Dean Letter: Why give to church?

Hello St. Paul’s, From time to time people wonder why we ask you to make a financial pledge to the Cathedral community’s general operating fund. It may be that you come from a faith community where that isn’t the practice, or maybe you’ve heard that we have a large endowment fund that supports our operations, … READ MORE…

SGIA Call to Action

Now more than ever we are called to put our faith into action.  This current alert presented by the Episcopal Church USA gives us that opportunity right now. The Episcopal Public Policy Network has asked all Episcopalians to contact Congress to pass voting reform legislation. While the House of Representatives passed the For the People … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 4)

This is an excerpt from an interview of Sue Kelly by the Rev. Dick Anderson in 2017. Hi, I’m Sue Kelly. And I’ve been a member of St. Paul’s for 60 years with some hiatus during college and traveling, but it’s been a big part of my life. And I want to tell you first … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 3)

This is a transcript of part of an interview between the Very Rev. James E. Carroll, first Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Rev. Dick Anderson, in 2017. Jim Carroll:     Dr. Cutting: do you remember him? Do you have any memory of 8th and C? Dick Anderson:           No. Jim:     Well, he was a superb … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 2)

Almira Fort is one of our longest-tenured parishioners. Here she talks with Dick Anderson in an interview recorded in 2017 about her memories of St. Paul’s. Almira: In 1959, I joined the roster. And we’ve been coming to St. Paul’s ever since. Then I met the Minchendens, Mrs Minchenden and her husband. I could say … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s – an Oral History

Anne Walter Remembers St. Paul’s: 1975-1978 A transcript of an interview by the Rev. Dick Anderson of Anne Walter in 2017 When my younger daughter entered kindergarten, I became involved with the church school program here. I’m not sure if at that time I was on the Education Committee, but if I wasn’t, I soon … READ MORE…

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…

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