Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost November 10 • 10:30 am + Holy Eucharist • Proper 27
We are blessed to have you worship with us. All ages are welcome, however, we do offer child care during the liturgy. u Please join us for refreshments immediately following the liturgy. u u
worship, in the form of quiet meditation, begins with the prelude
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
J. S. Bach
• at the sound of the bells, all stand
The God of Abraham praise!
Opening Acclamation celebrant people
Song of Praise • S 280
Gloria in excelsis
BCP • Book of Common Prayer S • Service music found at the front of the hymnal The people’s responses are indicated in bold type.
The Word of God celebrant people Collect for the Second Sunday in Lent celebrant
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Collect for the Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever..
• all be seated
Job said, “O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock forever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.” The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 17:1-9 • sung by all
Hear my plea of innocence, O Lord; give heed to my cry; * listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips. Let my vindication come forth from your presence; * let your eyes be fixed on justice. Weigh my heart, summon me by night, * melt me down; you will find no impurity in me. I give no offense with my mouth as others do; * I have heeded the words of your lips.
My footsteps hold fast to the ways of your law; * in your paths my feet shall not stumble.
I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; * incline your ear to me and hear my words.
Show me your marvelous loving-kindness, * O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of your eye; * hide me under the shadow of your wings,
From the wicked who assault me, * from my deadly enemies who surround me.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you? But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters
beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. For this purpose he called you through our proclamation of the good news, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
We will extol you, ever-blessed Lord
The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Luke.
Glory to you Lord Christ
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.” Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage;
but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ. Sermon
The Very Reverend Joan Pritcher
Nicene Creed • BCP 358
• all stand
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the
Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Prayers of the People We give you thanks, O God, for the beauty of creation; for the blue sky, the fields and flowers, for singing birds and quiet streams. We are blessed, O God.
We give you thanks, O God, for the majesty of creation; for the vaulted mountains, wild seas, and deep valleys. We are blessed, O God.
We give you thanks, O God, for the abundance of creation; for the rain that cleans the air, the oceans that are home to fish and the fields that wave with grain that provide such nourishment. We are blessed, O God.
Make us aware, O God, of our need to honor you through the wise stewardship of your creation. We are blessed, O God, help us to bless.
Guide those who lead us, especially Michael, our Presiding Bishop, Terry our Bishop, and all priests, deacons and ministers. We are blessed, O God, help us to bless.
Help us to hear your call for us to care for those less fortunate; the homeless, the sick, the poor. We are blessed, O God, help us to bless.
Inspire us to hold the leaders of nations accountable for stemming the tides of war, oppression and greed. We are blessed, O God, help us to bless.
Comfort those who have asked for our prayers, especially: James Searcy, Ginger Shackleton, Tim Tice, Isabel Watkins, Carol Brown, Charles Cooksey, Maurice Gordon, Carol Kendall, Norma Laufer, Kitten Lawless, Deacon Eva Markham, Jerry Marsh, Helen Murray, Donna Pottinger, Jo Ann Reazin. Are there other prayers of intercession? We are blessed, O God, help us to bless.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, especially: We give thanks for the birthdays of Mike Foster, Kirt Jacobs, Michael Durnil, Patsy Melton, Linda Kiesel. Are there other prayers of thanksgiving? We are blessed, O God, help us to bless.
Every day, challenge us to live up to your spirit of generosity, kindness, challenge, and forgiveness.
We commit to being a blessing to our world for you have blessed us. Amen.
Confession • BCP 360
• said by all
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen
• said by the celebrant
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.
• 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 Offertory Anthem
Os Justi meditabitur sapientiam
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, et lingua ejus loquetur judicium. Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius; et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus.
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
• all stand
Presentation Hymn 188
Love’s redeeming work is done
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.
For you are the source of light and life, you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord. OR
Through Jesus Christ our Lord; who on the first day of the week overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. OR
For by water and the Holy Spirit you have made us a new people in Jesus Christ our Lord, to show forth your glory in all the world.
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:
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
The Lordâ€™s Prayer â€˘ BCP 364 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
Invitation to Communion
• 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. • if you would like to receive a blessing instead of Communion, please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chest • gluten free wafers are available; as you prepare to receive bread indicate your preference to the priest • families of choir members may receive the sacrament together at the beginning of the distribution of communion. You may simply join your family member in the line, receive, then return to your seat. Children of choristers may return to their seat or join their family for the remainder of the service in the chancel.
