that clearly pointed out how newcomers may feel. Here is a summary of the ideas. Some have been attempted before but are worth reconsidering, perhaps in new ways. •Name tags •Greeters at all doors •For newcomers: small group informal dinners hosted by “established members;” provide escorts to coffee hour; gift of Cathedral cookbook; provide help for following the service; provide a mentor or buddy •Inviting new family/friend to church; at “Lunch Plus,” have Cathedral members invite non-members to Sunday services •Distribute “Cathedral Connections,” the brochure that describes all the ministries and activities •Have Evensong Services •“Get acquainted” events for everyone – not just newcomers •Re-establish Home Groups (small groups meeting in homes for potluck and Bible study) •Healing Services (in addition to the individual ministry at regular services) •An International Day (recognizing the congregation’s diversity) •Outdoors worship service •Social events – trips, board games, potluck meals, dance, theater, concerts, workshops, progressive dinners •Retreats •Reaching out to Capital Community College students •Telephone tree to call persons who are ill or have not been to services in a while •Post minutes of Parish Committee meetings •Cathedral photo album/directory (Article continues, page 8)


Page Eight June Session - Sharing Gifts with the Cathedral and One Another At the second session, the questions were How has God been proclaiming the good news through this community? Given our individual gifts and talents, how might God be calling us to move forward? What gift can I bring that helps proclaim the good news? A few answers duplicated the first session, and are not listed again. In some cases, the answers came from persons with gifts to offer; others are “needs” or “wants” to be filled. •Help establish a center for spirituality •Provide assistance with taxes •Provide assistance with rides •Be a greeter •Volunteer for prison work •Offer programs of performing arts, such as playing a Japanese flute •Offer evening classes and programs •Outreach to nursing homes •Have tours of the Cathedral on occasion, such as during the art show •Lead book discussions; organize a book group •Share experience/assistance as a social worker •Share sports expertise/offer sports •Share technology experience Has anything happened since the sessions? Yes. The request for trips has resulted in a bus trip to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on October 4. A photo wall of pictures of parishioners is being put together by Jim McCorkle who will start taking pictures in August. It will be installed in the auditorium. “Bring a Friend” Sunday will be held in early fall, with a Cathedral tour offered. All the ideas are being thoughtfully reviewed by the Parish Committee. Some will require gifts of time and talent that will have to be solicited before they can be implemented. More ideas are always welcome and if you have any, or a talent/skill to offer, contact the persons who developed the Cathedral Café sessions: The Reverend Canon Allison St. Louis, Rich Baraglia, Amy Beveridge, Billie Alban, Evelyn Noonan, Larry Malick and Jay Lechausse.

Diocesan News... Day of Repentance & Reconciliation The 2006 General Convention Resolution A-123 declared that the institution of slavery in the United States and “anywhere else in the world” was and is a sin, and mandated that the Church acknowledge and express regret for its support of slavery and for supporting “de jure and de facto segregation and discrimination” for years after slavery’s abolition. “Racism is a stain on the Episcopal Church and acknowledging its history of participation in this sin and the deep and lasting injury it has inflicted upon today’s society makes this recognition of vital importance. The Church needs to confront its past to change its future.” On Saturday, November 7, the Cathedral will host a Day of Repentance and Reconciliation during which the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut will recognize publicly its involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. Coffee will be served at 8:00 a.m., followed at 9:00 a.m. by “Telling Our Story,” a series of presentations by various parishes regarding their church’s role in the slave trade as well as their efforts towards racial reconciliation. The Rt. Rev. Andrew D. Smith will serve as celebrant and preacher at A Service of Repentance, which will be held at 1:00 p.m. The service will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee. There is no registration fee, and validated parking will be available. For additional information, please contact the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut at (860) 233-4481.


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Planned Giving At the Fifth Annual Friends of Christ Church Cathedral Dinner on Saturday, November 14, the new members of the Legacy Circle will be honored with an award presentation. It will be a gala event also honoring Bishop John S. Spong with the Canon Clinton R. Jones Award. If you have a will and have made a bequest to the Cathedral in it and haven’t let us know, please do so and be honored as a Member of the Legacy Circle as well. You can do that by calling the Cathedral Office at (860) 527-7231. If you are one of the one-in-two Episcopalians who does not have a valid will or trust, please read on. Without a valid will or trust: 1. A Connecticut probate judge will decide who gets your assets, including your guardianship of minor children, if any. 2. Your “natural heirs” as determined by the probate code will inherit your estate. 3. Your children may receive an untimely inheritance they cannot yet manage. 4. Your church or other favored charities or friends will receive nothing. 5. Your estate may be subject to unnecessary estate and income taxes. However, with a will or trust: 1. Your wishes regarding distribution of your estate will prevail. 2. You may specify guardians for your minor children. 3. You may provide for timed, rational distribution to children. 4. Unncessary taxes may be avoided. 5. You may remember your church and other charities close to your heart. Despite common superstition, not having a will or trust will not prevent you from dying, and having a will or trust will not make your death more likely or advance the day. A will or trust, however, will ease the burden of your death on your loved ones. “Be Prepared” is the scout motto – and also the admonition of our Savior. Also, “The duty of all persons to make wills” is noted in The Book of Common Prayer on page 445. What is the next step? Identify and call an estate planning attorney. For help with finding a lawyer, call the Cathedral Office at (860) 527-7231 or select from the list of Planned Giving Resources below. --The Very Reverend Mark B. Pendleton

