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Volume 15, Number 1 January /February 2017

THE MESSENGER CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL MOBILE, ALABAMA

A Message from the Dean Dear Cathedral Family, We have well and truly begun a year of transformation here at Christ Church Cathedral. Already in January we have almost completed final preparations for the installation of our restored steeple during the first part of the year. We have begun the preliminary phase of a capital campaign for funding needed capital improvements. We have set in place plans to formulate, during Lent, a strategic plan for formation and outreach programs. Also, planning is ongoing for my sabbatical time this summer. In this first letter of the year, I would like to say just a few things about each of these, as well as to say “thank you” and “farewell” to Canon Dan Wagner. Interior and exterior preparations for the steeple are almost complete as I write these words and will certainly be done by the end of January. The interior and exterior steel supports are in place, and the “curb” on which the steeple will rest is visible from Royal Street. Now we await final word about the steeple’s delivery date. Once this is certain, we can begin the process of planning for street closures and installation. As soon as we have details, you will be alerted!

 PARISH MEETING, VESTRY INSTALLATION, AND RECEPTION HONORING CANON WAGNER Sunday, January 29 following the service.

You may recall that at the end of the year your vestry approved moving forward with a capital campaign for funding improvements and additions to our physical plant. This decision was based on the findings of our feasibility study last fall, as well as the receipt of a generous preliminary pledge, which provides for the steeple, enhanced exterior lighting, and more. The vestry also moved to retain Southeastern Advancement Services to direct this campaign; the firm’s president, Tom Hanrahan is now on site directing the preliminary steps in this effort. After leadership recruiting is complete and the cornerstone gift phase in done, the vestry will determine a goal, and we will begin the effort in earnest. Much more information about this will soon be forthcoming.

Above and beyond the preservation and enhancement of our historic property, the reason for increasing our visibility and accessibility is to enable us to minister more effectively to those who would come here be part of God’s household, to those whom we reach out to with God’s love and care, to our diocese, and to the Mobile community. So, our planning this spring will be not only for our facilities but also for what we will do with them. We will be partnering with Ministry Architects of Birmingham to fashion a whole-church oriented strategic program plan. During the third week of Lent, two of their consultants will be on campus to meet with our ministry groups, our leadership, and most importantly with families and individuals to learn more about our gifts and our needs. They will then formulate a recommendation for how we might move forward with formation and outreach programs that are engaging for families and the whole congregation. This will be a wonderful opportunity to bring together the “whole picture” of our life as the Cathedral Family. Out of this planning will also come some suggestions for work that you may begin as a parish family this summer during my sabbatical time. This period is meant to be a time of renewal not only for me, but for the whole parish as well. Already, plans are in place for the thirteen Sundays I will be away; you will be hearing from and spending time with Canon David Johnson (AKA Leigh Rendrey’s father), Dean Emeritus Johnny Cook, the Reverend Ede Plovanich, and the Reverend Marshall Craver. I believe you will find this summer to be a time of refreshment and new perspectives. Sadly, Canon Wagner will not be with us this summer. But gladly, he will be answering a joyful call to ministry in his native state of South Carolina. We will say our farewells to him formally at our annual (continued on page 3)


THE CATHEDRAL CHAPTER 2016-17 Robert Willis Israel Senior Warden

Jex Ransome Luce Charles Stephen McKay Junior Wardens

William Kennon Drew Treasurer

Harwell Ellis Coale, Jr. Chancellor

Ronald A. Snider Clerk

Class of 2016 Sage M. Bolt Lewis H. Golden George B. Inge Robert W. Israel Charles S. McKay Hetty C. Newell

Class of 2017 V. Lyn Bennett Cartledge W. Blackwell III Steven B. Hall Barbara L. Mitchell Margaret M. Thigpen Thomas B. Van Antwerp

Class of 2018 Jill S. Chow Gretchen V. Cooper B. Herbert (Bert) Eichold II Jennifer S. Grehan W. Christian Hines III Jex R. Luce

