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 October 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, 11:o0 a.m. Bible Study. What do the upcoming Sunday scriptures say to us today? A wonderful discussion with Canon Marsh and Dean Potter! Lunch follows.
Sundays Adult Formation. This year we are moving to 12:15! We will be using the Pilgrims Journey Formation. The children will have a GODLY PLAY at the same time. Periodically at 9:15 The Dean and parishioners will offer seminars and book studies.
CATHEDRAL & PARISHIONER NEWS
Front Desk Volunteers Needed If you are interested in volunteering at the front desk reception area, please contact Gail Wix (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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 (email@example.com) for more information.
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—firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hildegarde’s Pantry Hildegarde’s had another busy month with a number of new people served. Did you know we impact 30,000 people a year?
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.