Simpler Living Goal for Lent

A few years ago Simpler Living adopted some goals for our community life as a committee. We thought we could share them with you, along with a thought about using it for a Lenten Practice. For the week of February 25: Goal number 1: Be Christ to one another – Love, Respect, Serve, Share. As we … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Interview with Dean Jim

Hello St. Paul’s, Many of you know our beloved first cathedral dean, the Very Rev. James E. Carroll. Jim is part of our congregational history, and still going strong in his 90’s. I was looking forward to interviewing him this week via Zoom, but unfortunately technical issues ensued. However, luckily for us, Jim’s son John … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Wilderness Time

February 21, 2021Penelope Bridges “The time is fulfilled: repent and believe in the good news.” With these words the Jesus of Mark’s Gospel gets down to business. Perhaps good news and repentance don’t necessarily go together in your mind, but as we settle into this Lenten season, the invitation to repent and believe is indeed … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Stephen Ministry

Hello St. Paul’s, When I came to St. Paul’s almost exactly seven years ago, I saw an opportunity to develop the pastoral care ministry, to make the most of the pastoral gifts of our parishioners. I turned to Stephen Ministry, a program I had experienced in my previous churches. Stephen Ministry is an interdenominational, international, … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Transfiguration

Jeff Martinhauk preaching at pulpit

The Rev.Cn. Jeff MartinhaukTransfiguration B, February 14, 2021St. Paul’s Cathedral, San DiegoMark 9:2-9 We meet Peter today on the mountaintop after he and Jesus have been in the villages of Caesarea Philippi, and Peter has just scolded Jesus for openly teaching that he would have to be crucified.  Jesus rebuked Peter quickly, making clear that … READ MORE…

52 ways to care for creation #3

Simpler living encourages all those interested in creation care to check Creation Justice Ministries’ blog post “52 ways to care for creation”. We will share at least one of the ways with you each month. Number 3, You probably already know to wash in cold water and use full loads to save water and energy. … READ MORE…

Friends without computer/internet?

Do you know someone who doesn’t have a computer or internet?  They can still worship with us—all they need is a phone.  Call when it is time for the service to start, and they can listen in.  They also have the option for us to call them when services start, so they don’t have to … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Regathering Update

Hello St. Pauls, It’s almost a year since the pandemic became the dominant force in our lives and we were forced to close the doors of the Cathedral. In these twelve months we have discovered new depths of adaptability and resilience. We have created new ways to be a community and to support one another. … READ MORE…

Chocolate for Valentine’s Day!

Get your Equal Exchange Fair Trade chocolate for Valentine’s day before it’s too late (Valentine’s day is this Sunday)! Available chocolate ($3 each): Panama Extra Dark (80%) Very Dark (71%) Dark Orange Infused Milk chocolate (43%) Dark with Almond toasted pieces Dark with Whole Almonds and Sea Salt Dark Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt Milk … READ MORE…

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