Time to start thinking about Ash Wednesday, February 14! Each year the Altar Guild makes ashes for Ash Wednesday from Palm Crosses. We will be collecting starting now until February 11th. If you have any Palm Crosses from previous years, you may bring them to the cathedral. Baskets will be provided in the Narthex area of the church for the crosses.
Lost anything? Our Lost and Found collection is at the Reception Desk in the Church Office. We have quite a collection of reading glasses, as well as a few other items. If you are missing something, you are welcome to come and check!
After last week Saturday’s announcement that a missile was headed our way and we needed to seek shelter, I find that I am thinking about my life in a different way. I’m focusing less on what I need to do and more on who God is calling me to be—someone who is kind, compassionate, loving and, most of all, joyful. It’s really given me pause to sit and think about how I want to live the rest of my life and how grateful I am to simply be alive to experience God’s creation and God’s presence. I feel blessed.
And as you know, life goes on. And in the midst of life’s going on, we have an annual meeting this coming Sunday at 9:00 AM in Cathedral sanctuary to elect members to the Cathedral Chapter, Diocesan Convention, and to elect a Junior Warden. I would like to thank our outgoing chapter members Jill LaNouette, Cathy Malia Lowenberg, Richard Harris and Angela Gough as well as our two wardens, Leianne Lee Loy and Stanley Yon, for their service and hard work for the mission and ministry of the Cathedral. And as we move forward, I would like to let you know that I have asked Bishop Fitzpatrick to appoint Roth Puahala as our new Senior Warden.
In addition to that, the Nominating Committee of the Cathedral would like to put forth the following slate of candidates:
Junior Warden: Warren Wright
Chapter: Preston Jones, Ed Lapsley, Justin Salisbury, Keanu Young.
Diocesan Convention Delegates: Matt Brown, Elizabeth Conklin, Robert Kekuna, Ed Lapsley, Anne Murphy, Barbara Service.
Diocesan Convention Alternate: George Hilty.
The Godly Play program meets weekly in “The Loft” and is appropriate for children who are curious about the bible stories that they hear in church, enrolled in pre-school through the 4th grade of school. Children in grades 5 and up are invited to participate in The Rock program located below in “Son Room” and meeting once a month. Older children are welcome to assist as teachers’ aides with either group.
For information on current activities, see this page.