Before thy throne, O God, we kneel
• all stand; said by all
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 Blessing Concluding Hymn 307
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God. Postlude
J. P. Sweelinck
The worship is concluded. The SERVICE begins!
serving today . . . Jack Ashworth, organ The Cathedral Choir Daniel Gilliam, choirmaster Matt Wetmore, associate choirmaster Aaron Angel, verger Dorothy Converse, Bob Huffman, lectors Randy Wells, intercessor Jan Margerum, Mike Foster, Betty Williams, Helen Murray, chalice bearers Bill Shelton, Carolyn Van Zant, Susan Marquardt, acolytes Rob Guillen, altar guild
... as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord Joshua 24:15
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My dear people of Christ Church Cathedral, and our guests,
I hope you will join me for tonight’s Evensong and Concert— beginning at 5:00, here in the Cathedral. The concert will be performed by Tara Winemiller Durnil and Jack Ashworth. Evensong will follow, with Associate Choirmaster, Matt Wetmore directing. Daniel Gilliam, our Choirmaster will be back with us next Sunday, but we are blessed that Matt will remain with us as Associate.
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Many thanks to all who made Diocesan Convention a success here at the Cathedral! Hollis Real chaired the committee. She was assisted by Paul Real, Jan Margerum, Frazier Marsh and Randy Peters. In addition, many volunteers stepped up to help them. Take a moment to thank these wonderful Cathedralites. Join us for Trivia Night for CLCM here at the Cathedral this Saturday night, November 16. Read more about that on page 2.
Chapter Election for 2020 will be held at Annual Meeting, January 26. We begin receiving names of candidates today and will continue that through December 8. Nomination forms are at the entrances. Candidates must be confirmed members of the Cathedral in good standing, which means: active in ministry, faithful in attendance, and pledgers and givers of record.
Today begins our Season of Stewardship. Your Senior Warden, Dr. Mike Foster, will speak to us at 10:30 about that. Prayerfully consider what you will contribute to support ministry in 2020—then register your intentions with a Pledge Card, which you’ll find at the entrances. Check out, also, the Stewardship Notes on today’s Insert. Mark these dates and events on your calendar and plan to join us:
• November 24, our Feast of Name, plus Ingathering of our Pledges for Ministry in 2020. • November 28, Thanksgiving Liturgy, at noon in the chapel (with the singing of Thanksgiving carols).
• December 24, Feast of the Incarnation—worship at 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm (Cathedral Choir will share Christmas music beginning at 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm). Christmas Day worship is December 25 at noon in the chapel (including the singing of Christmas carols).
As you prepare for worship, reflect upon these words of author, Barbara Kingsolver: The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibility that kids might one day grow up to be neither the destroyers nor the destroyed.” Enjoy your time at the Cathedral today. Faithfully,
The Very Reverend Joan Pritcher Your Dean in the Interim, On this Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost
we pray New or Updated This Week — Midday Mass Updated
Pick a day to come pray with us.
Midday Mass, at Noon in the Chapel : • Monday Holy Eucharist Rite II and commemoration
of Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397 • Tuesday Holy Eucharist Rite II and commemoration of Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836 • Wednesday Holy Eucharist Rite II • Thursday Holy Eucharist Rite II and commemoration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1796 • Friday Holy Eucharist Rite II and commemoration of Francis Asbury, 1816, and George Whitefield, 1770, Evangelists
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; Terry Laun, Tuesday; Randy Wells and Seth Allen, Wednesday; Page Curry, Thursday; Jerry Marsh, Friday.
Daily Prayer Online
The discipline of prayer, known as the Daily Office, is one of the gifts of the Church to us. Daily Prayer Online is a prayer posted each morning on our Cathedral Facebook page. It can be accessed at any point throughout the day, and even in days following. Readers are 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. To check out Daily Prayer Online and share it with your friends, make sure that you ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Cathedral page: Christ Church Cathedral @ChristChurchLouKY.org.
we study Children’s Sunday School — 9:45 in Deans’ Hall Childcare beginning at 9:30 in Deans’ Hall.