Class of 2019 John David Brady, Jr. Chambliss Keith Brister Julianne Chapin Hoffmeyer Julia Martin McClelland Robison Clarendon McClure, Jr. James Fatherree Watkins

Chapter Members Gary Moore, 2017 St. Paul’s, Daphne

The Rev. Aaron Smith, 2018 St. Paul’s, Magnolia Springs

Magoo Price Hamilton, 2019 St. Thomas, Greenville

The Rev. John Riggin, 2019 St. Paul’s, Mobile

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A M e s s a g e f r o m t h e C a n o n Pa s t o r Dear Cathedral Family, On January 8, I made the announcement that I was leaving the Cathedral and heading to St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Aiken, South Carolina to become its vicar. Since then, it has been an interesting ride. There is mourning and excitement. There is sadness in my leaving but joy and support for my new call. I thank you all for your support these last few weeks. Moreover, I thank you all for the love and support I have received since I came to Mobile and Christ Church Cathedral in late June 2014. Saying “thank you” does not fully convey how grateful I am to the Cathedral Family. In my final semester of seminary, I was released by my diocese and that added to my stress level of completing seminary and getting ordained a transitional deacon and then priest. But through discernment, prayer, and conversation, I ended up here. Thanks be to God for this place and for Dean Gibson! You all welcomed me and helped me integrate into life at the Cathedral and in Mobile. You all helped me settle into ordained life, were there to witness my ordination to the priesthood, and have been my parish where I have been able to minister to you all. Of course, you all were ministering to me all the while—thank you. As I leave the Cathedral and Mobile, I am full of joy and thanksgiving. While I am leaving, it is not goodbye, but more of “hasta luego” (“until later”) or “adieu” (“until we meet again”). I realize that I am connected to this place and city and I believe that means there will be visits and homecomings of sorts. Please continue to remember me in your prayers, as I will remember the Cathedral in mine. In my absence, I hope that you all will continue to support our youth and children ministries of Christian formation, Fun Club, and EYC. Please support the adults who are giving of their time and talents for our younger parishioners. We will have Christian formation through April. Our Fun

Clubbers and youth will continue to get together for fun, food, and fellowship into May. Our rising 9th graders and up will participate in the Raise the Roof housing assistance program from June 25 through June 30. I am encouraged that several adults have committed to help with Raise the Roof this summer. On Sunday, February 19, the Cathedral will play host once more for a diocesan-wide youth event. We will be hosting youth from the diocese for the Neptune’s Daughters Mardi Gras Parade. There will be worship, fun, food, fellowship, and of course a parade. I do hope that our youth will come and have fun and make our guests feel right at home. If any would like to help us with this event, please contact me at your convenience. Last year, we had six churches visiting, with seventy-five youth and thirty-five adults in attendance. Our Fun Club will enjoy a trip to the Eastern Shore for laser tag and bowling on Sunday, February 12. Fun Club will have its own parade party on Monday, February 27. I hope that the Cathedral Family will support these endeavors. Until later my friends in Christ. Faithfully,

The Reverend Canon Daniel A. Wagner Canon Pastor dwagner@christchurchcathedralmobile.org

From the Finance Committee The 2017 budget will be presented for approval at the Parish Meeting. It is never too late to pledge. Please contact Brenda Stanton, Financial Secretary if you would like to do so, or pledge cards are on the ministry table in the Chapter House. If you are donating stock shares to fulfill your pledge, please alert Brenda to assure that you receive credit for your gift. 2016 Annual Giving statements have been mailed. Please let Brenda know if you have a question.


