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Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018 12 noon & 7 pm

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As the holy season of Lent is a penitential season marked by more austere and humble forms of worship , we will kneel during the times of prayer. If you are unable to kneel, you may sit. Sitting, instead of standing, is a form of hospitality that does not block the sight lines of those who choose the kneeling posture.


O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig

Johann Sebastian Bach

• at the sound of the bells, all stand; silent procession of choir and clergy

The Word of God Collect for Ash Wednesday Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen • noon: spoken

A - men • 7 pm: sung by all • all be seated

First Lesson


Joel 2:1-2,12-17

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near-a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness spread upon the mountains a great and powerful army comes; their like has never been from of old, nor will be again after them in ages to come. Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful,

BCP • Book of Common Prayer WLP • Wonder, Love and Praise The people’s responses are indicated in bold type.

slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD, your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people. Sanctify the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the children, even infants at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her canopy. Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep. Let them say, “Spare your people, O LORD, and do not make your heritage a mockery, a byword among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, `Where is their God?’” The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


103: 8-14 • noon: spoken • 7 pm: sung by all

The LORD is full of compassion and/mercy, * slow to anger and /of great kindness. He will not always a/ccuse us, * nor will he keep his an/ ger for ever.

He has not dealt with us according to our /sins, * nor rewarded us according /to our wickedness.

For as the heavens are high above the /earth, * so is his mercy great upon /those who fear him. 3

As far as the east is from the /west, * so far has he removed our /sins from us.

As a father cares for his /children, * so does the LORD care for /those who fear him. For he himself knows whereof /we are made; * he remembers that we /are but dust.

Second Lesson

2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10

We entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great

endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see-- we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Hymn 674


Forgive us our sins as we forgive


Matthew 6:1-6,16-21

The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, acording to Matthew.

Glory to you Lord Christ

Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and

pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ. • all be seated


The Very Reverend Joan Pritcher

• all stand

An Invitation to the Observance of a Holy Lent • BCP 264 Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.


I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer. • silence is kept for a time, all kneeling

Blessing and Imposition of Ashes • all who wish to receive the imposition of ashes come forward after the blessing Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior.



51:1-18 • spoken

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness; * in your great compassion blot out my offenses. Wash me through and through from my wickedness * and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, * and my sin is ever before me.

Against you only have I sinned * and done what is evil in your sight.

And so you are justified when you speak * and upright in your judgment.

Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, * a sinner from my mother’s womb.

For behold, you look for truth deep within me, * and will make me understand wisdom secretly. Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; * wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.

Make me hear of joy and gladness, * that the body you have broken may rejoice. Hide your face from my sins * and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, * and renew a right spirit within me.


Cast me not away from your presence * and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again * and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit. I shall teach your ways to the wicked, * and sinners shall return to you.

Deliver me from death, O God, * and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness, O God of my salvation. Open my lips, O Lord, * and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Had you desired it, I would have offered sacrifice, * but you take no delight in burnt offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; * a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

• all kneel Litany of Penitence • BCP 267 • celebrant and people

Most holy and merciful Father: We confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. • the celebrant continues We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not forgiven others, as we have been forgiven. Have mercy on us, Lord.

We have been deaf to your call to serve, as Christ served us. We have not been true to the mind of Christ. We have grieved your Holy Spirit. Have mercy on us, Lord. We confess to you, Lord, all our past unfaithfulness: the pride, hypocrisy, and impatience of our lives, We confess to you, Lord.

Our self indulgent appetites and ways, and our exploitation of other people, We confess to you, Lord.

Our anger at our own frustration, and our envy of those more fortunate than ourselves, We confess to you, Lord. Our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts, and our dishonesty in daily life and work, We confess to you, Lord.


Our negligence in prayer and worship, and our failure to commend the faith that is in us, We confess to you, Lord. Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty, Accept our repentance, Lord.

