THE EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL
In Downtown Salt Lake City
The Very Rev. Raymond J Waldon, Dean - The Rev. Tyler Doherty, Assisting Minister
Deacon Libby Hunter, Deacon, Retired
Mr. Branden Burningham, Senior Warden and Mr. Kurt Cook, Junior Warden
This temporary site. Our official website launches AUGUST 2017.
"YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF OUR MUSIC AND LITURGY AS WE WORSHIP THE RISEN CHRIST. BE NOURISHED BY OUR MANY EDUCATIONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND ACADEMIC CLASSES AS WE JOURNEY TOGETHER. WE OFFER AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT THEOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDINGS MAY PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION. MY VISION AS THE DEAN IS TO FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL WHO WISH MAY SEEK AND FIND JESUS!"
- The Very Rev. Raymond J. Waldon, Dean
Cathedral Summer Hours Please note that the Cathedral office will be open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until the end of August. Our Choir is on vacation during August and returns for a full season in September.
Thursday, August 18th 11:30 a.m. Thursday Bible Study Outing Unravel the mysteries inside all of us! Do you have your father's hairline or your mother's dimples? How many times in a row do you sneeze? Are your eyes blue? On Thursday, August 18 the participants in Thursday's Bible Conversation are going to the Utah Museum of Natural History. We will have a presentation by a curator/scientist, lunch, and tour the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibit. Please sign up on the list in the Dean's Hall. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of the Museum. The cost, including lunch is to be determined, however please do not let cost stop you from joining us. Monies are available. All are welcome. Carpooling will be arranged from the Cathedral, or meet us at the Museum at 11.30 a.m. Deadline for signup is Sunday, August 7th.
Sundays Adult Formation (9:15 a.m. Bates Room) An interactive series on the history and development of liturgical music conducted by Mr. Christopher Wootton and Fr. Tyler Doherty begins August 14th and runs through the 28th. The series will examine such topics as: the history and practice of Anglican Chant (August 14th); the story of the creation of the Lift Every Voice and Sing II (LEVAS) hymnal (August 21st); and explore some gems of them supplemental hymnal, Wonder, Love, and Praise and additional aspects of the sung liturgy (August 28th). The sessions will take place in the Deans’ Hall where we can make a joyful noise together!
CATHEDRAL & PARISHIONER NEWS
Front Desk Volunteers Needed If you are interested in volunteering at the front desk reception area, please contact Gail Wix (email@example.com). Duties include answering phones, light clerical work, basic computer tasks, and providing tours for visitors to the Cathedral. Shifts usually run from 9 a.m. – noon, and 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer and 9 a.m. – noon, and 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. during the rest of the year.
Need a Ride to Church? Thanks to a generous grant from the Diocese, the Cathedral’s Lay Pastoral Care group—Feed My Sheep—is offering free rides to the Cathedral through a driver service for the Thursday 10:00 a.m. Mass, the Saturday 5:30 p.m. Mass, and the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday masses. To reserve a spot, please leave a message on Sheila Bilbrey’s answering machine—801.363.0844. The program will be piloted beginning on July 18th. Please make sure to request your ride at least 24 hours in advance ensure a pick-up can be arranged.
Monday Bridge Group (1:30 p.m./Bates Room) Bridge Group meets on the third Monday of each month in the Bates Room. Contact Liz Keller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Sundays Children and Youth Formation (9:15 a.m.) Children’s Formation and Youth Formation will resume in late August. Watch this space for information on up-coming retreats at Camp Tuttle, or visit their website at http://camptuttle.org.
Wednesdays Christian Meditation Group (8:00 a.m. Rare Books Room) Join Fr. Tyler for a weekly time of contemplative prayer in the tradition of Fr. John Main, OSB and the Desert Tradition. Newcomers and beginners are welcome, and instruction in the way of silent prayer is given at each session. We begin with a short reading and then sit for 20 minutes of silent prayer. Contact Fr. Tyler if you have any questions—email@example.com.
