So you’ve taken up the Cello?

“Yes, I have.” “But aren’t you writing any longer?” “Well, not as much.” “It’s just that you’d mentioned a third novel in the Laguna series. Think you’ll write it?” Conversations like this happen fairly often. You get known for doing one thing and people expect you’re going to always do that. After all, don’t you … READ MORE…

Who *Am We? An Occasional Series

We are a congregation of individuals who together form one parish. Do we know who sits in the pew next to us or two rows back? Probably both people we know and ones we don’t. Colin Mathewson has an idea to help us have a better idea of who we are at St. Paul’s. Finding … READ MORE…

And for those who are alone

That’s part of the Prayers of the People that the Intercessor bids us remember as we observe ourselves as community and pray for everyone in it. We then leave it to God to take care of “those who are alone”, our duty done by mentioning them in the morning’s prayers, giving rise to our satisfaction … READ MORE…

Bringing Church to Work: A Labor Day in the Pulpits homily

Chris Harris, former Canon for Congregational Development, recently moved to St. Bartholomew’s Church in Poway. However, we are still his sponsoring parish as he continues his journey towards the priesthood. Here is his first sermon at St. Bart’s where he brought a little of the Cathedral’s tradition of Labor Day in the Pulpits to Poway, … READ MORE…

Community Organizing 101

Dear Friends in Christ, I’d like to invite you join me for Community Organizing 101, a three-course Wednesday night series this May 13, 20, and 27 that will take place at St. John’s Church at 760 1st Ave in Chula Vista from 7-8:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served and there is no cost to … READ MORE…

California Drizzle

  I’ve lived in California for most of my life, having arrived here in 1965 thanks to the random wisdom of the US Navy. First Monterey then San Diego then Laguna Beach and back to San Diego. But it’s mornings like this one—drizzling, overcast, a bit chilly, calling for a jacket—ones that often dawned in Monterey, … READ MORE…

Thoughts on comments

We welcome comments here at the St Paul’s blog, and are happy for anyone to engage our authors. Everyone who writes here likes to know what you think about their essays or reports or sermons. We also encourage everyone to sign their comments, although this is not required.  Of course, not all readers will agree with … READ MORE…

2015 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of St Paul’s Cathedral was held on Sunday 18 January.  In addition to the serious business of voting on finance, staff reports, and strategic updates, we enjoyed the presentation of the Robinson Cross, named for the first rector of St Paul’s (before it was a Cathedral).  This is an honor given to … READ MORE…

Moral Dilemma, part 2

Recently, Robert shared with us a moral dilemma, and several people wrote thoughtful comments.  Here’s his follow-up on the situation he described.   As you probably figured out, I sent the moral dilemma essay out to quite a few of you (around 50, I think), as well as on the blog, and got back an … READ MORE…

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