Announcing Our Capital Campaign Leadership Team Honorary Chairs

Leadership Team

Leslie and Edward Ladd

John Ferguson Tom Garth Robby McClure Bob Israel Jay Watkins

Co-Chairs Sage and Preston Bolt Lucy and David Brady

2016 F INANCIAL S UMMARY Operating Budget Budget Actual Revenue: $ 781,662 $ 780,370 Expenses: $ 781,662 $ 788,857 Deficit: ($ 8,487) Endowment Fund $ 840,094 Cathedral Foundation $ 305,076 Capital Fund $ 64,886 Debt SBA Loan $ 210,878  SBA 30-year loan at 4% interest  CCC pays $ 30,564 annually  Original loan amount $ 486,200

2017 F INANCIAL P LAN approved by the Vestry January 22, 2017

Projected revenue Projected expenses

$ 806,729 $ 806,729

This increase is based on: Increased pledges for 2017, totaling $ 724,178 Investment income of $ 41,000 Plate and income based on last year’s totals $ 41,551

The Steeple Really is Coming! The crew from Ben M. Radcliff Contractor, Inc. has cut the Cathedral roof and installed a curb with a cap to allow for the installation of the structural steel support system for the steeple. One lane of Church Street has been blocked since Monday afternoon, January 23, to allow room for a crane to be set up. The entire Cathedral campus is accessible, with a detour only on Church Street. The small parking lot and the public parking on the south side of Church Street will remain open. The anticipated date for the arrival of the steeple is February. We will keep you posted on its arrival, and dates of installation.

Above: A view of the steeple curb. The cross that adorned our roof for many

years (does anyone know when it was erected?) has been removed. It has been placed against the wall in the garden, if you would like to have a closer look. Many thanks to Jex Luce for his Above: a look inside the steeple curb. help with the permitting process.

(Dean’s Message continued from cover.)

meeting on January 29, but he will continue to be with us through Sunday, February 19. We will miss him, and although he can never be replaced, we will be discerning how to proceed with calling a clergy assistant next fall. Our work with Ministry Architects will be very helpful in this regard. There is much to digest in all of this, and much to keep up with in the activities happening here on our corner of downtown Mobile. Please keep the Cathedral Family and our mission and ministries in your prayers as we move through this busy and exciting time. Faithfully,

Left: The steeple curb from inside the attic.

Right: View from the crane of men working inside the curb.

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Music Ministry Dear Friends in Christ, Always at these kinds of masquerades, Workers take their special pleasures. They wail, We must watch our parades! This is something we've all treasured!" Tomorrow we'll return to the usual grind, When Mardi Gras is, sadly, over, Food and drink will be hard to find And we'll do our best to recover. Anonymous, 18th century

is something we look forward to all year. Here at the cathedral, we have a front row seat here on parade route “A.” When I think about Mardi Gras and Carnival, I naturally relate it to music, specifically music at Christ Church. Carnival is a time of masks, some sad, some happy, some grotesque. These call to mind the idea of the humors, the set personalities that characterize the basic emotional forces within us. The Doctrine of the A ffections, originating at the end of the Renaissance, is a concept that was well known in the Baroque period in music (c. 1590-1750), and also was expressed in other art forms. Descartes, the famous 17th century philosopher, asserted that the six affections consisted of admiration, love, hatred, desire, joy, and sorrow. Of course, these could be combined to create emotions in between. Baroque composers sought to express these affections in music, often only representing one per piece. Some composers, however, were able to invoke multiple affections within one composition. In art, the affections are often depicted as people or masks.

Now that Christmas has come and gone, we find ourselves in the liturgical season after the Epiphany. The actual day of Epiphany is always observed on January 6, the first day after Christmastide, and it celebrates the visitation of the Magi to the Holy Family. Technically, the season that lasts from January 7 until the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day, etc.) is a part of Ordinary Time. It is linked to its counterpart, the long expanse of Sundays after When we listen to the music in our services during our Pentecost in the summer. However, the season after season after Epiphany, how can we engage with the the Epiphany is marked by stories of Christ’s baptism, idea of the affections? Can sacred music truly be miracles, and the transfiguration on Mount Tabor. All united to the idea of Carnival? While modern thought of this gives a decidedly jubilant feeling to these has gone far beyond such a simple idea as the Sundays before Lent. In many countries, the season affections, they can still be a starting point to listen after Epiphany is referred to as Carnival, a time of more deeply to the language of music. If we were to feasting, parades, and merriment before Lent. In fact, match the music in our liturgy to different Mardi Gras the folkloric etymology of the word, “carnival,” masks, what would that be like? Why not try doing suggests that it literally means “farewell to meat,” or just that during this season, and see how it affects you. “farewell to the flesh.” A non-religious explanation of Happy Mardi Gras! this festival has to do with the storing of food in the winter. Naturally, as winter came to an end, it was In Christ, necessary to consume all the excess food before it spoiled. Hence, the feast. Carnival is a time that has ranged from barbaric to joyous. Without a doubt, this season allows people to revel in feasting and frivolity before finally saying goodbye to it all during Lent. Here in Mobile, we are proud to have started the Christopher W. Powell Music Director and Organist celebration known as Mardi Gras in the United States before anyone else. It is very similar to the season of Carnival, and serves many of the same purposes. This