Racial Reconciliation Discussion Group
The focus of this ministry is to select readings and events that will help us as a congregation to understand our role in moving forward with reconciliation and repentance. For more information, speak to Linda Kiesel, John Kiesel, or Terry Laun.
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 Letters of St. Paul. You are invited to join the group at any time.
we work New or Updated This Week — Justice Ministry through CLOUT
CLCM Trivia Night A “Fun” Raiser
On Saturday November 16, CCC will host another CLCM Trivia Night. Doors will open at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. Cost is $10.00 to play. The winning table will receive $100.00 prize. A small holiday boutique will be set-up as well. A chili supper, including salad, dessert and beverage will be available for $10.00. All proceeds benefit Central Louisville Community Ministries.
Justice Ministry through CLOUT
Next Community Breakfast is December 1
Coffee In the Hall We need donations of gloves, socks and large and extra large T shirts!
On Tuesday, October 29, 18 of our CCC Justice Ministry Network Members gathered with 314 Network Members from other member congregations throughout the city for CLOUT’s Community Problems Assembly. They heard testimonials from all the congregations regarding issues their congregants confront, and we got progress reports from officials who made commitments at last Spring’s Nehemiah Action Assembly. • LMPD Chief Conrad reported that new operating procedures have been put in place to prioritize Deescalation Techniques, especially when encountering individuals with mental illness or an addiction that could affect their response to authority. All internal investigations of officers will be evaluated on their use of de-escalation.
• Dr. Marty Pollio of JCPS confirmed his commitment to have Restorative Practices implemented in all public schools within the next 6 years. He reported “incredible results” in preventing misbehavior through this process which builds trust among students and authority. • The UofL Institute for Optimal Aging reported on its work with CLOUT in establishing a support network so that our elderly citizens can comfortably and safely stay in their homes.
• Metro Council President David James and Council Member Barbara Sexton-Smith reported on the ongoing push for Affordable Housing, as CLOUT works with them to identify a dedicated funding source for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Want more details on an issue, and learn how you can become involved? Check with one of the Cathedral’s Justice Ministry Team: Page Curry, Terry Laun, and Mildred Franks.
The next Community Breakfast is December 1, 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.
Each weekday morning from 8 am to 12:30 pm the hallway in the link building is open to our neighbors. This allows them the chance to come in for a break from the heat/cold/rain, use the restroom, and have a cup of coffee or a bottled water. You can help with this ministry by donating 4-pound bags of sugar, cans of ground coffee, or bottled water to the Cathedral Office.
Laundry Love, a Diocesan Urban Ministry Initiative: November 14 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. Contact Dorothy Converse if you are interested in helping on 2nd Thursday.
Urban Ministry Partnership
The Cathedral is part of a group of parishes in-town and in surrounding neighborhoods that works to create relationships with our downtown neighbors. The Partnership sponsors Laundry Love and has offered joint coffee hours and neighborhood picnics for service and fellowship. The intown parishes are Calvary, the Cathedral, Our Merciful Savior and St. George’s. Supporting parishes are Advent, St. Clement and St. Thomas. 3
Uniting Partners for Women and Children Uniting Partners for Women and Children (UP) provides a safe place to rest, build community, and find resources needed for women and children to reclaim their lives such as showers, laundry, access to a phone and mailing address and connections to housing, employment, and financial benefits. UP provides resources and referrals through case management and a partnership of providers and assists homeless women and youth with obtaining ID’s and birth certificates. UP is growing its volunteer base and is in need of volunteers to help in 2-hour shifts from 9 am to 11 am and 11 am to 1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can learn more about UP and how you can help at uplouisville. org and on social media.
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 co-sponsors a new family for three months. Kentucky Refugee Ministries, 969-B Cherokee Rd., Louisville, KY 40204, (502) 479-9180. 4
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 on line https://www.episcopalrelief.org or write your check to the Cathedral 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.
we listen New or Updated This Week — Coffee Hour Hosts
Coffee Hour Hosts
Coffee Hour hosts for today are Diane Kyle and Randall Wells. Be sure to thank them for their hospitality.