For all false judgments, for uncharitable thoughts toward ourneighbors, and for our prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us, Accept our repentance, Lord. For our waste and pollution of your creation, and our lack of concern for those who come after us, Accept our repentance, Lord. Restore us, good Lord, and let your anger depart from us; Favorably hear us, for your mercy is great. Accomplish in us the work of your salvation, That we may show forth your glory in the world.

By the cross and passion of your Son our Lord, Bring us with all your saints to the joy of his resurrection.

The Peace

• all greet one another in the name of the Lord

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Holy Communion • offerings can be made at the alms baskets located at the entrances

Offertory Music • noon Offertory Anthem • 7 pm

Alle Menschen müssen sterben Hide not thou thy face

Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord, and cast not off thy servant in thy displeasure; for we confess our sins unto thee and hide not our unrighteousness. For thy mercy’s sake, deliver us from all our sins.


J. S. Bach Richard Farrant

The Great Thanksgiving Eucharistic Prayer A • BCP 361 celebrant






It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was tempted in every way as we are, yet did not sin. By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer for ourselves alone, but for him who died for us and rose again. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


WLP 851

• as the Eucharistic Prayer continues all kneel

Reprinted by permission, A-715318


Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world. On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom. All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.

The Great Amen

• at the conclusion of the Great Thanksgiving all sing:

The Lord’s Prayer • BCP 364 • traditional version


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread Fraction Anthem cantor


• any baptized person from any Christian tradition who wishes to encounter the Real Presence of the Risen Christ in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood is welcome to receive Holy Communion. If you wish to learn more about the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, please speak with a priest or deacon following the liturgy. • gluten free wafers are available; as you prepare to receive bread indicate your preference to the priest • if you would like to receive a blessing instead of Communion, please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chest

Communion Hymn • 7 pm

Bless the Lord, my soul



• all kneel Prayer after Communion Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Solemn Prayer over the People Concluding Hymn 147 Dismissal

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Now let us all with one accord

Cathedral Matters



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Midday Eucharist Palm Sunday: Maundy Thursday: Good Friday: Easter Vigil: Easter Day:

Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral February 14, 2018

My dear people of Christ Church Cathedral and our guests, I welcome you to this Ash Wednesday Liturgy at the Cathedral. And I hope you will join us for more that we have to offer during Lent, Holy Week and on Easter Day: Mondays – Fridays, at Noon in the Chapel March 25, at 8:30 am and 10:30 am March 29, at 7:00 pm. March 30, at Noon and 7:00 pm March 31, at 7:30 pm April 1, at 8:30 am and 10:30 am

I invite you also to join us in a ‘big read’. During Lent, consider reading Lent for Everyone, Year B, written by N. T. Wright. I’ll be referencing it in sermons, Cathedral Matters and social media. Follow along for yourself—here is the link for the book: &qid=1517096015&sr=1-3 Read more about these and other opportunities for prayer, study and service in these pages— and stay tuned for more to come. I am glad you are here. Faithfully, The Very Reverend Joan Pritcher Your Dean in the Interim On this Ash Wednesday

we pray New or Updated This Week — Midday Mass Update Evensong


Midday Mass

Pick a day to come pray with us. Commemorations for the week of Feb. 11 are: Monday Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885 Tuesday Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Nave Thursday Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730; presiding: member of Bishop’s Staff Friday Martin Luther, Reformer, 1546 Join us at Midday Worship to help celebrate your birthday, your anniversary, or to keep any day of special observance. And be sure to thank your chapel leaders who serve the midday service: Dorothy Converse, Monday; Helen Murray & Lloyd Cole, Tuesday; Randy Wells, Wednesday; Page Curry & Terry Laun, Thursday; Jerry Marsh, Friday

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is an order of Christian women, lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life (a lifelong program of prayer, service and evangelism), and supported through the companionship of their sisters. Their primary goal is to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others. If you want to know more about being part of a Daughters of the King chapter at the Cathedral, let Frazier or the Dean know.