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Upcoming 2016-17 Music Season Events CATHEDRAL POPS: SACRED FAVORITES Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. In our third annual Cathedral Pops concert, hear our Cathedral musicians perform sacred favorites old and new. Always a treat, come be inspired by music you know and love. This is musical comfort food at its best!

LENT

ASH WEDNESDAY EUCHARIST Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Noon and 5:30 p.m.

Join us for two Ash Wednesday services featuring soloist at Noon and the Cathedral Choir at 5:30 p.m.

LENTEN MUSIC THE MITHRIL DUO

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Mithril Duo will present a Celtic-inspired Lenten concert not to be missed. Their repertoire combines Celtic and other world music with classically trained sensibility, combining intimacy, virtuosity, and an infinite variety of colors with their array of instruments including flutes, fiddle, harp, guitar,whistles, bouzouki, mandolin, smallpipes, and nykelharpa!

T HE A RCHDUKE T RIO Wednesday, March 15, 2017 We are pleased to welcome again Mobile’s own chamber ensemble, The Archduke Trio, featuring masterful artists from the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Enen Yu, violinist, Guo-Sheng Huang, violoncellist, and Robert Holm, pianist.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 In this program of music for soprano and violin, you will hear beautiful music appropriate for the Lenten season. This refreshing combination of artists presents music new and old. Not to be missed!

BELLA VOCE WOMEN’S CHORUS Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Again this season, we welcome Bella Voce, the ever popular "premier" women's chorus of Mobile. Engaging and innovative, this group of ladies is sure to delight and inspire.

A BIGAIL W ALKER, BASSOONIST Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Holding degrees from The Shepherd School of Music and Florida State University, Abigail Walker is one of the area’s premier bassoon performers and pedagogues. She is on the faculty of Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida, and performs widely along the gulf coast and beyond. Come hear this innovative musician shatter her instrument’s stereotypes. Page 5


Save the Date—Spring 2017 Epiphany Concerts 4:00 p.m. in the Church Sunday, January 22 Choral Evensong Sunday, January 29 Cathedral Pops

Happening #53 February 3 through 5 Holy Nativity, Panama City

Joe Cain Day Sunday, February 26

Mardi Gras Day Tuesday, February 28

Ash Wednesday Eucharists Wednesday, March 1 Noon and 5:30 p.m. In the Church

Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday Sunday, March 5

Holy Week Palm Sunday Eucharist April 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Eucharist April 13 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel

Good Friday Liturgy April 14 Noon in the Church

Easter Sunday April 16 Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. Parish Photo at 11:30 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden at 11:40 a.m.

Cathedral Celebration and Confirmation Sunday, May 7 Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:00 a.m. Reception at 11:15 a.m.

Lenten Music at Noon

Christian Formation Celebration

Wednesday, March 8 The Mithril Duo

Sunday, May 14 Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. Senior Hot Dog Luncheon at 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, March 15 The Archduke Trio

United Thank Offering Ingathering

Wednesday, March 22 Gosia Leska and Katherine Powell Wednesday, March 29 Bella Voce Women’s Chorus Wednesday, April 5 Abigail Walker

Sunday, May 14

Vacation Bible School Tuesday, June 13 Wednesday, June 14 Thursday, June 15 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Raise the Roof Sunday night, June 25 through Friday, June 30