Find our Cathedral YouTube Channel
Go to the Cathedral Website WELCOME PAGE—the link is https://christchurchlouky. org. Scroll down to the bottom of the WELCOME PAGE and click on the YouTube icon (look for the red square). That click will take you to the Cathedral YouTube Channel where you’ll find a number of interesting Cathedral videos already ready to view.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathedral Stories are videos created by Cathedral parishioners (with the help of the Communications Task Force) to share their experience at the Cathedral with the rest of us. The first video is a conversation with Jerry Brown and Vance Fritton, long-time parishioners and choristers. Be thinking about what you’d like to share in your Cathedral Stories video. Then check with Fr. Edgar Wallace to set up a production meeting..
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 email@example.com, or call Mildred Franks, 893-3815.
Gay Men’s Supper Club
The Cathedral’s Gay Men’s Supper Club meets each month for conversation and supper. Contact Bill Shelton, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 897-3079.
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.
we build New or Updated This Week — Office Volunteers Chapter Nominations
Office volunteers for this week were Randy Peters, Page Curry and Jane Halliday. If you would like to volunteer some time in the office contact Frazier Marsh.
Chapter Nominations— beginning TODAY
Submit nominations for Chapter 2020 beginning TODAY (continuing through Sunday December 8) using the Nomination Forms that will be placed at each entrance and at the office table. Place completed forms in the Offering Plate or give it to Frazier Marsh or the Dean. The Nominating Committee, comprised of Chapter members who are rotating off in January, will consider all names as they carefully, prayerfully form the ballot. Election for Chapter 2020 will take place at Annual Meeting, after 10:30 worship on January 26. Candidates for election must be Cathedral members in good standing—which means they are regular in attendance, faithful in ministry, and givers and pledgers of record.
The Cathedral building is open from 9 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 502-632-3213.
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 Amazon.com 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.
Search for the next Dean
Your Dean Search Committee: Mike DaRif, Kirt Jacobs (Chair), Jan Margerum, Susan Marquardt, Stephanie Potter, Paul Real, Jim Walsh, Kay Shields Wilkinson. Many thanks to them for their commitment to this task. We bid your prayers for the Search Committee as it does this important work.
Check out the new and improved Calendar feature of our Website. And thank the Communications Task Force—especially Aaron Angel and Fr. Edgar Wallace—and Frazier Marsh, our Parish Administrator, for making that happen. You can find the calendar on the Cathedral Website at this link: https://christchurchlouky.org/Schedule.html.
Time to ENROLL in the Kroger Community Rewards program
• This past quarter fifty-five households participated in the Kroger Community Rewards program, contributing $304 to our operating budget. • The Cathedral reaps the financial benefits every time you use your Kroger Plus Card.
Here’s how to register online: • Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards 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. • Next time you shop, double check that your Kroger receipt notes Christ Church Cathedral as your recipient.
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.
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.
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 caring@christchurchlouky. org. 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 caring@ christchurchlouky.org 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!
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.
COMMUNITY MATTERS Louisville Master Chorale Concert The first concert of the Louisville Master Chorale 2019-2020 season, Choral Fireworks, will be on Sunday November 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. We will present favorite choruses from Hayden’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Brahm’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Beethoven’s Mount of Olives. It will be a wonderful afternoon of choral music. Tickets are $20 and you can get them from Chorale member Randy Peters or online at www. LouisvilleMasterChorale.org.
