Dean Letter: New COVID Restrictions and Ministry Openings

Hello St. Paul’s, This week I want to share information about some of our ministries that have been in abeyance during the pandemic and now need to be revitalized. But first, I want to acknowledge the frustration and stress we are all feeling as restrictions are once again tightened in the face of the increase … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Small Things With Great Love

July 25, 2021Penelope BridgesSmall Things with Great Love Once again Scripture confronts us with stories about power: human power and divine power.  This story of David and Bathsheba is just horrific. David is comfortable in his power as king. He is so comfortable, in fact, that he no longer bothers to lead his men in … READ MORE…

Staff Additions

We welcome three new part-time staff members to St. Paul’s: Dr. Orlando Espin serves as Latino and Multicultural Missioner, preaching at the Spanish services, working to build up the Spanish-speaking part of our congregation, and offering theology classes. Orlando is Emeritus University Professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego, where … READ MORE…

Light Up The Cathedral For Pride

Light Up the Cathedral for PrideJuly 14, 2021: ResilientPenelope M Bridges Good evening, friends. Happy Pride! I am deeply grateful to the Pride leadership for inviting me to give this address tonight. Even though I have spoken in this pulpit many, many times, this is an occasion when Pride gets to select the speaker, and … READ MORE…

San Diego Half Marathon

If you are attending church this Sunday please be aware that this is also the day of the San Diego Half Marathon. You may consider leaving early or ride sharing. Click Here to view the route.

Dean Letter: Chairs

Hello St. Paul’s, If you’ve been in the church over the last two weeks you know that we have made the change from pews to chairs. This shouldn’t have been a surprise to any cathedral member: we have been talking about it for over a year, and we went through an extensive search for the … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Pride Week

Hello St. Paul’s, While the rest of the world celebrated Pride in June, in San Diego we wait until July, and next week is Pride Week. Pride matters at St. Paul’s. We are known as a faith community that welcomes and includes everyone. Participation in our leadership, both lay and clergy, is open to all … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: EFM

This is a transcript of a conversation between the Dean and 2021 EfM graduates Wayne Blizzard and Andrew Brooks, about the University of the South’s program Education for Ministry. Penny: Hello, St. Paul’s. On June 27, we honored the graduates of the Education for Ministry program. This is a wonderful lay reflection and education program. … READ MORE…

Simpler Living Making a Difference

From Simpler Living, St Paul Cathedral’s Creation Care ministry Good things come in threes, so here goes: 1. A Prayer for CreationGod of glorious wonder, we praise your presence in the breath of all life.  When we experience gentle breezes, the misted rains, mountains that meet the clouds, sustaining waters, trills of birds at the daily … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Jeff’s Last Sermon With Us

The Rev.Cn. Jeff MartinhaukProper 8B, June 27, 2021St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego2 Sam 1:1, 17-27; Mark 5:21-43 The story Mark tells us this morning in the gospel is full of little details.  One tendency when we hear these stories of old, year after year, is to sometimes to make these characters like Jairus and the … READ MORE…

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