Evensong — TODAY

Evensong will feature the Youth Performing Arts School Chamber Choir which will perform a concert before the service, then join us in singing Evensong. Jacob Cook is the director of the Chamber Choir. Fr. Edgar Wallace will serve as Officiant.

Services of the Season:

Ash Wednesday, February 14, Noon and 7 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 25, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.

Good Friday, March 30, Noon and 7 p.m. Easter Vigil, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

Easter Day, April 1, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Daily Prayer Online

Prayer is an important part of being an Episcopalian. The discipline of prayer, known as the Daily Office, is one of the gifts of the Church to us. Daily Prayer Online uses our Cathedral Facebook page. Each morning at 5:00 a.m., a prayer will be posted; it can be accessed at any point throughout the day, and even in days following. You will also be invited, in the posts, to include prayer requests in the Comments section. We include those prayer requests in our Prayers of the People at Midday Mass and on Sundays. Check out Daily Prayer Online and consider sharing it with your friends. Make sure that you ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Cathedral page: Christ Church Cathedral

we study New or Updated This Week — Children’s Sunday School

Adult Bible Study

Every Sunday, 9:15 a.m. in the library Tom Peters leads a group in reading and studying through the Bible. The group is working its way through the Acts of the Apostles. You are invited to join the group at any time.

Dean’s Forum

Dean’s Forum returns next Sunday, February 11, at 12:15 in the Library. In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade, Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Given the myth that the South is solely responsible for slavery, viewers will be surprised to learn that Browne’s ancestors were Northerners. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England’s hidden enterprise. Dean’s Forum will view the documentary as well as the film ‘outtakes’ for a broader view of Katrina Browne’s story.

Children’s Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School meets at 9:45 in Dean’s Hall. Today, we have Art Day with Art Specialist Stephanie Potter. Children’s Sunday School uses a clergy, chapter, parent and parishioner-led Montessori-based curriculum. We have added to our team: Art Specialist, Stephanie Potter; Assistant Presenter, Carol Syvertsen; and several special aides. Special thanks to Dorothy Converse, Chase Durnil, Katie Grace Gilliam, Hunter Gilliam and Dr. Mike Foster. Contact Dean Pritcher if you would like to help with class preparation.

Spirituality Book Group

Are you interested in a Book Group focused on the subject of spirituality? Let Jan Scholtz or the Dean know. We are looking to start that.

we work Next Community Breakfast is March 4

The next Community Breakfast is March 4, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., in Bishops’ Hall. Serving our friends, neighbors, and fellow parishioners is one of the most rewarding ministries at Christ Church Cathedral. In addition to serving breakfast, personal care and food items are always accepted for the food pantry and Central Louisville Community Ministry. Contact Randy Peters if you would like to help or just come.

Justice Ministry Through CLOUT

CLOUT is in full swing after the holidays. All three of the Issue Committees (Affordable Housing; Mental Illness/Addiction; Restorative Practices in Schools) met in January to review the status of their research and look toward what needs to be done before the Nehemiah Action on April 17. February 18, the Cathedral’s CLOUT Network members will gather to be updated on the issues and to prepare to invite others to attend the Nehemiah Action. The Cathedral’s goal is to have 70 people in attendance at the Nehemiah Action, our own 30 Network members plus their guests. Want to know more? Ask any of CCC’s CLOUT Team: Page Curry, Mildred Franks, Eva Markham, and Jim Monin.

