A message from the Dean
Dear Friends in Christ,
Fellowship in Faith is happening this Sunday!
I first announced the vision for Fellowship in Faith at our Annual Meeting on Pentecost of this year. Since then, our staff and volunteers have been working joyfully to make this program the cornerstone of spiritual formation for Sunday worshipers at the Cathedral. Thank you to everyone for your effort, your inspiration and your participation!
Fellowship in Faith is the result of three years of feedback, insight and sharing with families of all kinds regarding the spiritual needs and desires expressed in our community. I believe this program offers a wonderful opportunity for us to grow together in God. It was exciting to see so many members of our Cathedral community attending the long-awaited Fellowship in Faith open house this past Sunday! The spiritual energy was palpable.
This week, I will be leading the first Dean's Forum of the year. The forum will focus on the vision for Fellowship in Faith as a time to deepen our spiritual lives in community across the generations. I hope you will join me. Programs for children run concurrently with the Dean's Forum in the same building. If you have not seen our new children's classrooms, you will be thrilled when you do.
Fellowship in Faith is scheduled from 10-11 on Sunday mornings in order to accommodate worshippers from the 9:15am and 11:15am services. The program takes place in the Mercer School of Theology with refreshments. Follow the unicorn from church and you'll be in the right place! (This will make sense when you see the map in the bulletin!)
Worship is available before and after Fellowship in Faith. You are very welcome to attend Cathedral for Kids at 9:15am (a service for the young and the young at heart) or Choral Mass at 11:15. These two liturgies are distinct in their worship styles, offer a wide breadth of music, prayers and teaching in the Anglican tradition--all in the context of sacramental service to God and to each other. The liturgies are so distinct from each other, you may wish to attend both. I do!
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday or whenever you are next at the Cathedral - and I would be delighted to welcome you to Fellowship in Faith.
With every good wish,
September 23, 2018
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Traditional Mass 8:00am
Cathedral for Kids 9:15am
Choral Mass 11:15am The Very Rev. Michael T. Sniffen preaching
Christ Church Garden City
Rite II Mass: 10:00am
The Rev. Michael F. Delaney, preaching
Monday through Friday
Morning Prayer 8:45am
Monday through Friday
Daily Mass 12:15pm
Cathedral for Kids
A Service for the Young and the Young at Heart
Sundays at 9:15am beginning on September 16th, 2018
Join us each week for a family worship service that includes interactive music, Scripture-reading, storytelling, and communion. This abbreviated service is suitable for everyone and will focus teaching on themes that connect our liturgical life to spiritual growth and social learning.
Steinway Piano Rededication Recital: Veselin Ninov and the New York Virtuosos
Sunday, September 23rd at 4pm
The past year has seen the complete restoration of our 1931 Steinway concert grand piano.
This magnificent, vintage instrument will now take its rightful place in the acoustical splendor of the cathedral. Playing the rededication concert will be Bulgarian born pianist Veselin Ninov, winner of numerous competitions in the USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Russia, Sweden, and Turkey. Mr. Ninov will present a program featuring arrangements of major solo piano and orchestra works by Mozart, Gershwin, and Piazzolla. He will be accompanied by the New York Virtuosos, an ensemble by MUZIKA Foundation for the Future.
Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 online (click here to purchase) or purchased in advance, with special discounts for seniors. Students and children are admitted free.
This Week at Fellowship in Faith
Sunday, September 23rd, 10am to 11am
For adults this week, Dean Sniffen will be hosting a "Dean's Forum" on beginning and continuing a spiritual life. He will discuss the vision for Fellowship in Faith as a new model for Christian formation,
For children ages 2-12, classes will begin this week and registrations are available at the door for those who have not yet signed up.
Learn more about Family Ministries at www.incarnationgc.org/grow
Sunday, September 30th at 10am
Cathedral Youth (CY) is a fellowship and formation program for young adults ages 12-16. CY gathers for Second Sundays, a space for exploring Scripture and spiritual practices on Sunday mornings during Fellowship in Faith.
CY also gathers monthly for a variety of service and fellowship activities. Join us as we volunteer at a local CSA farm, go rock climbing, explore NYC, and engage our faith through service to our community.
Orientation for parents and young adults will take place on Sunday, September 30th during Fellowship in Faith (10am at Mercer School of Theology). During this meeting, we will go over the new Cathedral Youth meeting schedule and the field trips and retreats scheduled for this year. We will also answer any questions about the new Confirmation process and how one begins discernment.
Joan Chittister speaks at the Cathedral
Friday, September 28th at 7pm
Joan Chittister is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For 40 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women's issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor, and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the Huffington Post. She has received numerous writing awards and honors for her work, and is a noted international lecturer as well as a former fellow of Edmund's College, Cambridge University, England. Registration is free but required. Click here to register.
Eucharistic Visit for the Homebound or Ill
Do you know any member of the Cathedral or of Christ Church who is homebound or ill and unable to come to church? Would they appreciate a visit from a Lay Eucharistic Minister or one of our clergy? Or do you feel called to serve in this ministry>
Contact Chris Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the cathedral office to arrange a visit.
You can submit prayer requests online here.
Our prayer lists are printed in each Sunday bulletin and also appear in our weekly e-news. Only the first name of the person prayed for will appear on our lists, and all names will be removed after 90 days. You are welcome to resubmit names as often as you would like.
Please Pray for:
The Church: Michael the Presiding Bishop, Lawrence our Bishop, Geralyn our Assistant Bishop; Daniel our Assisting Bishop; Michael, our Dean; Michael our Canon Pastor, Morgan, our Minor Canon for Family Ministries, Andrew our Canon Steward, Denise our Deacon; Larry, Colin, Charlie, Rafael, Kris, James, and Shirley.
The Nation: Donald, our President; Andrew, our Governor; Brian, the Mayor of Garden City and the members of our Armed Forces, especially Brian Thorpe, James Rivera, Charlie Whittaker, Jason Whittaker, Deepak Williams, Raymond Minihan, Jason Clark, Liam Begley, Adam Sanchez, Jonathan Hart and their families.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania, and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Companion Diocese Committee.
For those who have asked for our prayers:
Tony, Flor, Marisol, Pat, Lawrence, Karen, Headley, Mary F., Niyjah, Natasha, Nesha, Lauren, London, Tristan, Gianna, Eladio, Wayne, Whitney, Barbara, Luz, Paul, Divya, Reena, Nameka K., Chuck, Jerry, Timothy, Lynn, Jim, Arielle, Paul, Bob F., Stanley, Robyn, Pam, Sandy, Nicole, Barbara, Kenneth K. and Robery V.W., the people of Kerala, Bob, Betsy, Stacey, Nicole, Vinutha D., Chernique, Nichola, Nicholas, Peyton, Valdeane, Vernol, Beverley, Sophia, Heather, Fabian, Fernando, Cynthia, Ondoula, and Yvonne, Tom L., Sandra, and Elaine.
For those who have died, and for those grieving the death of a loved one, that they may find comfort and peace.