Dean Letter: The Regathering Task Force

This is a transcript of a conversation between the Dean and Wardens about the work of Pandemic Regathering Task Force. Justin joined us from his car, parked somewhere in Utah, and at one point we unfortunately lost his audio. Penny: Hello St. Paul’s. Today I’m having a conversation with our two wardens. They are, if … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Sacred Ground in Action

Penny: Hello, St. Paul’s. This week, I’m having a conversation with Robbie Ewell, who has been one of the leaders in our Sacred Ground efforts this year. And I’m going to start by asking Robbie to introduce himself. Robbie Thank you, Penny. Well, my name is Robbie Ewell; my wife and I actually joined the … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Phishing and Other Annoyances

Hello St. Paul’s, Recently, many of you received an email purporting to be from me and asking for a favor. This was only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of fraudulent emails. Several of you were kind enough to let me know of the email, so I was able to post a notice on … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Outreach Ministries

Penny:  Hello St. Paul’s. This week I’m talking with Jen Jow, the coordinator of our Outreach Ministries. The Outreach area involves several activities, including Showers of Blessings. You’ve probably heard about the possibility of us constructing an outreach center underneath the chapel as part of a capital project. I am going to focus more narrowly … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Cathedral Ministries Continued

Hello St. Paul’s, I hope you have seen my special update on regathering: it was published yesterday and has lots of details about what to expect this Sunday as we return to a full Communion service in the church. As you may know, there are over 70 Cathedral ministries and groups, and this week I’m … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Altar Guild (Interview with Konnie Dadmun)

Hello, St. Paul’s. This week my letter is about our wonderful altar guild. This is a transcript of a conversation I had with Konnie Dadmun. Penny:        I’m speaking with our longtime cannon sacristan and head of all things altar guild. Konnie Dadmun. Konnie, would you please start our conversation by introducing yourself? Konnie:       Yes, I’m … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Cathedral Ministries

Hello St. Paul’s, This week I’m addressing questions posed by members of the daily Morning Prayer congregation. The group includes some people who have joined St. Paul’s since the pandemic, so they are curious about the ministries listed in our literature. Maybe you too are curious, so here’s a brief description of some of them. … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Earth Day

Hello St. Paul’s, Happy Earth Day! As people of faith we are called to be good stewards of God’s creation. Our Presiding Bishop recently said, “The work of helping to save God’s world is not a secular endeavor.  It is the sacred work of God. For God so loved the world, and we who follow … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: After Sacred Ground

Hello St. Paul’s, A little over a year ago we embarked on a communal journey to educate ourselves about the scourge of racism and its enduring effect on the people and institutions of the United States. Over 100 people signed up for the Lenten study based on “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving. Seeing how … READ MORE…

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