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Calendar Sunday, February 19 10:00 a.m. HE, Rite II 11:15 a.m. Christian Formation 5:00 p.m. EYC Diocesan Youth Parade Party

Wednesday, February 22 Noon 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

HE, Rite II Handbell Choir Choir Rehearsal

February 23-23 Diocesan Convention Dothan, Alabama

February Wednesday, February 1 Noon 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

HE, Rite II Handbell Choir Choir Rehearsal

February 3-5 Happening #53 Weekend Holy Nativity, Panama City

Sunday, February 5 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

HE, Rite II Christian Formation

Wednesday, February 8 Noon 5:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

HE, Rite II Finance Committee Handbell Choir Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, February 12 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

HE, Rite II Christian Formation Vestry Fun Club

Wednesday, February 15 Noon 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

HE, Rite II Handbell Choir Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, February 26 10:00 a.m. HE, Rite II Joe Cain Day No Christian Formation

Monday, February 27 10:00 a.m. Fun Club Floral Parade Party

March Wednesday, March 1 Noon

Ash Wednesday HE, Rite II

5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

March 10-11 MHDC Tour of Homes

Sunday, March 12 Daylight Saving Time Begins 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Noon

HE, Rite I Christian Formation Vestry EYC

Wednesday, March 15 11:30 a.m.

HE, Rite II

Noon

Lenten Music

12:30 p.m. Lenten Lunch 5:15 p.m.

Finance Committee

5:30 p.m.

Handbell Choir

6:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, March 19 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday,

HE, Rite I Christian Formation Vestry Fun Club

March 22

Ash Wednesday

11:30 a.m.

HE, Rite II

HE, Rite II

Noon

Lenten Music

Handbell and Choir Rehearsal

12:30 p.m. Lenten Lunch

Sunday, March 5 ERD Sunday 10:00 a.m. HE, Rite I 11:15 a.m. Christian Formation 11:30 a.m. Adult Inquirer’s

Wednesday, March 8

5:30 p.m.

Handbell Choir

6:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, March 26 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Formation 4:00 a.m.

HE, Rite I Christian EYC

Wednesday, March 29

11:30 a.m. HE, Rite II

11:30 a.m.

HE, Rite II

Noon

Noon

Lenten Music

Lenten Music

12:30 p.m. Lenten Lunch

12:30 p.m. Lenten Lunch

5:30 p.m.

Handbell Choir

5:30 p.m.

Handbell Choir

6:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal

6:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal

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C h r i s t i a n F o r m at i o n

February Christian Formation Sunday, February 5 11:15 a.m.

Sunday School Curriculum for all children and youth classes

Sunday, February 12 11:15 a.m.

Sunday School Curriculum for all children and youth classes Confirmation Class—Session V Seek and Serve Noon Fun Club The Fun Club will be heading over to the Eastern Shore for its time of fun and fellowship where they will have a blast playing laser tag and bowling. The approximate cost is $28 (including lunch). For more information, please contact Canon Wagner or Jubal Hamil.

Sunday, February 19 11:15 a.m.

Sunday School Group Sunday School—Our youth will decorate for the Diocesan Youth Mardi Gras Party 5:00 p.m. EYC Cathedral will host youth from our diocese for a Mardi Gras Parade Party! We did this last year and it was a well-attended event. For more information about these events, please contact Canon Wagner or Sarah Bolt.

Sunday, February 26 Joe Cain Day No Sunday School

Monday, February 27 10:30 a.m. Fun Club Fun Clubbers will get into the Mardi Gras spirit by having its own parade party. The Fun Club will enjoy the Floral Parade Party and we are in need of parental support and chaperones. Please contact Jubal Hamil or Sarah Bolt, if you can assist.