Laundry Love

Laundry Love provides assistance to individuals and families that do not have washers/dryers or cannot afford to add expensive laundry costs to their budget. We help fund Laundry Love through your contributions to DEO (Downtown Episcopal Outreach). Laundry Love happens every 2nd Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m. at Aunt Bee’s Laundromat, 2nd and Ormsby and every 3rd Thursday at Parkland Laundromat, 26th and Dumesnil St. in West Louisville. Contact Dorothy Converse if you are interested in helping on 2nd Thursday or Mike DaRif if you are interested in helping on 3rd Thursday. 3

Downtown Episcopal Outreach (DEO)

Don’t be afraid of CHANGE—put it in the DEO Pig! DEO supports Laundry Love, Kentucky Refugee Ministry and addresses gap needs that arise in service agencies throughout central Louisville. Using the Dean’s Discretionary Fund, and working with outreach partners including Central Louisville Community Ministries, Our Merciful Savior Episcopal Church and St. George’s Episcopal Church, we help with expenses such as ID application fees, prescription drugs, utilities, and some transportation costs. You can help by contributing to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund, and by putting coins and bills in the DEO Piggy Bank.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Consider supporting KRM which works to relocate refugees in Louisville. What your gift can do: $25 provides a blanket for a refugee child,
$50 provides a monthly bus pass for an adult seeking work,
$75 provides groceries for a family’s first week in Kentucky, $100 assists with medications for a sick mother,
$150 assists with a heating bill for a 1-bedroom apartment,
$500 assists with rent for a family’s new apartment,
$1,000 assists a family if someone gets ill and can’t work,
$2,500 cosponsors a new family for three months.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, 969-B Cherokee Rd., Louisville, KY 40204, (502) 479-9180.

Episcopal Relief & Development


Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God’s call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, ERD serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world. ERD faithfully administers the funds that are received from the Church and raised from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering. To contribute, donate online at or write your check to the Cathedral and memo it ‘ERD’.

Central Louisville Community Ministries

Central Louisville Community Ministries (CLCM), formerly Help Ministries of Central Louisville, is one of the oldest community ministries in the city of Louisville. It was created in 1968 by ministers in the downtown area to respond in a structured way to the requests for help that came to churches. CLCM gives direct and personal assistance to residents of the central Louisville community who are in need; to provide a place where residents feel welcome and can receive referrals and shortterm emergency assistance; to advocate on behalf of clients for the improvement of the quality of assistance from providers of public and private services; to create and implement programs that build a sense of community among clients, churches, businesses, and the public and private social sectors; and to provide opportunities to fulfill their urban missions by combining their resources, both financial and human. WHAT’S NEXT Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday with liturgies at both Noon and 7 pm.

we listen New or Updated This Week — Coffee Hour Hosts Shrove Tuesday

Coffee Hour hosts

Coffee Hour hosts for February 11 are Page Curry and Carol Syvertsen. Be sure to thank them for their hospitality.

Cathedral Art Show

On Sunday June 10, we will have an art show of work by congregation members, adults and children anyone who would like to submit something! And art is whatever one believes it to be; including but certainly not limited to, painting, needlework, sculpture, pottery, drawing, poetry, compositions, etc. There will be an extended coffee hour as well. We will be providing more information later but we wanted everyone to start thinking about what you would like to show. If you have any questions, please contact Randy Peters.


A greeting card program for Christ Church Cathedral parish has been developed to recognize special and significant days – birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and to reach out to the homebound and to express condolences. Adults with current e-mail addresses will receive e-cards from When the animated portion ends, wait for your personal message screen to appear. Paper cards will be mailed to our children, youth and to folks without e-mail. Please add to your e-mail addresses so that your e-cards will reach your inbox. To assure receipt of e-cards, please inform the church office of a new or updated e-mail address (after the 2017 Directory listings). Thank you!

Shrove Tuesday Fun

Join us on on this Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 pm for a Chili Cook-off. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Hottest and Most Unusual chili. Cook and compete or just come to eat! Who will win the Golden Ladle Award? For more information and to sign up, see the bulletin board.

Coffee Hour Hosts Invitation

We all enjoy coffee hour after the morning service on Sundays. Currently we have 31 gracious generous hosts who serve about 3 coffee hours during the year. We always welcome new hosts and I will be updating our list and schedule to begin in January. We try to keep the offerings simple so that it is not too much of a burden on a host. There is help (usually our wonderful Frazier Marsh) cleaning up and coffee is already taken care of. If you feel called to host coffee hour, please contact Randy Peters.

