The Sunday Sermon: The Unwrapped Package of Advent

December 19, 2021, Fourth Sunday of AdventPenelope BridgesThe Unwrapped Package of Advent Last week I spent a few days in Washington DC, making the acquaintance of my new grandson. Each day I watched my son and daughter in law bring in packages from the porch, as they prepared for baby’s first Christmas. Cookies were cooling … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: From Vipers to Fields of Fruit

Rev. Richard Hogue Jr.St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego12/12/2021 “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance.” John the Baptizer’s pronouncement is not typically how we greet folks at church these days. Certainly, it’s not how your newly minted Associate for Congregational Life, moi, would … READ MORE…

A Christmas Prayer From Simpler Living

Generous God, you have bestowed on us grace upon grace through our Savior Jesus Christ. We have been created to live in mutual interdependence with all creatures on your beloved earth. Show us how to live sustainably so that all beings are able to live with sufficiency.From Web of Creation https://www.webofcreation.org/  Take action: As we celebrate God’s … READ MORE…

A Letter From Richard

I once saw a children’s sermon where the preacher reminded us that we are all “under new construction” by God. These past 22 months felt nothing like planned construction, and yet God was able to build new relationships. I witnessed this most powerfully through a ministry I started at St. Andrew’s in Encinitas that I … READ MORE…

This week, Green Your Meal!

From our Simpler Living Ministry This past year, Simpler Living has shared some of the Creation Justice Ministries52 Ways to Care for Creation, one for each week of the year. Week 51 (we’re almost there!) is Plan a Green Meal. The idea is to cook a one-pot meal using produce from your local farmers market (or a farm … READ MORE…

Las Posadas at St. Paul’s This Christmas Eve

Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí. The Posadas (Spanish for inn, lodging, or shelter) is a candlelight procession and celebration. In Mexico and some parts of Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador, it is traditional to hold Posadas during the nine days before Christmas, beginning December 16 and ending December 24. The … READ MORE…

Letter from Kathleen: Campus Improvements

Hello St. Paul’s I’m Kathleen Burgess, your Director of Administrative Operations here at the Cathedral.  I’m subbing in for our Dean who has grandmother duties to attend to and am happy to report they are going very well. I thought I would take a moment to update you all on some of the progress being … READ MORE…

Simpler Living: A Prayer for the Season

Prayer: God of light, the daylight shortens as the winter solstice approaches. We await the coming of the Savior whose light will never darken. Grant us during this Advent and winter nourishing rains and peaceful snowfalls to replenish the earth’s aquifers, lakes and rivers. Restore the land so it will produce bountiful harvests for all … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: 2nd Sunday of Advent 2021

December 5 2021,The Second Sunday of AdventPenelope Bridges Our King and Savior now draws near. Come, let us adore him. He was an old man. Year after year, he and his wife lived faithfully and prayed for the blessing of children. He took his turn as a priest serving in the temple, did all that … READ MORE…

Dean’s Letter: Vestment Guide

Hello St. Paul’s, Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent, the first season of the church year, as we once again begin the cycle that takes us through the life and death and resurrection of Jesus, through Pentecost, with the second half of the year focusing on the teachings of Jesus. You’ve probably noticed … READ MORE…

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