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Happening #53 February 3 through 5 Holy Nativity, Panama City Also happening this month is Happening; which is a spiritual renewal event, for youth put on by other youth. This ministry of the Episcopal Church is for high school students from grades 10 through 12. Please pray for Leland Moore III and Sarah Bolt as they serve on staff and for Virginia Betbeze who will be attending the weekend as a candidate. We asked Leland to tell us a little about his Happening experience and he said, “To everyone wondering about what exactly this “happening” is that everyone keeps talking about. My happening experience went something like this: I showed up the first night surrounded by strangers and a few old friends with no idea what to expect. By the time I left I was in tears because of how close I had become to my family group that I had only met Friday night, and because of all that God had shown me at happening. I look forward to seeing all the newcomers this year and remember the best is yet to come!”

Diocesan Youth Mardi Gras Party Sunday, February 19 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Beads Our youth will host other youth from across the Diocese for food and fun during the Neptune’s Daughters Parade. There will be activities, food and fellowship, the parade, followed by Compline. We will serve all our favorite parade food— hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, popcorn, and moon pies. We need some kitchen help and chaperones. Please contact Canon Wagner to help. To attend, please RSVP to Canon Wagner by February 15. Many thanks to Chuck and Perri McKay at Gulf Coast Beads.


JANUARY BIRTHDAYS January 1 January 2 January 4 January 5 January 6 January 8 January 9 January 10 January 11 January 12 January 14 January 16 January 17 January 19 January 20 January 21 January 22 January 23 January 24 January 25 January 26 January 27 January 28

January 29 January 30 January 31

2017 Lenten Meditation

Moving Toward the Cross ORNING IRCLE McGowin Griffith Move toward the cross of Christ Thompson Sledge Monday, February 13 this Lent with Frederick Buechner, Margaret Lyons 10:30 a.m. one of the greatest Christian Catherine Sanders at the home of theological minds of our time. Ellis Wilkins Marolyn Kruse Each day of Lent, thought1052 Cross Gates PLace Daly Baumhauer provoking quotes from Beuchner’s For information or directions, Lyn Bennett beloved works are paired with call Carolyn Stephenson insightful reflections by David Brister at 342-5637. preeminent religious commentator Barton Elliott and biblical scholar Martin E. Weathers Bolt Marty, accompanied by Bible Lara Sherer SH EDNESDAY readings and prayers. Let this Jennifer Grehan depth of wisdom draw you ever ARCH Anna Frances Weeks closer to the very heart of Christ Beth Adkins the crucified. True Nicholson Journey Round Jerusalem Harris Rendfrey Booklet And Sticker Sheet Mabel Kinard Take a tour of Jerusalem Bob Israel throughout the season of Lent as Hayley Van Antwerp we follow Jesus on his Holy Week Mac McCafferty journey to the cross. Each day, a 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. colorful sticker is added to the Mike Bjorklund in the Church easy-to-assemble Jerusalem Charlie Merchant The Right Rev. Russell Kendrick centerpiece. Scenes of Jesus’ Martha Ann Stafford Celebrant and Preacher Jerusalem journey come to life as Fred Rendfrey the weeks of Lent pass. When Annabelle Ramo Easter arrives, gather with the OE AIN AY Mac McGovern women ’round the open tomb and celebrate the Savior who died and Don Brutkiewicz ASSES rose so that we may join him Lynn Yankie Sunday, February 26 ’round his heavenly throne. Elizabeth Harris The adult meditation is included in Passes for attending church on Joe Pat Patrick this Messenger. The children’s Cain Day, Sunday, February 26, are Sarah Bolt devotions are on the credenza in the on the ministry table and included in Tony Brown Chapter House. this issue of The Messenger. This Lucy Pryor Slaton year they are purple. Tres Eichold Burton Slaton, Jr. You will not be allowed to pass the Kyle Wall downtown police barricades that Burnley Davis morning without a pass. ERD SUNDAY Bill Hall MARCH 5 Sam Jeffers

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Beckwith Summer Camp 2017

Beckwith is the best week of a camper’s life!