Pastoral Care

If you have a pastoral care emergency or concern, call Dean Pritcher any time on the Pastoral Care line: 502-632-3213. In addition, when there are pastoral concerns about members of our congregation, and with the concurrence of the person or people concerned, Randy Peters sends an e-mail to a list of people who have indicated that they want to know about these concerns. If you want to be included in that distribution list, please let Randy know, either in person or by e-mail,

Welcome Ministry

Have you ever gone to a church for the first time and no one spoke to you as you entered? That is a Greeter’s role of outreach--to make a person feel welcome as they enter a church for the first time. It requires only about 15-20 minutes each time you greet and it is beneficial to the greeter as much as the one greeted. If you would like to help with this important service to the church, please contact the Dean or Bobbie Fritton.


Women’s Lunch Bunch

Cathedral women meet for fellowship and lunch on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, or to make a reservation, e-mail, or call Mildred Franks, 893-3815.

Men’s Lunch Group

Cathedral men will meet for lunch and conversation on the first Wednesday of the month. For information call Mike DaRif at 500-4157. All Cathedral men are welcome.

Gay Men’s Supper Club

The Cathedral’s Gay Men’s Supper Club meets each month for conversation and supper. Contact Bill Shelton,, or call 897-3079.

we build New or Updated This Week — Office Volunteers

Office Volunteers

Thank you to the office volunteers for the week of February 4: Mildred Franks, Dorothy Converse, Carolyn Van Zant. If you would like to volunteer some time in the office contact Frazier Marsh

ENROLL in the Kroger Community Rewards program

The Cathedral reaps the financial benefits every time you use your Kroger Plus Card.


Here’s how to register on-line: • Visit and hit “Create an Account.” • Register your Kroger Plus Card number.
 • Once you are registered, you’ll see a tab that says “Kroger Community Rewards.” Hit the “Enroll” tab.
 • You will be asked for the company name or number. For best results, enter the Cathedral company number, 11088. • Confirm “Christ Church Cathedral” as your charity and you are signed up.

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking has been arranged for Sunday mornings at 3 locations: the Transamerica Parking Lot adjacent to Cathedral Commons (Sunday mornings only), at the corner of 2nd and Muhammed Ali; the old “Midas Lot” behind the Cathedral and entered by 1st St. at Louisville Surgical Center entrance; and the YMCA Garage on 2nd St. The Transamerica lot is only to be used for Sunday mornings (you will be towed if you park there at other times). The old “Midas Lot” can also be used on Sunday mornings and in the evenings and on Saturday when the Louisville Surgical Center is closed. The YMCA Garage can be used at anytime although there may be a parking fee depending on day and time. We will continue to work on other options.

Digital Giving

A campaign has been created for online giving with an option to give for general support. The goal is unlimited, but in the future items can be added with specific goals if needed. Payments are made online through with a credit or debit card. The Cathedral will receive a check each month less a 5% payment processing fee. A report will be emailed monthly as well, listing details of each contribution. Campaigns can be accessed using the Donate link at the top of our website. A link will need to be added for mobile.

Membership in the Episcopal Church

Episcopal Church Membership is automatic in the parish at which you were baptized or confirmed, and you can easily move your membership when you relocate. If you would like to become an Episcopalian or to move your membership to the Cathedral, call the parish office, or leave your request with Dean Pritcher. The Cathedral will contact your former parish and make the necessary changes. You make the request, and the Cathedral will handle the paperwork.

Office Hours

The Cathedral Office hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm., and the building is open from 9:00 am til 4:30 pm. To see Frazier Marsh, Parish Administrator, come between 9:00 and 11:00 am. However, if you have a pastoral care need at any time and cannot get through, the pastoral care line is always open. The number is: 502-632-3213.