Thursdays Living Our Vows Every Day (L.O.V.E.D) L.O.V.E.D is a tool to help us become more mindful and accountable for living our baptismal vows on a daily basis. Meeting together in the early evening in a small group weekly gives us the opportunity to share our week, using the baptismal vows as our touch stone. If you would like to join a group, or get more information, please speak with Bonnie Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org), or contact Canon Vicki Evans at (email@example.com). All are welcome!
Thursdays Bible Study and Lunch (11:00 a.m./Bates Room) This lively discussion follows the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist. A complimentary (donations gratefully accepted) lunch is provided at noon. The discussion is led by the Reverend Canon Caryl Marsh and the Very Reverend Jack C Potter, Dean Emeritus. **Please note that Bible Study and Lunch will not be held during the month of August. July 28th will be the last day, and it will resume on Thursday, September 8th**
Thursdays Knitting Ministry Group We gather for an hour each Thursday after our community lunch to knit for various ministries and to discuss a book selection regarding spirituality and faith. Contact Carolyn Ershler at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply show up Thursdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Thursdays Centering Prayer (5:30 p.m./Colton Library) Please arrive a few minutes early and enter through the north door. This is a wonderful time to sit with God for 20 minutes and then conclude with brief prayers. Contact Nancy Appleby at 801.484.1965 or email@example.com for more information.
Hildegarde’s Pantry Hildegarde’s had another busy month with a number of new people served. During the month of June, the pantry served 2,497 adults and children and had over 53, 836 lbs. of food delivered from the Utah Food Bank. For the upcoming month please consider donating: Spaghettio’s, Spam, chili beans, and ravioli. Cat and dog food is also much appreciated (big bags are welcome as we re-bag them into smaller bags). Lydia Herrera, the pantry manager, is thankful to all the parishioners of St. Mark’s for their donations and for making this ministry possible. You may contact Lydia at 801.328.2303 or 801.688.0702.
The Mustard Seed The Mustard Seed is open for business. Drop on in and see us!
Are You Signed Up for Constant Contact? Constant Contact is the Cathedral’s electronic newsletter that is designed and sent out by Fr. Tyler each week (Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.) to your e-mail address. Constant Contact is also the best way to receive information about other events at the Cathedral. If you do not receive Constant Contact, and would like to be on the e-mail list, please let Fr. Tyler know via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pantry Garden Thank you to Sue Lewon for her labor in the pantry garden this week. Her work is an outward sign of love and caring for those who have little. If you have not signed up for "just one week," there are many weeks unclaimed and you are needed. Contact Lisa Waldon for questions at email@example.com.
PARISH PRAYER LIST
This week in our parish family we are asked to pray for: Jane and the Brooks family; the people of France, Japan, and Houston. Bob and Susan; Steve and Susan; Ariel and William; Diana; Wendy; Margaret and Jerry; The Rev. Michael Sei, his diocese and the people of Liberia; Odyssey House; Patrick; Phyl; Connie; Wilma; Peg; Bob; Phillip; Patrick; Sherry; Jim; Jean and Clare; Anne; Brent; Pete; Bonny; Brent; Jacqueline; Joe; Pam; Hal and the Gascoigne and Hayes families; all who serve in our Armed Forces; and the patients and staff at St. Mark's Hospital. For infants unknown who will be interred this week in our columbarium as a community service. Those who have died; those who have died in service to our country around the world; and those whose names we do not know.
Father Ray made his "Deanly" visit to Page Arizona in July!
DEAN RAY RETURNS INVIGORATED
"I spent a wonderful time in Erie, Pennsylvania with the other North American Deans as we gathered to pray, listen, and speak about finding hope in places of loss," said Dean Ray. Dean Ray and his wife, Lisa, joined the Deans and their spouses/partners for four days with Sister Joan Chittister as the spiritual retreat leader and Dean Downey of Erie as the facilitator. They heard a variety of speakers including a talk about the building up of England's Coventry Cathedral, which was facing dire economic circumstances and speakers from the Erie school system as they face a $100,000 cut in budget. They also heard from a nation-wide children's network and say the reclamation of Lake Erie, first-hand. The group prayed at the Benedictine House and took a tour of the local Erie harvesting grape farms. Dean Ray says that the ideas that he is bringing back will serve the Cathedral well as it transforms into a CATHEDRAL FOR THE CITY, not just a Cathedral in the city.