Bill Bonds, Diocesan Representative Sara Ceresa, Diocesan Representative Michael Foster, Senior Warden Mildred Franks Vance Fritton Jane Halliday Sissy Lanier Kitten Lawless James Moody, Diocesan Representative Helen Murray Bill Shelton Stephanie Potter Tom Peters, Junior Warden Paul Real Matt Wetmore 7
Stewardship Notes When my mother was 3 years old, she lived in Cincinnati for 2 years; her family was there as her father apprenticed with a master printer. During that time, Cincinnati experienced a significant flood. The water rose quickly and the city was on high alert. The flood was a perilous event, but my mother’s memory of that time was not of risk but of a big party in her apartment with lots of folks showing up at various times. As the rainwater passed the neighbor’s apartment windows on lower floors, they moved up a floor. Since mother’s family apartment was on the top floor, eventually everyone had joined them. They brought food and drink, their children and toys, and linens and blankets so they could camp out overnight. It was like the biggest birthday party ever! The next day, she woke to see boats gliding along outside her window, where just air and rain had been the day before. It was magical, not frightening. Soon she was being helped to hop out of the window, into a boat in which she was whisked away. It was all very exciting. It would be many years before she understood that they had been in danger. The adults in the room—her parents and the other neighbors—did what needed to be done. But they also took care to set a tone that would keep everyone calm. They did whatever they could to help the children feel safe and even happy. Life is a challenge—filled with the sort of changes that can quickly, unexpectedly rock our boats. Christ reminds us, in texts such as today’s Gospel, that we have spiritual resources that can uphold us at those times. With that assurance, Christ sets the tone for us in this life—and asks that we set the tone for our world. Another way to say that is that because we have been blessed, we can be a blessing. Actively supporting ministry through the Cathedral is a good way to do that. Prayerfully consider what you might pledge. You can register your intentions on a Pledge Card, which can be placed in the Alms Basin or given to the Dean. You will find Pledge Cards at the entrances.
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: email@example.com. 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 Melanesia . . . in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for St. Lukeâ€™s Church, Anchorage . . . for Cathedral members in need of healing James Searcy, Ginger Shackleton, Tim Tice, Isabel Watkins, Carol Brown, Charles Cooksey, Maurice Gordon, Carol Kendall, Norma Laufer, Kitten Lawless, Deacon Eva Markham, Jerry Marsh, Helen Murray, Donna Pottinger, Jo Ann Reazin . . . for family and friends of Cathedral members requested by
Matt Brown, David Davies, Frank Turner Ed Harrel, Dave Pottinger John Boyle Jr, Matt Boyle, David Collett, Kathleen Dina Betty Harrison Janet Shedd & family Alex & Brittany, Larry and Rona, James, Nathan, Baby Ellis, Marilyn, Packy Aidan, Carole Bailey, Peg Box, Kelly Brown, Josh Davidson, Terry Keatch, Keith Kozel Phyllis Pope, Faye Ragsdale-Hussey, Robinson/French Families Andy Rochester Terry Swords Jeff Kevin Mathes Nancy Tucker, Tammi Winemillerr George, McKenzie Carey Duval, Elizabeth Foster, Michael Foster, Tara Moriarty Ron Adams, Diane Flechler, Carl Horton, Judy Horton Deb Kern, Phillip Koloff, Jim Porter, Sharon Turner Louis Besten, Forrest Cook, David Cracraft, Nancy Davis, Gavin Elder, Mike Kimery David Pearson, Karen Phillips, Morgan Phillips, Gibbs Reese, Alex Rohleder Justin Gallahar Clayton, Jim,Yvonne, Bill Turner, Mary Turner Robert Vaughan Grace Kleinschmidt Eric Zoerb Art Embry, Nick & Sally Heil, Jim Watkins & Dean Weller Becky E., Liam, Sam, Noah & Molly, Paula Hamilton, Leisa, Kailey, The Nayler Family Caroline Potter, Foster care children in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Willis & Faye Gill, Terry, Jesse, Megan David Ellis Lindsay Wager Betty Jordan, Susan Livingston, Doug Murray Matt Livingood Liz, Kate Brown, Mary Dade, Max Matthews, Bridget Puzon Ivan Potter Hayden and Haylie, Hank Buckwalter, Grace Flint Holt Alexander, Tom Stigger Maxine Pekkala Ann Snyder, Chaurice Weathers Jim, Michael Terry and Clarisse Mark Shimp Corbin Harris Jared Stivers
. . . for those celebrating birthdays
Mike Foster, Kirt Jacobs, Michael Durnil, Patsy Melton, Linda Kiesel
Jerry Brown Carol Brown Melinda Collett
Jim & Becky 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 Angie Halliday Bruce Kleinschmidt Sissy Lanier Terry Laun Kitten Lawless Jan Margerum Jerry Marsh Patsy Melton Helen Murray Nancy Otto Randy Peters Stephanie Potter Dean Pritcher Jan Scholtz Bill Shelton Jim Snyder Tom Thill Tim Tice Susan Torok Carolyn Van Zant 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 www.christchurchlouky.org â€¢ firstname.lastname@example.org