Scan Your Bulletin and Other Tech Notes

A QR code is posted at each entrance of the Nave. Scan it with your smartphone or other electronic device to download the Service Bulletin and Cathedral Matters into your device. To access the Cathedral’s Wi Fi signal when you are here, use the password ccc421425. And friend us on Facebook: Christ Church Cathedral (421 S. 2nd St., Louisville). Let us know if you have any questions.

Priest Associates

The Rev’d William L. Bippus and the Rev’d R. Edgar Wallace are Priest Associates at the Cathedral. They serve on Sundays, preaching and presiding; on weekdays, in support of Midday Mass; and daily, offering sage advice from their wealth of experience in parish ministry.


Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

Want to do something different on Valentine’s Day? Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is sponsoring an Advocacy Day at the capital in Frankfort on the morning of February 14th. Join us in our efforts to reduce gun violence by working to keep dangerous gun bills , such as “permitless carry” and guns on college campuses and K -12 schools, from becoming law. If you would like to join Mom’s, wear red to stand with us in the rotunda from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and our voices will be seen and heard. We will also be attending a committee meeting and individual meetings with our legislators. Questions and more information – contact Jane Halliday

PLEDGE UPDATE Total of pledges received, 87 Amount pledged $296,445

Cathedral Chapter Sara Ceresa, Diocesan Representative Michael Cooper Vance Fritton Kirt Jacobs Sissy Lanier Kitten Lawless Patsy Melton James Moody, Diocesan Representative Laura Muhlenberg, Diocesan Representative Helen Murray Bill Shelton Stephanie Potter Tom Peters, Senior Warden Paul Real Kay Shields Wilkinson 7

CALENDAR Sunday, February 11 • 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the Chapel • 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study in the Library • 9:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: Art Day in the Atrium • 9:45 a.m. Choir rehearsal • 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Cathedral • 11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour • 12 noon Dean’s Forum in the Library: Traces of the Trade • 5 p.m. Evensong and Concert in the Nave Monday, February 12 • Cathedral Office Closed • Noon Eucharist in the Chapel Tuesday, February 13 • Office Hours 10 am —1 p.m. • 11:00 a.m. Staff Meeting • Noon Eucharist in the Chapel • 6:30 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Chili Cook Off Wednesday, February 14 • Office Hours 10 a.m. —1 p.m. • Noon Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Nave • 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Nave Thursday, February 15 • Dean’s Sabbath • Office Hours 10 a.m. —1 p.m. • Noon Eucharist in the Chapel Friday, February 16 • Office Hours 10 a.m. —1 p.m. • Noon Eucharist in the Chapel Saturday, February 17 • Cathedral Closed Sunday, February 18 • 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist , Rite I in the Chapel • 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study • 9:45 a.m. Choir rehearsal • 9:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School in Dean’s Hall • 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Cathedral • 11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour in Deans’ Hall • 12:15 a.m. Dean’s Forum in the Library: Traces of the Trade • 12 Noon CLOUT Meeting 8

Why do we pray, study, work, listen and build?

Benedict, the father of Benedictine spirituality, suggested that our life is best balanced between prayer, study, and work. We have taken that challenge as the basis of our common life together at Christ Church Cathedral: We pray (worship and the arts). We study (spiritual formation). We work (service to others). In addition, we know that we are sustained by our life together, and that works best when we listen to one another. We also aim to build and maintain a structure that will support all of our ministry efforts. And so: We listen (cathedral life and fellowship), We build (administration). In Cathedral Matters, you will find information about ministry opportunities at the Cathedral which fit into all five of these areas. Under each of the five main categories you will see what is new to the listing for this week. You will notice that some paragraphs repeat weekly, so that our guests won’t miss any news. You are urged to take your Cathedral Matters home with you so that you will have it for ready reference. Now, read about our ministry, think about how you would like to be involved...and jump right in!

