A letter from the Dean: Our Music MInistry

Dear St. Paul´s family, Our Pentecost celebration last Sunday was joyful and Spirit-filled. I had the blessing of attending all four services and experiencing the wide variety of gifts and cultures that we enjoy here in San Diego. We heard the Acts reading in many different languages, we experienced a graceful dance, we sang great … READ MORE…

A letter from the Dean: Membership

May 9, 2018 Dear St. Paul’s family, This week’s message is about membership and engagement. It’s evident to all of us that attendance at worship has declined in the last four or five years, from an average Sunday attendance (ASA) in 2015 of 607 to 525 in 2017. It’s not a trend any of us … READ MORE…

1st Quarter Statement Letter

Dear Cathedral family, Alleluia, Christ is risen! As we enter the second quarter of 2018 I give thanks for the dedication and generosity of our cathedral community. As always, our worship throughout Holy Week was both profoundly reflective and gloriously joyful. Many, many people dedicated themselves to preparing the church,  learning the music, creating the … READ MORE…

A letter from the Dean: Budget

Dear people of St. Paul’s, If you heard the sermons the last two Sundays, you’ve heard both Jeff and me talk about the significant gap between income and expenses in our operating budget, to the tune of about $200,000 in 2018. A number of people have said that they don’t understand where this came from: … READ MORE…

Creating Change

Dear ones, I so appreciated all the feedback from my sermon last Sunday, which you can find on video here and on the blog here. It was great to have so many folks express interest after the service in getting involved, and we even had some new pledges! Thank you. I do want to assure … READ MORE…

State of the Cathedral 2017

At the forum on Sunday, Dean Penny led us through a powerpoint presentation on the state of the Cathedral. Here’s the outline!  Good News: CAT Survey says we are healthy and spiritually vital Financial Accounts are in excellent shape Revenue and Expenses YTD in line with budget Recognized in the Community Outreach is growing Membership … READ MORE…

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