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Grace Notes Grace Cathedral winter 2014

E x p e r i e n c e w o r s h i p, a r t s , education and service this winter at San Francisco’s Cathedral for All

DEAN’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, A recent report on church growth in England found that, while some part of the church may be in decline, cathedrals are growing. That is our experience here on the West Coast of the United States. Grace Cathedral is growing in every way and I invite you to join us in our worship, our conversations, our arts and education programs, and our outreach to the community.   2014 is the Year of Sustainability here at Grace Cathedral, as together we learn about the challenges of sustainability that we all face, and consider the actions we need to take. We will begin our conversations on that theme at our Forum, with Lisa P. Jackson, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on the environmental challenge; Majora Carter on urban revitalization; and Berkeley historians Rebecca McLennan and David Henkin on food and the environment in American history. We will officially launch the Year of Sustainability at Carnivale, our elegant fundraiser in the cathedral on Thursday, February 27, when chefs and food writers Michael Chiarello and Bryant Terry will be encouraging us to plant the seeds of transformation in all areas of our lives and communities.   We are delighted to welcome Anna Deavere Smith back to Grace Cathedral on Monday, March 10, when she will perform the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail with violinist Robert McDuffie. Our Lenten program considers the relationship between the arts and empathy. Anna and Robert will be speaking about the arts and human rights at The Forum on March 9, and I will be teaching two classes on the arts and empathy, on the first and last Thursday evenings in March. We are so pleased also to welcome the Rev. Mpho Tutu on the evening of Thursday, March 20 when she will talk about The Book of Forgiving, the new book she co-authored with her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.   Thank you for being a part of Grace Cathedral. We so much appreciate your support for all that we do here. I look forward to seeing you at this house of prayer for all people very soon.   With warmest wishes,   

The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw Dean Niall Battson

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WINTER HIGHLIGHTS Additional event information:

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Volunteer to cook and serve a healthy meal to those housed through the Winter Interfaith Shelter program, which provides dinner, breakfast and a dry place to sleep for 60–100 homeless men during the coldest part of the year. Volunteer: Carnivale: February 27, 6:30 P.M.

Don’t miss Grace Cathedral’s fourth annual gala featuring chef and Emmy-winning TV host Michael Chiarello and chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry. This dinner and festive party launches our Year of Sustainability and benefits cathedral life. Information and tickets:

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Actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith returns to Grace Cathedral with renowned violinist Robert McDuffie for a performance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail. Information and tickets:

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* Letter From Birmingham Jail: M a r c h 1 0, 7 : 3 0 P. M .

* T h e R e v. Mp h o T u t u : M a r c h 2 0, 6 : 3 0 P. M .

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An Episcopal priest and Executive Director of the The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Mpho Tutu will discuss The Book of Forgiving, which she recently co-authored with her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. *Presented as part of Grace Cathedral’s series on the Arts and Empathy. See page 4.

O n V i e w Now: G r ac e d W i t h L i g h t I n s ta l l at i o n

This stunning visual art installation from 2013’s resident artist Anne Patterson is so popular, we’ve extended it into 2014. The installation includes over 20 miles of red, blue and green ribbons hanging from Grace Cathedral’s vaulted ceiling arches and will be on view through the end of February. abby mckee

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CONNECTING MIND & SPIRIT 2014 Winter Forum Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Gresham Hall. Hosted by the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, Grace Cathedral’s flagship conversation continues. Free and open to all. Information: F e b r ua ry 1 6

Lisa P. Jackson, V.P. of Environmental Initiatives for Apple and former Administrator of the EPA The Environmental Challenge F e b r ua ry 2 3

Sara Miles, Author City of God

*March 9

Anna Deavere Smith, Actor and Playwright and Robert McDuffie, Violinist  Arts and Human Rights March 16

Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist and Social-Enterprise Pioneer Home(town) Security

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Professor David Henkin and Professor Rebecca McLennan University of California, Berkeley Food, the Environment, and the History of America

The Forum series is sponsored by Barbro and Bernard Osher.

*March 23

Jane Clementi, the Tyler Clementi Foundation and Dr. Timothy Seelig, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Music: the Power to Change Hearts and Minds

*Presented as part of Grace Cathedral’s series on the Arts and Empathy

Arts and Empathy Series Information and location: March 6, 6:30 p.m.

March 20, 6:30 p.m.

March 26, 6:30 p.m.

Arts and Empathy I: Why Empathy, now? (Lecture by Dean Shaw)

Arts and Empathy III: Forgiveness The Rev. Mpho A. Tutu discusses The Book of Forgiving, the book she co-authored with her father Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

A jazz recital, featuring The Equity and Social Justice Quartet and Markus Hunt, to benefit the Homeless Children’s Network.

March 13, 6:30 p.m.