Christ Church Cathedral 421 S. 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202 502 • 587 • 1354 Frazier Marsh • administrative assistant

The Very Rev. Joan Pritcher • dean

We Pray . . .

Prayer is at the heart of Christian community. We use this space to bring before God and the community the needs of those we love. Please submit prayer requests for yourself and others to the church office: We will include those names here so that the community may join you in prayer.

. . . in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, for the Anglican Church of Kenya . . . in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the Church of Our Merciful Savior, Louisville . . . for Cathedral members in need of healing Donna Pottinger, James Searcy, Ginger Shackleton, Tim Tice, Carol Brown, Charles Cooksey, Gretchen Davis, Jack Jacobs, Carol Kendall, Norma Laufer, Gary Pope . . . for family and friends of Cathedral members

Frank Turner Ed Harrel, Dave Pottinger David Collett, Janet Shedd & family, Sam Watkins Alex and Brittany, Brian Coahran, James, Nathan Kelly Brown, Sandy Burns, Diane Hobscheid, Keith Kozel, Liz, Albert Nelson Diane Nettles Nancy Parshley, Phyllis Pope, Robinson/French Families, Mike Streuwing Andy Rochester Terry Swords Ann, Jeff Kevin Mathes Nancy Tucker, Tammi Winemillerr George, McKenzie Carey Duval, Elizabeth Foster, Michael Foster, Tara Moriarty Marge Brown, Monta Rae Cook, Diane Flechler, Alison Heppard, Carl Horton Judy Horton, Kathy Koloff, Phillip Koloff, Jim Porter, Sharon Turner Louis Besten, Forrest Cook, David Cracraft, Mike Kimery Gene Lichtefeld, Morgan Phillips, Gibbs Reese, Alex Rohleder, Judy Vance Justin Gallahar Clayton, Jim, Bill Turner, Mary Turner Jack Jacobs Grace Kleinschmidt Eric Zoerb Art Embry, Nick & Sally Heil, Jim Watkins & Dean Weller Becky E., Liam, Sam, Noah & Molly, Paula Hamilton, Jeff Potter Foster care children in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Laura Ingram Koehler, Brian Starr Matthew, Nina David Ellis Lindsay Wager Susan Livingston, Doug Murray Cheryl Heath Matt Livingood Mary Dade, Elena & Max Matthews, Bridget Puzon Ivan Potter Brittany, Hank Buckwalter, Liam Coursey, Grace Flint, Margaret Holt Alexander, Tom Stigger Barbara Robertson, Chaurice Weathers, Sydney Whelan Steven, Beth Julius Gray, Bee Lampkins Jared Stivers

. . . for those celebrating birthdays

Dorothy Converse, David Eng, Paula Hale

requested by

Jerry Brown Carol Brown Melinda Collett Jim Collings Dorothy Converse Page Curry Mike DaRif Judy Donahue Darren Drain Tara Durnil McCall Eng Mike Foster Bobbie Fritton Vance Fritton Lea Ann Garbrough Paula Hale Kirt Jacobs Bruce Kleinschmidt Sissy Lanier Terry Laun Kitten Lawless Jan Margerum Frazier Marsh Jerry Marsh Patsy Melton Helen Murray Becky Norris Larry & Nancy Otto Randy Peters Stephanie Potter Dean Pritcher Jan Scholtz Jim Snyder Tom Thill Tim Tice Kay Shields Wilkinson

Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky The Rt. Rev. Terry Allen White, Bishop The Very Rev. Joan Pritcher, Dean in the Interim The Rev. William L. Bippus, Pastoral Associate The Rev. R. Edgar Wallace, Pastoral Associate The Rev. Dr. Eva Markham, Deacon Frazier Marsh, Interim Office Manager Thomas Thill, Sacristan 421 South Second Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-587-1354 •

Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville: Bulletin for Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018  
Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville: Bulletin for Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018