NEW YOUNG ADULT VESTRY IS FORMING
The Cathedral is forming a Youth Vestry to foster and train church leadership for fast growing youth. In the next five years it is projected that our Junior and Senior Youth group will be one of the largest in recent history. Already our elementary group is commanding a lot of our resources and our Nursery program is expected to grow over the next three years. Our Youth Vestry, which will meet 4 times a year, is being formed by the Dean to give their advise on the direction of the youth programming and to help create programs that are meaningful.
THE CITIZEN'S POLICE GROUP WILL MEET AT THE CATHEDRAL
The Salt Lake City Police Department and Interim Police Chief, Mike Brown, have accepted Dean Ray's invitation to use the Cathedral for community gatherings to dialogue about building trust and exploring ways of unity as well as ways of positive changes within our community. Details will be announced soon.
EASTER WAS WEBCAST AROUND THE WORLD!
LATEST: Diocesan Convention is coming April 29-30th to the Cathedral. Dean Waldon is up for re-election as a clergy on the Disciplinary Board as well as re-election as a Deputy to General Convention 2018. Mr. Bill Leach, former vestry member and chair of lay services scheduling, is up for election to the Standing Committee.
Morning Prayer 8:30 AM Monday - Friday
Holy Eucharist Monday/Tuesday/Friday 12:10 PM - Wed 7:00 AM - Thursday 10:00 AM- Saturday 5:30 PM- Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Bible Study 11:00 AM Thursday Christian Formation Adults and Children 9:15 AM Sunday Confirmation Class 12:15 PM Sundays
"Deans Tea" & "Deans Book Club" as announced
CATHEDRAL HOME OF 2015 GENERAL CONVENTION
OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UNDER REPAIR. We were hit by a major hack into our Cathedral, called a ransomware. No private files or coded files were compromised, but we lost all of our web files due to our security. But it means we are behind in re-creating our site!
CATHEDRAL HOME OF 2015 DIOCESAN CONVENTION
On behalf of the Vestry and Members of the Cathedral know that we so enjoyed hosting our annual convention. In April we will welcome you back! Until then, our Bishop Paul Jones exhibit will remain on display. If there is anything I or my staff can do for you or your ministry, just call us at 801-322-3400. Remember that our clergy are available to help in any way that we can. Our motto is- WELCOME to Salt Lake City's Downtown Episcopal Cathedral. See our calendar for more information. -The Very Rev. Raymond Joe Waldon, Dean
-Make note- The Winter Solstice Jazz concert IN THE CATHEDRAL will take place December 21 at 7:00 PM!
-A fund raiser for Hiledegards Pantry is being scheduled.. Stay tuned for details!
-Confirmation classes are underway! See a member of the clergy any Sunday for details.
If you are passing by and feel that life is fragmenting into a vast number of irreconcilable, shattered pieces, then please know that Cathedral Church of St. Mark holds an outrageous hope that, in God alone, all aspects of life are in unity. We believe that God is the Alpha, the beginning and that God is the Omega, the ending of all things. So we are called to extravagant hospitality in the confidence that a gracious welcome is central to a cathedral’s purpose. And yes, we are part of a specific religious tradition. We are so, not because one religious tradition exclusively contains all truth, but because when one goes on a long journey toward ultimate unity, one has to depart from one specific place. Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Episcopal Diocese of Utah, is our point of departure. Our companion and ultimate confidence in the journey is Jesus Christ. We believe Him to be the clear manifestation of God’s love for the whole world and the expression that all of our lives are in ultimate unity even beyond the finality of death. In the midst of what appears to be an ever-increasing fragmentation of life, Cathedral Church of St. Mark offers a House of Prayer for all people, an abiding hope that there is a Oneness at the center of human life. Enter, pray, and may your time here be blessed.