Planned Giving Resources Legal Assistance for Wills, Trust and Charitable Giving •Robert Fawber is an estate lawyer practicing in the firm of Cummings and Lockwood, 29 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, (860) 313-4900. He is a member of St. James’s Church, West Hartford. •Lillian Miller is an estate lawyer practicing in the firm of Zlokower and Miller, 95 Niles Street, Hartford, CT 06105, (860) 523-8381, Ext. 802. She is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford. •Tom McNeill at McNeill and Associates, 1 Bestor Lane, Bloomfield, CT 06002. (860) 242-8870 Medical Assistance for Living Wills •Dr. Robert Mueller is a retired physician (lung specialist) with extensive experience in the issues of Living Wills (Advanced Directives). (860) 233-6821 Planning Funerals and Burials •Our clergy, Mark Pendleton, (860) 527-7231 ext. 107, and Allison St. Louis, (860) 527-7231 ext. 111, can help you with this.


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THURSDAY, October 1

THURSDAY, October 1 “The Mad Mezzos of Gilbert & Sullivan” with Dolly Harris THURSDAY, November 5 “From the Yellow River to the Danube” with the Kelet Duo

12:05 TO 12:35 P.M. in the Cathedral House Auditorium $7 donation for lunch & program $5 for “Friends,” Seniors and Students with I.D. All are welcome!


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Calendar… September

October

07 – Labor Day Holiday 12 – Deacon Ordination 13 – First Sunday of Choir 13 & 20 – Faith Formation & Enrichment Program (FFEP) Registration 13 – Liturgical Servers Recognition Day 13 – Parish Committee Meeting 14 – Cathedral Crafters 15 – Midday Organ Recital 19 – St. Barnabas Meeting 19 – Governor’s Footguard Service 20 – Newcomer Sunday 22 – Midday Organ Recital 22 – Soup & Services 23 – Choral Evensong 27 – FFEP begins 27 – “Your Money & Your Life” Forum 28 – Cathedral Crafters 29 – Midday Organ Recital

01 – Lunch…Plus! 03 – “Your Money & Your Life” Workshop 06 – Midday Organ Recital 12 – Columbus Day Holiday 13 – Cathedral Crafters 13 – Midday Organ Recital 14 – Choral Evensong 17 – St. Barnabas Meeting 18 – Cathedral Café 20 – Midday Organ Recital 20 – Soup & Services 23 & 24 – Diocesan Convention 23 – Diocesan Convention Evensong 26 – Cathedral & Cathedral Office closed 27 – Cathedral Crafters 27 – Chapter Meeting 27 – Midday Organ Recital

Holidays/Closings The Cathedral and Cathedral Office will be closed on Labor Day, September 7, Columbus Day, October 12 and Monday, October 26.

Contact us! Christ Church Cathedral 45 Church Street Hartford, Connecticut 06103 860.527.7231 telephone 860.527.5313 fax www.cccathedral.org

The Very Rev. Mark B. Pendleton, Dean 860.527.7231, ext. 107, mpendleton@cccathedral.org The Rev. Canon J. Allison St. Louis, Vicar 860.527.7231, ext. 111, astlouis@cccathedral.org Canon Kevin Jones, Precentor & Director of Music 860.527.7231, ext. 112, kjones@cccathedral.org Judith C. Radasch, Cathedral Administrator 860.527.7231, ext. 101, jradasch@cccathedral.org Debby Van Camp, Administrative Assistant 860.527.7231, ext. 100, dvancamp@cccathedral.org

Melissa Frawley, Accountant/Bookkeeper 860.527.7231, ext. 106, mfrawley@cccathedral.org John Scott, Sexton 860.527.7231, ext. 100, gscott@cccathedral.org Gilbeean Scott, Buildings & Wedding Coordinator 860.527.7231, ext. 102, gscott@cccathedral.org The Grapevine is published by Christ Church Cathedral ©2009 Christ Church Cathedral. All rights reserved. Deadline for submission of information for the November/December issue is October 6.


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The Right Reverend Andrew D. Smith, M. Div., D. D., Bishop of Connecticut The Right Reverend James E. Curry, M. Div., D. D., Bishop Suffragan The Right Reverend Laura J. Ahrens, M. Div., D. Min., D. D., Bishop Suffragan The Very Reverend Mark B. Pendleton, M. Div., Dean The Reverend Canon J. Allison St. Louis, M. Div., Ph.D., Vicar Canon Kevin Jones, M.M., Precentor & Director of Music The Reverend Canon John L.C. Mitman, S.T.B., Priest Associate The Reverend Stanley C. Kemmerer, M. Div., Priest Associate The Reverend Geoffrey F. Ward, M. T. S., Priest Associate The Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Beveridge, D. Min., Ecumenical Associate The Venerable Donald Richey, Archdeacon of the Diocese Erik Eickhoff, M.M., Assistant Organist Judith C. Radasch, M.B.A., Cathedral Administrator Debby Van Camp, Cathedral Administrative Assistant Melissa Frawley, Accountant/Bookkeeper John Scott, Sexton Gilbeean Scott, Buildings & Wedding Coordinator Elected Lay Leadership Richard Baraglia, Parish Committee Chair Amy Beveridge, Parish Committee Vice-Chair


The September/October 2009 Edition of The Grapevine