Arts and Empathy II: A Practical Reflection (Lecture by the Rev. Jude Harmon)

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Arts and Empathy IV: Using our Imaginations (Lecture by Dean Shaw)


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Our regular worship schedule includes four services on Sundays — 8:30 a.m. Eucharist; 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist; 3 p.m. Choral Evensong and 6 p.m. evening Eucharist on the labyrinth — as well as Choral Evensong sung by our Choir of Men and Boys on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLY WEEK & EASTER Free and open to all. Information: April 13 at 11 a.m. Palm Sunday

April 17 at 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday

Procession with palms, featuring the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys singing Thomas Weelkes’ Hosanna to the the Son of David.

Foot washing ceremony and the Holy Eucharist, featuring the Cathedral Camerata choir singing Kenneth Leighton’s Drop, Drop, Slow Tears, Maurice Duruflé’s Ubi caritas and William Byrd’s Miserere mei.

April 16 at 6 p.m. Tenebrae

April 18 at 3 p.m.

A simple, yet powerful choral Good Friday service featuring the Grace Choral meditation on the Cathedral Choir of Men Cross and the death of Jesus, and Boys singing Francis and prayers for the world. Poulenc’s 4 Lenten Motets. Celebrate the joy of Easter!

Easter Vigil Services on Saturday, April 19 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and on Easter, Sunday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. The Choir of Men and Boys will sing Let All the World in Every Corner Sing by Ralph Vaughan Williams and other festive music, accompanied by brass and organ, at the 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist on Easter Sunday.

LENT Observe the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 5. Holy Eucharist and imposition of ashes at 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 6 p.m. Arts and Empathy Lecture Series

Presented as a part of Grace Cathedral’s series on Arts and Empathy. See page 4. Lenten Book Study

Sundays, March 9 – April 6. Book study on Norman Wirzba’s Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight at 12:40 p.m. in Wilsey Conference Center and 4:30 p.m. in the Chapter Room.

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One of the unique ways Grace Cathedral ministers to our community is through Yoga on the Labyrinth. Almost every Tuesday evening throughout the year, over 500 people join yoga teacher Darren Main and the Rev. Jude Harmon, Minor Canon at Grace Cathedral, inside the cathedral for a time of spiritual connection and gentle, nurturing yoga. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Suggested donation: $10; Information:

Organ Recital Series Selected Sundays, 4 P.M.

Concerts by accomplished musicians playing one of America’s finest organs, a 7,466 pipe Æolian-Skinner organ. Suggested donation: $10. February 9

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April 6

Lawrence Thain, Assistant Director of Music at Grace Cathedral

Elmo Cosentini, renowned Austrian organist, educated at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Benjamin Bachmann, Canon Director of Music at Grace Cathedral

Jane Shaw Carpenter NEW chair of the Grace Cathedral Board of Trustees

Jane Shaw Carpenter began serving as the new Chair of the Grace Cathedral Board of Trustees on January 1 of this year. Dr. Carpenter is the retired Chairman and CEO of Aerogen, Inc., the former Chair of the board of Intel and a current member on the boards of McKesson and AeroSurgical Limited. She is a member of the Grace Cathedral congregation and lives with her husband Peter Carpenter in Atherton. Welcome, Jane!

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ANNUAL GIFTS TO SUPPORT CATHEDRAL LIFE Grace Cathedral means something to everyone, offering connection to God and each other though worship, art and music, education and compassionate service. Make your gift to the Community Fund (undesignated support) or The Ghiberti Foundation (for arts and culture) via the enclosed envelope or online at coming up! To make a stewardship pledge Wednesdays, April 30 – May 21, 7 p.m for congregational life, visit Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, will teach a class on ecology and theology for Grace Cathedral’s Thank you! Year of Sustainability. Information and location:

B oa r d o f T r u s t e e s Jamie Nicol Bowles

Steven N. Holland

L. Gregory Scott

Gabriela Strand Bruce

Judith Droz Keyes

Rita Semel

Lee McEnany Caraher

Mary Ryan McCarthy

Michael Sippey

Dorena Chan

Charles L. Moore

Anna Deavere Smith

Vice President

Jane A. Cook

Meridee Moore

Thomas F. Steyer

Jane Shaw Carpenter

Donald W. Derheim

Lori Ogden Moore

Patrick S. Thompson

Lokelani Devone

John Oxaal

Trevor Traina

Vice Chair

Peter M. Drake

James Pannell

Mary Vargas

Valerie Crane Dorfman

Vance Y. George

Michael J. Patterson

Susan von Herrmann

Vice Chair

Zane O. Gresham

Bob Peck

Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey

Anne Casscells

Samuel Hocking

Garrett A. H. Price III

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus President

The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw


Eliza Brown


David W. Walker Secretary

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Winter 2014  
Winter 2014  

An update for the congregation, friends, and supporters of Grace Cathedral