28788 North Main Street Show Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31 Preview Party Thursday, January 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show features dealers in high quality antiques from across the country. Tickets for the Preview Party are $25.00. General admission to the show is $8.00. Tickets will be available during the week at the St. Paul's Thrift Shop, and at the door. For information call Ken Hendricks at 251-375-4300

Thirty-sixth Men’s Conference

and Retreat

Leaders in 14 years and up Training (Senior High)

June 4-9

$480

Session 1

Grades 3rd - 5th

June 11-16

$480

Session 2

Grades 7th - 9th

June 18 - 23

$480

Sailing Camp Grades 4th and up (overnight)

June 18 - 23

$530

Session 3

Grades 6th - 8th

June 25 - 30

$480

Session 4

Special Ministries

July 5 - 8

Session 5

Grades 5 & 6

July 9 - 14

$480

Session 6

Grades 6 & 7

July 16 - 21

$480

Session 7

Grades 3 & 4

July 23 - 27

$330

July 28 -30

$240

Family Camp 1st Grade and up

* All camps are for the grade the camper would be entering in the Fall of 2017. ** Check-in is between 3-5pm on the first day and Check-out is 10am the final day.

Register On-Line at www.beckwithal.com/summer-camp/ summer-sessions/ Beckwith Camp & Retreat Center 10400 Beckwith Lane Fairhope, Alabama 36532

March 3, 4, & 5 Beckwith Camp and Conference Center

Peter: A Man for all Seasons

Presented by The Reverend Russell Levenson

Rector, St. Martin’s, Houston, Texas www.diocgc.org/event-registration

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C at h e d r a l P r aye r L i s t

O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servants the help of your power, that their sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS February 1

WE PRAY FOR: Members: Sonny Burchfield, Alice Carwie, Katherine Deaton, Jordan Moore, Patti Beal, February 2 Mike Gibson, Bill Hall, Diane Murphy, Virginia Wilkins, Winnie Nichols, Happy Henson, Gaye Formanek

Friends & Family: Peggy Naughton, Gary Davis, Harrison Leff, Michael Cameron, Nancy & Don Cameron, Rob & Amy Archer Ellis, Davis Nelson, Michael Sumrall, Gwen Cook, Alfred Showers, Jim Elia, Anne Brown, Mark Brown, Dave Carlyn Block, Rachel McClanahan, Norma Beazley, Curtis Bullock, Ann Jones, Hank Wozniek, Lisa Thompson, Stella Phillips, James Thomas, Mark Miles, Tot Swanson, Art Swanson, Hayden Jenkins, Maggie Jenkins, Carolyn Pryor, Merle Findley, Louise Douglas, Shirley & Dunlap Peeples, Steve Harris, Angel and Larry Torres, Bill Stevens, Ginger Simpson, Joe Lowrey, Karen Sentilles, Betty Browder, Glenn Hill, Marian Hall, Homer Kemp, Carolyn Graham, Ralph Neal, Mark Mason, Anita Stead, Tim Fulton, Gladys Crowson, Billy Yost, Sybil Willis Rodgers, Paul Vickers, Sr., George Robison, Georgia Dominick, Robin Wade, Randy Moore, Rick Nichols, Kate Heddrich, Julie Brinson, Ceaser Bryant, Moana Karstater, Icy Lee Neel, Frances Robison, Emily Hubbard, Mike Dowers, Jason Lockwood, Pat Fisher, Bubba Murray, Bernice Vickers, Jerry Collins, Grady McMillan, Kerry Goode, Chris Schnieder, A. J. Villars, Kaye Koffler, Robert L. Hatcher, Mary Katzman, David Keniston, Zaidee Galloney, Adele Stuardi Gwatkin, Lydia Moore, Bill Betbeze, Ralph Boudreaux, Billy Bailey, Henry Trice, Cathlene Quizon, The Rev. John Rees, Charlie Mae MoreĂŠ, John Houston Tatum, Jr., Mary Christine Wilson, E. J. Boudreaux, Allison Robinson, Susan Farr, Christina Stanley, Katherine Carver, Pier Louise Hardin, Jason Greene, Ileana Molina, Don McWilliams, Scott Kelly, Austin Brown, Mike Curtis, Mary Searle, Jean-Claude Martin, Bob McMillan, Roberta Abrams, The Rev. Maurice Branscomb, Cartledge Weeden Blackwell II, Rene Thompson, Wayne Bailey, The Painter Family, Nonie Reed, Beth Schramm, Jill Phillips, Brian McArdle and family, Phinee Vanek, Bryce Saucer, Susan Guilian, Bill Hibbert, Robert Berry, Ella Forkum, Shannon Cook, Tom Hudson, Tay Morrissette, Jim Johnston, Ed Shelton, John Witherington, Jerry and Gayle Bulter, Randy Tharpe, The Tirey Family, Mitch and Polly Johnson, Nathan Bishop, Maura Rego, Barbara Johnson, Bill McIntyre, Marbury Buckhaults, Brett Tomlinson, Eric Laborde, Lexi Naughton, Star Edmonds

February 3 February 4

February 5 February 7 February 8 February 9 February 10 February 11 February 13 February 14 February 15 February 16

February 17 February 18

For Those Serving in the Military: Dan Drew, Jimmy Wayne Butler, Louis Coggin, Jonathan Duralde, Tyler Gamble, Sam Garcia, Darrien Gibson, Parker Hollinghead, Kelley Hood, Brian Hudson, Abby Hutchins, Randy Johnson, Ron Lansong, Jean-Michael Lemieux, Chris Marslender, Zack Miller, Keith Moss, Michael Nassar, Jerry Olin, Brian Pennell, Josh Power, Daniel White-Spunner Reed, Susan Reniewicz, Evan Sizemore, John Snyder, Conner Thigpen, Ryan Anthony Thomas, Ryan Walker, The Rev. Bowen Woodruff, Colton Ulmer, Margie Hall Malloy, Charlie Thigpen, Austin Drexler

Repose of the Soul: James Fairley Morton, Cherry Davis Payne, grandmother of Lisa Williams; Freddie Joe Nusbaum, Jr., Jane Norwood Adams; Lewis Guy Odom; Myris Capriles

February 19 February 20 February 21 February 22 February 23 February 25 February 27 February 28

Patsy Seymour Alex Hoffmeyer Page Hoffmeyer Tommy Taylor Jamie Cooper T. K. Jackson Anna McClure Gracie Armbrecht Stephanie Hopper Molly Bolt Darden Cooper Joel Daves Keller Reeves Bill Stafford Winnie Nichols Henry Seawell John Connor Peebles Louise McClelland Sadie Leland Cart Blackwell Josh Hopper Corinne Betbeze Kimberlie Gaillard Trinity Gaillard Phillip Harris Abbie Carwie Henley Thurber Kate Watkins Erin McDougald Bill Rodgers Lucy Wright John Wade Thurber Emory Van Antwerp Joy Dean Nance Stephens Hamp Eichold William Russell Christopher Powell Ryan Patton Marianne Hall Grant Zarzour John McClelland III Greg Phillips Page 11


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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL Corner of St. Emanuel and Church Streets 115 South Conception Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 Established 1822 The Right Reverend J. Russell Kendrick, Bishop The Very Reverend Beverly F. Gibson, Ph.D., Dean The Reverend Canon Daniel A. Wagner, Canon Pastor Carolyn S. Jeffers, Provost Christopher W. Powell, Music Director and Organist Katherine E. Powell, Choir Director Brenda J. Stanton, Financial Secretary Marla J. Reis, Cathedral Secretary Michelle C. Wilson, Assistant to the Provost Sarah S. Bolt, Youth Activities Coordinator Corinne R. Betbeze, Children’s Program Director Judy J. Jones, Housekeeping ✠Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Phone 251.438.1822 Fax: 251.433.3403

Website: www.christchurchcathedralmobile.org E-mail: office@christchurchcathedralmobile.org

The Cathedral Mission Statement The Cathedral is the spiritual center of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. The Cathedral is a dynamic and evolving church that serves as a liturgical, educational, and pastoral center for Diocesan life. It serves as a visible symbol of unity and promotes growth, hope, and a deepening trust in the Lord. The Cathedral is a place where the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be faithfully preached and responded to, and it will model new concepts and ideas for education, evangelism, and outreach to which the Gospel calls us.

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